Panthers go 2-1 at Anamosa, avenge earlier loss

Kain Luensman of Monticello (top) turns his Center Point-Urbana opponent on the way to a pin Dec. 20 at Anamosa. (Photo by Pete Temple)
Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     The clear highlight of a 2-1 night for the Monticello High School wrestling team in a quadrangular meet at Anamosa Dec. 20 was a 50-30 win over the host Blue Raiders.

     It avenged a 42-39 loss to Anamosa for the Panthers in a Nov. 29 meet.

     “The first time we wrestled Anamosa we didn’t have our full team together,” Monticello coach Ryan Luensman said. “This time Bo Kramer, Wade Picray, Spencer Avery and Cole Wilson all stepped up and were in the lineup.

     “It was a fun environment and a full team effort, top to bottom. It was intense and exciting.”

     Monticello opened the meet by losing 48-25 to Center Point-Urbana, and then defeated Maquoketa Valley 66-24.

     Kain Luensman won all three of his matches by pin. Others who went 3-0 without the benefit of forfeits were Mark Sunlin, two pins and a technical fall; and Chase Luensman, a pin, a major decision and a decision.

     Wade Picray wrestled two matches and won by pin and decision. Others picking up pins during the meet were Lake Stahlberg, Spencer Avery, Owen Ray, Rylan Cooper and Bo Kramer.

     “I love the energy Spencer Avery brings to the mat,” coach Luensman said. “He had a huge win against Anamosa that sparked a ton of momentum our way.

     “Chase beat a ranked kid from Center Point, and Kain beat a returning state qualifier from Maquoketa Valley. Wade Picray had a very solid night at heavyweight, going 3-0 and getting a big win against Anamosa. Mark Sunlin and Lake Stahlberg had a solid night as well.”

     The coach said it was a good way to finish before the holiday break.

     “We are having a lot of individual success, and the team is starting to take form,” he said.


Dec. 20

(at Anamosa)

Center Pt. Urbana 48,

Monticello 25

(Monticello wrestlers listed first)

     132 – Kain Luensman pinned Patrick Conway, 1:08. 138 – Bo Kramer was pinned by Clark Dylan, 4:17. 145 – Chase Luensman won by major dec. over Adam Hansen, 11-2. 152 – Skyler Sharp was pinned by Collin Hoskins, 1:00. 160 – Jericho Strouf was pinned by James DeLarm, 1:51. 170 – Spencer Avery was pinned by Cole Webster, 4:47. 182 – Cole Wilson was pinned by Kaden Neal, 3:02. 195 – open. 220 – Lake Stahlberg won by forfeit. 285 – Wade Picray dec. Derek Besick, 3-0. 106 – Mark Sunlin pinned Fredrico Russo, 2:30. 113 – Dylan Bowser was pinned by Cole Whitehead, 0:49. 120 – Owen Ray was pinned by Caleb Fuessley, 0:54. 126 – Rylan Cooper was pinned by Keegan Scheeler, 1:24.


     120 – Chaz McClendon was pinned by Matt Hearn, 2:57. 132 – Ty Jesenovec was pinned by Ryan Barth, 2:33. 152 – Tristan Clark was pinned by Owen Miller, 0:31.


Monticello 66,

Maq. Valley 24

     138 – Bo Kramer won by forfeit. 145 – Miles Hatchel won by forfeit. 152 – Chase Luensman pinned Tim Harmon, 4:56. 160 – Jericho Strouf won by forfeit. 170 – Spencer Avery won by forfeit. 182 – Monticello lost by forfeit. 195 – Monticello lost by forfeit. 220 – Lake Stahlberg pinned Michael Feldmann, 0:05. 285 – Wade Picray won by forfeit. 106 – Mark Sunlin pinned Anthony March, 0:16. 113 – Dylan Bowser won by forfeit. 120 – Owen Ray won by forfeit. 126 – Rylan Cooper was pinned by Michael Schaul. 132 – Kain Luensman pinned Parker Sternhagen, 4:58.


Monticello 50,

Anamosa 30

     145 – Chase Luensman dec. Alex Casey, 9-4. 152 – Skyler Sharp was pinned by Dominic Haas, 3:52. 160 – Jericho Strouf was pinned by Nathan Keating, 0:51. 170 – Spencer Avery pinned Mason Brown, 1:20. 182 – Cole Wilson was pinned by Nolan McLean, 0:53. 195 – Monticello lost by forfeit. 220 – Lake Stahlberg won by forfeit. 285 – Wade Picray pinned Connor Andresen, 0:41. 106 – Mark Sunlin won by tech. fall over Gage Engelbart, 15-0, 5:46. 113 – Dylan Bowser was pinned by Josiah Simms. 120 – Owen Ray pinned Milton Moctezuma, 0:53. 126 – Rylan Cooper pinned Walker Seehusen, 0:45. 132 – Kain Luensman pinned Cameron Breashears, 0:39. 138 – Bo Kramer pinned Levi Ehresman, 2:50.


     106 – Hope Hunter was pinned by Robert Scranton, 0:46. 145 – Miles Hatchel was pinned by Austin Kirby, 0:26. 152 – Tristan Clark lost to Sam Norris, 14-7.



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