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Clippers split on the mats in Vinton

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
VINTON— The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) wrestlers picked up one more dual meet win as they faced Vinton-Shellsburg and Benton Community on Thursday, Jan. 19. The Clippers scuttled Vinton-Shellsburg 40-27, but were keelhauled by the Bobcats of Benton Community 49-25.
Against the Vikings, Dalton Beckler took a 10-2 major decision from Austin Heims in the 138 pound match and Sebastian Calderon pinned Brandan Geiger in 26 seconds at 152 pounds. Vinton-Shellsburg forfeited matches at 106, 113, 195, 220 and 285. Carter Carew was on the wrong end of a 7-4 decision at 120 pounds, Nate Langrehr fell in 3:47 for the 126 bout and David Calderon fell in 5:20 in the 132 pound match-up. In 145 pound action, Trever Walls fell in 1:01 while Sam Andrews was pinned in 22 seconds at 160.
Carew took a 12-6 decision from Benton Community’s Dylan Beaver, Langrehr pinned Jake Robertson in 4:42 and Calderon picked up a 14-4 major decision over Josh Cassill at 120, 126 and 152 pounds respectively. In 195 pound action Casey Rohret pinned Benton’s Isaac Hopkins in 3:05. Rohret was a nominee this week for KCRG TV-9’s “Athlete of the Week.”
Connor Murphy fell in 1:14 at 106 pounds, Colton Beckler lost a 7-3 decision at 113 pounds and Calderon fell in 3:30 for the 132 pound match. Dalton Beckler lost a 13-0 major decision in the 138 pound bout while Walls fell in 1:27.