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MMC's Godbersen, Letsche to quarterfinals

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Taylor Witzel of Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland controls his opponent during the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines. Photo by Roy Tucker
Eagles' Lehnhoff still alive in consolation;

Road ends for Dammann, Witzel, Klinker, Matthews

DES MOINES - Russ Godbersen and Jerad Letsche of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn won their opening matches at the Class 1A Iowa State Wrestling Tournament here on Feb. 18th, to move into Thursday night's quarter finals.

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Jacob Lehnhoff vs Drake Fanslau of Underwood . Photo submitted.
Their teammate, Jacob Lehnhoff, lost his first match at 140 pounds, but won his first-round consolation match to stay alive and advance to Thursday night's second-round consolations.

MMC's Blaine Dammann lost his first match ,and then lost in the first-round consolations to end his tourney quest.

In Class 2A, Sheldon-South O'Brien's Knute Klinker and Pete Matthews also lost their first two matches to end their tourney action, as did Tayor Witzel of Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland.

Godbersen, a junior (38-1), beat junior Tim Maroney (32-7) of East Buchanan Winthrop 8-0 at 145 pounds in his opening match. He met senior Jesse Brown (39-5) of Nashua Plainfield in Thursday night's championship quarterfinals.

Letsche, a senior (39-4), beat sophomore Tyler Ogburn (34-15) of Corning

13-5 in hs first match. He met senior Kolton Kersten (36-7) of Logan-Magnolia Thursday night in championship quarterfinals.

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Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Russ Godbersen was all business while winning his first-round match at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines. Photo by Roy Tucker
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Blaine Dammann of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn scrambles to break loose from the grasp of his opponent at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines. Photo by Roy Tucker
Lehnhoff, a senior (35-6), lost a tight 6-4 match in overtime to freshman Drake Fanslau (39-8) of Underwood in his opener, and then came back with a 7-4 decision over freshman Andy Glaser (12-7) of Nashua Plainfeld in consolations. He met junior Brandon Smith (38-7) of BGM Brooklyn in Thursday night's second-round consolations.

Dammann, a senior (33-13), was pinned by junior Dylan Schrader (28-2) of Wapello in 1:06 in his opener, and then lost a narrow 4-3 decision to senior Dustin Rholl (31-5) of South Hamilton-Jewell.

AGHSC junior Taylor Witzel (45-9) lost a narrow 4-2 match to senior Tyler Craig (29-10) of Mount Vernon in his opener, and then was pinned by senior Keaton Mathis (31-9) of Roland-Story in :53 in first-round consolations.

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Knute Klinker of Sheldon-South O'Brien ponders his next move whiie hovering over his foe at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines. Photos by Roy Tucker
Klinker, a Sheldon-South O'Brien junior (36-9) was pinned by sophomore Kyle Lux of South Tama (31-3) in 1:44 in his opener in 2A, and then lost by technical fall 19-4 in 5:39 to senior Noah Minikus (40-11) of Denver-Tripoli in the first-round consolations.

Matthews, an S-SOS junior (40-9), was pinned by sophomore Andrew Nodtvedt (36-8) of Central Springs in 2:56, and then was pinned by senior Casey Kreiter (36-4) of Central Clinton-Dewitt in 2:46.

The Class 1A semifinals and third-round consolation matches are Feb. 20 f, to be followed by the 2A semifinals and third-round consolation matches.

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Pete Matthews of Sheldon-South O'Brien stalks his opponent during the Class 2A Iowa State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines.
The all-class consolation place matches are noon to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, and the Grand March and championship matches begin at 6 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.



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