Two Woodward-Granger wrestlers earned the right to advance to Saturday’s District 6 Tournament in Adel after the Hawks competed in the Sectional 7 Tourney here Feb. 8.
Grinnell won the team title in the North Polk gym with 231 points, with Saydel second at 214. Bondurant-Farrar was third at 166.5, with ADM (147.5), North Polk (127) and W-G (122) following.
Moving on are two-time state qualifier Colton Milosevich, who won the 120-pound weight class, and Race Brant, who finished as the runner-up at 145.
Milosevich (41-3) is ranked 10th in Class 2A. He received an opening round bye before pinning ADM’s Bailey Bettaza in 3 minutes, 48 seconds. The senior standout advanced by pinned Bondurant-Farrar’s Justice Hitchcock in just 32 seconds in the finals.
Brant (37-8) also received a bye. He pinned Saydel’s Brody Harrison in 53 seconds but was then the victim of Grinnel’s Garret Jay, who won a 12-5 decision. Brant advanced when Harrison won his consolation final; as Brant had already defeated the Eagle grappler he was granted a win by ‘prior’ and moves on to the district meet.
Both Aaron Sperling (138 pounds) and Dylan Nixon (195) were dropped to third place in a reverse of the good fortune that fell on Brant, as both won their consolation match, only to lose on a ‘prior’ as the grappler to whom they had lost in an earlier round dropped into the consolation bracket.
Ryan Hodges (285) pinned Saydel’s Jace Langholz in 1:53 before losing by fall to ADM’s Nathan Heath in 43 seconds. Hodges pinned Grinnell’s Jacob Cline in 3:01to move into a second-place match, but lost by fall to North Polk’s T.J. Krehbeil in3:21 to place third.