PCM Wrestlers win North Polk Invitational
ALLEMAN — Prairie City Monroe’s wrestlers headed to Alleman over the weekend to participate in North Polk’s Inviational. The Mustangs won the team portion of the tournament with 175 points over the Forest City Indians, who scored 165.
"Winning the title was a total team effort," PCM coach Cory Waddell said. "Twelve of the 13 wrestlers that made the trip scored points for us. I am extremely proud of the effort the team put towards this. They have been working hard in practice and our conditioning is starting to show as we approach mid-season."
Standouts for the Mustangs include three first-place winners — Tristan Clark (126 pounds), Luke Cummings (152 lbs), Jade Coleman (160 lbs). All three Mustangs won each of their three matches on Saturday. Clark, Cummings and Coleman each had three pinfall victories in their first-place showings.
Xavier Miller took second place in the 113-pound division. He won two major decisions and lost a close 9-7 minor decision in the championship match against Brady Kyner, giving Miller his first loss of the season.
The other second-place finisher for PCM was Matt Chizek at 132 lbs. Chizek scored a pin over BCLUW’s Mitch Miller in the semifinals, but was pinned by Hudson’s Jeremy Smith in the championship match.
"We have some work to do after the Christmas break as we will be tested at our own tournament, a tough tournament at ADM and the Heart of Iowa Conference tournament all in the month of January," Waddell said.
106: Chace Palm — 6th
Chase Erickson (North Polk) won by forfeit over Palm.
Garrett Simmons (Panorama) won by forfeit over Palm.
an Showers (Clarke) won by forfeit over Palm.
113: Xavier Miller — 2nd
Miller won by dec. over Cade Burma (Boone) 9-0.
Miller won by dec. over Austin Smith (North Polk) 16-5.
Brady Kyner (Carlisle) won by dec. over Miller 9-7.
126: Tristan Clark — 1st
Clark pinned Brandon Avilla (Carlisle) 3:44.
Clark pinned Kaleb Noel (Woodward-Granger) 0:58.
Clark pinned Justin Firebaugh (Panorama) 2:00.
132: Matt Chizek — 2nd
Chizek won by dec. over Maverick Freerksen (Forest City) 12-4.
Chizek won by pin over Mitch Miller (BCLUW) 5:33.
Jeremy Smith (Hudson) pinned Chizek 1:10.
145: Ian Reed — 5th
Reed won by dec. over Austin Lewis (Forest City) 14-10.
Joe Hageman (Hudson) won by dec. over Reed 10-9.
Chandler Smith (North Polk) won by pin over Reed 1:12.
Reed won by pin over Tanner Frost (Boone) 5:22.
152: Luke Cummings — 1st
Cummings pinned Garett Halverson (North Polk) 3:24.
Cummings pinned Tanner Vermaas (Woodward Granger) 1:24.
Cummings pinned Noah Huber (Hudson) 2:22.
160: Jade Coleman — 1st
Coleman pinned Coby Tomilson (BCLUW) 0:32.
Coleman pinned Jordan Coughenour (CMB) 5:34.
Coleman pinned Dillon Calkins (Boone) 4:47.
Ron Marshall — 5th
Jacob Bair (Clarke) pinned Marshall 3:14.
Marshall pinned Blake Coughenour (CMB) 0:51.
Kane Springis (Boone) won by dec. over Marshall 8-2.
Marshall pinned Andrew Burnett (Carlisle) 4:40.
Lucas Rains — 3rd
Rains pinned Nathan Bair (Clarke) 1:27.
Luke Huber (Hudson) won by dec. over Rains 14-4.
Rains won by dec. over Brice Wilson (Boone) 7-3.
Rains pinned Nathan Bair (Clarke) 2:30.
195: Jaret Maggard — 6th
Charles Robertson (CMB) pinned Maggard 2:24.
Maggard pinned Andrew Hill (Carlisle) 4:41.
Ryan Dighton (Boone) pinned Maggard 0:53.
Charles Robertson (CMB) pinned Maggard 0:50.
220: Brandon Charls — 3rd
Alex Paulson (Forest City) pinned Charls 3:48.
Charls won by dec. over Ben Bruggeman (North Polk) 14-10.
Charls won by dec. over Marcus Boldy (Panorama) 4-3.
285: Trent Malone — 6th
Garrett Johnston (Panorama) pinned Malone 0:25.
Malone pinned Michael Digiacoimo (Hudson) 3:34.
Kyle Springis (Boone) pinned Malone 1:06.
TJ Krehbeil (North Polk) pinned Malone 0:50.