WG wrestlers win Field Invite for fifth consecutive year

The Woodward-Granger wrestlers won the Dennis Field Invitational on Saturday for the fifth consecutive season. Photo submitted.




WOODWARD, Iowa – Good things can, apparently, come in five.

The Woodward-Granger wrestlers won five consecutive tag team championships at the Dennis Field Invitational on Saturday.

WG led the 10-team event with 204.5 points, Roland-Story second at 172 and Martensdale-St. Marys third at 106. SE Warren / Melcher-Dallas was fourth with 78.5 points, Colfax-Mingo (75.5) fifth and Collins-Maxwell (75) sixth. Des Moines North / Hoover and Saydel tied for seventh with 72 points each, with Baxter (63) and Coon Rapids-Bayard (27) also in action.

Alex Saxton won the 106-pound division for WG with pins in 53, 44 and 47 seconds, respectively, while Jayden Flugge-Smith took top honors at 132 pounds with pins in 2 minutes, 44 seconds, 27 ticks and 4:30. The 120-pound Holden Heard was also the first, who finished all five of their games with pin wins.

Dustin Harney at 160, who finished 1-1 overall, and James Dorrian at 126, who finished 3-1 with three pins, won the second points.

Jackson Potter was 4-1 with three pins and a 7-1 decision to place second at 170, with Alex Evans 2-1 with two pins second for the Hawks in the heavyweight class.

Brayden Simons was 3-2 with two pins and won by technical fall to place third at 152, with Kolby Fogarty third at 182 with a 2-2 mark while Dylan Major was third at 220 with a pin but then a pair of losses due to lack of injury.

Tjaden Smeltzer was fourth at 138 with a 2-3 tally which included a pair of pins while Oliver Potter was fourth at 145 with a 2-2 record, his pin wins and a major decision of 12-4 .

Bryce Hockenson also scored points for the team, which finished fifth by invitation at 195 pounds.

WG did not have a participant at 113 pounds.

The next action for WG is on Tuesday when they join Colfax-Mingo and Perry for a quadrangular at Ogden. The Hawks will then return to Ogden on Saturday to compete in the Bulldog tournament.

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