Next year, the Maple Valley and Boyer Valley Conferences will merge and form a new conference, so the MVC Wrestling Tournament held here on Jan. 12 was the final conference tourney for the venerable MVC as we know it.
With a number of strong units again this year, the 2008 tournament was certainly a grand way for the MVC to go out.
When the final victor's arm had been raised Saturday, the team standings showed the Lawton-Bronson Eagles were the "King of the Hill," as they scored 211.5 points. BC-IG/OA placed second with 190 points, Woodbury Central was third, with 188.5, and the Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland Stonecutters were fourth in the eight-team tourney, scoring 165.5 points. MVAO, K-P, West Monona and Westwood placed fifth through eighth, respectively.
AGHSC had two individual champions. The Stonecutters' Adam Parker - currently ranked second in the state - won the 130-pound title, and 140-pounder Kyle Yearous was also champion at his weight.
Third-place finishers for AGHSC were Tyler Kenny (119), Steve White (135), and Adam Dreeszen (Heavyweight). The Stonecutters' Vance Kreutz (112), Nick Felten (145). Jason Glienke (160), and Seth Bruce (215), and Ronnie Huseman (103) and Cory Naberhaus (171) took fifth place honors at their weights.
The AGHSC coaches were happy with the effort of their wrestlers throughout the tournament, feeling they were "more aggressive and more physcal" than they were in their last meet. AGHSC next competes in Ida Grove at the BC-IG Tournament Friday and Saturday.
103 - Briley Dixon (WC) pinned Ronnie Huseman in 3:02
Gavin Zimmerman (LB) pinned Huseman in 1:45
Huseman pinned Joel Barry (MVAO) in 2:25
112 - Vance Kreutz pinned Tony Bertelson (MVAO) in :36
Josh Schaefer (BCIG) beat Kreutz, 15 -0
Kreutz pinned Zach Rathman (LB) in 3:39
Chris Mead (WW) pinned Kreutz in 4:37
119 - Darius Dutcher (BCIG) beat Tyler Kenny, 17-2
Kenny pinned Tyler Smith (WC) in 1:16
Kenny beat Brent Gigaroa (MVAO), 11-9
130 - Adam Parker pinned Tyler Campbell (KP) in 1:44
Parker pinned Cole Holton (MVAO) in 2:31
Parker beat Zach Conolley (WC), 7-1
135 - Steve White pinned Skyler Sanford (WC) in 1:44
Luke Griffith (BCIG) pinned White in 1:09
White beat Evan Detok (WW), 16 - 0
White pinned AJ King (LB) in 2:06
140 - Kyle Yearous pinned Jon Imel (LB) in 1:37
Yearous pinned Dallen Mahrt (KP) in 1:31
Yearous pinned Zach Schoenfeld (MVAO) in 1:24
145 - Nick Felten beat Nolan Kafton (MVAO), 10-0
Alex Bogue (BCIG) beat Felten, 9-4
Felten pinned Adam Watts (LB) in 1:26
Matt Rogers (WC) pinned Felten in 3:39
152 - Trent Baker (WW) beat Josh Schwanz, 12-2
Schwanz beat Nathan Rodenberg (MVAO) , 11-8
Kyle Grieme (LB) beat Schwanz, 16 -0
Leo Zima (WM) beat Schwanz, 13 -8,
160 - Tyler Down (BCIG) beat Jason Glienke,13-2
Glienke beat Adam Miller (WM), 9-1
Glienke pinned Jon Wimmer (MVAO) in 1:42
Tyler Down (BCIG) pinned Glienke in 2:58
171 - Cory Naberhaus pinned Shawn Lamb (WM) in 1:43
Dakota Miller (LB) beat Naberhous, 15-0
Chaps Wilke (BCIG) beat Naberhous, 12-4
Naberhous pinned Chris Sadler (MVAO) in 1:51
215 - Sam Hanson (MVAO) pinned Seth Bruce in 1:22
Bruce pinned Allan Patterson (BCIG) in 1:41
Andrew Hoffman (WM) pinned Bruce in 1:36
Hwt - Ryan Miller (LB) pinned Adam Dreeszen in 3:56
Dreeszen pinned Jacob LeClair (WM) in 2:12
Dreeszen pinned Jed McCoy (WC) in 1:35