Williams brothers lead Bobcat matmen at Allie Morrison Duals

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE - Marshalltown senior Carson Williams, right, nears the win by pin against Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Cael Knox during the Allie Morrison Duals on Saturday at the Roundhouse. Williams, ranked seventh, went 5-0 with four pins, including this one over fifth-ranked Knox.

The prospect of winning a dual was greatly diminished when the Marshalltown wrestling team began with three open weights in its lineup, and it got no better for the Bobcats as the day wore on.

The MHS matmen went 0-5 at the Allie Morrison Dual Tournament on Saturday at the Roundhouse, winning just 16 contested matches. By the end of the day, injuries left the Bobcats with five forfeits on their roster.

Eight of those 16 contested victories came from the Williams brothers, as the Bobcats’ seventh-ranked 220-pounder Carson Williams went 5-0 including four pins and a forfeit, and 195-pounder Gannon Williams finished 4-1 with three pins.

Luke Hageman posted a 4-1 day overall with three match victories at 132 pounds, and heavyweight Tristan King came away with a 2-1 day. MHS head coach Mike Mann worked Julian Gomez in at heavyweight as well, and Gomez responded with a 1-1 showing that included a first-period pin of Ankeny Centennial’s 10th-ranked 220-pounder Jackie Wells and a 1-0 loss to 10th-ranked heavyweight Gavin Bascom from Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

“We had some improvement today, our competitiveness was improved over Thursday night,” Mann said. “We had a rematch with Ankeny Centennial and I felt our kids improved and wrestled better. But obviously there’s some weights we’re not winning a lot of matches.”


Damian Rodriguez (113) and Edgar Almanza (120) were the only other Bobcats to score match wins on the day, both winning by pinfall. Rodriguez was 3-2 overall after receiving two forfeits.

Norwalk won the tournament by going 5-0 in duals, starting with a 59-16 victory over Marshalltown. The Bobcats followed with losses to Cedar Rapids Prairie (48-24), Ankeny Centennial (51-27), Johnston (51-30) and Cedar Rapids Kennedy (48-30).

Each visiting team had at least two ranked wrestlers in their lineup.

“We had some nice teams come today,” Mann said. “The thing that we ran into today is we had a couple injuries come up, we had a couple kids miss for personal reasons, and we had a couple guys get hurt. That makes it tough to put 14 guys on the team.

“We’re competing, I don’t really see us quitting and giving up so I’m happy with our performance, it’s just that some of our guys that are young are struggling and you’ve got to find a way to get your confidence back and fight through that.”

Carson Williams recorded four pins and on forfeit in his 5-0 day, including a ranked finale against Cedar Rapids Kennedy. The Cougars’ fifth-ranked Cael Knox tried for a risky escape during the second period and got caught and pinned in 3:07.

“My guys who are upperclassmen that are having winning records for the most part, they had a great day and they’re rolling,” Mann said. “Obviously there’s still things they need to compete at but the guys that challenged them today, they matched the challenge and were successful.”

The Bobcats are back on the mats twice this week, hosting Ames on Thursday before going to Eldora on Satuday for the South Hardin-BCLUW Invitational. Fans will not be allowed to attend the tournament in Eldora, according to the South Hardin Community School District.

Allie Morrison Duals

Team Standings — 1. Norwalk 5-0, 2. Ankeny Centennial 3-2, 3. Cedar Rapids Prairie 3-2, 4. Johnston 2-3, 5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2-3, 6. Marshalltown 0-5.

Round 1

Norwalk 59, Marshalltown 16

Johnston 47, CR Kennedy 28

Ankeny Centennial 49, CR Prairie 25

Round 2

CR Prairie 48, Marshalltown 24

CR Kennedy 40, Ankeny Centennial 36

Norwalk 48, Johnston 27

Round 3

Ankeny Centennial 51, Marshalltown 27

Norwalk 57, CR Kennedy 21

CR Prairie 36, Johnston 35

Round 4

Johnston 51, Marshalltown 30

CR Prairie 38, CR Kennedy 37

Norwalk 50, Ankeny Centennial 27

Round 5

CR Kennedy 48, Marshalltown 30

Ankeny Centennial 36, Johnston 34

Norwalk 66, CR Prairie 15

Norwalk 59, Marshalltown 16

138–Austin Brenizer (NOR) pinned Saul Pantoja, 4:37; 145–Landon Card (NOR) won by forfeit; 152–Caden Nunez (NOR) won by forfeit; 160–Caden Schmidt (NOR) tech. falled Nick Rebik 18-3; 170–Tristen Duncan (NOR) pinned Jose Martinez, 2:51; 182–Nick Marker (NOR) dec. Sergio Zaragoza, 9-7; 195–Jason Kritzler (NOR) dec. Gannon Williams, 7-5; 220–Carson Williams (MHS) pinned Toby Laurie, 1:00; 285–Maddux Borcherding-Johnson (NOR) pinned Tristan King, :47; 106–Tyler Harper (NOR) pinned Ivan Pantoja, :27; 113–Jacob McKenzie (NOR) pinned Damien Rodriguez, 3:32; 120–Edgar Almanza (MHS) pinned Ben Brenizer, 1:35; 126–Donovan Card (NOR) won by forfeit; 132–Luke Hageman (MHS) major dec. Nathaniel Adams, 17-6

