(Creston) Atlantic had to play catch-up against Creston-Orient-Macksburg Thursday night in a key Hawkeye Ten Conference dual at Creston.
Sixth ranked Creston-Orient-Macksburg stampeded out of the gate with four straight wins forcing #5th rated Atlantic to play catch-up the rest of the match. Juan Parrish led the night off with a 12-8 decision over Rob Nichols at 160, 8th ranked David Thompson pinned #6th rated Derek Stork at 170, Trevor Frain won by a 9-2 decision over Matthew Williamson at 182, and #7 Keaton Hulett won by major decision over Tyler Stork in the 195 match and opened up a 16-0 lead.
Trojan Sophomore Tyler Christiansen stopped the bleeding momentarily with a pin over Cole Tanner in the 220 match. But, moments later, #1 Collin Bevins pinned #6 Austin Conrad at 285 to extend the Panther lead to 22-6. Then the Trojans got on a roll winning five straight matches to close the gap to 22-18. #2 ranked Darrian Schwenke won by major decision at 106, Dillon Cox extended his record to 9-0 with a win at 113, Reid Nichols won by decision at 120, Matt Smith scored a 5-4 decision win at 126-pounds, and Rob Young scored a fall at 138-pounds to close within four points. But Creston-Orient-Macksburg won by fall at 145, and the Trojans forfeited at 152, and the Panthers sealed the deal 40-24. Afterwards Atlantic Head Coach Tim Duff had this to say about the match.
Atlantic defeated Clarinda 57-18. Winners for Atlantic were Rob Nichols, Derek Stork, Matthew Williamson, Tyler Stork, Tyler Christiansen, Austin Conrad, Darrian Schwenke, Dillon Cox, Rob Young and Cal Heuton (pictured). The Trojans are now 1-1 in the Conference and will compete in the Riverside Tournament on Saturday.
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