Below is a short story and results submitted Charles City Press Sports Editor Ryan Kronberg, including a summary of the event and match scores. Thanks, Ryan!
Saturday meet a successful one
By Ryan Kronberg
The 31st edition of the North/South All-Star wrestling meet brought with it an evening of exciting wrestling action at Comet Gym.
“There was some outstanding matches,” said Charles City head coach Dave Williams. “A lot of matches went down to the wire. The wrestling purist really liked watching some of the top wrestlers in the state come together and wrestle. It was just a real nice event. I was real happy with how they got matched up.”
Williams notes plans for the future of the annual meet, now being run by the Charles City Mat Club, include a date in the summer, with possibly tie-ins including a freestyle tournament, as well as to Party in the Park.
“We want to get more people involved, more people into the community and show them our community,” Williams said.
South 28, North 15
Joe Colon (Clear Lake) def. Nick Sand (Waterloo West), 8-5
Nathan Vaske (West Delaware) def. Drew Hinschberger (Belle Plaine), 5-3 (OT)
Jake Thome (Don Bosco) def. Bryant Hummel (Clarinda), 7-1
Tommy Mirocha (Davenport Central) def. Tucker Weber (Clear Lake), 5-3
Bart Reiter (Don Bosco) def. Derrick Miner (Spirit Lake Park), 8-2
Keelan Moore (Waverly-Shell Rock) def. Dakota Halligan (Davenport West), 9-5
Ryan Hand (Wilton) def. Vance Ortner (Don Bosco), 9-2
Andrew Anthofer (Coon Rapids-Bayard) def. Ted Kruger (Sibley-Ocheyedan), 10-1
Quentin Haynes (Waterloo East) def. Jason Hoerman (Nashua-Plainfield), 6-1
Aidan Brock (Cedar Falls) pinned Brian Block, 1:03
Joe Colon (Clear Lake) def. Drew Hinschberger (Belle Plaine), 7-6
Alex Burkle (North-Linn) def. Bryant Hummel (Clarinda), 2-1
Johntrell Humphrey (Waterloo West) def. Lucas Sharp (Charles City), 1-0
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