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CD 10th, Clarke 19th at John J. Harris Invite

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 1:21 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 1:30 p.m. CST

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CORNING — Central Decatur finished 10th with 65 points and Clarke was 19th with 29 points here Friday and Saturday at the John J. Harris Invitational, one of the most prestigious wrestling events in southwest Iowa.

Creston/Orient-Macksburg won its third straight John J. Harris title, running away with it by scoring 243.5 points. Clarinda was second at 176.5 points and Atlantic finished third with 135 points.

The highlight for Clarke came at 170 pounds, where senior Jacob Bair made it all the way to the semifinals before losing by fall to Creston/O-M senior Adam Baker in 5:36.

Bair won his first match by fall in 1:16 against Evan Havick of Chariton and won a 10-5 decision over Colby Jennings of East Mills in the quarterfinals.

Once in the consolation round, Bair pinned Coon Rapids-Bayard’s Spencer Winnett in :39 before losing an 8-0 major decision to New Hampton’s Kyle Blaylock in the third-place match.

Freshman Ian Showers gave the Indians another placewinner at 106 pounds, finishing fifth.

Showers pinned Ian Hoffman of Coon Rapids Bayard in 3:54 to advance to the quarterfinals, where Showers was pinned by New Hampton’s Connor Cleveland in :45.

The Clarke freshman picked up a 16-13 decision over Shenandoah’s Nate Hoyt in the consolation rounds, but then lost a 20-5 technical fall to Riverside’s Tatem Bluml.

Showers pinned Panorama’s Garrett Simmons in 1:27 in the fifth-place match.

Central Decatur’s top finisher was Trenton Wells, who finished third at 182 pounds. Colton Ranney placed fourth at 160 pounds.

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Team scoring (champions) — 1. Creston/O-M (4) 243.5; 2. Clarinda (0) 176.5; 3. Atlantic (3) 135; 4. Riverside (1) 110.5; 5. Mount Ayr (2) 109; 6. New Hampton (1) 104; 7. Winterset 86; 8. Panorama 80; 9. Bedford/Lenox (1) 67.5; 10. Central Decatur 65; 11. Tri-Center (1) 55.5; 12. Chariton 53.5; 13. Missouri Valley 53; 14. Southwest Valley (1) 52; 15. (tie) East Mills 50, Coon Rapids-Bayard 50; 17. Red Oak 48; 18. Griswold 46; 19. Osceola Clarke 29; 20. Shenandoah 25; 21. Southwest Iowa 20; 22. Nodaway Valley 18; 23. Wayne (Corydon) 10.

106 — 1. Connor Cleveland (New Hampton) pinned Britton Gibson (Winterset), :40; 3. Tatem Bluml (Riverside) pinned Brody Frain (Creston/O-M), 4:31; 5. Ian Showers (Clarke) pinned Garrett Simmons (Panorama), 1:27.

113 — 1. Jared Hensley (Bedford/Lenox) major dec. Kruz Adamson (Creston/O-M), 10-2; 3. Craig Rice (SWI) dec. Dawson Knapp (Mt. Ayr), 11-4; 5. Keaton Geerts (New Hampton) major dec. Dakota Petty (Red Oak), 12-2.

120 — 1. Dillion Cox (Atlantic) dec. Blake Luna (Clarinda), 7-5; 3. Christian Polley (Tri-Center) pinned Dusten Reed (Bedford/Lenox), 3:17; 5. Jacob Vogel (Riverside) pinned Christian Hilgenberg (Coon Rapids-Bayard), 1:18.

126 — 1. Darrian Schwenke (Atlantic) pinned Mason Miller (Winterset), 3:39; 3. Nick Rounds (Missouri Valley) pinned Hadley Ogg (Griswold), :41; 5. Tucker Bluml (Riverside) pinned Caleb Orme (Red Oak), 2:28.

132 — 1. Spencer Wray (Creston/O-M) dec. Tanner Mertz (Red Oak), 12-7; 3. Jake Johnson (Shenandoah) pinned Grant Staats (Mt. Ayr), 5:48; 5. Jacob Jenkins (Winterset) pinned Kollyn Buch (Clarinda), 2:30.

138 — 1. Erik Freed (Mt. Ayr) dec. Tanner Poush (Chariton), 4-3; 3. Joey Huntington (Creston/O-M) pinned Zach Evans (Coon Rapids-Bayard), 1:54; 5. Trey Stickler (Clarinda) pinned Tyler VanHouten (Panorama), :48.

145 — 1. Chase Shiltz (Creston/O-M) pinned Josh McIlnay (Missouri Valley), :55; 3. Reid Nichols (Atlantic) dec. Jaydn Erlandson (Nodaway Valley), 6-2; 5. Darin Martin (Central Decatur) pinned Cal Daughton (Mt. Ayr), 1:14.

152 — 1. Gavin Leith (Creston/O-M) dec. Tyler Nance (Chariton), 10-5; 3. Josh Hopkins (East Mills) dec. Luke Strong (Clarinda), 9-6; 5. Jacob Beamgard (Mt. Ayr) dec. Logan Namanny (Coon Rapids-Bayard), 7-4.

160 — 1. Kallan Schmelzer (SW Valley) pinned Michael Kramer (New Hampton), 4:32; 3. J.J. Clark (Clarinda) major dec. Colton Ranney (Central Decatur), 11-2; 5. Jacob Johnson (Atlantic) injury default over Tayler Pettit (Creston/O-M).

170 — 1. Payton Housman (Riverside) dec. Adam Baker (Creston/O-M), 11-7; 3. Kyle Blaylock (New Hampton) major dec. Jacob Bair (Clarke), 8-0; 5. Colby Jennings (East Mills) pinned Spencer Winnett (Coon Rapids-Bayard), 3:05.

182 — 1. Trevor Frain (Creston/O-M) dec. Zach Barton (SW Valley), 4-2; 3. Trenton Wells (Central Decatur) major dec. Cain Johanns (Clarinda), 13-4; 5. Austin Lorenz (Griswold) dec. Wyatt Miller (Winterset), 10-5.

195 — 1. Ben Wellman (Tri-Center) pinned Seth Maitlen (Creston/O-M), :50; 3. Christian Lauritsen (Clarinda) pinned Wilson Solorzano (Panorama), 4:59; 5. Nick Tank (Winterset) dec. Kyle Klindt (Riverside), 8-3.

220 — 1. Tyler Christensen (Atlantic) dec. Brook Stephens (Clarinda), 9-4; 3. Kadon Hulett (Creston/O-M) dec. Marcus Boldy (Panorama), 8-4; 5. Zach McMillin (Bedford/Lenox) pinned Garrett Graves (Riverside), 1:19.

285 — 1. Joe Ricker (Mt. Ayr) dec. Garrett Johnston (Panorama), 2-1 OT; 3. Dakota Calfee (Clarinda) pinned Jacob Steinbeck (Griswold), 3:12; 5. Jez Phippen (Atlantic) injury default over David Howell (East Mills).

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