CR Prairie 48, Marshalltown 24

145–Liam Byrne (CRP) won by forfeit; 152–Nick Smith (CRP) won by forfeit; 160–Brady Nicewanner (CRP) dec. Nick Rebik, 12-5; 170–Nick Pearson (CRP) pinned Jose Martinez, 1:01; 182–Clayton Scott (CRP) dec. Sergio Zaragoza SV-1 8-6; 195–Gannon Williams (MHS) dec. Collin Velky, 11-6; 220–Carson Williams (MHS) pinned Carter Dawley, 1:01; 285–Tristan King (MHS) pinned Evan Rossman, :52; 106–Blake Gioimo (CRP) pinned Ivan Pantoja, 1:58; 113–Hunter Kalous (CRP) pinned Damien Rodriguez, 4:20; 120–Grant Beach (CRP) pinned Edgar Almanza, 2:06; 126–Wyatt Vlasek (CRP) won by forfeit; 132–Luke Hageman (MHS) pinned Logan Redig, 4:39; 138–Saul Pantoja (MHS) dec. Jacob Umstead, 10-5

Ankeny Centennial 51, Marshalltown 27

152–Sam Watson (AC) won by forfeit; 160–Carter Cahill (AC) pinned Nick Rebik, 3:06; 170–Owen Vernon (AC) pinned Jose Martinez, 1:44; 182–Kaden Kaiser (AC) won by forfeit; 195–Gannon Williams (MHS) pinned Alex Heimer, 5:25; 220–Carson Williams (MHS) won by forfeit; 285–Julian Gomez (MHS) pinned Jackie Wells, 1:21; 106–Payton Bright (AC) pinned Ivan Pantoja, 3:02; 113–Damien Rodriguez (MHS) won by forfeit; 120–Kyle Janssen (AC) pinned Edgar Almanza, :52; 126–Cael Hron (AC) won by forfeit; 132–Logan Song (AC) dec. Saul Pantoja, 4-2; 138–Luke Hageman (MHS) dec. Drew Dunn, 8-4; 145–Jackson Helmkamp (AC) won by forfeit

Johnston defeated Marshalltown 51-30

160–Nick Rebik (MHS) won by forfeit; 170–Caleb Helgeson (JHN) won by forfeit; 182–Cole Moss (JHN) won by forfeit; 195–Gannon Williams (MHS) pinned William Scott, 3:15; 220–Carson Williams (MHS) pinned Ian Dolan, :43; 285–Tristan King (MHS) pinned Jackson Mueller, 1:40; 106–Carson Cornwell (JHN) major dec. Ivan Pantoja, 12-4; 113–Damien Rodriguez (MHS) pinned Parker Swizdor, 3:29; 120–Rheiner Stallbaum (JHN) pinned Edgar Almanza, 1:34; 126–Noah Madison (JHN) won by forfeit; 132–Braden Blackorly (JHN) tech. falled Luke Hageman 15-0; 138–Owen Helgeson (JHN) pinned Saul Pantoja, 1:17; 145–Peter Erickson (JHN) won by forfeit; 152–Sam Zindel (JHN) won by forfeit

CR Kennedy 48, Marshalltown 30

170–Alex Koch (CRK) won by forfeit; 182–Collin Flannagan (CRK) won by forfeit; 195–Gannon Williams (MHS) pinned Giuseppe Gianforte 2:59; 220–Carson Williams (MHS) pinned Cael Knox, 3:07; 285–Gavin Bascom (CRK) dec. Julian Gomez, 1-0; 106–Cael Long (CRK) pinned Ivan Pantoja, :58; 113–Damien Rodriguez (MHS) won by forfeit; 120–Gunner Sparks (CRK) dec. Edgar Almanza, 5-2; 126–Jonah Hallam (CRK) won by forfeit; 132–Colin Falck (CRK) pinned Saul Pantoja, 3:55; 138–Luke Hageman (MHS) won by forfeit; 145–Jordan Twitty (CRK) won by forfeit; 152–Divion Ocheltree (CRK) won by forfeit; 160–Nick Rebik (MHS) won by forfeit


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