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Raiders win first dual of season

Mount Ayr heavyweight Jonathan Morales tries to escape during action at a recent meet. PHOTO BY DARLA SOBOTKA.

The Mount Ayr wrestling team began their dual season last Thursday, November 30 when they took on Clarke, East Mills, SW Valley, and Shenandoah.
There, the Raiders were 1-3 in dual meets.
The Raiders won their only dual against East Mills 42-10. The Raiders won seven matches in the dual. Five weight classes were open in the dual. Mount Ayr won by forfeit at 175, 285, 113, and 138. Brock Shaha at 126, Tate Schaefer at 132, and Conlee Stark at 150 all won by fall.
The Raiders dropped a close dual to Clarke 48-30. Clarke raced to a 24-0 lead by winning the first four matches.
The Raiders would outscore Clarke 30-24 the rest of the way. Mount Ayr would fight back to trim the Clarke lead to three, 24-21. Wins by Jeremiah Gilliland, Brock Shaha, and Tate Schaefer accounted for the points. It was as close as Mount Ayr could get.
The other Mount Ayr wins came from Conlee Stark at 150, and Bracken Collier at 175.
Southwest Valley beat Mount Ayr 42-27.
The Raiders trailed 6-0 early. The Raiders would take a 12-0 lead after Gilliland and Shaha picked up forfeit wins. Mount Ayr would extend their lead to 15-6 after a decision win by Tate Schaefer at 132.
Mount Ayr led 15-12 and got two more wins from Ty Noble with a pin in 1:34 at 144 and a forfeit win by Conlee Stark at 150 to give the Raiders a 27-12 lead.
SW Valley would win the final five matches.
Against Shenandoah, Mount Ayr fell 66-15.

Brock Shaha works to score against his opponent in action last week. PHOTO BY DARLA SOBOTKA.

The Raiders won three matches in the dual. Jeremiah Gilliland pinned Jevon Binau at 113, Brock Shaha pinned Davin Holste in 1:21 at 120 and Nathan Mederos won a 4-3 decision over Bryce Crabs at 138.
Clarke 48, Mount Ayr 30
190: John Sanga (CL) over (MA) (For.) 215: Cole Binning (CL) over (MA) (For.) 285: Jonathan Galvez (CL) over Jonathan Morales (MA) (Fall 1:01) 106: Angel Gomez-Perez (CL) over (MA) (For.) 113: Jeremiah Gilliland (MA) over (CL) (For.) 120: OPEN 126: Brock Shaha (MA) over (CL) (For.) 132: Tate Schaefer (MA) over Brandon Sanchez Flores (CL) (Fall 2:31) 138: Alexander Shinn (CL) over Nathan Mederos (MA) (Fall 3:08) 144: Uriah Fry (CL) over Ty Noble (MA) (Fall 1:44) 150: Conlee Stark (MA) over Conner Williams (CL) (Fall 5:01) 157: Milad Ibraheem (CL) over (MOAY) (For.) 165: Erick Hernandez (CL) over (MA) (For.) 175: Bracken Collier (MA) over William Santa Cruz (CL) (Fall 2:18)
Mount Ayr 42, East Mills 10
165: John Hayes (EM) over (MA) (For.) 175: Bracken Collier (MA) over (EM) (For.) 190: OPEN 215: OPEN 285: Jonathan Morales (MA) over (EM) (For.) 106: OPEN 113: Jeremiah Gilliland (MA) over (EM) (For.) 120: OPEN 126: Brock Shaha (MA) over Landon Gibbs (EM) (Fall 1:22) 132: Tate Schaefer (MA) over Greg Lewis (EM) (Fall 4:53) 138: Nathan Mederos (MA) over (EM) (For.) 144: Quinn Poorker (EM) over Ty Noble (MA) (MD 12-0) 150: Conlee Stark (MA) over Nick Maurer (EM) (Fall 0:59) 157: OPEN

Southwest Valley 42, Mount Ayr 27
285: Sawyer Wilkinson (SWV) over Jonathan Morales (MA) (Fall 0:38) 106: OPEN 113: Jeremiah Gilliland (MA) over (SWV) (For.) 120: Brock Shaha (MA) over (SWV) (For.) 126: OPEN 132: Tate Schaefer (MA) over Carson Cooper (SWV) (Dec 11-7) 138: Brody Crozier (SWV) over Nathan Mederos (MA) (Fall 1:12) 144: Ty Noble (MA) over Brody Sparks (SWV) (Fall 1:34) 150: Conlee Stark (MA) over (SWV) (For.) 157: Ely Rodriguez (SWV) over (MOAY) (For.) 157: OPEN 165: Ian Forsythe (SWV) over (MA) (For.) 175: Ryder Petry (SWV) over Bracken Collier (MA) (Fall 0:43) 190: Tate Haffner (SWV) over (MA) (For.) 215: Dillon Inman (SWV) over (MA) (For.)

Shenandoah 66, Mount Ayr 15
175: Jayden Dickerson (S) over Bracken Collier (MA) (Fall 3:10) 190: Mark Hardy (S) over (MA) (For.) 215: Will Berning (S) over (MA) (For.) 285: Steven Perkins (S) over Jonathan Morales (MA) (Fall 0:23) 106: Cooper Morelock (S) over (MA) (For.) 113: Jeremiah Gilliland (MA) over Jevon Binau (S) (Fall 2:32) 120: Brock Shaha (MA) over Davin Holste (S) (Fall 1:21) 126: Tyler Babe (S) over (MA) (For.) 132: Hayden Roush (S) over Tate Schaefer (MA) (Fall 1:24) 138: Nathan Mederos (MA) over Bryce Crabs (S) (Dec 4-3) 144: Cole Scamman (S) over Ty Noble (MA) (Fall 1:57) 150: Jacob McGargill (S) over Conlee Stark (MA) (Fall 3:05) 157: Ethan Laughlin (S) over (MA) (For.) 165: Owen Laughlin (S) over (MA) (For.)


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