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CCA wrestlers grapple at Lynx invitational

Murphy takes third

North Liberty Leader
TROY MILLS– The Clear Creek Amana varsity wrestlers competed in the Lynx invitational hosted by North Linn High School on Saturday, Dec. 21. Connor Murphy placed third in 113-pound competition, winning by fall in 2:20 over Mid-Prairie’s Josh Murphy in the third place match. Daniel Brechtel placed sixth at 120 pounds, Jacob Wessling was seventh at 145 and Ethan Taylor was sixth at 220.
The Clippers will return from the Christmas break with a trip to Center Point-Urbana on Thursday, Jan. 9, to face the Stormin’ Pointers and the Lynx of North Linn before hosting their own invitational tournament on Saturday, Jan. 11.

North Linn Lynx varsity invitational results for CCA:
113: Connor Murphy (12-2) placed third and scored 17.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1: Connor Murphy (Clear Creek Amana) 12-2 received a bye (Bye).
Quarterfinal: Connor Murphy (Clear Creek Amana) 12-2 won by major decision over Dalton Bell (North Linn) 7-10 (MD 9-0).
Semifinal: Chase Lynn (Dubuque Senior) 11-1 won by major decision over Connor Murphy (Clear Creek Amana) 12-2 (MD 14-5).
Cons. Semi: Connor Murphy (Clear Creek Amana) 12-2 won by decision over Brian Jensen (North Fayette Valley) 10-8 (Dec 2-0).
Third Place Match: Connor Murphy (Clear Creek Amana) 12-2 won by fall over Josh Murphy (Mid-Prairie) 9-4 (Fall 2:20).

120: Daniel Brechtel (1-9) placed sixth and scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1: Daniel Brechtel (Clear Creek Amana) 1-9 received a bye (Bye).
Quarterfinal: Daniel Brechtel (Clear Creek Amana) 1-9 won by decision over Brad Ertl (Beckman) 4-6 (Dec 5-2).
Semifinal: Owen Anderson (Wilton) 11-4 won by fall over Daniel Brechtel (Clear Creek Amana) 1-9 (Fall 1:24).
Cons. Semi: Johnny Wander (North Fayette Valley) 2-2 won by fall over Daniel Brechtel (Clear Creek Amana) 1-9 (Fall 2:47).
Fifth Place Match: Brad Ertl (Beckman) 4-6 won by decision over Daniel Brechtel (Clear Creek Amana) 1-9 (Dec 4-3).

145: Jacob Wessling (3-10) placed seventh and scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1: Jacob Wessling (Clear Creek Amana) 3-10 received a bye (Bye).
Quarterfinal: Zac Ford (Wilton) 6-4 won by fall over Jacob Wessling (Clear Creek Amana) 3-10 (Fall 0:51).
Cons. Round 2: Jacob Wessling (Clear Creek Amana) 3-10 received a bye (Bye).
Cons. Round 3: Kaleb Payne (Edgewood-Colesburg) 5-10 won by fall over Jacob Wessling (Clear Creek Amana) 3-10 (Fall 2:21).
Seventh Place Match: Jacob Wessling (Clear Creek Amana) 3-10 won by fall over Ethan Grant (Central Community) 0-5 (Fall 3:22).

220: Ethan Taylor (6-6) placed sixth and scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1: Ethan Taylor (Clear Creek Amana) 6-6 received a bye (Bye).
Quarterfinal: Ben Fiordalise (Mid-Prairie) 15-4 won by decision over Ethan Taylor (Clear Creek Amana) 6-6 (Dec 4-2).
Cons. Round 2: Ethan Taylor (Clear Creek Amana) 6-6 received a bye (Bye).
Cons. Round 3: Ethan Taylor (Clear Creek Amana) 6-6 won by fall over Nate Burns (West Delaware) 1-6 (Fall 3:16).
Cons. Semi: Connor Bodeker (Williamsburg) 13-3 won by fall over Ethan Taylor (Clear Creek Amana) 6-6 (Fall 1:30).
Fifth Place Match: Ben Fiordalise (Mid-Prairie) 15-4 won by fall over Ethan Taylor (Clear Creek Amana) 6-6 (Fall 5:26).