Hawks wrestle fourth-ranked Lynx after competing in triangular

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Woodward-Granger 285-pounder Alex Evans, shown earlier this season, won twice Tuesday and again in his lone match Thursday. Photo courtesy Jessica Sheeder-Gohn.

WEBSTER CITY — A quickly-scheduled dual allowed Woodward-Granger wrestling to host Class 2A No. 4 Webster City Thursday, two days after the Hawks won twice in a triangular at AC/GC.

The Lynx were 51-22 winners over the Hawks Thursday, results which followed wins of 69-9 over Baxter and of 60-24 over host AC/GC for W-G on Tuesday. AC/GC was a 47-24 winner over Baxter in the other dual.

W-G scored Thursday in four matches. Dustin Harney pinned Brady Jensen in 1 minute, 29 seconds at 160 pounds, with Devan Brown pinning Jason Cherry in 4:53 at 195.

Riece Graham added four team points with a 15-4 major decision at 126 over Reece Sadler, with Jon McKeever (170 pounds) scoring an 8-1 win over Skyler Scott while Alex Evans (285) earned a 3-1 win over Landon Griffin.

In a battle of ranked wrestlers, defending state champion and top-rated 113-pounder Camron Phetxoumphone (18-0) was able to pin 10th-ranked Peyton Nixon (24-3) midway through the second period.

Alex Saxton (106), Joel Harney (120), Jayden Flugge-Smith (132), Tjaden Smeltzer (138), Oliver Potter (145), Brayden Simons (152), Kade Polich (182) and Kolby Fogarty (220) also competed for W-G.

The team used the exact same lineup Tuesday, save for Holden Heard standing in at 113 for Nixon. Dustin Harney 2-0 led the way with pins in each of his matches.

Graham had a pin and a forfeit, as did both McKeever and Evans, with Heard, Polich, Brown, and Joel Harney all winning twice by forfeit.

Saxton, Potter, Simons, and Fogarty were all 1-1 with victories by pin, with Flugge-Smith 1-1 with a forfeit for a win while Smeltzer was unable to collect a victory in two matches.

W-G returns to the mat Saturday at the I-35 Invitational.

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