by Steve Peterson
West Sioux’s wrestling squad posted a 54-17 win over Alcester-Hudson Jan. 15 on Senior Night for the Falcons’ wrestlers.
Against the Cubs, at 138 pounds, Adrian Topete won by pin over Cash Hemmingson.
The Falcons had a forfeit win by Jonathan Duenas at 132 pounds.
Josue Areola at 145 pounds gained a win by decision, 17-1 technical fall over Colin Walth.
Luis Pleitez won by forfeit for West Sioux at 152 pounds.
Mat Gude took a forfeit win for the Falcons at 182 as did Ricardo Rodriquez at 195 and Logan Vlotho at 220. The Cubs’ Trent Rus had the forfeit win at 285 pounds and Cameron Squires also did so at 106 pounds so it was a 36-17 West Sioux lead heading into the last few contested matches.
Jose Montes won by fall for the Falcons at 113 pounds over Connor Sogn. Jose Montes had gained the Falcons’ first individual title of the season at the previous week’s Rock Valley Tournament. Alex Montes won by fall at 120 pounds over Domenick Wilson for the West Sioux win. Jose and Alex Montes have both been wrestling well as of late, said West Sioux Coach Grant Van Beek.
Cody Chester won by forfeit at 126 pounds for the final score for the Falcons.
Seniors honored for the Falcons and their parents were: Augustin Jimenez and mom Rosa Franco; Gude and parents Ted and Cheri; Austin Hultquist, son of Val Hultquist and the late Blake Hultquist; Logan Vlotho and parents Jodi and Annette and cheerleader Madilyn Eilts and parents Jeff and Missy Eilts.
Akron-Westfield downed West Sioux 50-24.
West Sioux had the week off before the Kingsley-Pierson tournament Jan. 26.
West Sioux 54, Alcester-Hudson 17:
At 106 pounds: Cameron Squire of Alcester-Hudson won by forfeit;
At 113 pounds: Jose Montes, West Sioux (WS), won by pin over Connor Sogn (A-H) in 1:53.
At 120 pounds: Alex Montes WS, won by pin over Domenick Wilson, in 1:49.
At 126 pounds: Cody Chester WS, won by forfeit.
At 132 pounds: Jonny Duenas WS, won by forfeit.
At 138 pounds: Topete WS, won by pin over Cash Hemmingsen in 1:55.
At 145 pounds: Colin Walth A-H, won by technical fall over Josue Arreola, 16-1.
At 152 pounds: Antonio Pleitez WS, won by forfeit.
At 126 and 132 pounds, double forfeits.
At 182 pounds: Matt Gude WS, won by forfeit.
At 195 pounds: Ricardo Rodriquez WS, won by forfeit.
At 220 pounds: Logan Vlotho WS, won by forfeit.
At 285 pounds: Trent Rus A-H, won by forfeit.
Results from the Nighthawk Invitational meet, Jan. 12 at Rock Valley:
Jose Montes had the best finish for the Falcons as he won the 113 pound weight division. He beat Mikio Kiriowa of Sioux Falls-Lincoln in a first round pun. He beat Adam Dublinski of Okoboji with a 12-1 major decision. In the finals he beat Matt Henning in a pin (no times for pins available) for the championship. Jose Montes, a junior, had a 13-7 record.
Other place winners for the Falcons were:
At 120 pounds: Misael Topete won fourth place. He lost to Efrain Anzua of MOC-Floyd Valley in a 12-2 major decision and lost to Max Klarenbeek of Boyden Hull-Rock Valley by pin in the third place match. Misael Topete, a sophomore, had a record of 18-10.
At 126 pounds: Alex Montes won fourth place. He beat Josh Dahl of MOC-Floyd Valley in a first round pin then lost to Jeffery Camacho of Worthington in a pin for the third place title. Alex Montes had a 13-10 record.
At 138 pounds: Jimenez of West Sioux took fourth place. He beat John Mitchell of Okoboji by pin in the first round. He then lost to Daniel Dirks of Akron-Westfield in the second round by a 12-1 major decision. He then lost to Zack Konz of Boyden Hull-Rock Valley in the third place match by an injury default. His record was 18-16.
At 132 pounds: Duenas placed sixth for the Falcons. He lost to Noah Bouse of Okoboji in a first round pin; he lost to Cody Michelson of Worthington, Minn. for fifth place by a 10-3 decision. His record was 13-21.
At 145 pounds: Luis Pleitez lost to Seth Hoogendoom in a 17-0 technical fall. He then lost to King Sanenz of Worthington, 5-3. Pleitez’s record was 8-21.
At 152 pounds: Arreola lost to Jordan Hanna of Okobji by pin, and to Jack Walter of MOC-Floyd Valley by pin. His record was 3-6.
At 182 pounds: Austin Hultquist lost to Dallas Rozeboom of Boyden Hull-Rock Valley by pin. He lost to Matt Wagner of Sioux Falls-Lincoln by an 11-3 major decision.
At 195 pounds: Rodriquez lost to Joe Bootsma of Western Christian by a 7-2 decision.
Team scores: Boyden Hull-Rock Valley, 199; Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, 139; Sioux Falls Lincoln, 128; Okoboji, 112; Worthington, 108; Akron-Westfield, 107; MOC-Floyd Valley, 95; Western Christian, 84; West Sioux, 58.