Quality competition makes for a long week for CL wrestling squad

    The Clear Lake wrestling team endured a tough week against quality competition.  The Lions battled Class 3A power Mason City, conference rival Clarion-Goldfield and participated in the Iowa Falls-Alden Tournament.
    Mason City 50, CL 13
    The Lions fought hard, but simply did not match up well against Mason City.  Blake Kelso, Ryan Schmalen and

Brice Wilcke all recorded wins for the Lions in the 50-13 loss.
    “Mason City is a very gifted team,” said Clear Lake Coach Gary Weber.  “We actually had four guys get technical falls against them, but at least they were not pins. They fought off their backs which is what we want. Mason City is just more experienced than us this year.”
    He noted Schmalen moved up to 113 pounds-- giving up 15 pounds and pulled out a big win for the Lions.

160 — Max Krieger (MC) tech. fall John Glynn, 24-9. 170 — Brice Wilcke (CL) pinned Cody Crotty, 2:23. 182 — Jared Bartel (MC) dec. Logan Kellogg, 9-2. 195 — Will Slaven (MC) pinned Noah Holt, 1:55. 220 — Tom Schiffer (MC) won by forfeit. 285 — Dakota Alexander (MC) pinned Mitchell Jordan, 5:21. 106 — Kaz Onoo (MC) tech. fall Brennen Doebel, 19-3. 113 — Ryan Schmalen (CL) dec. Matt Tornquist, 9-3. 120 — Andres Gonzalez (MC) dec. Matt Bieber, 7-1. 126 — Blake Kelso (CL) major dec. Will Siglin, 20-11. 132 — Andrew Bartel (MC) tech. fall, 15-0 Carson Farmer. 138 — Blake Spotts (MC) tech. fall Jacob Baker, 22-6. 145 — Dillon Coe (MC) dec. Aaron Boeshart, 11-5. 152 — Stone Sturges (MC) dec. Connor Nosbisch, 9-3.

C-G 31, CL 25
    Coach Weber felt his team wrestled its best meet of the year, but fell 31-25 to Clarion-Goldfield.
    “We wrestled with great intensity,” said Weber.  “All of our kids wrestled extremely hard.  Clarion will be a top 10 team this year and we had them on the ropes.”
    Connor Nosbisch (152) and Logan Kellogg (195) both beat ranked wrestlers in the meet.  Kellogg, along with John Glynn and Bryce Wilcke all moved up one weight class to try and get the win and help the team.
    “I predict Clarion will have the best record in the NCC and we wrestled well - Read More Via e-Edition

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