ELC posts 2-1 record at Greene County Tourney
JEFFERSON – Oscar Ramirez notched his 100th career victory on Saturday in the second of his three matches at the Greene County Tournament.
Ramirez, ranked second at 132 pounds in Class 2A, needed just two victories to reach the milestone.
During Midgets’ dual against Greene County, the ELC senior defeated Jordan Challen 9-4. Challen is ranked eighth at 138 pounds in Class 2A.
Ramirez’ milestone victory came with a pin over South Central Calhoun’s Ashten Halvorsen in 1:15. Ramirez finished the day by pinning Norwalk’s Zack Johnston in 4:27. Johnston is ranked 10th at 138 pounds in Class 3A.
As a team, ELC also fared well in the tournament. The Midgets defeated Greene County 39-34 and SCC 42-30 before taking on Norwalk.
The Class 3A school proved a tougher challenge as the Warriors won 52-24.
“After defeating SCC and Green County, it put us in positions to win the tournament,” said ELC coach Dan Hewitt. “I wanted to try the best way to get points and moved many wrestlers up a weight. I’m not sure how it would have turned out if I hadn’t put our guys in a tough situation. But wrestling is about being put into tough situations and then getting out of them.”
Chase Bonner was the only other ELC wrestler to post a 3-0 record on the day.
The junior 220-pounder had a tough match against South Central Calhoun’s Rylan Richardson, earning a 3-2 victory.
But he finished the day with a couple of first-period pins at heavyweight as he defeated Greene County’s Rene Guzman in 1:25 and Norwalk’s Ryan Kennedy in 1:02.
Four other ELC wrestles posted 2-1 records.
At 106 pounds, freshman Zackary Snyder pinned SCC’s Cody Smith in 1:35 and then received a forfeit from Green County before losing by technical fall, 15-0 to Norwalk’s Dylan Lane.
At 113 pounds, Joel McCoy received two forfeits and lost by fall to Norwalk’s Dylan DeFreece.
Thomas Bortvit pinned SCC’s Cody Shumacher in 1:09 at 145 pounds, lost at that weight 12-0 to Greene County’s Tommy Bradshaw and then pinned Norwalk’s Casey Rudolf in 2:57 at 152 pounds.
Blake Gjerde had a similar day as he pinned SCC’s Caleb Maquire in 2:40 and lost by fall to Greene County’s Jeremy Scheuermann in 3:26 at 152 pounds. At 160 pounds, Gjerde pinned Norwalk’s Jesse Cowle in 5:28.
Cole Budach, )138), Kelly Clabaugh (160/170), Billy Snyder (170/172), Austin Egeland (182/195) and Jake Bortvit (195/220) all went 1-2 on the day.
Easton Gifford (120) and Myles McDonald (126) both went 0-3 while Brenden Duer (145) was 0-1.
“Our freshman our still growing,” said ELC coach Dan Hewitt. “Zack Snyder had a good day while Myles McDonald had a rough day, but I think he learned more about himself.
“Conditioning has hurt us the first couple days and we’ll work on that along with some other things.”
Estherville Lincoln Central 39.0
Greene County 34.0
120: Jacob Challen, GRCO, pinned Easton Gifford, ELCH, 1:27. 126: Dylan Forkner, GRCO, pinned Myles McDonald, ELCH, 1:21. 132: Oscar Ramirez, ELCH, dec. Jordan Challen, GRCO, 9-4. 138: Abraham Yoder, GRCO, pinned Cole Budach, ELCH, 5:23. 145: Tommy Bradshaw, GRCO, maj. dec. Thomas Bortvit, ELCH, 12-0. 152: Jeremy Scheuermann, GRCO, pinned Blake Gjerde, ELCH, 3:26. 160: Kelly Clabaugh, ELCH, pinned Isaiah Yoder, GRCO, 3:50. 170: Billy Snyder, ELCH, pinned Hunter Ruth, GRCO, 1:01. 182: Tray Binkley, GRCO, pinned Austin Egeland, ELCH, 1:31. 195: Jake Bortvit, ELCH, forf. . 220: double forfeit. 285: Chase Bonner, ELCH, pinned Rene Guzman, GRCO, 1:25. 106: Zackary Snyder, ELCH, forf. . 113: Joel McCoy, ELCH, forf.
Estherville Lincoln Central 42.0
South Central Calhoun 30.0
126: MJ Sittig, SCC, pinned Myles McDonald, ELCH, 0:00. 132: Cole Budach, ELCH, pinned Keilund Steinborn, SCC, 3:02. 138: Oscar Ramirez, ELCH, pinned Ashten Halvorsen, SCC, 1:15. 145: Thomas Bortvit, ELCH, pinned Cody Schumacher, SCC, 1:09. 152: Blake Gjerde, ELCH, pinned Caleb Maguire, SCC, 2:40. 160: Jeff King, SCC, pinned Kelly Clabaugh, ELCH, 1:03. 170: Tyler Kutz, SCC, dec. Billy Snyder, ELCH, 6-3. 182: Austin Egeland, ELCH, dec. Ben Sexton, SCC, 8-5. 195: Zayne Barrett, SCC, dec. Jake Bortvit, ELCH, 5-4. 220: Chase Bonner, ELCH, dec. Rylan Richardson, SCC, 3-2. 285: Aron King, SCC, forf. . 106: Zackary Snyder, ELCH, pinned Cody Smith, SCC, 1:35. 113: Joel McCoy, ELCH, forf. . 120: Colin Corey, SCC, pinned Easton Gifford, ELCH, 1:34.
