Godberson faced off with Marrick Loftus of Logan-Magnolia in third-round action late Friday night and Loftus, a senior with a 40-9 record, beat Godbersen 8-6 in an exciting match. Loftus went on to finish fifth.
Godbersen then beat Jon Elmore of Prairie Valley-Gowrie 4-1 in a re-match to claim seventh place. Elmore defeated Godbersen 3-1 in their opening match Thursday.
Godbersen, an Eagle senior, lost a narrow 3-1 decision to senior Jon Elmore of Prairie Valley-Gowrie in his opening match on Thursday at 152 pounds, and then came back in the first-round consolation with a hard-earned 4-2 decision over senior Josh Becker of Gilbertville Don Bosco Thursday afternoon. Elmore ends 34-8, and Becker 27-14.
Also in 1A, Godbersen's teammate, Jacob Pearson, lost his first two matches Thursday to end his season.
Pearson, am MMC sophomore, was pinned by senior Randy Armstrong of Eddyville-Blairsburg in 5:14 in his opener, and then lost 12-6 to senior Taylor Connolly of East Buchanan in first-round consolation. Pearson ends with a 33-14 record, Armstrong is 37-13, and Connolly 33-12.
Matthews, a senior, ran his record to 34-5 at 215 pounds after beating junior Troy Brown of Carlisle 14-6 in his opening match Wednesday. Brown is a junior with a 27-9 record entering his match with Matthews.
Matthews then lost by fall Thursday in 4:53 to senior Ryan Frank of Independence in second-round action. Matthews ends the season with a 34-7 mark, and Frank is 42-2.
Also for S-SOS, sophomore Bruce McWilliams lost 14-4 to junior Blaize Cabell of Independence in his opener, and then pinned senior Jacob Hartwig of Monticello in 5:41 in first-round consolation action Wednesday afternoon. McWilliams boasts a 36-6 record, Cabell is 42-1, and Hartwig ends his season at 31-19.
Five other area wrestlers in 2A, including Cherokee's Patrick Loughlin at 171, lost their first two matches and bowed out of the State meet.
Loughlin, a senior, lost 10-6 to sophomore Kane Seeley of Perry in his opener, and then lost 7-1 to Clear Lake senior Levi Kellog in first-round consolation. Loughlin ends his season with a 27-12 record, Seeley is 34-4, and Kellog 28-16.
Two Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland grapplers dropped their first two matches to end their seasons.
AGHSC sophomore Logan Schaefer was pinned by junior Bret Johnson of Roland-Story in 1:27 in his opener at 285 pounds, and was then pinned in 1:16 by senior Cameron Hayward of Independence in first-round consolation. Schaefer ends with a 38-12 record, Johnson is 35-0, and Hayward 30-8.
Two other S-SOS wrestlers lost their first two matches to also end their seasons.
Spencer Tischer, a junior, was pinned in 1:46 at 135 pounds by junior Kyler Risher of Centerville in his opener, and then was pinned in :50 by senior Trevor Hejhal of Osage in first-round consolation. Tischer ends with a 22-7 record, Risher is 40-11, and Hejhal 38-3.
Joe Feekes of S-SOS, a senior, lost 6-2 to senior Jordan Harestad of Gilbert
in his opener, and then lost 8-0 to junior Zach Bauer of Dallas Center-Grimes in first-round consolation. Feekes ends with a 34-13 record, Harestad is 41-6, and Bauer 37-4.