(Corning) Creston-Orient-Macksburg leads the field of 22, after day one of the 58th Annual John J. Harris Wrestling Tournament in Corning. The Panthers racked up 95.5 points Friday and hold a hefty lead over second place Clarinda. The Cardinals piled up 58.5-points, and Tri-Center is third with 47.
Saturday’s semi-final matchups feature three-time State Champion #1 Jake Marlin, of Creston at 138, two-time State Champion #1 Loren Williams, at 152, for Tri-Center, and #1 Keaton Hulett, of Creston at 195.
Below are the semi-final matchups:
106-Tanner Mertz, Red Oak vs Nick Rounds, Missouri Valley and Micah Hoffman, Coon Rapids-Bayard vs Logan Wood, Corning.
113-Christian Polley, Tri-Center vs Kruz Adamson, Creston and Dustin Reed, Bedford/Lenox vs Jacob Vogel, Riverside.
120-Blake Luna, Clarinda vs Sean Skillern, Shenandoah and Dillon Cox, Atlantic vs Christian Hilgenberg, Coon Rapids-Bayard.
126-Geoff Sellers, Red Oak vs Zach Vance, Griswold and Devin Harberts, Chariton vs Cole Race, Clarinda.
132-Erik Freed, Mt. Ayr vs Zach Evans, Coon-Rapids-Bayard and Joseph Heitshusen, Shenandoah vs Clay Harris, Riverside.
138-Jake Marlin, Creston-OM vs Tyler Nance, Chariton and Brett Marcum, Missouri Valley vs Tanner Potter, Griswold.
145-Luke Strong, Clarinda vs Logan Namanny, Coon Rapids-Bayard and Jacob Johnston, Creston-OM vs Darrian Irlbeck, Tri-Center.
152-Loren Williams, Tri-Center vs J.J. Clark, Clarinda and Zach Moss, Winterset vs Gavin Leith, Creston-OM.
160-Kallan Schmelzer, Corning vs Trenton Carson, Central Decatur and Adam Baker, Creston-OM vs Shane Swank, Mt. Ayr.
170-Trevor Frain, Creston-OM vs Jacob Bair, Clarke and Matt Williamson, Atlantic vs Payton Housman, Riverside.
182-Ben Wellman, Tri-Center vs Carter Isley, Chariton and Zach Barton, Corning vs Cole Bonde, Bedford/Lenox.
195-Keaton Hulett, Creston-OM vs Austin Lorenz, Griswold and Tyler Stork, Atlantic vs Taylor Hein, Panorama.
220-Blake Glenn, Winterset vs Cole Tanner, Creston-OM and John Wohlers, Missouri Valley vs Mark Hall, SWI.
285-David Howell, East Mills vs Nate Robinson, Creston-OM and Garrett Johnston, Panorama vs Joe Ricker, Mt. Ayr.
Team totals through day one:
8. Coon Rapids-Bayard-36
T-9. Missouri Valley-32
11. Mt. Ayr-31.5
13. Red Oak-28
17. East Mills-21
18. Central Decatur-20.5
21. Nodaway Valley-11.5
January 18, 2013