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Linn-Mar defeats Iowa City West, 40-26, in wrestling opener

Trojans fall on Lions’ mat
West senior Nelson Brands (152) goes for a takedown against Linn-Mar’s Jacob Wempen. Brands won by a 19-8 major decision, but the Trojans ultimately fell to the Lions. (photo by Ken Gilchrist, Marion Times)

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MARION– The Iowa City West High wrestlers opened the 2016-17 season with a loss Thursday, Dec. 1, on the road in Marion at Linn-Mar High School as they took on the Lions in a duel meet. The Trojan junior varsity fell, 55-12, as Nate Daniels (285 pounds) pinned Linn-Mar’s Zach Hart in 1:39 and Mason Sorge (152) pinned the Lions’ Jared Zieser in 1:31.
The Trojan varsity fell, 40-26, as Jackson Brennan (106) took a 7-5 decision from Linn-Mar’s Cole Kraklio, Keaton Speicher (113) earned a 13-1 major decision over the Lions’ Jackson Hicks, Nelson Brands (152) took a 19-8 major decision from Linn-Mar’s Jacob Wempen, Carter Rohweder (160) took a 4-0 decision from the Lions’ Alex Streicher and Ashton Stumpf (170) pinned Ryan Plummer in 1:09 and Landon Green (182) pinned Linn-Mar’s Dan Coughlin in 2:30.
The West wrestlers return to action Thursday, Dec. 8, at Dubuque Hempstead for a 6 p.m. match with the Mustangs then travel to Council Bluffs on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10, for a tournament at the Mid America Center. City High invades the West High gym on Thursday, Dec. 15, for a 6 p.m. duel.

Junior Varsity Results
Linn-Mar (LIMA) 55.00, Iowa City West (ICW) 12.00
285: Nate Daniels (ICW) over Zach Hart (LIMA) (Fall 1:39) 106: Double Forfeit 113: Sam Miller (LIMA) over   (ICW) (For.) 120: Owen Wedemeier (LIMA) over Landon Songer (ICW) (Fall 0:59) 126: Zach Gerlach (LIMA) over   (ICW) (For.) 132: Hikaru Carolin (LIMA) over   (ICW) (For.) 138: Logan Dulin (LIMA) over Peter Woodward (ICW) (Fall 0:57) 145: Ethan Jedlicka (LIMA) over Micah Blair (ICW) (MD 11-0) 152: Mason Sorge (ICW) over Jared Zieser (LIMA) (Fall 1:31) 160: A.J. Frost (LIMA) over Nate Wojchowski (ICW) (Dec 7-2) 170: Cody Ritter (LIMA) over   (ICW) (For.) 182: Chris Smith (LIMA) over   (ICW) (For.) 195: Double Forfeit 220: Tanner Schultz (LIMA) over Brock Pelfrey (ICW) (Fall 3:30)