PHOTO: Lukas Wilson of Monticello holds onto Mid-Prairie’s Cameron Tolander during the double dual meet Dec. 12 at Cascade. (Photo by Pete Temple)
By Pete Temple, Express Sports Editor
Six finalists, three champions, and lots of team points gave the Monticello High School wrestling team a strong tournament performance for the second week in a row.
The Panthers wound up second in the seven-team Zimmerman Invitational Saturday, Dec. 14 in Maquoketa. Monticello’s 190 points were second to Dubuque Hempstead (242) and ahead of third place Midland (111).
Dalton Husmann (120 pounds) and Daniel Pike (285) were champions for the second Saturday in a row, and were joined by Jordan Barker, who won the title at 138 pounds.
Also reaching the finals were runners-up Ben Ahlrichs (126), Scottlon Eckhardt (145) and Zach Timm (220).
Three other Panthers took third place, including Olivia Sunlin at 106, who scored her first two varsity victories, including a pin in the third place match. Trent Aitchison at 152 and Luke Knipper at 182 were third as well.
Two days earlier, Monticello split a pair of matches at the Cascade double dual, losing a hard-fought match against Mid-Prairie by a score of 39-33, and beating Cascade 54-30.
The Panthers jumped to a 24-0 lead over Mid-Prairie, helped by pins from Husmann and Ahlrichs, but Mid-Prairie battled back to win four straight matches, as well as the final two, and came away with the win.
Against Cascade, Monticello had pins from Peyton Paddock, Zach Timm and Husmann, and took advantage of five forfeits.
Monticello will be on the road again this week, wrestling a quadrangular meet at Iowa City Regina Dec. 19 and a tournament at Starmont on Dec. 21 before heading into the holiday break.
120 – Dalton Husmann pinned Blake Murphy, 1:24. 126 – Ben Ahlrichs pinned Hunter Huffman, 0:31. 132 - Monticello lost by forfeit. 138 - Jordan Barker won by forfeit. 145 – David Bagby won by forfeit. 152 – Trent Aitchison was pinned by Visout Peterschmidt, 5:16. 160 - Peyton Paddock lost to Miguel Sanchez, 4-3. 170 - Lukas Wilson lost to Cameron Tolander, 7-3. 182 - Luke Knipper was pinned by Eesaa Baylor, 1:27. 195 - Monticello lost by forfeit. 220 - Zach Timm dec. Ben Fiordelise, 3-1. 285 – Daniel Pike won by forfeit. 106 – Monticello lost by forfeit. 113 - Anthony Kinley lost to Josh Murphy, 8-1.
126 - Monticello lost by forfeit. 132 - Ben Ahlrichs won by forfeit. 138 - Jordan Barker pinned Cole Hoggman, 1:26. 145 – Trent Aitchison was pinned by Will Martin, 3:38. 152 – Scottlon Eckhardt was pinned by Isaac Coohey, 2:31. 160 - Peyton Paddock pinned Bryan Baldwin, 4:14. 170 - Lukas Wilson won by forfeit. 182 – Colton Craig was pinned by Logan Smith, 2:45. 195 – Luke Knipper won by forfeit. 220 - Zach Timm pinned Ashtin VanGorden, 5:18. 285 – Daniel Pike won by forfeit. 106 – Monticello lost by forfeit. 113 – Anthony Kinley won by forfeit. 120 – Dalton Husmann pinned Justin Shaffer, 1:59.
145 – David Bagby was pinned by Zach Kurt, 1:26.
1, Dubuque Hempstead 242; 2, Monticello 190; 3, Midland 111; 4, Maquoketa 105.5; 5, Davenport Central 103; 6, Clinton JV 66; 7, Bellevue 33.
106 – Olivia Sunlin (third place) lost to Cederick Thomas, DC, 15-8; dec. Andrew Dingbaum, MAQ, 7-3; pinned Jacob Faber, DH, 1:06.
113 - Anthony Kinley (fourth) pinned Craig Harlock, C, 1:08; lost to Beau Bowman, MAQ, 7-4; pinned Lucas Davison, MAQ, 3:03; was pinned by Jacob Lamantia, DC, 1:04.
120 – Dalton Husmann (champion) won by major dec. over Riley Mohr, DH, 9-0; dec. Rees Hauder, DH, 10-4; dec. Madison Gravel, MID, 7-2.
126 – Ben Ahlrichs (runner-up) pinned Jalen Huston, 2:59; lost to Ian Hurst, DH, 8-6.
138 - Jordan Barker (champion) pinned Keano Harbron, C, 1:13; won by major dec. over Jared Williams, DH, 14-5; dec. Jacob Duccini, DH, 6-2.
145 – Scottlon Eckhardt (runner-up) dec. Brier Dunkel, MID, 6-2; was pinned by Jacob Houghton, DC, 0:28.
152 – Trent Aitchison (third) pinned Cody Snow, C, 2:34; was pinned by Jacob Kloft, MAQ, 0:52; dec. Chance Skiles, DC, 5-2; won by major dec. over Cody Snow, C, 11-3.
160 - Lukas Wilson (fifth) pinned Mike Harrington, DC, 4:49; lost to Kevin Pape, DH, 4-2; won by injury default over Adam Rang, DH; pinned Cody Olson, B, 1:45.
170 – Lawson Wilson (sixth) pinned Brendan Stoller, C, 0:55; was pinned by Carter Daack, DH, 0:33; lost to Mitch Pfohl, DH, 7-2; was pinned by Alex Franzen, MID, 1:16.
182 - Luke Knipper (third) pinned Lucas Wood, DC, 1:48; was pinned by Brandon Haas, DH, 0:17; pinned Henry Tran, DH, 1:25; dec. Sam Serrano, DC, 7-4.
195 – Gavin Timm lost by forfeit; was pinned by Al Freiburger, DH, 1:23.
220 – Zach Timm (runner-up) won by major dec. over Colin Stillmunkes, B, 10-0; pinned Bruce Pactrick, DC, 3:07; was pinned by Gannon Gremmel, DH, 3:32.
285 – Daniel Pike (champion) pinned Ethan Manning, MAQ, 1:06; pinned Jesse Connolly, B, 1:54; pinned Tanner Heeren, DH, 4:58.