CHARLES CITY — The North All-Stars defeated the South All-Stars despite the victories of two Comets.
The 39th annual senior North vs. South All Star Wresting Meet was held Saturday, March 25, in the Charles City School District’s competition gym. The Charles City Mat Club and the Iowa National Guard sponsored the tournament.
The 2017 Charles City Freestyle Tournament was earlier on Saturday. More than 180 wrestlers from around the state competed.
The North Iowa All-Stars defeated the South Iowa All-Stars 47-12, according to TrackWrestling.com. Half of the South All-Stars’ points came from two Charles City wrestlers, Nate Lasher and AJ Maloy. They each contributed 3 points. Lasher won by a 7-3 decision over Blake Bauer of Southeast Warren. Maloy won by a 3-2 decision over Blade Durbala of Benton.
Charles City’s Alex Koehler and North Butler’s Dalton Nelson wrestled for the North, but lost 4-2 and 3-1 decisions, respectively
In the freestyle tournament, Nashua-Plainfield captured a title in the Novice division. Kendrick Huck took first in Freestyle-N-4 with two technical falls, first over Luke Johnson of the Indee Mat Club (10-0) and then Evan Simpson of the USA Mat Club (11-0)
Eli Kalainoff also wrestled for Nashua-Plainfield. He was in the Intermediate division.
Wrestling for the Charles City Mat Club were Ethan Peterson in Novice, Logan Carey and Rovsh Jaeger in School Boy, Jack Sindlinger in Cadet and Sam Niichel.
Jaeger took second in Freestyle-SB-7 with an 11-0 technical fall over Jett Nehls of Osage
Sindlinger took second in Freestyle-C-10 with two victories. He pinned Joseph Loffa at 48 seconds and defeated Marcos Gonzalez of Belmond-Klemme Wrestling with a 10-0 technical fall
Niichel placed third in Freestyle-J-11. He scored one win with a pin at 5:11 over Lucas Dawson of Indee Mat Club.
Dual Meet results
North 47, South 12
South All-Star wins
126A — McGwire Midkiff of of Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 8-4 dec. over Dante Tacchia of IF-A — 3 pts
160A — Mac Southland of of Lewis Central Council Bluffs 7-3 dec. 7-3 over Jacob Krakow of Iowa Valley — 3 pts
132 — Nate Lasher of Charles City 5-2 dec. over Blake Bauer of Sourtheast Warren — 3 pts
220B — AJ Maloy of Charles City 3-2 dec over Blade Durbala of Benton — 3 pts
North All-Star wins
170 Taylan Entriken of Hudson 9-0 major dec. over Gavin Babcock of Southeast Polk — 4 pts
113 Jacob Schipper of North Scott 8-1 dec over Devon Meeker of Wapello — 3 pts
120 Brady Kyner of Southeast Warren 3-2 dec over Carter Cox of Atlantic — 3 pts
138 Derek Holschlag of Union 11-3 major dec over Chase McLaughlin of Lisbon — 4 pts
145 Zach Barnes of Southeast Polk 14-6 major dec over Xavier Miller of PCM — 4 pts
152 Austin Yant of Waverly-Shell Rock 14-5 major dec over Drew Anderson of Westwood Sloan — 4 pts
182A Trevor Byram of Waverly-Shell Rock 4-2 dec over Alex Koehler of Charles City — 3 pts
195 Walker Even of Don Bosco fall at 4:11 over Zac Stork of Atlantic — 6 pts
220A Wyatt Wriedt of North Scott 5-2 dec over Caleb Ring of — 3 pts
285 Aaron Costello of Western Dubuque 3-0 dec over Matt Naig of Sibley-Ocheyedan — 3 pts
126B Bradan Birt of Western Dubuque 16-8 major dec over McGwire Midkiff of Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson) — 4 pts
160B Jacob Krakow of Iowa Valley 3-1 dec over Dalton Nelson of North Butler — 3 pts
182B Max Lyon of Western Dubuque 6-4 dec over Taylan Entriken of Hudson — 3 pts