Sailors Sweep Opening Home Duals
It was a lively home opener for Columbus in Oppold Gymnasium, as Columbus played host to North Tama and AGWSR. The Sailors would have a perfect sweep of the duals, looking sharp in the process going 12-6 in contested varsity matches. Leading the way for the Sailors were team captains Carson Hartz and Connor Knudtson. Both wrestlers pinned their way through this evening’s action and both wrestlers had matches at a different weight class than they would normally wrestle.
In the opening dual of the evening, Columbus would face the Cougars of AGWSR. It was a tight dual heading into the upper weights. The Sailors would bump the larger weights up one weight class to maximize matchups. This allowed Henry Erie to see some action at 170 pounds. Henry got the ball rolling for the Sailors with a first period pin. From that point on, the Sailors would not lose another matchup in the dual. With 3 pins and a decision in the next four matches, the Sailors would accumulate 27 unanswered team points to close out the dual 43-24.
In the evening nightcap, the Sailors battled the Red Hawks from North Tama. The dual was back and forth in the lower weights but once again the Sailors were able to rattle off 5 victories in a row to put the dual on ice. Max Magayna started things off with a major decision, earning bonus points at 170 pounds. Carson Hartz and Connor Knudtson added a pair of pins. Mason Knipp and Carter Seliger chipped in a pair of forfeits to put the team score out of reach. The Sailors would finish the night victorious with a final score of 46-36.
The Sailors will be in action on Saturday December 11th as they travel to Nashua for the Nashua Plainfield Invitational for both a varsity and junior varsity tournaments.
Columbus- 43 vs AGWSR- 24
113- Matthias Hackett- W Forfeit
126- Gavin Reed- W Maj 10-0 (Noah Clikeman)
132- Joseph Kwofie- L Dec 6-2 (Kaden Abbas)
138- Jonathan Hackett- W Fall 5:39 (Bo Gerbracht)
145- Jack Sitzmann- L Maj 14-4 (Collin Willems)
152- Gus Skilling- L Tech 15-0 (Jayden Bowles)
170- Henry Erie- W Fall 1:13 (Ryley Bohner)
182- Max Magayna- W Fall 0:43 (Jared Granzow)
195- Carson Hartz- W Fall 0:35 (Clayton VanLoh)
220- Mason Knipp- W Dec 7-4 (Aiden Heitland)
285- Connor Knudtson- W Fall 1:22 (Tate Miller)
Columbus- 46 vs North Tama- 36
120- Matthias Hacket- W Forfeit
126- Gavin Reed- W Fall 1:53 (Gavin Rausch)
132- Joseph Kwofie- L Fall 1:48
138- Jonathan Hackett- L Fall 0:55 (Nathan Kucera)
145- Jack Sitzmann- L Fall 1:17 (Drayke Podhajsky)
152- Gus Skilling- W Forfeit
170- Max Magayna- W Maj 9-0 (Aiden Zook)
182- Carson Hartz- W Fall 2:50 (Clay Harshberger)
195- Mason Knipp- W Forfeit
220- Connor Knudtson- W Fall 0:43 (Wyatt Hitchcock)
285- Carter Seilger- W Forfeit
JV 126- Mason Burr- L Maj 9-1 (Christian Dronebarger)