Dallas Center-Grimes and Waukee locked horns at the Kennedy Duals in Webster City on Dec. 14.
Both the Mustangs and the Warriors came away with 3-2 records in the tournament, which tied them for second place behind tournament champion Clear Lake.
Waukee won the head-to-head matchup with DC-G, 42-36, getting pins from Jakob Allison (106), Zach Barnes (113), Max Scheve (126) and Bryce Dunham (285). The Mustangs countered with pins from 120-pounder Trevor Murano, 152-pounder Nick Brushaber, 160-pound Logan Buck, 170-pound Blake Wolinski, 182-pounder Dakota Clausen and 220-pounder Cole Baker. But the difference was DC-G’s forfeits at 138 and 195, both of which were open weights.
Waukee also beat Waterloo West 43-20 and Clear Lake 37-33. The Warriors lost to Ankeny 34-32 and Webster City 45-22.
Allison was 5-0 on the day with four first-period pins, running his record to 15-0 on the season. Barnes made his debut and went 5-0 with two pins, a technical fall and major decision. Scheve also had five wins, while Christian Hofbauer, Daniel Collins and Nathan Jacobsen all had three victories.
“The kids bounced back and snuck close ones in on DC-G and Clear Lake,” coach Chad Vollmecke said. “Our boys are resilient to say the least. Having Zach Barnes back in the lineup was great, but we have yet to wrestle a dual with every starter in the lineup. We’ll see what happens when we can put all that together.”
DC-G logged wins against Waterloo West, 46-24; Webster City, 41-21; and Ankeny, 48-27. They also dropped a 45-33 decision to Clear Lake, 45-33.
Murano, Clausen and Wolinski all went 5-0, with Murano recorded four pins and a technical fall. Brushacber, Buck and Baker were all 4-1. Baker had four pins at 220.
The Mustangs were without 138-pounder Zac Ross, who was injured in his opening match against Waterloo West.
“It was a long day and we definitely had our ups and downs,” coach Clint Knoll said. “Our kids did a great job of stepping up and getting a lot of pins to try and make up for those lost points.”
DC-G also swept both ends of a double dual on Dec. 12, logging wins of 53-18 over Knoxville and 66-12 over Davis County. The Mustangs recorded falls from Ben Carr, Drew Kearney, Reed Hillenga, Wolinski and Baker against Knoxville, while Murano tacked on a technical fall. DC-G picked up six forfeit wins against Davis County. Murano, Dallas Miles (145), Jack Kelly (195) and Bryce Shutt (285) all recorded falls.
On the same day, Waukee lost a double dual to Johnston, 37-23, and Fort Dodge, 39-28. Allison, Scheve and Myles Russell (160) all had two-win nights for the Warriors.
The Mustangs also lost both ends of a double dual at Grinnell on Tuesday, losing to Albia 44-30 and Grinnell 40-25. Murano had two opening-round pins, and Shutt picked up two wins, one by fall.
DC-G returns to action Saturday at Pella. Waukee hosts Urbandale on Thursday and welcomes Ballard, Benton Community, Chariton, Des Moines North/Hoover, Johnston, Perry, Sioux City North, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson and Urbandale to a weekend tournament on Saturday.