TigerHawk wrestlers 2nd at North Linn


TigerHawk wrestlers 2nd at North Linn


Fourth-ranked Tyler Johansen hip roles this recent opponent with ease. The TigerHawk 220 pounder won another tournament title Saturday, Dec. 21, with three wins and a bye at the Lynx Invitational at North Linn. (Becky Walz photo)

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

North Fayette Valley wrestlers finished second at the Lynx Invitational Saturday, Dec. 21, at North Linn. Wilton, ranked third in Class 1A, won the tourney with 214.5 points. The TigerHawks were 22 points behind the winners but 14½ points ahead of third-place Williamsburg.

NFV won championships at three weights when Zach Bruns (138), Nick Baumler (160), and Tyler Johansen all won their respective weight classes.

In addition, Jared Kerr (132) and Austin DeMuth (145) earned second-place finishes.

Kelvin Guyer had the fastest pin for the TigerHawks, winning the first round at 170 in .08 second.

NFV is off for the holiday break; the TigerHawks enter the break with a perfect record (6-0) in duals. The team has four ranked wrestlers. Bruns and Baumler are currently ninth in Class 2A, while Johansen is fourth. Dalton Lape is ranked third at heavyweight.

TigerHawk wrestlers resume action Thursday, Jan. 9, in a triangular with MFL/MM at Postville. They will wrestle at the Panther Invitational Saturday, Jan. 11, in Tripoli.

Team Scores

1. Wilton, 214.5; 2. North Fayette Valley, 192.5; 3. Williamsburg, 178; 4. Center Point-Urbana, 153; 5. Beckman, 141; 6. Mid-Prairie, 133; 7. Dubuque Senior, 55; 8t. Ed-Co & West Delaware, 46; 10. Central Community, 45; 11. North Linn, 44; 12. Clear Creek Amana, 35; 13. Belle Plaine, 22.

Individual TigerHawk Results

113- Jensen, 5th- thrown by Murphy (MP), 1:13; bye; threw Ritchie (W), 4:08; lost, 2-0, to Murphy (CCA); bye; maj. dec. Carton (B), 18-6.

120- J. Wander, 4th- bye; lost by DQ; bye; thrown by Overbey (CPU), 5:36; threw Steffen (DS), 0:26; threw Brecht, (CCA), 2:47.

126- Blue, 7th- bye; thrown by Allison (W), 5:14; thrown by Budde (DS), 1:53; bye; threw Hilgerson (CC), 2:47.

132- Kerr, 2nd- tech fall over Crandall (CPU), 16-0; lost, 9-6 to Feldman (B); threw Maldonado (W), 3:30.

138- Bruns, 1st- bye; bye; dec. Blythe (W), 7-5 (SV1); dec. Naber (B), 2-0.

145- DeMuth, 2nd- bye; maj. dec. Hoerner, 13-4; dec. Ford (WIL), 6-2; lost, 7-3, to Schultz (W).

152- N. Wander, 3rd- threw Peterschmidt (MP), 5:49; maj. dec. Reinert (B), 15-7; thrown by Schmidt (WIL), 0:08; bye; dec. Stahl (W), 9-7; dec. Sadler (CPU), 7-6.

160- Baumler, 1st- bye; dec. Oveson (WIL), 7-2; threw Siegwarth (CC), 2:57; dec. Malloy (W), 7-3.

170- Guyer, 5th- threw Rausch (WD), 0:07; thrown by Sadler (CPU), 5:29; thrown by Snider (WIL), 1:03; bye; threw Tajaran (CC), 1:06; threw Wegmann (EC), 3:26.

182- Streeter, 6th- bye; threw Baylor (MP), 2:40; inj. default to Sparks (WD); inj. default to Hilty (WIL); thrown by Spenler (W), 0:58.

195- Lansing, 5th- bye; threw Jipp (WIL), 1:40; bye; thrown by Bryant (W), 0:13; dec. Carolan (CPU), 9-4; thrown by Thom (DS), 0:45.

220- Johansen, 1st- bye; threw Burns (WD), 0:40;threw Fjordalise (MP), 0:37; dec. Reddick (WIL), 4-3.

HWT- Lape, 3rd- bye; bye; dec. by Schott (NL), 8-1; bye; dec. Lueck (B), 4-2.

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