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Lake Mills wrestling team sweeps quad to open second half

The Bulldogs wrestlers opened the second half of the season when they traveled to Forest City on Thursday night.

Lake Mills took on three Top of Iowa Conference opponents, securing two blowout wins and one close win.

The night began with the squad making quick work of West Fork, 78-6. Lake Mills racked up six pins in the meet.

In the middle dual, the Bulldogs crushed North Butler-Clarksville, 61-13.

“The team was aggressive in the first two duals of the night,” said coach Alex Brandenburg. “We picked a lot of bonus points, and the kids showed some nice technique.”

Forest City was the final opponent of the meet, and the Bulldogs were able to win a wild dual, 39-30. The dual got off to a terrible start for the team, as it fell behind 21-0 after four bouts.

“We had two early matches where we were ahead,” Brandenburg said. “In one match we got caught and pinned and the other we had to injury default.”

Fortunately, the Lake Mills middle weights caught fire and won the next five to get the lead, 24-21. After splitting a couple close matches, Lake Mills getting a forfeit and trading pins, the Bulldogs came out on top, 39-30.

“I am proud how our kids responded to a bad start,” Brandenburg said. “The middle and upper weights, along with Kinser battled back to secure the win.”

With the trio of wins, the No. 6-ranked Bulldogs improved to 14-3 on the season.

 

Meet results

Lake Mills 78, West Fork 6

106 — Kinser Hanson (LM) fall Rafe Arbegast, :20

113 — Geraldo Vazquez (LM) forfeit

120 — Jack Ramaker (LM) forfeit

126 — Jimmy Gallardo (LM) forfeit

132 — Tyler Helgeson (LM) forfeit

138 — Dalton Thorson (LM) fall Max Heimbuch, :12

145 — Brett Peterson (LM) forfeit

152 — Casey Hanson (LM) fall Dakota Lau, 2:31

160 — Elijah Wagner (LM) fall Ki Janssen, :42

170 — Ashten Love (LM) fall Carson Nuehring, :29

182 — Drake Harnish (LM) forfeit

195 — Brayden Lindeman (LM) forfeit

220 — Riley Kirschbaum (LM) fall Cannon Craighton, 1:52

285 — Levi Janssen (WF) fall Chris Jamtgaard, :55

 

Lake Mills 61, North Butler-Clarksville 13

106 — Kinser Hanson (LM) fall Zach McPherson, 1:35

113 — Geraldo Vazquez (LM) forfeit

120 — Jack Ramaker (LM) fall Klayton Adams, 1:12

126 — Jimmy Gallardo (LM) maj. dec. Cade Hardy, 12-3

132 — Tyler Helgeson (LM) forfeit

138 — Dalton Thorson (LM) forfeit

145 — Brett Peterson (LM) dec. Teryn Joebgen, 6-4

152 — Casey Hanson (LM) fall Cole Negen, :51

160 — Elijah Wagner (LM) fall Kolben Miller, 1:32

170 — Ashton Love (LM) fall Donnie Kielman, :30

182 — Drake Harnish (LM) fall JC Ulrich, :33

195 — David Crow (NB) dec. Baryden Lindeman, 3-2

220 — Jase Wiebke (NB) maj. dec. Cannon Kirschbaum, 21-8

285 — Chet Buss (NB) fall Chris Jamtgaard, :11

 

Lake Mills 39, Forest City 30 

106 — Kinser Hanson (LM) fall Robay Birri, 2:54

113 — Kellen Moore (FC) fall Geraldo Vazquez, 2:15

120 — Brock Moore (FC) dec. Jack Ramaker, 7-2

126 — Ethan Sesker (FC) fall Jimmy Gallardo, 3:01

132 — Austin Kirschbaum (FC) inj. def. Tyler Helgeson

138 — Dalton Thorson (LM) dec. Kaleb Unbaugh, 11-8

145 — Brett Peterson (LM) fall Kagen Benton, 2:35

152 — Casey Hanson (LM) dec. Kristian Gunderson, 4-1

160 — Elijah Wagner (LM) fall Cadin Fleener, 2:46

170 — Ashton Love (LM) fall Blake Skjele, 1:07

182 — Reese Moore (FC) dec. Drake Harnish, 4-2

195 — Brayden Lindeman (LM) dec. Drake Freeman, 6-3

220 — Cannon Kirschbaum (LM) forfeit

285 — Austin Kelso (FC) fallChris Jamtgaard, :28