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Glenwood wrestlers finishes second at John Timm Duals

GLENWOOD CITY — What a difference a year can make.

Glenwood City, who struggled to fill several weight classes last season and placed fifth and fourth respectively in its own season kick-off tournament, the John A. Timm Duals, the past two seasons, found good reason to celebrate following the conclusion of this year’s memorial duals.

Led by three undefeated wrestlers, Glenwood City finished 4-1 and was the runner-up in the 19th annual event held Saturday, December 5 that features six teams in a dual-style tournament.

A very solid effort for the Toppers’ first foray of the new season.

“I felt we competed well for our first time out,” Shane Strong, Glenwood City head coach said.

“The attitude was great and the kids competed well,” added Strong. “It also gave us a chance to see where we need the most work in practice.”

Although Strong noted that his charges need to improve on their hand fighting, creating angles for better leg attacks and conditioning, the Hilltoppers, highlighted by its trio of unbeaten wrestlers, performed well in its 2015-16 debut.

Junior Marcus Ullom and sophomores Austin Curvello and Carson Strong all finished the tournament with unblemished 5-0 records.

Ullom was impressive at 138 pounds, registering five pins on the day.

“Marcus really came out to wrestle this weekend,” stated Strong. “He was on the attack in every match.”

Austin Curvello, whom Coach Strong noted has improved his neutral attacks, finished the tournament with three pins and five wins at 106 pounds.

Like Ullom, Carson Strong, who wrestled at 126 and 132 pounds, stayed on the offensive and wrestled well throughout the day according to his coach and father.

Other Hilltoppers that finished with winning marks for the day included: sophomore Brad Kessler, 4-1 (three by forfeit) at 120 and 126 pounds; junior Dan Taylor was 2-0 with a pin and forfeit at 113 pounds; Joe Obermueller went 2-1; and sophomore Jake Nadeau (113 and 120) and senior Hogan Chouinard (220) both finished the duals at 3-2.

Jake Logghe, Collin Schone and Jake O’Meara split matches at their respective weights. Logghe and Schone were 2-2 and O’Meara 1-1. Cody Bonte, Kole Smith and Jake Kopacz finished 2-3 while John Pagnotta and Spencer Smith went 1-2.

Neillsville won this year’s John A. Timm Duals with a 5-0 record. Triton (MN) took third with a 3-2 mark followed by new entrant Bloomer-Colfax (2-3), Spooner (1-4) and Somerset (0-5).

Amery, an inaugural member and champions of the previous three Timm Duals and six of the past seven, did not participate in this year’s tournament.

Scores (by round): Round 1: Bloomer-Colfax 33, Spooner 27; Glenwood City 40, Triton 30; Neillsville 63, Somerset 15. Round 2: Bloomer-Colfax 48, Somerset 24; Neillsville 48, Glenwood City 21; Triton 60, Spooner 22. Round 3: Neillsville 54, Bloomer-Colfax 22; Glenwood City 54, Spooner 24; Triton 76, Somerset 0. Round 4: Triton 54, Bloomer-Colfax 27; Glenwood City 70, Somerset 12; Neillsville 57, Spooner 22. Round 5: Glenwood City 50, Bloomer-Colfax 24; Neillsville 45, Triton 30; Spooner 48, Somerset 30.

After exchanging wins through the first four matches, Triton won the next four bouts including a pair by forfeits to take a 30-12 lead over Glenwood City.

But the Hilltoppers won the final six matches and the dual, 40-30. During that streak, Jake Nadeau (113) and Marcus Ullom scored pins, Brad Kessler had a 11-0 major decision in his match at 120 pounds, Austin Curvello (106) and Joe Obermueller (132) won decisions and Carson Strong received a forfeit at 126 pounds.

Glenwood City 40, Triton, MN 30
145 – Hunter Jennings (T) over Kole Smith (Glenwood City), Fall 0:30; 152 – Cody Bonte (GC) over Anthony Avery (T), Fall 1:12; 160 – Jake O`Meara (GC) received forfeit; 170 – Aaron Jennings (T) over Jake Kopacz (Glenwood City), Fall 0:59; 182 – Charlie Groll (T) over Jake Logghe (Glenwood City), Dec 5-4; 195 – Ethan Otterbein (T) received forfeit; 220 – Randy Henderson (T) over Hogan Chouinard (Glenwood City), Dec 6-5; 285 – Adam Vacura (T) received forfeit; 106 – Austin Curvello (GC) over Dylan Baker (T), Dec 6-0; 113 – Jake Nadeau (GC) over Kaleb Strom (T), Fall 1:55; 120 – Brad Kessler (GC) over Brekken Schlichting (T), Major 11-0; 126 – Carson Strong (GC) received forfeit; 132 – Joe Obermueller (GC) over Kyle Mitchell (T), Dec 5-4; 138 – Marcus Ullom (GC) over Trey Theobald (T), Fall 1:38.

