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Tigers wrestle at Valley Duals

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Spencer's Levi Gilmore went 4-1 at the West Des Moines Valley Duals Saturday, Jan. 12, as the Tigers faced some of Class 3A's toughest competition. Spencer went 2-3 in duals, losing its first head-to-head match-ups of the season.
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Spencer goes 2-3, face state's top teams

Spencer headed south this weekend for the annual Valley Duals in West Des Moines, where the Tigers squared off against some of Class 3A's best wrestling teams in Southeast Polk and West Des Moines Valley. Spencer surrendered its first dual losses of the season at Valley, losing to Cedar Falls (50-29), SE Polk (64-11) and Valley (59-16). The Tigers came away with wins over Lewis Central (49-30) and Urbandale (43-27).

"Going in, we knew it would be a great challenge with the level of competition we were facing with five pretty good teams," Spencer coach David Schaefer said. "I was awful nervous beforehand because I haven't been overly pleased with how we've been wrestling in January. Plus we had some guys out of the lineup, but all in all, I was pleased with how we showed up. It's as strong of a performance as we've had in January, which is encouraging and showing improvement."

Throughout the day, Spencer wrestled a multitude of state placewinners and ranked wrestlers at numerous weights. Spencer senior John Christopherson went 5-0 on the day, winning twice by technical fall, twice by pin and once by major decision at 126 pounds. Levi Gilmore went 4-1 at 132, losing only to Urbandale's Colby Knight, last year's fourth-place finisher at 120, by decision, 9-3. Blaine Johnson also went 4-1 with his only loss coming to Dylan Blackford of SE Polk, who placed second at 152 last year.

"Anybody who can go 5-0 down there, you know they had a great day," Schaefer commented on Christopherson. "Levi Gilmore went 4-1 and beat the No. 2-rated kid and lost to the No. 3-rated kid. We improved in the areas we were focusing on, so we'll be ready for Thursday night."

Spencer's final Lakes Conference dual will be Thursday at Spencer Field House when they host the Spirit Lake Indians. Spencer is looking to add to its undefeated Lakes Conference seasons, while Spirit Lake is led by two-time state champ Doug Miner.

Note: Spencer's Trevor Streuli (113) and Tanner Schaefer (160) were out of the lineup and did not wrestle Saturday. Both are expected to wrestle Thursday.

VALLEY DUALS

WEST DES MOINES VALLEY - Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

Cedar Falls 50, Spencer 29

106 - Dylan Huntoon (S) pinned Harry Poe, 0:36

113 - Trey Hess-Thomas (CF) pinned Cody Huckfelt, 1:53

120 - Daniel Kelly (CF) pinned Bailey Hawn, 2:32

126 - John Christopherson (S) tech. fall over Jacob Watters, 15-0, 4:00

132 - Levi Gilmore (S) pinned Nate Llewellyn, 0:35

138 - Tyson Samel (S) won by forfeit

145 - Ali Al-Mabuk (CF) won by decision over Hunter Cauthron, 5-4

152 - Justin King (CF) pinned Jacob Sandvig, 5:38

160 - Clark Doyle (CF) pinned Tristin Vermulm, 0:29

170 - Blaine Johnson (S) pinned Drew Langel, 3:23

182 - Trent Willison (CF) pinned Pierce Jensen, 0:56

195 - Devon Davis (CF) tech. fall over Ben Pingel, 17-1, 2:00

220 - Spencer Williams (CF) pinned Tony Botcher, 0:35

285 - Dakoda Pepperling (CF) pinned Chance Tatman, 3:43

Southeast Polk 64, Spencer 11

106 - Nolan Hellickson (SE) pinned Dylan Huntoon, 3:02

113 - Gunnar Jorgensen (SE) tech. fall over Cody Huckfelt, 24-9, 4:00

120 - Bailey Hawn (S) won by dec. over Aaron Meyer, 12-7

126 - John Christopherson (S) won by tech. fall over Preston Phothiboupha, 15-0, 2:00

