Trojans dominate Vikings, Clippers

STC’s Rudy Papakee (285) wins by pin over Clear Creek Amana’s Arron Feinberg Thursday, Dec. 10. Allison Graham/News Chronicle

South Tama was in action Dec. 10 for a three team dual meet. The Trojans hosted Clear Creek Amana and Vinton-Shellsburg.

South Tama took the dual victory over CCA with a score of 55-15. Both teams were open at 182 for a double forfeit otherwise the Trojans were fully staffed while the Clippers were open in 106 and 170.

Six of South Tama’s nine wins came by fall; the other three were a mix of decision, major decision and forfeit.

Boden Koehler (160), Brayden Smith (195), Kalem Schrock (220), Rudy Papakee (285), Ethan Cruikshank (126) and Logan Arp (132) each recorded pins.

Payton Vest and Brody Chyma both received forfeits at 170 and 106. Kyler Smith won 16-3 in a major decision victory. STC’s 120 pound Amare Chavez won by decision 9-2.

STC’s Boden Koehler works for a take down of Vinton-Shellsburg’s Brant Ortner. Boden won by fall (.34). Allison Graham/News Chronicle

The Clippers took home wins at 152, 113 and 145.

The Trojans swept the double-dual meet with a team win over Vinton-Shellsburg by a score of 52-29.

Once again the Trojans dominated in the middle to upper weights.

Koehler, Vest, Smith, Schrock and Cruikshank each won by pin. Ryne Kesl (195) and MaCael Bear (113) also added six points each to the team score after pinning their opponents.

Papakee received a forfeit.

The Vikings took home wins at 106, 120, 138, 145 and 152.

South Tama enters the season with three ranked wrestlers per The Predicament. Logan Arp (126) is ranked 6th, Payton Vest (170) is ranked 3rd and Brayden Smith (182) is ranked 7th all in Class 2A.

Key returners for the Trojans include Vest who finished third at state after an impressive run, Arp who finished 5th. Smith and Schrock both qualified for the tournament. Smith did not place and Schrock qualified due to a medical forfeit and was unable to wrestle.

South Tama will be back in action on Thursday for a double dual with Independence and Benton.