• Keith Hjelle

Danker, Beeler Win Silver at WCAC Meet; Chargers Grapplers Finish Fifth as a Team


Every ACGC wrestler scored points for his team Saturday at the WCAC meet held in Ogden, as the Chargers finished fifth in the eight team meet with 123.5 points. Seth Danker at 113 lb. and Blaine Beeler at 120 lb. earned the highest place finishes for the Chargers, with both finishing as runner up in their respective weight classes. Four Chargers took third place including Cale Rowley at 126 lb, Gunnar Larsen at 132 lb, Gabe Rowley at 145 lb., and Ben Kingery at 195 lb.

After Danker received a bye in the quarterfinals he won by decision in the semifinals over Aidan Honkomp of Woodward-Granger, 7-1. In the championship match Danker lost by decision, 6-3, to Reuben Smith of I-35. It was only Dankers's second loss of the season, with his record now standing at 10 wins and 2 losses.

All of Beeler's matches were determined by pin, as he went 2-1 on the day. In the quarterfinal he threw Jackson Dodson of Plasantville in 0:51and then pinned Zane Dodson of VM-Earlham in the semifinals in 4:53. In the title match Casey Baker of Interstate 35 won by fall over Beeler in 2:42, which gives Beeler a 13-5 record for the season.

Van Meter-Earlham claimed the team championship with 222 points while WCAC newcomer Interstate 35 finished second with 179 points.

Next competition for the Chargers will be this Thursday when the team travels to Van Meter for a triple dual event including teams from East Union, Woodward Granger, and host Van Meter -Earlham. The Chargers will look to improve on their 7-1 record in dual meets. First matches are scheduled for 6 PM.

Complete ACGC results:

113 lb: Seth Danker finished 2nd

Quarterfinal: Danker received a bye

Semifinal: Danker ove Aidan Honkomp (W-G) by dec, 7-1

!st place match: Reuben Smith (I-35) over Danker by dec, 6-3

120 lb: Blaine Beeler finished 2nd

Quarterfinal: Beeler over jackson Dotson (Pleasantville) by fall, 0:51

Semifinal: Beeler over Zane Dodson (VM-Earl) by fall, 4:53

1st place match: Casey Baker over Beeler by fall, 2:42

126 lb: Cale Rrowley finished 3rd

Quarterfinal: Rowley over Corbyn Attwell (W-G) by fall, 1:39

Semifinal: Colby Wiederholt (VM-Earl) over Rowley by fall, 1:30

Consolation semifinal: Rowley over Lane Williams by fall, 0:32

3rd place match: Rowley over Kitt Lundy (Pleasantville) by fall, 3:03

132 lb: Gunnar Larsen finished 3rd

Quarterfinal: Colt palmer (W-G) over Larsen by fall, 5:01

Consolation round 1: Larsen over Ashton Bell (Ogden) by fall 0:46

Consolation semifinal: Larsen over Cael Carl (WCV) by fall, 1:26

3rd place match: Gunner Larsen over Tryston Palmer (I-35) by fall

138: Easton Benson finished 6th

Quarterfinal: Benson won over Jacob Holwegner (Panorama) by dec, 6-2

Semifinal: Korbin Barck (VM-Earl) over Benson by injury default

Consolation semifinal: Jason Dorenkamp (W-G) won by forfeit

5th place match: Drew Bartels Pleasantville) over Benson by injury default

145: Gabe Rowley finished 3rd

Quarterfinal: Rowley over Dalton Turner (Pleasantville) by technical fall, 15-0 @ 4:21

Semifinal: Quinn Corcoran (VM-Earlham) over Rowley by MD, 15-7

Consolation semifinal: Rowley over Drew Beldon (WCV) by fall, 2:58

3rd place match: Rowley over Dustin Harney (W-G) by fall, 3:31

152: Devon Obervoltz finished 6th

Quarterfinal: Devan Brown (W-G) over Oberholtz by fall, 2:18

Consolation round 1: Oberholtz received a bye

Consolation semifinal: Bryce Cole (VM-Earlham) over Oberholtz by fall, 3:13

5th place match: Devan Brown (W-G) over Oberholtz by fall, 0:51

170: Gavin Cornelison finished placed 5th

Quarterfinal: Garrett Fox (Panorama) over Cornelison by fall, 5:02

Consolation round 1: Cornelison received a bye

Consolation semifinal: Drew Kirkpatrick (I-35) over Cornelison by fall, 4:26

5th place match: Cornelison over (Gunnar Powell (WCV) by fall, 3:34

182: Cole Plowman finished 6th

Quarterfinal: Xander Soder (Ogden) over Plowman by fall, 5:25

Consolation round 1: Plowman received a bye

Consolation semifinal: Cooper Anderson (Panorama) over Plowman by fall, 2:33

5th place match: Xander Soder (Ogden) over Plowman by dec, 4-2

195: Ben Kingery finished 3rd

Quarterfinal: Kingery received a bye

Semifinal: Danel Kenyon (Pleasantville) over Kingery by MD, 10-1

Consolation semifinal: Kingery over Nathaniel Rosen (W-G) by fall, 1:11

3rd place match: Kingery over James Hein (Panorama) by fall, 1:52

220: Gage Buttler finished 6th

Quarterfinal: Brock Thompson (I-35) over Buttler by fall, 3:01

Consolation round 1: Buttler received a bye

Consolation semifinal: Zak Custard (WCV) over Buttler by fall, 1:32

5th place match: Cale Anthony (Pleasantville) over Buttler by fall, 0:56

Team standings:

Van Meter-Earlham 222

Interstate 35 179

Woodward-Granger 175

West Central Valley 133

ACGC 123.5

Pleasantville 112

Panorama 93

Ogden 45


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