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L-S grapplers go 0-2 at Sigourney, 2-3 at home tourney (Hometown Press article)

posted Dec 22, 2017, 4:15 PM by

L-S grapplers go 0-2 at Sigourney, 2-3 at home tourney

The short-handed Hawk wrestlers traveled to Sigourney take on the Warhawks of Southeast Warren and the Sigourney-Keota Savages on Tuesday, Dec. 12. With only three wrestlers able to wrestle for the Hawks that night, they still managed to win five of the six total matches in which they wrestled. The Hawks dropped the dual with Sigourney-Keota, 60-16, and the dual with Southeast Warren, 42-12.

Seniors Josh Dunsbergen and Cayden Johnson and freshman CJ Snethen were the three wrestlers the Hawks had that night.

Snethen, going undefeated on the night at 126 pounds, started off the night by pinning Sigourney’s Zane Hahn in 1:36. Snethen then won by forfeit against Southeast Warren.

J. Dunsbergen (138 pounds) was the other Hawk to go undefeated on the night. He won by major decision against Nick Ives of Sigourney-Keota, beating him 10-2. J. Dunsbergen then went on to pin Tanner Dierking of Southeast Warren in 5:48.

At 160 pounds, Johnson started off his night by pinning Jesse Fritz of Sigourney-Keota in 1:26. In Johnson’s match against Southeast-Warren, he had to wrestle fourth-ranked TJ Dierking, getting pinned in 2:45.


The Hawks put together a bigger team for their home dual tournament on Saturday, Dec.16. Knoxville, Colfax-Mingo, Center-ville, Cardinal of Eldon, and North Mahaska all joined the Hawks on the mat for the first home event of the season for the L-S wrestlers.

Freshman CJ Snethen (120 pounds) turns over Centerville’s Chris Bowen on his way to a 11-4 win by decision at home on Saturday.

The Hawks earned dual victories against North Mahaska and Cardinal of Eldon and lost to the three other teams.

In the Hawks’ 36-12 win over North Mahaska, L-S gained wins with six of the seven wrestlers. Senior Carson Dunsbergen (145 pounds) pinned Ethan Molenburg in 1:23. All the other wins came by forfeits to junior Ben Van Wyk (113), Snethen (120), J. Dunsbergen (132), Johnson (152), and senior Sage Zylstra (182).

The Hawks then again won all but one match in their 30-12 win against Cardinal of Eldon. Wins by forfeit went to Zylstra, Snethen, freshman Kodie Waggoner (126), J. Dunsbergen, and C. Dunsbergen. L-S a forfeit match at 152 pounds.

The Hawks came up short to Knoxville, 62-18. C. Dunsbergen pinned Nash Linsley in 1:11. The remaining points for L-S were earned by forfeits to J. Dunsbergen and Van Wyk.

Facing Colfax-Mingo, L-S dropped the dual, 54-21. J. Dunsbergen pinned Tim Carroll in 1:25, and Zylstra won by fall over Damir Gumerov in six minutes. Johnson had a 14-9 decision win over Trystin Ross, and C. Dunsbergen won his match by forfeit.

Senior Cayden Johnson controls his opponent, Trystin Ross of Colfax-Mingo. Johnson went on to win by decision, 14-9, at the duals tourney last Saturday.

The dual with Centerville was a close one, but L-S came up just short, 42-39. Van Wyk pinned Payton Sales in 1:49. J. Dunsbergen picked up another pin, this time over Mason Haskell in 1:55. C. Dunsbergen pinned Lucas Henderson in 0:32, and Johnson had a win by fall in 1:00 over Bob Wiskus. Zylstra earned a pin over Nic Jewett in 0:26, and Snethen had an 11-4 win by decision over Chris Bowen. Waggoner earned a win by forfeit. The Hawks didn’t lose any contested matches. What really hurt them was the seven weight divisions the Hawks had to forfeit due to having a smaller team.

Josh and Carson Dunsbergen were the two Hawks that went undefeated on the day, each going 5-0.

Seniors Cayden Johnson and Sage Zylstra both went 4-1. Snethen and Van Wyk went 3-2, and Waggoner went 2-3.

“It was good to get a lot of us wrestling again,” C. Dunsbergen said. “It was a good day for a majority of the wrestlers, and I'm looking forward to what the rest of the season has in store for our team and to watch us get better each meet.”

This was the last meet for the Hawks until after Christmas break. The L-S grapplers will be at HLV with the Warriors, Colfax-Mingo, and Sigourney on Thursday, Jan. 4.