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Lakers Mitchell Williamson wins HWT conference title

By David Swartz - Managing Editor | Mar 12, 2021

COUNCIL BLUFFS

— Led by Mitchell

Williamson’s title at 285

pounds, the Iowa Lakes

wrestlers finished fifth at the

ICCAC Tournament hosted

by Iowa Western on Sunday.

Ranked third, Williamson

defeated fourth-ranked

Jorden Pryor from Iowa

Central 2-1 in the title

match.

“Mitchell didn’t get to his

offense like we wanted but

he did wrestle a solid match

and was able to come home

with the championship,”

said Iowa Lakes coach Cody

Alesch. “Mitchell has really

battled a lot of injuries

again this season and fighting

through some currently

so it was good to see him

go out and compete at the

level he wants to. He and I

both know he is not where

he needs to be yet but we

are getting there. He has

one goal this season and this

was a good step towards a

National Title. Our conference

is extremely tough and

good preparation for us as

we look ahead to nationals.”

Massoma Endene fell

short in his 174-pound finals

match, 15-5, to Jose

Rodriguez from Iowa

Central.

“Massoma got an early

takedown then struggled to

get back to his offense,” said

Alesch. ” It was a coachable

moment for Massoma really.

He has been wrestling

really well and sometime

matches like this are a blessing

in disguise. He can step

back and see what he needs

to get better at and tune up

before nationals. He needed

that match and a lot of good

will come from it as we get

back in the room this week.”

Other Laker wrestlers

placing were Karsten

Johnson taking third at 125

pounds, Jeremiah Boykins

took fourth at 133 pounds,

Jovanni Butler placed fourth

at 157 pounds.