Sailors Split Midweek Duals
The Sailor wrestlers traveled to Reinbeck Thursday evening for a triangular dual against East Marshall and Dike New-Hartford. The Sailors would open up the evenings action with a dual against East Marshall. Columbus came out firing on all cylinders, winning 11 out of 12 matches and recording 8 falls to blow the dual wide open taking a 60-12 victory.
In the nightcap dual, Columbus faced off with Dike New-Hartford. On paper this was going to be a closely contested dual between both teams with some interesting matchups at key weights. Both coaching staffs knew it would be close going into the dual, and were prepared to jostle lineups around accordingly to maximize each teams lineups. Whoever won the coin toss was going to take a significant edge into tilting the matchups their way. Unfortunately for the Sailors, DNH would take the flip and stack the lineups to best benefit themselves.
All was not lost for the Sailors however, as they were ready for the challenge in some key matchups. The first key matchup of the night was Carson Hartz, ranked 3rd at 195, he dropped down to a new weight class tonight at 182 pounds and would face off with #6 ranked Zach Adelmund. The first period was an extended feeling out period for both wrestlers, with plenty of fakes to go around but neither wrestler was willing to commit to a deep shot. In the second period, the DNH wrestler chose neutral and was able to hit a double for the opening takedown. Carson would eventually find his range, defending a slide by attempt at the edge of the mat, he would catch his opponent and put him on his back for the takedown with back points. That would be enough of a lead, but Carson would eventually give up an escape in the third, but immediately followed up with a takedown to end the match on top. Carson would take the decision 9-3.
The premier matchup of the evening was at 220 pounds. 1A #2 ranked Mason Knipp would take on 2A #2 ranked Nick Reinicke. The first period was scoreless until just a few seconds were remaining, Knipp found himself in an under hook situation defending a possible throw, when he went for a throw attempt himself with time almost out in the period, the throw was unsuccessful and he surrendered a takedown to end the period. This would put him behind the 8 ball, and giving up another takedown in the second period, he was unable to come up with enough firepower to overcome the lead and would drop this matchup 5-1. Columbus would also fall in this dual 33-45.
The Sailors will be in action on Saturday the 14th, as the Varsity heads to the Hudson Invitational and the JV will be at the Independence Tournament.
Columbus vs East Marshall
138- Gavin Reed- W Fall 1:51 over Connor Hassin
145- Jonathan Hackett- W Fall 2:49 over Ty Fuller
152- CJ Schuman- W Fall 0:47 over Ittibi Imachokmah
160- Gage Gelner- L Fall 3:54 to Roberts Javin
170- Max Magayna- W Fall 1:09 over Johnathan Edel
182- Carson Hartz- W Fall 1:22 over Drew Wheater
195- Henry Erie- W Dec 5-3 to Drake Gartin
220- Mason Knipp- W Fall 0:12 over Wyatt Stalzer
285- Connor Knudtson- W Fall 0:20 over Alex Bautista
120- Joe Hackett- W Fall 1:50 over Jordan Meling
126- Mason Burr- W Dec 10-5 over Xavier Slifer
132- Calvin Smith- W Forfeit
Columbus 60 East Marshall 12
Columbus vs Dike New-Hartford
152- CJ Schuman- L Fall 1:14 to Ty Deering
160- Gage Gelner- L Fall 0:25 to Jace Aneweer
170- Max Magayna- W Fall 0:33 over Lucas Hurley
182- Carson Hartz- W Dec 9-3 over Zach Adelmund
195- Henry Erie- W Fall 1:35 over Lane Girsch
220- Mason Knipp- L Dec 5-1 to Nick Reinicke
285- Connor Knudtson- L Fall 2:52 to Wil Textor
126- Mason Burr- W Fall 0:56 over Colton Foast
132- Gavin Reed- W Dec 6-0 over Jake Reicks
138- Calvin Smith- L Fall 3:59 to Issac Baer
145- Jonathan Hackett- W Fall 1:00 over Antuan Deering
Columbus 33 DNH 45