By Tracey Hamilton
The North Tama Wrestling Team traveled to Reinbeck Saturday, January 8 to face six other teams in a tournament. Along with Gladbrook-Reinbeck-North Tama and Grundy Center were teams from Aplington-Parkersburg, Belmond-Klemme, Dike-New Hartford, East Buchanan, Hudson and Jesup.
Senior Tyler Zook takes on his opponet at the Reinbeck match Saturday, Jan. 8.
Wrestling at 119 lbs was Alex Bovy who walked away with a third place finish after one bye and wrestling Hudson's, Cody Lang in the semi-finals. Bovy lost 0-13 against Lang. Mitch Franck of E-B was pinned by Bovy 2:52 mintues into the match. Bovy also won by fall against Gavin Eastman from A-P 5:28 minitues into the match.
Omar Martinez wrestled Jonas Hovenga of A-P but lost by technical fall. With a bye and two other matches, Matinez finished sixth in his weight class of 125 lbs. Clayton Blocker, 130 lb class, wrestled four matches, losing one against Karter Uhlenhooper of B-K with a score of 6-10. He finished third with three wins, one going into overtime against Uhlenhooper with a final score of 5-3.
Bryce Moats received fifth after wrestling in the 135 weight group against Jesup's Brock Winters, Shay Ingles of Hudson and Zach LeBahn of DNH. Moats also had one bye. After wrestling Levi Lynch of DNH, Jacob Zuck of Jesup and Conner McDaniel of A-P, 140 lb. Tyler Bovy, brought in a sixth place finish. Bovy also had one bye in his bracket. Tyler Lashbrook received first place in the 145 weight class after winning his two matches along with a bye. Lashbrook wrestled Stephen Foote of Hudson in the Semi Finals winning 6-1 over Foote. Lashbrook also won with a score of 7-4 over East Buchanan's Max Cherry. Tyler Nelson lost three of his 152 lb. matches by falls but did pin Taylor Steffen of Jesup in a time of 1:12. Nelson received sixth place. 171 weight class brought Andrew Winburn to the mat to receive third place after winning two of his matches against E-B, Evan Frank and and Erik Hill of DNH. He received one bye in the quarterfinals and lost against Jacob Everts of A-P.
Tyler Zook, 189 lbs. walked away with a fourth place finish after he wins by fall against Nick Wrage of Hudson with a time of 1:28 minutes. Zook also won against East Buchanan's Jordan Schultz with a 0:24 time. Zook did lose two of his matches against Alex Brown of Jesup and Joey McCracken of A-P.
Wrestling at 285 lbs. was Eliot Randel who received fourth place with one bye, one win against Jesup's Daniel Deitrick and two loses against Tanner Johnson of DNH and Luke Bird of E-B.