By Matt Bryant, the JOURNAL
The Washington wrestling team competed Tuesday at Davenport Assumption for an opportunity to continue the team?s season at the State Dual Tournament in Des Moines. Washington earned its spot in the regional bracket by placing second as a team in last Saturday?s sectional tournament. The top team out of each of eight regional sites advances.
The Demons moved a step closer by knocking out Dyersville Beckman 49-25 in its first match. The win set-up a rematch with a Davenport Assumption squad that gave Washington one of its few dual losses earlier in the season. Assumption came out on top, 44-27, to eliminate the Demons.
The Demons came out strong against Beckman recording nine wins, including five pins. Brandon Dickel (126 lbs) started the match with a fall in 3:20. Garret Ikerd (138 lbs) added a stick of his own two bouts later right at the end of regulation. Kiowa Keith (152 lbs) earned his pin just before the first period ended. At 195 lbs Logan Escher recorded a first period fall in 1:36. Walker Ikerd (120 lbs) ended the dual with a pin in 4:55.
The 5th ranked dual team, Davenport Assumption, posed stiffer competition. The Demons came out on top in five matches, 3 of which were forfeits with two of those given up late after the dual was decided.
Garrett Ikerd fought for a 5-3 decision and Tristin Westphal-Edwards pinned his opponent as time expired in the second period.
The dual team season is now over for the Demons. Eight individual wrestlers are still alive for a chance to make the State Individual Tournament. Their quest continues this Saturday at Fairfield.
Washington 49.00 - Beckman Catholic 25.00
126: Brandon Dickel (WASH) over Michael Roling (Fall 3:20); 132: Grant Hoeger (BECK) over Dillan Sanders (Dec 7-1); 138: Garrett Ikerd (WASH) over Kael Kruse (Fall 6:00); 145: Jake Recker (BECK) over (For.); 152: Kiowa Keith (WASH) over Riley Fangman (Fall 1:59); 160: Luke Hageman (BECK) over Dylan Farmer (Fall 1:38); 170: Tristin Westphal-Edwards (WASH) over Evan Wulfekuhle (Dec 5-1); 182: Owen Grover (BECK) over Collin Murphy (MD 12-2); 195: Logan Escher (WASH) over Austin Koopman (Fall 1:36); 220: Tanner Murphy (WASH) over Spencer Schlarmann (MD 8-0); 285: Mitchell Huisenga (WASH) over (For.); 106: Matt Collett (WASH) over (For.); 113: Mason Recker (BECK) over Brennan Murphy (Fall 1:57); 120: Walker Ikerd (WASH) over Nick Hageman (Fall 4:55).
Assumption 44.00 ? Washington 27.00
132: Matt Robertson (ASSU) over Dillan Sanders (Fall 2:56); 138: Garrett Ikerd (WASH) over Adam Laubenthal (Dec 5-3); 145: Eli McCracken (ASSU) over David Hora (Fall 2:50); 152: Joe Deckert (ASSU) over Kiowa Keith (Dec 9-2); 160: Kole Kreinbring (ASSU) over Dylan Farmer (Fall 0:43): 170: Tristin Westphal-Edwards (WASH) over Ethan Sandoval (Fall 4:00); 182: Julien Broderson (ASSU) over Collin Murphy (Fall 0:59); 195: Seth Adrian (ASSU) over Logan Escher (Dec 3-1); 220: Henry Martens (ASSU) over Tanner Murphy (SV-1 2-1); 285: Mitchell Huisenga (WASH) over (For.); 106: Trenton McDonough (ASSU) over Matt Collett (TF 15-0 3:15); 113: TJ Fitzpatrick (ASSU) over Brennan Murphy (Fall 3:26); 120: Walker Ikerd (WASH) over (For.); 126: Brandon Dickel (WASH) over (For.).