W-G’s wrestlers dominate at Stuart

Cesar J ToledoSports ReporterCtoledo@theperrychief.com


Hawks start off the second half of their season with three impressive wins over the host West Central Valley Wildcats, the East Union Eagles, and the Exira/Elk Horn-Kimbalton Spartans.

It must’ve been an exciting ride home from Stuart for the Woodward-Granger’s wrestlers who probably perspired more on the team bus than the actual event.

This past Tuesday, the Hawks competed in and convincingly won all of their matches at this year’s meet.

Their most overwhelming win came in the hands of the Spartans where the Hawks outscored their opposition by 51 points in rout to a 63-12 victory.

The Hawks amassed 60 points in falls alone, but eight of them came from forfeits. The lone two pin falls were scored by Cole Carman in the 132 pounds class and Austin Scharlau in the 160 pounds.

Against the host Wildcats the Hawks tallied 48 points in falls with only 18 points coming from coming from matches.

W-G’s Jordan Pierce, who competed in the 145 pounds, successfully pinned Wildcats Jason Mayland in 4 minutes and 20 seconds.

It took Race Brant three 3 minutes and 29 seconds to win his 152 pound class against Wildcats Steven Ward.

The final pin of that meet came from Scharlau who pinned Wildcats Carson Wadle with 48 seconds into the second period.

The closest matchup of the evening came against the Eagles. The Hawks outscored their adversary by 23 points in a 53-30 contest.

Thirty-six points came from six West Central Valley forfeits. The other 17 points were from actual competition.

Scharlau scored the hat trick with his third pin of the night against Eagles Jacob Walter. It took Scharlau a mere 70 seconds to take down his opponent.

Wrestling in the 138 pound weight class, W-G’s Joshua Saak took three periods and over five minutes to pin Eagles wrestler Dalton Wagner.

the final five points were awarded to Hawks Tanner Vermaas’ for his technical fall over Eagles Clayton Miller in the 182 pound class bout.

The Hawks now only have one day of practice before hopping on their bus and heading to Eagle Grove to partake at its triangular event.