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Clarke wrestling gets in its knocks

With two meets to hang their hats on, the Clarke wrestling team knows more about itself to know what to work on moving forward.

CORNING — The Indians started their season Thursday at Southwest Valley, and competed in a tight dual against Southwest Valley, a 40-36 loss.

Clarke defeated Mount Ayr 52-24 and was defeated by Shenandoah 51-30.

Grabbing the first dual win of the year was a satisfying feeling for the victorious Indians.

“We did what we needed to do in that dual and we’re going to see those guys a lot of times this year,” Clarke coach Brian Reece said. “They’re in a lot of our meets. It’s good to start against them and see where we need to go.”

The Indians had ultra-competitive matches during the Southwest Valley dual, including matchups that included Max Maiden (106 pounds) and Jacob Smith (182).

Carter and Colby Wilken at 120 and 138 pounds respectively, both finished 3-0, as did senior Parker Hardy at 126. Each registered a pin in the win over Southwest Valley.

“I’d really like to see Parker and Colby get a little more aggressive on their feet and they know that. We’ve had that conversation,” Reece said. “They just need to start trusting themselves a little bit more.”

Jon Bair was also 2-1 with two pins.

GREENFIELD — Saturday’s Coach Riley Invitational at Nodaway Valley provided the Indians another formidable day of opponents.

The Wilkens both placed second, as did Domina at 132 pounds. Bair picked up third at 170.

The team heads to Albia tonight (Thursday) for a quad with the hosts, as well as Chariton and Moravia.

CORNING QUAD

Southwest Valley 40

Clarke 36

113 — Hector Garza (Clarke) forfeit; 120 —Carter Wilken (Clarke) pinned Dayton Cobb (SWV) 1:02; 126 — Parker Hardy (Clarke) pinned Kade Hutchings (SWV) 0:32; 132 — Teagan Lundquist (SWV) maj. dec. Riley Domina (Clarke) 13-0; 138 — Colby Wilken (Clarke) pinned Dominic Nicolas (SWV) 1:15; 145 — Coel Recee (Clarke) pinned Kolton Schutt (SWV) 1:43; 152 — Logan Calkins (SWV) forfeit; 160 — Dylan Dalton (SWV) pinned Alejandro Byford (Clarke) 0:49; 170 — Jon Bair (Clarke) pinned Mathew Johnston (SWV) 1:17; 182 — Merik Gaule (SWV) dec. Jacob Smith (Clarke) SV-10-8; 195 — Tallen Myers (SWV) pinned Carter Smith (Clarke) 0:36; 220 — Bryson Rhamy (SWV) pinned Taven Floyd (Clarke) 1:59; 285 — Andy Seals (SWV) forfeit; 106 — Brayden Avila (SWV dec. Max Maiden (Clarke) 11-8.

Clarke 52

Mount Ayr 24

120 — Carter Wilken (Clarke) forfeit; 126 — Parker Hardy (Clarke) dec. Quentin Gregg (MA) 4-0; 132 — Riley Domina (Clarke) pinned Briar Knapp (MA) 0:47; 138 — Colby Wilken (Clarke) dec. Ryker Hickman (MA) 5-3; 145 — Coel Reece (Clarke) forfeit; 152 — Mathew Dudney (Clarke) forfeit; 160 — Marcus Daughton (MA) pinned Alejando Byford (Clarke) 0:57; 170 — Jon Bair (Clarke) pinned Jordan McAlexander (MA) 1:07; 182 — Jacob Smith (Clarke) forfeit; 195 — Taven Floyd (Clarke) maj. dec. Wes Armstrong (MA) 15-1; 220 — Carter Smith (Clarke) forfeit; 285 — Josh Cox (MA) forfeit; 106 — Bryce Shaha (MA) pinned Max Maiden (Clarke) 0:11; 113 — Trae Ehlen (MA) pinned Hector Garza (Clarke) 0:13.

Shanandoah 51, Clarke 30

126 — Parker Hardy (Clarke) forfeit; 132 — Riley Domina (Clarke) forfeit; 138 — Colby Wilken (Clarke) forfeit; 145 — Harley Martin (Shen) pinned Coel Reece (Clarke); 152 — Zach Harms (Shen) pinned Mathew Dudney (Clarke) 0:36; 160 — Alejando Byford (Clarke) pinned Gabe Allumbaugh (Shen) 2:35; 170 — Kyle Owens (Shen) dec. Jon Bair (Clarke) 8-4; 182 — Nick Dickerson (Shen) pinned Jacob Smith (Clarke) 1:29; 195 — Cole Nebel (Shen) pinned Taven Floyd (Clarke) 0:30; 220 — Tyler Courtier (Shen)

Coach Riley Invitational

120 — Carter Wilken (Clarke) bye; Wilken (Clarke) pinned Zane Dodson (VM-E) 1:18; Blaine Beeler (AC/GC) pinned Wilken (Clarke) 3:52; 126 — Parker Hardy (Clarke) bye; Hardy (Clarke) won by injury default Jaeden Rassmussen (AHSTW); Easton Benson (AC/GC) pinned Hardy (Clarke) 3:51; 132 — Riley Domina (Clarke) bye; Dylan Heideman (B/L) pinned Domina (Clarke) 0:56; 138 — Colby Wilken (Clarke) bye; Wilken maj. dec. Elliott Ness (CD) 9-1; Austin Gutknecht (Clarinda) tech fall Wilken (Clarke) 21-4; 160 — Alejandro Byford (Clarke) bye; Bryce Cole (VM-E) pinned Byford (Clarke) 2:41; Tom Barr (AHSTW) pinned Byford (Clarke) 1:52; 170 — Jon Bair pinned Clayton Carson (Clarinda) 3:26; Caleb Button (VM-E) dec. Bair (Clarke) 10-7; Bair (Clarke) pinned Jordan McAlexander (MA) 1:42; Bair (Clarke) maj. dec. Adam Walker (CD) 18-4; 182 — Crew Howard (Clarinda) pinned Taven Floyd (Clarke) 5:53; Floyd (Clarke) bye; Sam Miller (VM-E) pinned Floyd (Clarke) 5:20; 195 — Carter Smith (Clarke) bye; Ben Kingery (AC/GC) pinned Smith (Clarke) 1:12; Smith (Clarke) bye; Jaden Loe (B/L) pinned Smith (Clarke) 0:57;

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