DENISON - One individual champion was crowned as the Glenwood Rams finished third at Saturday’s Hawkeye 10 wrestling tournament in Denison.
Matt Malcom (132 pounds) was the top individual champion for Glenwood. Malcom defeated Spencer Wray of Creston Orient-Macksburg in the first period via pinfall. It’s the first conference championship for Malcom, who finished fourth at 120 pounds last season.
“He did really good; 132 is a really tough weight class coming into today and Matt Malcom was very excited about it and he has that attitude that he wants the best and he wants to beat the best,” Glenwood wrestling coach Brad Asche said.
To reach the championship, Malcom defeated Marshal McDermott of Atlantic in the quarterfinals, as well as Alexander Schmitz of Kuemper Catholic in the semifinals.
“That’s a big confidence booster going into the end of the season for him,” Asche said about Malcom.
Malcom was the only Glenwood wrestler to appear in a championship match at the tournament.
Four Glenwood wrestlers finished third, including Chase Evans at 138 pounds. It was Evans’ first appearance at the tournament since returning from an injury. Evans defeated Mason Heredia-Pugh of Lewis Central by first-period pin to clinch third.
AJ Slaughter (120) also placed third when he won the consolation match against Alec Selberg of Red Oak via a third-period pin.
At 126 pounds, Cole Peckham won a 5-0 decision against Jordan Bailey of Lewis Central to finish third. Peckham’s lone loss during the tournament was to Blake Luna in the semifinals.
Josh Clark also took home third from the Hawkeye 10 tournament, winning the third place match (160) over Tayler Pettit of Creston-Orient Macksburg. Clark won the Hawkeye 10 championship (152), last season.
Zach Haggstrom (170) and Collin Ransom (285) both finished fourth in their respective brackets. Haggstrom lost via injury default to Dustin Swindler of Clarinda in the third place match. Ransom meanwhile lost via a third period pinfall to Jezidiah Phippen of Atlantic.
Hunter Ackerson (113) and Andrew Tilley (145) both finished fifth at the Hawkeye 10 tournament. Ackerson defeated Brandon Trevino of Harlan via a 13-6 decision. Tilley meanwhile defeated Cory Lear of Lewis Central by a third period pinfall.
Drayton Slaughter (220) of Glenwood took sixth when he lost to Brook Stephens by second -period fall.
Glenwood had a team score of 178 points, finishing behind Creston-Orient Macksburg and Clarinda. The Rams finished second, last year.
The focus now is on the district tournament, which won’t be until Feb. 15 in Glenwood.
“We have a couple of weeks and they’re doing a really good job of battling and I think they’re learning still,” Asche said. “Some are learning they need to be in better shape before they get to districts and the state tournament. Some of them might need to work on technical stuff. I think we did a really good job today as a team and they did work hard.”
Rams Win 2 Duals
At Home Quadrangular
The Glenwood wrestling team won two of three duals during a home quadrangular last Tuesday.
The Rams dropped a 57-18 decision to Clarinda before defeating Southwest Iowa, 60-18, and Underwood, 58-20.
Cole Peckham (132 pounds) and Matt Malcom (138) both won all three of their matches. Andrew Tilley (145), Josh Clark (160), Zach Haggstrom (170), Drayton Slaughter (220), Collin Ransom (285) and A.J. Slaughter (120) each won two matches.
132: Cole Peckham, G, won by fall over Rodney Baldwin, C, 0:25. 138: Matt Malcom, G, won by fall over Kollyn Buch, C, 0:35. 145: Trey Stickler, C, won by fall over Andrew Tilley, G, 4:58. 152: Luke Strong, C, won by decision over Jon Stavas, G, 3-0. 160: John Clark, C, won by decision over Josh Clark, G, 8-3. 170: Dustin Swindler, C, won by fall over Zach Haggstrom, G, 1:42. 182: Cain Johanns, C, won by fall over Jaron Springer, G, 1:10. 195: Christian Lauritsen, C, won by fall over Mitch Stanley, G, 0:44. 220: Brook Stephens, C, won by decision over Drayton Slaughter, G, 9-6. 285: Dakota Calfee, C, won by fall over Collin Ransom, G, 1:04. 106: Noah Donahue, C, won by forfeit. 113: Dakota Foster, C, won by fall over Hunter Ackerson, G, 5:49. 120: AJ Slaughter, G, won by forfeit. 126: Blake Luna, C, won by fall over Gavin Gray, G, 1:40.
Southwest Iowa 18
145: Andrew Tilley, G, won by forfeit. 152: Jon Stavas, G, won by forfeit. 160: Josh Clark, G, won by forfeit. 170: Zach Haggstrom, G, won by fall over Logan Ross, SWI, 3:33. 182: Magnus Eliassen, SWI, won by fall over Jaron Springer, G, 4:32. 195: Haydn Meier, SWI, won by fall over Mitch Stanley, G, 0:34. 220: Drayton Slaughter, G, won by fall over Bret Blackburn, SWI, 1:38. 285: Collin Ransom, G, won by forfeit. 106: double forfeit. 113: Craig Rice, SWI, won by fall over Hunter Ackerson, G, 4:18. 120: AJ Slaughter, G, won by fall over Anthony McCart, SWI, 1:32. 126: Cole Peckham, G, won by forfeit. 132: Matt Malcom, G, won by forfeit. 138: Keaton Parks, G, won by forfeit.
138: Matt Malcom, G, won by major decision over Wyatt Rasmussen, U, 11-2. 145: Andrew Tilley, G, won by fall over Shawn Larsen, U, 3:50. 152: Cody Kingery, U, won by fall over Jon Stavas, G, 3:23. 160: Josh Clark, G, won by forfeit. 170: Zach Haggstrom, G, won by fall over Jarrett Waters, U, 1:46. 182: James Rowe, G, won by fall over Roger Freese, U, 3:41. 195: Mitch Stanley, G, won by fall over Thad Babbot, U, 2:49. 220: Drayton Slaughter, G, won by forfeit. 285: Collin Ransom, G, won by fall over Tristan Evans, U, 1:45. 106: Marshall Rasmussen, U, won by forfeit. 113: Guy Sudmann, U, won by major decision over Hunter Ackerson, G, 14-4. 120: Riley Klein, U, won by major decision over AJ Slaughter, GL, 21-12. 126: Cole Peckham, G, won by fall over Tom Jennings, U, 3:07. 132: Gavin Gray, G, won by fall over Cole Martin, U, 1:07.
Rams Top Harlan In
Conference Dual Meet
Glenwood defeated Harlan, 43-30, in a Hawkeye 10 Conference dual meet Thursday night.
160: Josh Clark, G, won by fall over Austin Foss, 0:51. 170: Zach Haggstrom, G, won by major decision over Caleb Rihner, 8-0. 182: James Rowe, G, won by decision over Jeremy Flies, 5-0. 195: Cale Stork, H, won by forfeit. 220: Dallon Bendorf, H, won by fall over Drayton Slaughter, 2:32. 285: Collin Ransom, G, won by fall over Aaron Johannson, 1:31. 106: Wil Beach, H, won by forfeit. 113: Wil Beach, H, won by decision over Hunter Ackerson, 10-7. 120: AJ Slaughter, G, won by fall over Joseph Fields, 1:28. 126: Cole Peckham, G, won by fall over Marshall Tucker, 0:58. 132: Matt Malcom, G, won by fall over Kyle Travis, 2:45. 138: Keaton Parks, G, won by fall over Jacob Koke, 1:48. 145: Broghan Kelly, H, won by decision over Andrew Tilley, 6-2. 152: Jacob Wingert, H, won by fall over Jon Stavas, 5:10.