The Mustang wrestling team beat Central Decatur on Jan. 19, but suffered losses to Albia and Pleasantville in a quadrangular meet. Albia hosted the meet with all four teams.
Davis County beat Central Decatur 60-9 but lost meets to Albia by a score of 60-21and to Pleasantville by a score of 69-12.
Davis County scored just four match wins against Albia in the 60-21 loss. Emmitt Newton and Kade Martin each scored pins in their matches. Newton faced Brian Brown at 106 pounds and pinned him in 33 seconds. Martin needed just 1:03 to pin Carson Sohn at 113 pounds for the Mustangs.
Drake Hamm moved up to 132 pounds to take on Kayden Henderson. Hamm dominated the match from start to finish, but couldn’t turn Henderson on his back for a pin. Henderson scored the opening takedown. Hamm wasted no time getting an escape and putting his offense to work. He took Henderson down and turned him quickly for a two-point near fall. He finished the first period with a 5-2 lead.
Hamm added a pair of two-point near falls to start the second period as he put Henderson on his back. Henderson did escape, but Hamm took him right back to the mat, pushing his lead to 11-3. Hamm added a reversal and another two-point near fall to secure the 15-3 major decision.
Deken Sorensen added a technical fall over Kael Hutchison at 138 pounds. Sorensen dominated the match from start to finish. He began with a takedown and then added another after giving up an escape. He turned Hutchison for a three-point near fall in the opening period to gain a 7-1 lead.
Hutchison began the second period with an escape, but Sorensen went to work quickly gaining another takedown. He added a pair of two-point near falls before giving up another escape. Sorensen finished the period with another takedown and a 15-3 lead. Sorensen added two more takedowns and a three-point near fall. The match was stopped at the 5:23 mark as Sorensen gained a 20-4 technical fall victory.
Albia finished out the meet with eight pins and two forfeit wins to beat Davis County 60-21.
DC 60, Central Decatur 9
Davis County dominated the Central Decatur Cardinals with a 60-9 win in that meet. Tucker Ball, Cason Dunkin, Aries Derby and Parker Moore each secured wins with forfeits.
Dean Bragg Jr., secured the quickest pin in this meet. It took him just 28 seconds to take Ethan Morgan down and turn him for the pin at 152 pounds. Luke Farley pinned Cutter Frisbie at 170 pounds. The pin came in 1:25. Newton pinned Kacyn Watson in 1:11. Martin pinned Gus Oesch in 45 seconds. Hank Bulechek pinned Cooper Horton in 1;21. Deken Sorensen pinned Cody Morgan in 3:07.
The most exciting match of the meet came from Hamm who fa ed Cord Hamilton at 132 pounds. Hamm began the meet with a takedown, but was turned by Hamilton with a reversal. In the second period, Hamm secured an escape and took Hamilton down. That put Hamm up 5-2 in the second period.
In the third period, Hamilton scored an escape and took Hamm down. That tied the score at 5-5. Hamm escaped to take a 6-5 lead, but Hamilton turned that into a takedown and took the lead back at 7-6. Hamm gained an escape and was awarded a penalty point, but a late takedown from Hamilton stole a 9-8 victory away from Hamm in the end.
Pleasantville 69, DC 12
Pleasantville dominated Davis County as well as Albia and Central Decatur during this quadrangular meet. The Mustangs scored just two wins in the meet. Newton pinned Tommy Booth at 106 pounds. Booth scored the opening takedown, but Newton gained a reversal and turned Booth for a pin in 1:17.
Kade Martin pinned Charlie Hare at 120 pounds. Martin scored that pin in 36 seconds.
Pleasantville scored eight pins and picked up forfeits at 182, 195 and 285.
Sorensen faced Caleb Cook at 132 pounds and battled through one of the toughest matches he saw all year. Cook won the match 1-0 scoring on an escape to begin the second period.
“Albia and Pleasantville are tough teams and both are ranked. Kade and Emmitt both had good nights picking up three pins each. I’m proud of the kids like Dean and Luke. They know they have been pinned by these kids before, but they still come out and fight. They’ve shown a ton of heart this year,” said Coach Adam Newton.