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Area wrestlers place at 1A State

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jacob Meehan of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn controls Luke Kramer of Maquoketa Valley during Class 1A wrestling action at last week's State Wrestling Tournament.
MMC's Meehan 4th, Ridge View's Schafer 5th

DES MOINES - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Jacob Meehan placed fourth at 160 pounds, and Ridge View's Logan Schafer fifth at 285 pounds to pace area grapplers at last week's Class 1A Iowa State Wrestling Tournament here.

Meehan won his opener by a 13-1 major decision over Luke Kramer of Maquoketa Valley, lost his quarterfinal match by a tense 2-1 overtime decision to Drake Fanslau of Underwood, pinned Cole Cook of Tipton in 1:46 in second-round consolation, beat Zach Jones of Okoboji 7-2 in third-round consolation, beat Gavin Shafer of Woodbine 5-2 in consolation semifinals, and lost a second OT verdict to Fanslau, this time a thrilling 4-2 decision in double overtime! Meehan finished his season with a snazzy 43-4 record.

Ridge View's Logan Schafer has East Mill's David Howell in near-fall position at last week's Class 1A State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines.
MMC's Jacob Pearson lost 10-3 to Dalton Ciavarelli of Clarksville in his opener at 170 pounds, and was pinned in :30 by Andrew De Regnier of English Valley/North English in consolation first-round action to finish his season with a 19-4 match record.

MMC's Dillon Mugge lost by fall at 285 pounds to Tyler Smith of Lisbon in :52 in his first match, then pinned Lucas Ohrt of West Marshall State Center in :49, before losing 9-2 to Nick Fett of Audubon in a consolation second-round match. Mugge finished his season with a solid 30-11 record.

Ridge View's Schafer beat Zach Ries of Iowa City Regina 10-6 in his opening match, pinned David Howell of East Mills in 1:34 in the quarterfinals, then lost a 12-5 decision to Brandon McCracken of Aplington-Parkersburg, lost a 9-0 decision to Tyler Smith of Lisbon in consolation semifinals, and then beat Dillon Suhr of Guthrie Center 6-1 for fifth place to finish his sparkling season with a 41-6 match record.

Ridge View's Michael Davidson has Manson NW Webster's Daniel Goodwin in a predicament at last week's 1A State Wrestling Tournament.
Also for Ridge View, Michael Davidson won his first match at 220 pounds with an 8-2 decision over Daniel Goodwin of Manson NW Webster, lost by fall in 1:57 to Adam Steger of Maquoketa Valley Delhi, and lost by a narrow 6-5 decision to Evan Schnack of Underwood in second-round consolation to finish his season with a stellar 37-4 record.

Ridge View coach Scott Phelps said "both wrestlers represented Ridge View in a very positive manner and we as coaches were very proud of their efforts."

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