Estherville Lincoln Central 24.0
132: Oscar Ramirez, ELCH, pinned Zach Johnston, NORW, 4:27. 138: Ryley Smith, NORW, dec. Cole Budach, ELCH, 5-0. 145: Hunter England, NORW, tech. fall Brenden Duer, ELCH, 4:40 20-4. 152: Thomas Bortvit, ELCH, pinned Casey Rudolf, NORW, 2:57. 160: Blake Gjerde, ELCH, pinned Jesse Cowie, NORW, 5:28. 170: Blake Hoover, NORW, pinned Kelly Clabaugh, ELCH, 5:15. 182: Dusten Saltz, NORW, dec. Billy Snyder, ELCH, 11-7. 195: Zach Swanson, NORW, pinned Austin Egeland, ELCH, 3:35. 220: Trystan Minnis, NORW, pinned Jake Bortvit, ELCH, 1:48. 285: Chase Bonner, ELCH, pinned Ryan Kennedy, NORW, 1:02. 106: Dylan Lane, NORW, tech. fall Zackary Snyder, ELCH, 4:29 15-0. 113: Dylan DeFreece, NORW, pinned Joel McCoy, ELCH, 4:30. 120: Chase Fouts, NORW, pinned Easton Gifford, ELCH, 2:14. 126: Alan Moore, NORW, pinned Myles McDonald, ELCH, 3:05.
GTRA finishes third at Okoboji Tourney
MILFORD – Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire had a solid outing at the Okoboji Tournament on Saturday.
Matt McGrauth (170) and Cody Thompson each finished first at their weights and the Titans finished third overall behind Spencer and Spirit Lake Park.
Spencer took first with 249 points followed by Spirit Lake Park with 197 and GTRA with 166.5. Nine teams competed in the tournament.
“I thought all of the boys went out and wrestled with a lot of heart and desire,” said GTRA coach Mike Jensen. “I was very happy with how the day turned out. We have a very young team and the underclassmen stepped up today and took on the challenge. “
McGrauth started his day with a 22-7 technical fall over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn’s Michael Dau and then won a 14-0 major decision over Spencer’s Hunter Cuthron. In the finals, he edged past Central Lyon’s Zack Fugitt 5-4.
Thompson had a first-round by, then won a 12-2 major decision against Central Lyon’s Alex Kruse and pinned Sibley-Ocheyedan’s Huston Coleman in 2:17 in the finals.
The Titans also had three second place finishes.
Alex Hoffman (126) pinned Central Lyon’s Dylan Sprock in 33 seconds then won 10-8 against Sibley-Ocheyedan’s Dylan Schuck before losing 8-4 in the finals to Spencer’s Trevor Streuli.
Ty Gibson (145) pinned Central Lyon’s Tanner Robertson in 1:29 and then pinned Sibley’s Garrett Saylor in 1:35.
Gibson, ranked sixth in Class 1A, faced Class 2A No. 2 Zack Skopec from SLP in the finals. Skopec was too much and won a 15-1 major decision.
Also placing second was Kodi Ferguson at 182 pounds. He had a first-round by. He won a 12-6 decision over Sioux Central’s Matt Koening and in the finals, he pinned Spencer’s Tristin Vemulm in 3:16.
No Titans finished third. Nate Harris (195) went 1-2 and finished fourth.
Cody Marlow (106), Beau Schany (132), Tyler Hoffman (152) and Kyle Long (220), all placed fifth and Keeven Long (113), Jordan Thompson (120) and Hunter Brown (160) each placed sixth.
Spirit Lake Park wins five brackets at Okoboji
MILFORD – Any Spirit Lake Park wrestler who made it into the finals at the Okoboji Tournament, went home with a tournament title on Saturday.
The Indians finished with five top finishes and finished second in the team standings with 197 points. Spencer won with 249 points.
SLP’s one ranked wrestler, Zach Skopec, was among the top finishers. Skopec, ranked second in Class 2A at 145 pounds, started the day with a couple first period pins. The first pin was over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn’s Payton Gibbons in 1:06 and then he defeated Spencer’s Adam Johnson in 1:15. In the finals, he faced Class 1A No. 6 Ty Gibson from Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire and won a 15-1 major decision.
At 106 pounds, Nick Cornwall also went 3-0 starting with a 12-2 major decision over HMS’ Daniel Rivera. He then pinned West Hancock’s Clayton Brown in 1:40 and Spencer’s Colin Elsbecker in 1:06.
At 152 pounds, Kenten Murray won by pin in 19 seconds over Laurens-Marathon’s Dallas Scott then won by injury default over HMS’ Dakota Drenth before pinning Okoboji’s Noah Bouse in 58 seconds in the finals.
At 160, David Trucksess earned two pins to reach the finals as he beat L-M’s Sam Wood in 57 seconds and Spencer’s Jacob Sandvig in 30 seconds. In the finals he edged Sibley-Ocheyedan’s Trent Kruger 5-4.
Also placing first was Jacob Jenness (195). He had just two matches and pinned Spencer’s Ben Pingel in 47 seconds and Okoboji’s Austin Kolegraff in 1:34.
Javier Tapia (170) had the only third place finish for the Indians.
Gavin Kramer (120), Alec Harington (126) and Jac Radcliffe (138) each finished fourth. John O’Neal (113) finished fifth and Cody Wernimont (220) placed sixth.