132 - Levi Gilmore (S) won by dec. Briar Dittmer, 10-7

138 - Dylan Buchheit (SE) tech. fall over Tyson Samel, 15-0, 2:00

145 - Colin Strickland (SE) pinned Hunter Cauthron, 1:45

152 - Sam Jones (SE) pinned Jacob Sandvig, 0:50

160 - Tim Miklus (SE) pinned Tristin Vermulm, 0:25

170 - Dylan Blackford (SE) pinned Blaine Johnson, 0:47

182 - Luke Sargent (SE) pinned Pierce Jensen, 1:11

195 - Ethan Anderson (SE) pinned Ben Pingel, 0:26

220 - Bryce Fisher (SE) pinned Tony Botcher, 0:38

285 - Jacob Marnin (SE) pinned Chance Tatman, 1:20

Spencer 43, Urbandale 27

106 - Dylan Huntoon (S) pinned Payton Towers, 1:46

113 - Jurica Caculovic (U) pinned Cody Huckfelt, 3:24

120 - Bailey Hawn (S) pinned Zeljko Caculovic, 3:58

126 - John Christopherson (S) won by major dec. over Jon Paulson, 11-1

132 - Colby Knight (U) won by dec. over Levi Gilmore, 9-3

138 - Mike Stuart (U) won by dec. over Tyson Samsel, 11-7

145 - Hunter Cauthron (S) won by forfeit

152 - Cody Pearson (U) pinned Jacob Sandvig, 2:49

160 - Dady Mansaray (U) pinned Tristin Vermulm, 4:25

170 - Blaine Johnson (S) won by forfeit

182 - Pierce Jensen (S) won by dec. over Reece Cracraft, 9-3

195- Ben Pingel (S) pinned Grant Petrillo, 1:37

220 - Tony Botcher (S) pinned Jake Heinrich, 3:19

285 - Shaquille Wells (U) won by dec. 5-0

Spencer 49, Lewis Central 30

106 - Dylan Huntoon (S) won by forfeit

113 - Cody Huckfelt (S) won by forfeit

120 - Bailey Hawn (S) won by forfeit

126 - John Christopherson (S) pinned Jordan Bailey, 1:32

132 - Levi Gilmore (S) pinned Hayden Furler, 3:22

138 - Mason Heredia-Pugh (LC) pinned Tyson Samsel, 3:59

145 - Hunter Cauthron (S) won by dec. Nick Ruis, 7-0

152 - Ethan Ruby (LC) pinned Jacob Sandvig, 5:24

160 - Ryan Nightser (LC) Tristin Vermulm, 0:46

170 - Blaine Johnson (S) won by major dec. over Hayden Waldstein, 11-2

182 - Austin Lear (LC) pinned Pierce Jensen, 2:43

195 - Ben Pingel (S) won by forfeit

220 - Tony Botcher (S) pinned James Muschenheim, 1:59

285 - Zach Renshaw (LC) pinned Chance Tatman, 0:55

WDM Valley 59, Spencer 16

106 - Jack Koethe (V) tech. fall over Dylan Huntoon, 19-3, 4:00

113 - Clayton Eicher (V) pinned Cody Huckfelt, 1:51

120 - Jake Koethe (V) pinned Bailey Hawn, 2:37

126 - John Christopherson (S) pinned RaeKwon Lee, 3:11

132 - Levi Gilmore (S) won by major dec. over Austin Stotts, 13-4

138 - Mitch Hager (V) won by dec. over Tyson Samsel, 6-3

145 - Dennis Curry (V) pinned Hunter Cauthron, 5:50

152 - Dylan Matter (V) pinned Jacob Sandvig, 3:59

160 - Walker McCabe (V) pinned Tristin Vermulm, 2:52

170 - Blaine Johnson (S) pinned Danny Perez, 1:57

182 - Zach Downs (V) pinned Pierce Jensen, 1:16

195 - Cameron Hansen (V) pinned Ben Pingel, 1:23

220 - Brady Smith (V) pinned Tony Botcher, 1:18

285 - Zachary Matt (V) won by dec. Chance Tatman, 2-0



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