2018-02-25 / Sports

Hornets cruise past Eagles in team mat quarterfinals

KALAMAZOO – The New Lothrop varsity wrestlers cruised past Carson City-Crystal 41-19 in the quarterfinal round of the state team finals at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo.

The Hornets were seeded sixth, while the Eagles were seeded third, but that didn’t matter to the New Lothrop squad.

The Hornets opened with wins in the first seven weight classes to set the tone with a 30-0 lead. The Eagles made a run in the lower weights, but couldn’t overcome the deficit.

New Lothrop was slated to face number two seed Clinton in the semifinals on Saturday morning.

Complete match results are as follows:

New Lothrop (NL) 41, Carson City-Crystal (CCC) 19

145 – Austin Wolford (NL) 8-4 dec. Caleb Collins (CCC); 152 – Austin Wendling (NL) p. 1:11 Brandon Murray (CCC); 160 – Zack Riley (NL) p. 3:09 Nash Akin (CCC); 171 – Mason Ruddy (NL) 10-8 dec. Konner Datema (CCC); 189 – Justin Carnahan (NL) 8-3 dec. Brian Yeakey (CCC); 215 – Allan Jamick (NL) p. 2:26 Daniel Smith (CCC); 285 – Cameron Dusenbery (NL) 4-3 dec. Collin Schafer (CCC): 103 – Nolan Datema (CCC) 12-4 major dec. Andrew Krupp (NL); 112 – Jackson Knieper (NL) 13-3 major dec. Cade Fleisher (CCC): 119 – Jamison Ward (CCC) p. 1:04 Logan Wolford (NL); 125 – Tommy Malloy (NL) 5-4 dec. Jaron Johnson (CCC); 130 – Aiden Atkins (CCC) p. 1:01 Logan Zell (NL); 135 – Daryn Shepler (CCC) 6-0 dec. Will Taylor (NL); 140 – Micah Poletti (NL) 15-4 major dec. Kohlton Blasher (CCC).

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