Bulldogs’ Beal, Irons advance

Published 8:48am Friday, February 17, 2012


Both Lake Mills wrestlers who went to the Iowa state tournament advanced on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bulldogs sophomore Ben Irons pinned 126-pounder Kyle Pegorick, of Midland, in 51 seconds to advance to the quarterfinals. Irons today will face Tyler Shulista (43-1), of Alburnnet, Iowa, who pinned his opponent in 54 seconds.

Beal, at 145 pounds, was pinned by top-ranked Robert Walker in the first round in 1:27 but won a 6-4 decision over junior John Hageman, of Jackson Junction, Iowa, in the wrestlebacks.