• Keith Hjelle

Slaybaugh First, Rowley Second at Charger Invitational


ACGC freshman wrestling phenom Tegan Slaybugh claimed the top spot at the Charger Invitational yesterday when he defeated three opponents to win the gold in the 106 pound weight class. After drawing byes in the first and quarterfinal rounds, Slaybaugh won major decisions in both the semifinals and the championship match. In the finals he defeated Kolton Munson of Ogden, 10-2, to run his record to 34-6 on the season.

Cale Rowley (27-7) also reached the title match only to lose by fall to Byrce Allen of Clarion by fall in 1:21. After receiving a first round bye, Rowley pinned his way to the finals with falls over Clay Peters of Greene County and Carmine Shaw of Nodaway Valley.

Others who placed for the Chargers were Seth Danker (32-3) who was fourth at 138; Dawson Muller (22-18) placed seventh at 145; Cayden Jensen (23-17) was seventh at 160; Christian Nolte (29-12) won fifth at 170 lb.

"We had some very good performances on Saturday," Charger coach Shawn Danker said following the meet. Tegan had a fantastic day and we placed six of our seven wrestlers who competed at the varsity level. This was a good gauge for us as we get ready for sectionals next week. It's always an exciting time of the year heading into the state series of sectionals, districts and state.""

The team finished about in the middle of the sixteen team tournament, placing ninth with 99.5 points. The Chargers will travel to Ogden for the sectional tournament on Saturday and will host the district tournament on Saturday, February 13.

Charger results:

106 lb: Tegan Slaybaugh (34-6) placed 1st. Champ. Round 1: Tegan Slaybaugh (AC/GC) received a bye. Quarterfinal: Tegan Slaybaugh (AC/GC) won by fall over Rylan Jimenez (Southeast Warren/Melcher-Dallas) (Fall 0:38) Semifinal: Tegan Slaybaugh (AC/GC) won by major decision over Dalton Ervin (Moravia) (MD 13-3).1st Place Match: Tegan Slaybaugh (AC/GC) won by major decision over Kolton Munson (Ogden) (MD 10-2)

138 lb: Seth Danker (32-3) placed 4th. Champ. Round 1: Seth Danker (AC/GC) received a bye

Quarterfinal:Seth Danker (AC/GC) won by tech fall over Wyatt Sprecher (Ogden) (TF-1.5 1:18 (16-1). Semifinal: Reed Abbas (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) won by decision over Seth Danker (AC/GC) (Dec 13-8) Cons. Round 3: Seth Danker (AC/GC) won by fall over Jaxon Christensen (Nodaway Valley) (Fall 3:51) 3rd Place Match: Nolan Moore (Riverside, Oakland) won by injury default over Seth Danker (AC/GC) (Inj. 0:00)

145: Dawson Muller (22-18) placed 7th. Champ. Round 1: Dawson Muller (AC/GC won by fall over Sam Steele (Nevada) (Fall 3:08) Quarterfinal: Remington Hanson (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) won by major decision over Dawson Muller (AC/GC) (MD 13-0) Cons. Round 2: Avery McCloud (Ogden) 22-14 won by fall over Dawson Muller (AC/GC) (Fall 4:00) Cons. Round 3: Dawson Muller (AC/GC) won by fall over Oliver Potter (Woodward-Granger) (Fall 0:53) 7th Place Match: Dawson Muller (AC/GC) won in sudden victory-1 over Ryan Fees (Panorama) (SV-1 6-4)

152 lb: Cale Rowley (27-7) placed 2nd. Champ. Round 1: Cale Rowley (AC/GC) received a bye.

Quarterfinal: Cale Rowley (AC/GC) won by fall over Clay Peters (Greene County) (Fall 3:20)

Semifinal: Cale Rowley (AC/GC) won by fall over Carmine Shaw (Nodaway Valley) (Fall 1:33)

1st Place Match: Bryce Allen (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) won by fall over Cale Rowley (AC/GC)

(Fall 1:21)

JV 160 lb: Devon Jackson (2-12) did not place. Champ. Round 1: Justus Rude (Ogden) won by fall over Devon Jackson (AC/GC) (Fall 1:26) Cons. Round 1: Devon Jackson (AC/GC) received a bye

Cons. Round 2: Ben Wickett (Southeast Warren/Melcher-Dallas) won by fall over Devon Jackson (AC/GC) (Fall 2:00)

160 lb: Cayden Jensen (23-17) placed 7th. Champ. Round 1: Cayden Jensen (AC/GC) received a bye Quarterfinal: Wyatt Appleseth (Panorama) won by fall over Cayden Jensen (AC/GC)

(Fall 0:58) Cons. Round 2: Zack Miller (Southeast Valley) won by decision over Cayden Jensen (AC/GC) (Dec 7-1) Cons. Round 3: Cayden Jensen (AC/GC) won by fall over Ben Wickett (Southeast Warren/Melcher-Dallas) (Fall 0:52) 7th Place Match: Cayden Jensen (AC/GC) won by fall over Bodhi Mains (West Central Valley) (Fall 5:03)

170 lb: Cristian Nolte (29-12) placed 5th. Champ. Round 1: Cristian Nolte (AC/GC) won by fall over Sam Hanson (Nevada) (Fall 0:56) Quarterfinal: Rylie Ferrari (Southeast Valley) won by fall over Cristian Nolte (AC/GC) (Fall 3:10) Cons. Round 2: Cristian Nolte (AC/GC) won by fall over Gunnar Goble (Greene County) (Fall 1:00) Cons. Round 3: Jon Mckeever (Woodward-Granger) won by fall over Cristian Nolte (AC/GC) (Fall 2:00) 5th Place Match: Cristian Nolte (AC/GC) won by fall over Rylie Ferrari (Southeast Valley) (Fall 0:39)

195 lb: Bryce Rochholz (15-20) did not place. Champ. Round 1: Michael Rumley (Greene County) won by fall over Bryce Rochholz (AC/GC) (Fall 2:34) Cons. Round 1: Bryce Rochholz (AC/GC) received a bye Cons. Round 2: Bryce Rochholz (AC/GC) received a bye Cons. Round 3: Kolby Fogarty (Woodward-Granger) won by fall over Bryce Rochholz (AC/GC) (Fall 0:57)


Team scores: Clarion 243, W-G 180, SEV 157, VM/Earl 143.5, Riverside 117.5, SE Warrn 113.5, Ogden 112.5, Panorama 104, ACGC 99.5, NodValley 82.5, Greene County 82, Moravia 60, Tri-Center 59, WCV 59, CR-B 57.5, Nevada 45.5


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