by Steve Peterson
West Sioux had four place winners in its own wrestling tournament held on Jan. 5.
Jose Montes placed third at 113 pounds for the Falcons. Misael Topete also gained a third-place finish at 120 pounds.
“They had some real good efforts. I was proud of the kids. They’ve made a lot of progress when we’re on the mats competing,” said West Sioux Coach Grant Van Beek.
Brookings, S.D. won the team championship.
The Falcons finished last with 58 points in the 47th annual tournament.
West Sioux is at Rock Valley’s tournament on Jan. 12.
A look at the highlights and Falcons’ results:
Montes lost his opening match to Cole Mills of Hinton in a major decision. Montes beat Matt Henning of Woodbury Central in a 14-4 major decision and then beat Daniel Davenport of Westwood in a fall in 2:04. Montes, a junior, has an 8-9 record.
Topete lost to Tyler Robinson of Westwood, the eventual champion, by a 7-2 decision. Topete beat Cristian Lopez of Sioux Center by a close 3-1 score. Topete, a sophomore, has a 16-7 record.
Junior Ricardo Rodriquez came in sixth for the Falcons at 195 pounds. He beat Zac Schrek of Hinton in a major decision; then lost to Joe Bootsma of Woodbury Central in a major decision, 10-2 and to Jacob Pottebaum of Sioux Center for fifth place in a fall in 2:40. Rodriquez had an 8-14 record.
Augie Jimenez of the Falcons had a fourth place effort at 138 pounds. The senior lost to Jacob Becker of Westwood, 4-2, after a first round bye. Jimenez beat Anthony Benson of Lawton-Bronson in the consolation round in a fall in 2:51 but lost to Isaac Reis of Kingsley-Pierson in an 11-2 major decision.
Adrian Topete, a freshman, lost to Dustin Freeman of Sheldon-Sibley-Ocheyedan, and to Adam Sitzman of Kingsley-Pierson.
Luis Pleitez, a West Sioux sophomore, lost to Tony Baker of Westwood by decision and to Wyatt Brink of Lawton-Bronson by fall at 145 pounds.
Matt Gude lost to Eddie Miller of Brookings, S.D., in a 5-3 decision, in a match in which he was injured.
The Falcons will be at the Class 1A sectional tournament at Central Lyon in Rock Rapids on Feb. 2, starting at 12:00 p.m.
First and second-place finishers in each weight class advance to the Milford Class 1A District at 12:00 p.m. Feb. 9. Also at Central Lyon will be: Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, Okoboji, Milford, Sibley-Ocheyedan, and West Lyon.
Jan. 3 results
at West Sioux
Earlier in the week the Falcons hosted Central Lyon/George-Little Rock in a dual and lost, 60-10.
Misael Topete won by forfeit for the Falcons at 120 pounds. The Falcons’ other win was by Jonny Duenas in a 9-1 major decision against Pleitez at 145 pounds.
In contested matches: Colby McIntire (CLGLR) pinned Jose Montes in :26 at 126 pounds; at 138, Bodie Osborn (CLGLR) pinned Josue Arreola in 1:54; at 145, Zach Fugitt (CLGLR) pinned Pleitez in 3:44; at 152, Brett Klingenberg (CLGLR) decisioned Jimenez, 8-1; at 182, Andrew McCarty (CLGLR) decisioned Gude, 5-2; at 195, Travis Vander Streek (CLGLR) pinned Rodriquez in 4:51; at 220, Ben Starr (CLGLR) pinned Logan Vlotho in 1:55 and at 285, Nolan Geerdes (CLGLR) pinned Ricardo Topete in :32.
Boyden-Hull-Rock Valley beat the Falcons, 68-12.
West Sioux winners were Misael Topete with a win by pin over Brandon Rau in 3:18 at 126 pounds. Gude won at 182 pounds with a pin against Josh Van Ginkel in 1:51.
In contested matches: at 120 pounds, Max Klarenbeek (BHRV) won by a 7-2 decision over Jose Montes; at 132, Alex Hash (BHRV) pinned Adrian Topete in 1:59; at 138, Austin Gregg (BHRV) pinned Duenas in 2:26; at 145, Seth Hoogendoorn (BHRV) won by technical fall over Pleitez in 4:00, 19-4; at 152, Ryan Dolieslager (BHRV) beat Jimenez 7-6 in overtime; at 195, Ty Koldenhoven (BHRV) pinned Rodriquez in 1:55; at 220, Tyler Dolieslager (BHRV) pinned Logan Vlotho in 2:47 and at 285, Gregory Palma (BHRV) pinned Alton Waterman in 1:01.