Trojans sending eight to districts
Finish first at Nevada Sectionals to qualify for Regional Duals
The road to The Well began for wrestlers across the state Saturday, Feb. 6 with Sectional tournaments.
South Tama traveled to Nevada where they competed with five other teams including BCLUW-SH, West Marshall, Grinnell, East Marshall and Nevada.
At the end of the day STC had eight wrestlers qualify for districts and the team qualified for the Regional Duals which were held Tuesday evening.
MaCael Bear (113), Amare Chavez (120), Logan Arp (132), Kyler Smith (138), Payton Vest (170), Brayden Smith (195), Kalem Schrock (220) and Rudy Papakee (285) will all be wrestling at Districts this Saturday in Williamsburg.
Bear (113) started the day with a bye. He pinned Grinnell’s Brayden Graff in the semifinals. In the finals he pinned Brody Augspurger of East Marshall (2:53) to win the bracket.
Chavez (120) started the day with a bye. He defeated Nevada’s Dominick Garcia by major decision (12-3). In the finals he also won by major decision (12-4) over BCLUW-SH’s Carter Kolthoff.
Arp (132) started the day with a bye. He pinned Nevada’s Luis Lopez in the semifinals. In the finals he pinned (1:24) Caden Vellinga of West Marshall.
Smith (138) started the day with a bye. He pinned Miles Moore of West Marshall (2:42). In the finals he faced Kordell Negrete of East Marshall. Negrete won the match due to medical forfeit. Smith took second by rule.
Vest (170) started the day with a bye. He pinned Austin Pfantz of West Marshall (3:20) in the semifinals. Vest lost to East Marshall’s Samuel Bandstra 12-7. Vest took second by rule.
Smith (195) started the day with a bye. He defeated Zach Bennett by tech fall (19-1 4:00). In the finals Smith was stuck by Grant Nason of West Marshall. For his wrestle back match Smith defeated Wyatt Hunter of Grinnell 12-8.
Schrock (220) started the day with a bye. In the semifinals he pinned Sam Schaper of West Marshall. In the finals Schrock lost to Conner Murty of East Marshall/GMG. In his wrestle back match Schrock pinned Sean May of BCLUW-SH.
Papakee started the day with a bye. In the semifinals he defeated Camdan Vincent of Nevada by major decision 12-1. In the finals he lost to Kamrin Steveson of Grinnell by decision (4-0). Papakee won by rule to take second.
The eight South Tama wrestlers will join up with the top two finalists from the Independence sectional meet which include the following schools: Benton, Union, Oelwien, Vinton-Shellsburg, Williamsburg and Independence.
Wrestling will begin at noon on Saturday.
MANCHESTER — Top-ranked West Delaware took no mercy on South Tama as the host Hawks blanked the Trojans 74-0 in the Class 2A regional duals final on Tuesday night.
South Tama, ranked No. 24 in the final Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association poll, opened the night with a 42-23 victory over fellow WaMaC Conference foe Central DeWitt. The reward wasn’t very rewarding, as the No. 1 Hawks handled STC convincingly.
West Delaware, with all of its 10 ranked wrestlers in the lineup, racked up 12 bonus-point victories including nine pins, two technical falls and one major decision.
South Tama was convincing in its semifinal victory over Central DeWitt, winning nine of 14 bouts for the 42-23 triumph.
Four wins came by fall and another by forfeit for STC. Ethan Cruikshank collected the Trojans’ first pin at 126 pounds, and three-straight pins from Boden Koehler (160), eighth-ranked Payton Vest (170) and Ryne Kesl (182) put the win out of reach. The two teams were tied at 18-all before STC’s decisive pin parade.
South Tama sends eight individuals to the 2A district meet on Saturday in Williamsburg.
South Tama 42, Central DeWitt 23
285-Rudy Papakee (STC) dec. Cole Miller, 1-0; 106-Brody Chyma (STC) won by forfeit; 113-Royce Butt (CD) major dec. MaCael Bear, 11-2; 120-Keaton Zeimet (CD) tech. falled Amare Chavez, 16-0; 126-Ethan Cruikshank (STC) pinned Keaton Simmons, 4:53; 132-Logan Arp (STC) dec. Robert Howard, 12-6; 138-Cael Grell (CD) pinned Kyler Smith, 3:20; 145-Koal Bossom (CD) dec. Andres Lugo, 15-11; 152-Carter Donovan (CD) tech. falled Brady Knode, 25-9; 160-Boden Koehler (STC) pinned Landon Peterson, 1:21; 170-Payton Vest (STC) pinned Peyton Morgan, 2:13; 182-Ryne Kesl (STC) pinned Sean Kinney, 5:32; 195-Brayden Smith (STC) dec. Mitchell Howard, 10-3; 220-Kalem Schrock (STC) dec. Devin Luskey, 5-2.
West Delaware 74, South Tama 0
106-Brayden Maury (WD) pinned Brody Chyma, :38; 113-Carson Less (WD) major dec. MaCael Bear, 14-4; 120-Carson Turnis (WD) dec. Amare Chavez, 4-3; 126-Blake Engel (WD) pinned Ethan Cruikshank, :52; 132-Reily Dolan (WD) tech. falled Eligh Branan, 20-5; 138-Staveley Maury (WD) pinned Kyler Smith, 2:55; 145-Logan Peyton (WD) pinned Andres Lugo, 1:33; 152-Jadyn Peyton (WD) pinned Brady Knode, 2:40; 160-Ethan Proper (WD) pinned Boden Koehler, 1:53; 170-Jared Voss (WD) pinned Payton Vest, 1:54; 182-Cael Meyer (WD) pinned Ryne Kesl, :09; 195-Wyatt Voelker (WD) tech. falled Brayden Smith, 21-6; 220-Christian Nunley (WD) dec. Kalem Schrock, 7-0; 285-Carson Petlon (WD) pinned Rudy Papakee, 4:57.