RED OAK - Colin White and Joey Bryan each won conference titles and Glenwood placed third at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Wrestling Tournament in Red Oak on Saturday.
Council Bluffs Lewis Central, which won six individual titles, was the conference champion with 239 team points. Atlantic was second with 188 followed by Glenwood’s 163.5 team points.
The Rams advanced three wrestlers to the finals on Saturday with White and Bryan each coming away with their first conference titles. Glenwood did not win an individual title last year’s conference tournament.
“I thought we wrestled very well on Saturday,” said Glenwood coach Matt Dyer. “We had a few matches that didn’t go our way, but overall I felt that we wrestled pretty well. If we would have won some of those semi-finals matches we would have closed the gap on second place. Overall I felt the kids did very well.”
White, the Rams’ heavyweight, breezed through his first two matches to face state ranked No. 4 heavyweight and defending conference champion Kasey Juhl (25-3) of Atlantic in the final. White (34-4) got down early to the bigger Juhl but rallied for a third period fall. White has beaten Juhl twice this year.
The 171-pound Bryan (31-10) earned a hard fought, tooth-and-nail victory over Jim Swanson (33-11) in his championship match with a 4-2 decision.
In the Rams’ other final, freshman A.J. Clark lost a major decision to top seeded Trevor Paulson of Lewis Central 9-0.
“Having three in the finals was nice, but we wanted to have a few more,” said Dyer. “Clark wrestled well in the finals, but needs to do better at districts against Paulson. Bryan and White looked very good in the finals. Bryan put together a great tournament, one of his goals was to be a conference champ this year. It’s great to see him accomplish one of his goals. White did an outstanding job in an exciting match. Coming from behind is hard in any match. But to come from behind and get the fall was outstanding.”
Also placing for Glenwood was Nate Harms (third place, 112 pounds), Steve Gutschenritter (third place, 119), Beau Johnson (fifth place, 125), Tyler Maxwell (third place 130), Nick Uphoff (sixth place, 145), Trent Jameson (third place, 152), Alex Reinert (fifth place, 160) and Andrew Reinert (fifth place, 189).
“Overall it was a great team effort. We were shooting for top 2 and I think we still could have gotten it, if we would have won some of those close matches,” said Dyer.
Hawkeye 10 Conference
1. Council Bluffs Lewis Central, 239. 2. Atlantic,188. 3. Glenwood, 163.5. 4. Harlan, 152. 5. Creston, 129. 6. Clarinda, 103. 7. Denison, 82. 8. Shenandoah, 75. 9. Red Oak, 61. 10. Kuemper Catholic, 42.
103: AJ Clark, second place. 112: Nate Harms, third place. 119: Steve Gutschenritter, third place. 125: Beau Johnson, fifth place. 130: Tyler Maxwell, third place. 145: Nick Uphoff, sixth place.
152: Trent Jameson, third place. 160: Alex Reinert, fifth place. 171: Joey Bryan, first place. 189: Andrew Reinert, fifth place. 285: Colin White, first place.
Dyer named coach of the year
Glenwood wrestling coach Matt Dyer has been named the Southwest Iowa region Coach of the Year byt the Iowa High School Athletic Association for the second straight season.
“Its an honor to be named Coach of the Year for SWI again. I have a great staff that helps me out and they do a great job with the team,” said Dyer.
The Glenwood wrestling team tied a school-record with its 17th dual win on Thursday with a 36-28 victory over Harlan.
The Rams finish the Hawkeye 10 dual season with a record of 8-1, with their only coming to conference champion Council Bluffs Lewis Central. The Rams were scheduled to wrestle Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson last night with a shot at breaking the school record for dual wins.
The Rams got wins from A.J. Clark (103 pounds), Nate Harms (112), Steve Gutschenritter (119), Beau Johnson (125), Tyler Maxwell (130), Nick Uphoff (145), Trent Jameson (152) and Colin White (285). Harms and Gutschenritter both won by fall.
“I thought we wrestled with a lot of intensity tonight,” said Glenwood coach Matt Dyer. “Colin White and AJ Clark picked up big wins. Both of those guys from Harlan beat them at the Cyclone Invite at the start of the year. Beau Johnson has been doing great for us the past month and Nick Uphoff had a big win.
“We won this dual because we got the bonus points. Anytime you can get a major decision, a tech-fall, or a pin that give us bonus points in the dual. We did a great job getting those extra points. “
103: AJ Clark, G, won a decision over James Schwarte, H, 1-0. 112: Nate Harms, G, won by fall over Daron McClain, H, 1:47. 119: Steve Gutschenritter, G, won by fall over Devon McClain, H, 3:43. 125: Beau Johnson, G, won a decision over John Schwarte, H, 11-1.130: Tyler Maxwell , G, won by forfeit. 135: Cody Crouch, G, lost by fall to Trent Wendt, H, 1:44. 140: Jacob Saddler, G, lost by fall to Anthony Hough, H, 2:59. 145: Nick Uphoff, G, won a decision over Taimon Wehr, H, 11-0. 152: Trent Jameson , G, won a decision over Pat Green, H, 8-0. 160: Alex Reinert, G, lost a decision to John Prichard, H, 10-0. 171: Joey Bryan lost, G, lost a decision to Nick Bosak, H, 4-3. 189: Andrew Reinert, G, lost a decision to Brion Barret, H, 5-0. 215: Shawn Wieser, G, lost by fall to Pat Green, H, 2:30. 285: Colin White, G, won a decision over Marcus Streit, H, 7-0.