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Triad wrestling shows well at Granite City

By Anthony Jones

Triad wrestling finished in seventeenth place out of twenty seven teams at last week’s Granite City tournament. Their team total of 118.5 points bested conference foes Mascoutah and Waterloo.

Colby Crouch was a major key to their success after taking first at 126. The defending state champion scored 41.5 points with a 16-0 technical fall, three falls inside of two minutes and an 8-4 decision.

An eighth place finish from Aiden Postma at 145 was Triad’s second best finish. The grappling standout recorded a 14-1 major decision, a 3:10 fall and a 0:21 fall to score 13 points for his team.

Also finishing in the top ten was senior Koen Rodebush. Rodebush took tenth place in the 182 division and seven points after wins by a 10-1 major decision, a 10-3 decision and a 2-1 decision.

Both Willy Kelly and Ben Baumgartner finished in eleventh place for the Knights, doing so in the 106 and 132 divisions. Each finished with 11.5 points for their efforts.

Kelly scored pinfalls at 1:28, 6:31 and 3:50, plus a win by no contest. Baumgartner picked up four wins in the same fashion, with falls of 1:19, 1:45 and 3:35.

Triad also took thirteenth place in the 152 division. This nine point performance was delivered by Braden Carlson who won twice by pinfall and twice by decision.

The duo of Glen Henry and Jason Powell secured fourteenth place finishes for the squad. Henry earned that placement at 113 and Powell matched him at 220, with both tallying four and half points.

A 6-0 decision and pinfall at 2:36 secured victories for Powell. Henry’s lone win on the mat came with a fall at 1:56.

Landon Lynn, Bobby Patterson and Nate Engler all found themselves in sixteenth place at the end of the tournament to finish with four points.

All three wrangled up their wins via a pinfall. Engler lost his second match via an injury default before being forced to forfeit the remainder of his matches.

Braden Rowe finished in twenty third place after winning three bouts in the 138 division. He totaled four points after pinfall wins at 5:14 and 0:33, plus a 15-8 decision.


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