The Waukee wrestling team competed at the Al Garrison wrestling tournament on Dec. 17. The Warriors competed against five other teams and walked away with a 4-1 record.
The Warriors had their first dual against Chariton, whom they beat 65-18.
One of the Warriors biggest matches came from 285 pound Nathan McDonald when he beat Charger Nick Wood in just 52 seconds. The biggest match for the Chargers was in the last match of the dual. In the 132 pound weight class, Dylin Harberts pinned Blake Miller in 35 seconds. This one-of-three of the Chargers pins.
The Warriors had three other pins during the dual, not including McDonald's, but most of their points came from forfeits. The Chargers had seven forfeits in this dual alone which was already 42 of the Warriors 65 team points. The Warriors would have finished the dual with 66 points but were called for unsportsman like conduct which caused them to lose a point. The Warriors finished this dual 62-18.
The next dual was against Millard West. The Warriors beat the Wildcats 43-27 for their second consecutive dual win of the meet.
The Warriors first match was one of the quickest of the dual against the Wildcats. In the 160 pound weight class, Grant Hemphill pinned Andrew Pfiefer in a minute and a half. This was for the first six points of the dual. At 220 Alexander Dukart of the Wildcats beat out Kyler Medhurst in just 59 seconds.
Unlike the first dual, there was only one forfeit in this round. This forfeit gave the Warriors the second six points of the dual. By the end of the match, the Warriors should have had 44 team points but were deducted a single point for unsportsman like conduct. Even with this deduction, the Warriors won 43-27.
After Millard West, the Warriors wrestled against Washington. The Demons won this dual with a final team score of 37-24 over the Warriors. This was the Warriors only loss of the meet.
In the 195 pound weight class, Warrior Jacob Martin was pinned in just 47 seconds by Karlton Skubal. The Warriors only had two wins of the dual that involved a pin. The biggest one was by Nick Miller (106) when he wrestled Matt Collett and pinned him in 1:39.
Another exciting match for the Warriors was during the last match of the dual. Brock Parker beat Demon Austin Hazelett with a 9-2 decision.
The Warriors just couldn't keep up and lost the dual against the Demons 37-24.
The Warriors then continues their winning record when they beat Ballard 52-21.
The Warriors quickest match was the second match during the 152 pound weight class. In this match, Anthony Zach beat Ben Hokel in only 38 seconds. In the first match of the dual, Brock Parker beat Bomber Josh Borg by a 21-6 technical fall after 5:32.
The Bombers' best match was the last match of the dual. At 138 Skyler Noftsger beat out Mason Seifried by a 9-2 decision. The Warriors ended up winning 52-21 and continuing their nearly perfect record.
The 5th, and last, dual for the Warriors was against Sioux City North. The Warriors blew out the Stars 67-6.
The Stars only six points came from the first match, during the 132 pound weight class. Stars' Alex Jurado beat Blake Miller by a fall in 30 seconds.
Two good matches for the Warriors were during the 152 and 120 weight classes. First was Zach at 152, he took down and had Landon Adams pinned in 32 seconds. At the end of the dual came Kyle Biscoglia who won by technical fall (24-9) over Tanner Steemken in 5:35.
The Warriors' wrestlers could not be stopped in this final round and ended the dual 67-6.
The Warrior wrestling team ended the Al Garrison meet 4-1 overall. The Warriors will be hosting a dual against Ankeny Centennial on Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.