West rocks City’s mat
IOWA CITY— The West High Trojans under the leadership of Coach Mark Reiland traveled across town Thursday night, Dec. 8, to take on rival City High in a dual meet.
The JV squad opened the night with a 51-18 win while the varsity crew closed the dual 57-15.
In JV action, 182-pound Micah Kelsay pinned City’s Blake McWane in 4:42 following a forfeit to West at 170-pounds. Omar Gonzalez took a 7-1 decision from City’s Miguel Gutierrez at 106-pounds, Tristen Bowers got the fall in 3:33 over Ethan Vermace in the 126-pound match, Jake Gorvin pinned City’s Devon Duarte in 2:45 at 138-pounds, and Tyler Hebl took the 145-pound match against Damon Coghill-Behrends with a fall at 1:26. West High’s Jackson Voigt won his 160-pound bout against City’s Will Keffala-Gerhard by pinning the Little Hawk in 41 seconds.
Three Trojan reserves picked up wins as well. Hank Hugen pulled off a 25-12 major decision over City’s James Ridgeway at 120-pounds, Demitrius Solis-Martin pinned Joe Perot in 2:47 for a 138-pound match, and Omar Gonzalez overhauled Colton Chalupa in 1:05 for a 106-pound match.
Mike Watkins opened the varsity match by pinning City’s Gage Olson in 1:37 for the 170-pound match. Mickey Pelfrey got the fall in 3:08 over Ryan Maas at 195-pounds, and Jack Hathaway got the pin in a 132-pound contest in 1:28 over Evgeney Kolyvanov. Dakota Bauer earned a 24-9 technical fall over City’s Colin Donnelly in the 138-pound match-up while Sam Chalkley only needed 51 seconds to pin Tom Denneny at 145-pounds. Gradey Gambrall took a 13-3 decision away from Mitch Hasler at 152-pounds and Justin Koethe stunned City’s Harrison Whitlow with a fall in 24 seconds to close-out the dual at 160-pounds. West picked up forfeits at 113, 120, and 126-pounds.
The Trojans will defend their mats Thursday, Dec. 15, as Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Cedar Falls come to visit.