DHS breezes past Jamestown
JAMESTOWN -- Jamestown junior Nathan Goodrich provided some early inspiration on Friday night. But Dickinson eventually hit the middle weights, flexed its muscles and carrying the team to a 52-22 West Region dual victory Friday night at the JHS gym.
JAMESTOWN - Jamestown junior Nathan Goodrich provided some early inspiration on Friday night.
But Dickinson eventually hit the middle weights, flexed its muscles and carrying the team to a 52-22 West Region dual victory Friday night at the JHS gym.
“We’re not as experienced at the top or bottom, but when we got to the middle weights, we just started rolling,” Dickinson coach Pete Dobitz said.
Dickinson started the dual with a couple of quick pins from fourth-ranked Rafael Lopez (160) and sixth-ranked Dillon Clark (170).
However, Goodrich answered the bell and in thrilling fashion. The 182-pounder trailed 3-0 early in the second period when he caught Ashton Schatz, turned him and pinned him.
“He’s struggled this year, so that’s a big win for him,” Jamestown coach Larry Eslick said. “It’s a match in which he had confidence going in and many times this season, he hasn’t had that confidence. It was just a different Nathan tonight.”
The match serves as a reminder to keep wrestling regardless of the score, Eslick said.
“All it takes is one bad body position, one bad step,” Eslick said. “The guy had him in a headlock. He kept after it and happened to get on top of him. It was a good match for Goody.”
Third-ranked at 220, Kyle Anderson took care of business for Jamestown, pinning Justin Meyer in 40 seconds. Ethan Bowman (106) and Noah Braun (113) had back-to-back victories, winning 8-0 and 7-2, respectively, to draw the Blue Jays within three at 22-19 with six matches to go.
“Kyle’s down to 220 now, so he’s been pretty solid there,” Eslick said of Anderson, who had wrestled heavyweight before Christmas. “Our young guys (Bowman and Braun) are coming around. It’s nice to have that 1-2 punch down there.”
Jamestown’s other win came at 152, which saw No. 1-ranked Paxton Mewes eke by Clayton Tangen 2-0. It was Mewes’ first action in a couple weeks, and Eslick said he should be closer to 100 percent at next weekend’s West Region tournament in Mandan.
Dickinson’s ranked wrestlers didn’t have much trouble.
In addition to Clark and Lopez, No. 4-ranked Dual Keck beat Chandler Haut 12-1 at heavyweight. Austin Hutzenbiler (126) and Jaret Lee (138), both ranked second in state, came away with wins, though Hutzenbiler’s came by forfeit.
Lee pinned Ali Gedo in the second period as part of an onslaught of five straight wins that racked up 30 points and clinched the dual for the Midgets. Tod Irwin (120), Tate Nordby (126) and Tom Irwin (145) also won by fall.
Dobitz said Tom Irwin’s third-period pin impressed him, as he was up 8-0 before Jamestown’s Keith Shahin quickly cut it to 8-5, all before the first-period ended.
“Shahin’s a pretty good wrestler, so that was a good match for Tommy,” Dobitz said. “He managed to plug away until he had him. That’s kind of what Tommy does.”
106: Ethan Bowman, J, maj. dec. Brandan Johnson, 8-0. 113: Noah Braun, J, dec. Leighton Lambert, 7-2. 120: Tod Irwin, D, pinned Braden Hatcher, 1:05. 126: Tate Nordby, D, pinned Seth Hustedde, 0:31. 132: Austin Hutzenbiler, D, forfeit. 138: Jared Lee, D, pinned Ali Gedo, 2:33. 145: Tom Irwin, D, pinned Keith Shahin, 4:33. 152: Paxton Mewes, J, dec. Clayton Tangen, 2-0. 160: Rafael Lopez, D, pinned Lucas Shirley, 1:27. 170: Dillon Clark, D, pinned Brant Fields, 1:42. 182: Nathan Goodrich, J, pinned Ashton Schatz, 2:35. 195: Austin Lindborg, D, forfeit. 220: Kyle Anderson, J, pinned Justin Meyer, 0:40. HWT: Dual Keck, D, maj. dec. Chandler Haut, 12-1.