NFV grapplers keep winning
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After posting his 100th high school win on the mat at Postville Thursday, North Fayette Valley senior wrestler Dalton Lape posed with his proud parents, Bob and Renee Lape of West Union. (Mike Van Sickle photo)
NFV grapplers keep winning
The TigerHawk wrestling team started 2014 like it ended 2013 – with a dual win. The team also finished sixth at the Panther Invite in Tripoli on Saturday, Jan. 11. The TigerHawks crowned two champions in Zach Bruns and Nick Baumler.
NFV opened the year by beating MFL/MM and host Postville in dual action on Thursday, Jan. 9.
The highlight of the night was TigerHawk heavyweight Dalton Lape winning the 100th match of his career. The school’s all-time leader in pins won a decision against the Bulldogs and picked up number 100 on a bye against Postville.
On the night, NFV won both matches, downing MFL/MM, 52-18, and the Pirates, 67-9.
The TigerHawks won nine matches by throw with Nick Baumler (160) and Nahua Lansing (195) getting both of their wins by pin.
NFV 52, MFL/MM 18
138- Bruns threw Corlett, 0:45; 145- DeMuth maj. dec. Fletcher, 13-5; 152- Jellings maj. dec. Knipfel, 12-1; 160- Baumler threw Gardner, 1:41; 170- Guyer lost 17-1 tech fall to Strub; 182- Caldwell lost 12-3 to Howe; 195- Lansing threw Martin, 0:27; 220- Johansen won by forfeit; Hwt- Lape dec. Keehner,7-2; 106- Bradley threw , 0:28; 113- Jensen won by forfeit; 120- J. Wander lost to Doeppke, 11-9; 126- Blue thrown by Heying, 3:10; 132- Kerr tech fall Decker, 24-9.
NFV 67, Postville 9
145- DeMuth won by forfeit; 152- Jellings threw Hughes, 2:41; 160- Baumler threw Vega, 2:55; 170- Guyer threw Perez, 0:57; 182- Caldwell lost to Walker, 7-2; 195- Lansing threw Hansmeier, 1:24; 220- Johansen won by forfeit; Hwt- Lape won by forfeit; 106- Reicks threw Vasquez, 5:30; 113- Jensen threw Mielke, 1:11; 120- Wander thrown by Grotegut, 3:04; 126- Blue dec. Martinez, 13-6; 132- Kerr maj. dec. Nunez, 9-1; 138- Bruns won by forfeit;
Saturday at Tripoli, the TigerHawks accumulated 104.5 points to finish sixth. Bruns won the 138-pound title, while Baumler was the champion at 160. Austen DeMuth went 4-1 to finish third at 145.
Complete team standings and individual matches were not posted by press time.
Individual TigerHawks at Tripoli
106 - Jason Bradley 6th, 1-3; 113 - Luke Reicks, DNP, 0-1; 120 - Johnny Wander 6th,1-3; 126 - Jared Van Sickle 5th, 2-2; 132 - Jared Kerr 4th, 3-2; 138 - Zach Bruns 1st, 3-0; 145 - Austin DeMuth 3rd, 4-1; 152 - David Jellings, DNP, 0-2; 160 - Nick Baumler 1st, 3-0; 170 - Kelvin Guyer ,DNP, 0-2; 220 - Tyler Johansen 4th, 2-2; Hwt- Dalton Lape 6th, 0-1.