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Hawks third at home tournament

Jeff Webster/Perry Chief Race Brant finished second for Woodward-Granger at the Field Invitational on Dec. 7.
Jeff Webster/Perry Chief Race Brant finished second for Woodward-Granger at the Field Invitational on Dec. 7.

Colton Milosevich earned the championship at 120 pounds in the Field Invitational Saturday, with four fellow Woodward-Granger wrestlers placing second in their weight classes.

Roland-Story claimed the overall team title with 162 points, with SE Warren second at 125 and W-G third with 109 points. East Union (74) finished fourth, with Colfax-Mingo (71), SE Webster-Grand (32), WCV (27) and Martensdale-St Marys (21) completing the field.

Milosevich was hardly tested, pinning East Union’s Brandon Lee in 15 seconds in his first match and Roland-Story’s Tyson Manzer in 3 minutes, 45 seconds before capping his day with a pin, in 2:52, of SE Warren’s Jonathan Hardy.

Josh Keubler was second for W-G at 126. He pinned Tanner Flesher of SE Warren in 2:33 before losing by fall to R-S junior Parker Witthuhn. He received a final round bye to finish as the runner-up.

Jimmy Harney lost by fall to Jake Hunderdosse of SE Warren in his first bout but responded to pin Mark Hartgers of C-M in 4:47 and Treyton Witthuhn of R-S in 3:36 to place second.

Race Brant was second for W-G at 145 and Tanner Vermaas second at 152 for the hosts; a full listing of their match-route was not available.

Riley Saxton (113), Josh Groves (220) and Ryan Hodges (285) each placed third for the Hawks, with Thomas Govig finishing fourth at 170 pounds.

W-G left the 106, 138, 160, 182 and 195-pound classes open.The Hawks will be in competition twice more before the holiday break. They will participate in the Ogden Duals Saturday, before wrapping the first portion of their season with a trip to the North Polk Invitational Dec. 21.

The Woodward-Granger wrestlers finished 1-2 in a season-opening quadrangular meet Dec. 5.

Panorama downed W-G, 51-30, in the first dual for the Hawks, who responded with a 54-22 win over the Clarinda Academy. Interstate-35 was a 47-30 victor over W-G in the final dual for the Hawks.

W-G received three forfeits against Panora, with Brant (145 pounds), Collen Gibbons (152) and Vermaas (160) collecting the victories. The other points were scored by Milosevich at 120, who pinned Garrett DeYoung in 90 seconds, and by Saxton at 113, who pinned George Appleseth in 1 minute, 14 seconds.

Only seven of the 14 weight classes were contested on the mat when W-G faced off with the Clarinda Academy, with both teams leaving 106 open.

Jimmy Harney pinned Cole Geltz in 2:35 at 138, with Brant sticking DaBryan Smith in 1:04 at 145 while Aaron Sperling pinned Gavin Duckert in 2:58 at 152 and Josh Groves pinned Jacob Rufle in 1:03 at 220.

The remaining points came from forfeit victories collected by Saxton (113), Milosevich (120) and Keubler (126).

Keubler pinned Interstate-35’s Austin Beener in 19 seconds at 126 while Jordan Pierce nailed Bagas Adhikaputera in 1:23 at 132 while Milosevich (120), Harney (138) and Brant (145) won by forfeit to account for the Hawk points against the Roadrunners.
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