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Solon wrestlers make points count against Beckman

Spartans push past with 44-29 dual win

SOLON– The varsity Spartans wrestling team held a 24-3 lead against Dyersville Beckman five matches into a Jan. 9 dual meet in Solon.
But three of the wins had been forfeits at 195, 220 and 285 pounds.
Now it was Solon’s turn, forfeiting at 106 and 113.
Beckman followed it up with a major decision at 120 and a pin at 126 and suddenly the Blazers were up, 25-24.
But Solon would take four of the last five matches and distance itself for a 44-29 victory.
Johnny Hoyle won with a 13-2 major decision over Adam Schmit at 132, Hayden Taylor (145) and Zeb Gnida (152) each earned technical falls (18-3 and 16-1, respectively) and Lucas TePoel pinned Beckman’s Nick Wulfekuhle at 160 pounds to seal the deal.
Jax Flynn had started Solon out with a pin over Beckman’s Ty Fangman at 170 pounds (1:29).
The Spartans held the Blazers to one fall, two major decisions and a single decision, while all of Solon’s wins came by fall, technical fall or major decision.
The Spartan Wrestling Club and middle school wrestlers were highlighted with introductions between junior varsity and varsity competition.
Solon hosts South Tama in a dual meet Thursday, Jan. 16, and stays home for the Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational Saturday, Jan. 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Solon 44, Beckman Catholic 29
170: Jax Flynn (SOLO) over Ty Fangman (BECK) (Fall 1:29) 182: Evan Wulfekuhle (BECK) over Seamus Poynton (SOLO) (Dec 8-4) 195: Jackson Clevenger (SOLO) over (BECK) (For.) 220: Gage Marty (SOLO) over (BECK) (For.) 285: Nash Altman (SOLO) over (BECK) (For.) 106: Mason Koelker (BECK) over (SOLO) (For.) 113: Nick Schmidt (BECK) over (SOLO) (For.) 120: Danil Wall (BECK) over Kaden Lamm (SOLO) (MD 16-2) 126: Levi Feldman (BECK) over Jakobe Lahr (SOLO) (Fall 3:08) 132: Johnny Hoyle (SOLO) over Adam Schmit (BECK) (MD 13-2) 138: Nick Hageman (BECK) over Ethan Swan (SOLO) (MD 14-1) 145: Hayden Taylor (SOLO) over Mason Recker (BECK) (TF 18-3 6:00) 152: Zeb Gnida (SOLO) over Conner Grover (BECK) (TF 16-1 2:35) 160: Lucas TePoel (SOLO) over Nick Wulfekuhle (BECK) (Fall 1:20)