Glenwood fifth at Bobcat Classic

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Rams have seven place winners in competitive, three state field

By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Glenwood wrestling team traveled to the Bobcat Classic in Basehor-Linwood, Kan. over the weekend where the Rams placed fifth.


Andale, Kan. placed first in the team standings with 185.5 points to edge Oak Park, Kan.

“This was a very tough tournament. The top four teams were all ranked number one in Kansas and Missouri, so for us to place in the top five was a big deal,” said Glenwood coach Matt Dyer.

In all Glenwood had 10 wrestlers make the final day of the tournament with seven earning places.

Freshmen Sam Jameson (103 pounds) and Jesse Bendt (112) both placed on Saturday. Jameson went 3-2 in his matches to earn seventh place while Bendt finished 2-3 for eighth.

“These days are long and hard and they showed a lot of character by placing,” said Dyer.

Nate Harms (125), Steve Gutschenritter (135), Tyler Maxwell (145) and Jon Williams (160) all bounced back from early losses to place. Both Harms and Williams went 4-2 in their respective weight class to take fourth place. Gutschenritter and Maxwell both lost their first matches but battled back to place third in their weights.

“They all did a great job coming back through the backside and placing as high as they could also,” said Dyer.

Colin White was second in a very competitive heavyweight class, said Dyer. The senior beat a former state champion before losing to a two-time Kansas state place winner in the finals for his first loss of the season.

“We were close to winning that match, but it all came down to the overtime flip,” said Dyer of White's championship match. “We are coming along very well like we should be. I am proud of the guys for their performance and we need to continue to work hard and finish the season on top.”

Bobcat Classic

Basehor-Linwood, Kan.

Top Ten Team Scores

1. Andale, 185.5. 2. Oak Park, 172. 3. Goddard, 169. 4. Lansing, 164. 5. Glenwood, 129. 6. Junction City, 125. 7. Pittsburg, 112. 8. Topeka Seaman, 111.5 9. Columbus, 97. 10. Baldwin, 89.5.

Glenwood Individual Results

103: Sam Jameson, seventh place. 112: Jesse Bendt, eighth place. 125: Nate Harms, fifth place. 135: Steve Gutschenritter, third place. 145: Tyler Maxwell, third place. 160: Jon Williams, fourth place. 285: Colin White, second place.

Rams split

with L.C., Riverside

The Glenwood wrestling team bounced back from a rough opening dual loss to Council Bluffs Lewis Central to soundly defeat Underwood in the capper last Thursday.

“We had to have a lot of things go our way for us to beat L.C. (Lewis Central),” said Glenwood coach Matt Dyer. “We needed to stay off our backs and get the bonus points in the other matches. We were in a lot of matches, but we let them slip away. We win those matches and this dual is close.

“The score does not indicate how close we were in some of these matches. This dual was big, but not as big as conference and districts. When we see them again, we need to win those close matches and stay off our backs.”

The Rams were outmatched against the defending Hawkeye 10 Conference champion Titans, dropping six of the first eight matches, five by pin and one by technical fall, in getting down early.

Sam Jameson (103 pounds) and Colin White (285) recorded the Rams two pins in the match. Jameson earned the fall on the Titans' Eric Kruse in 1:26 and White needed 2:24 to pin Tommy Grimes.

Steve Gutschenritter and Nate Harms had Glenwood's other two wins in the Lewis Central dual. Gutschenritter battled Zeb Wahle to a hard fought 6-3 win. Harms had little trouble dispatching freshman Derek Jenkins, 13-5, in his win.

Against Underwood, Glenwood won all but one match, including six by pin. The Eagles forfeited five matches.

It was nice to leave that double dual with a win. Underwood is rebuilding and some of their better guys did not wrestle,” said Dyer.

C.B. Lewis Central 51,

Glenwood 19

103: Sam Jameson, G, won by fall over Eric Kruse, LC, 1:26. 112: Nick Sulentic, LC, won a major decision over Jesse Bendt, G, 16-2. 119: Tyler Feller, LC, won by fall over A.J. Clark, G, 1:13. 125: Nate Harms, G, won by major decision over Derek Jenkins, LC, 13-5. 130: Jay Hildreth, LC, won by technical fall over Beau Johnson, G, 18-3. 135: Steve Gutschenritter, G, won a decision over Zeb Wahle, LC, 6-3. 140: Elijah Sullivan, LC, won by fall over Cody Crouch, G, 0:57. 145: Ben Schwery, LC, won by decision over Tyler Maxwell, G, 6-4. 152: Klint Forristall, LC, won by decision over Trent Jameson, G, 8-2. 160: Kyle Putnam, LC, won by decision over Jon Williams, G, 1:08. 171: Ryan Goeser, LC, won by fall over Drew Howell, G, 5:54. 189: James Jorgensen, LC, won by fall over Joe Blankenship, G, 3:58. 215: Zach Renshaw, LC, won by fall over Hunter Hoffmann, G, 1:16. 285: Colin White, Glenwood, won by fall over Tommy Grimes, LC, 2:24.

Glenwood 73,

Underwood 6

103: Andrew Foutch, U, won by fall over Sam Jameson, G, 0:23. 112: Jesse Bendt, G, won by fall over Taylor Curtis, U, 3:44. 119: A.J. Clark, G, won by fall over Gabel Sudmann, U, 1:31. 125: Nate Harms, G, won by fall over Matt Myers, U, 0:30. 130: Beau Johnson, G, won by fall over Trevor Hough, U, 0:53. 135: Steve Gutschenritter, G, won by forfeit. 140: Cody Crouch, G won by forfeit. 145: Tyler Maxwell, G, won by forfeit. 152: Trent Jameson, G, won by major decision over Travis Kephart, U, 16-2. 160: Jon Williams, G, won a decision over David Athey, U, 8-2. 171: Drew Howell, G, won by forfeit. 189: Joe Blankenship, won by fall over Blake Gunderson, 0:48. 215: Hunter Hoffmann, G, won by fall over Evan Schnack, U, 3:23. 285: Colin White, G, won by forfeit.