• Keith Hjelle

Charger Matmen Go 1-1 at Van Meter/ Earlham Duals; Dual Mark at 8-2


The Charger wrestling team faced one of its strongest opponents last night in Van Mater/Earlham and found itself on the short end of a 61-18 score--part of a double dual that also included East Union of Afton. The Chargers fared better in its match with East Union, defeating the Eagles, 48-18. The meet was held at Van Meter.

The three wins for ACGC in the VM/Earlham match were all by fall, as Gunnar Larsen at 126 lb, Gabe Rowley at 138, and Ben Kingery at 195 all pinned their opponents. Of the ten contested matches, all but two were won by fall. Seth Danker at 113 and Blaine Beeler at 120 both lost their matches by decision. VM/Earl won four matches by forfeit.

The match versus East Union was more to Charger fans' liking, with ACGC winning four of the six contested matches. Danker, Beeler, Rowley and Trevin Suhr were all victorious. Rowley improved his dual record to 16-5 with his two wins, while Larsen now stands at 13-2 after winning by forfeit versus East Union. Trevin Suhr recorded the fast pin of the day when he won by fall over Onxe Ibbotson of East Union in 54 seconds.

The split gives the Chargers a 8-2 dual meet record for the season. The grapplers will next see action after the break when they travel to Griswold for a four team dual event on Saturday, January 5.

Charger results at Van Meter are as follows:

Van Meter/Earlham 61, ACGC 18 ACGC 48, East Union 18

106: VM/Earlham won by forfeit EU won by forfeit

113: Zane Dodson over Seth Danker Danker over Cole Wimber by dec, 8-4

(ACGC) by MD, 15-6

120: Colby Wiederholt over Blaine Beeler Beeler over Jarryn Stephens by fall, 1:36

(ACGC) by dec, 6-5

126: Gunnar Larsen (ACGC) over Korbin Larsen won by forfeit

Barek by fall, 3:24

132: Tyler Haynes over Trevin Suhr Suhr over Onxe Ibbotson by fall, 0:54

(ACGC) by fall, 1:00

138: Gabe Rowley (ACGC) over Dalten Rowley over Sherman Hayes by dec, 7-3

Van Pelt by fall, 0:59

145: Quinn Corcoran over Cristian Nolte Cristian Nolte won by forfeit

(ACGC) by fall, 2:37

152: VM/Earlham won by forfeit Double forfeit

160: VM/Earlham won by forfeit Bryce Rochholz (ACGC) won by forfeit

170: Samuel Miller over Cole Plowman Plowman won by forfeit

(ACGC by fall, 1:35

182: Trey Bond over Jon Pavelka (ACGC) Brant Looney over Pavelka by fall, 1:26

by fall, 2:34

195: Ben Kingery (ACGC) over Alexander Brady Reese over Kingery by fall, 1:58

Hansen by fall, 1:24

220: Tyler Erdman over Gage Buttler Buttler won by forfeit

(ACGC) by fall, 1:14

285: VM/Earlham won by forfeit Double forfeit


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