W-G wrestlers compete at Perry

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Kade Polich of W-G takes his foe to the mat earlier this season. Photo courtesy Jessica Sheeder-Gohn.

Woodward-Granger finished 10th in a tough 19-team field Saturday at the Perry Invitational, with a third-place finish the highest individual result for the Hawks.

Class 2A top-ranked West Delaware won the meet with 295 points, with 1A No. 3 Logan-Magnolia second at 200, 2A No. 5 Sergeant Bluff-Luton third at 168, Dowling Catholic fourth at 163 and 2A No. 4 Webster City fifth at 142.5.

Spencer (118.5), Carroll (110), Spirit Lake Park (107), Van Meter/Earlham (102), and W-G (101) finished 6-10, with Carlisle (76), South Hamilton (65), Panorama (63), West Marshall (60), Perry (46), Eagle Grove (25.5), Saydel (22), Collins-Maxwell (21), and Des Moines North/Hoover (11).

Tenth-ranked Peyton Nixon (24-2) was third for W-G at 113 pounds. He won twice with pins and with a major decision (19-7) and decision (12-8). His semifinal loss came to top-ranked and defending champion Cameron Phetxamphone of Webster City.

Heavyweight Alex Evans (15-5) was 3-2 with two pins and a 1-0 win to finish fifth, with four Hawks — Alex Saxton (20-11), Brayden Simons (8-8), Dustin Harney (27-4), and Jon McKeever (24-4) — each placing sixth.

Saxton was 2-3 with two pins at 106, Simons 2-3 with two pins at 145, Harney 2-3 with decisions of 5-0 and of 9-8 in a tough 152-pound field, and McKeever 1-3 with a pin at 170 pounds.

Jackson Potter (15-11) was 4-1 in finishing seventh at 160, with Riece Graham (19-7) 2-3 at 126 to place eighth. Potter scored two pins and decisions of 7-4 and 12-9, with Graham tallying two pins.

Kade Polich (23-6) was 2-2 with two pins at 182, Joel Harney (10-17) 1-2 with a pin at 120, and Jayden Flugge-Smith (16-14) 1-3 with a pin at 132. Also 1-3 was 195-pounder Devan Brown (21-9), who won by pin, with Tjaden Smeltzer (8-21, 138 pounds) and Kolby Fogarty (8-13, 220 pounds) each winless in two matches.

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