In a second round match-up, Neillsville won six of the first seven matches and ten total for a 48-21 win over Glenwood City.

The Hilltoppers had just four wrestlers grab victories. Jake Logghe earned a 9-7 decision at 182 pounds while Austin Curvello, Carson Strong and Marcus Ullom all won by fall.

Neillsville 48, Glenwood City 21
152 – Stetson Rueth (N) over Cody Bonte (GC), Major 9-0; 160 – Derek Nielson (N) over Jake O`Meara (GC), Dec 1-0; 170 – Stephen Buchanan (N) over Jake Kopacz (GC), Fall 1:15; 182 – Jake Logghe (GC) over Eric Friemoth (N), Dec 9-7; 195 – Lucas Ingold (N) received forfeit; 220 – Sam Baumgartner (N) over Hogan Chouinard (GC), Fall 0:42; 285 – Nick Rueth (N) over Collin Schone (GC), Fall 0:36; 106 – Austin Curvello (GC) over Sayer Rachu (N), Fall 0:59; 113 – Skylar Barth (N) over Jake Nadeau (GC), Major 12-0; 120 – Kanyon Rachu (N) over Brad Kessler (GC), Dec 4-0; 126 – Carson Strong (GC) over Kyle Gurney (N), Fall 1:50; 132 – Dylan Nielson (N) over Joe Obermueller (GC), Fall 1:34; 138 – Marcus Ullom (GC) over Kylar Rakovec (N), Fall 0:43; 145 – Zach Smith (N) over Kole Smith (GC), Major 14-0.

Glenwood City rebounded in round three and earned its second dual win of the day with a 54-24 decision over Spooner.

The Hilltoppers received six forfeits from the Rails and had pins by Spencer Peterson, Marcus Ullom and Kole Smith to account for all of their scoring.

Glenwood City 48, Spooner 30
160 – Bryce Carroll (S) over John Pagnotta (GC), Fall 0:49; 170 – Brandon Jepson (S) over Spencer Peterson (GC), Fall 0:39; 182 – Samuel Melton (S) over Jake Kopacz (GC), Fall 0:20; 195 – Josh Carroll (S) over Jake Logghe (GC)Fall 0:57; 220 – Hogan Chouinard (GC) received forfeit; 285 – Collin Schone (GC) received forfeit ;  106 – Austin Curvello (GC) received forfeit; 113 – Blake Larson (S) over Jake Nadeau (GC)Dec 2-0; 120 – Brad Kessler (GC) received forfeit; 126 – Carson Strong (GC) received forfeit;  132 – Joe Obermueller (GC) received forfeit; 138 – Marcus Ullom (GC) over Chase Melton (Spooner), Fall 1:45; 145 – Kole Smith (GC) over Zach Kubnick (Spooner), Fall 1:00; 152 – Josh Melton (Spooner) over Cody Bonte (Glenwood City), Dec 9-2.

Glenwood City won 12 of the 14 matches including seven by forfeit as it pummeled Somerset 70-12.

Jake Logghe, Hogan Chouinard, Austin Curvello, Dan Taylor and Marcus Ullom all registered pins in the Somerset dual. Carson Strong also had a 10-0 major decision at 132 pounds.

Glenwood City 70, Somerset 12
170 – Jake Kopacz (GC) received forfeit;  182 – Logan Peterson (S) received forfeit; 195 – Jake Logghe (GC) over Peter Lepper (S), Fall 1:22; 220 – Hogan Chouinard (GC) over Zeb Rivard (S), Fall 0:53; 285 – Jacob Wittstock (S) over Collin Schone (GC), Fall 0:35; 106 – Austin Curvello (GC) over Nick Kearns (S), Fall 1:56; 113 – Dan Taylor (GC) over Austin Eggbraaten (S), Fall 0:35; 120 – Jake Nadeau (GC) received forfeit; 126 – Brad Kessler (GC) received forfeit; 132 – Carson Strong (GC) over Nicholas Bushinger (S), Major 10-0; 138 – Marcus Ullom (GC) over Jared Grahovac (S), Fall 0:09; 145 – Kole Smith (GC) received forfeit; 152 – Cody Bonte (GC) received forfeit; 160 – John Pagnotta (GC) received forfeit.

In its final dual of the day, Glenwood City won eight of the first ten matches en route to a 50-24 win over the Bloomer-Colfax squad, which had six forfeits.

Austin Curvello and Marcus Ullom had pins in the win and Hogan Chouinard won a 11-3 major decision at 220 pounds.

Glenwood City 50, Bloomer-Colfax 24
182 – Cole Olson (B-C) over Spencer Peterson (GC), Dec 9-2; 195 – Gabe Naumann (B-C) received forfeit; 220 – Hogan Chouinard (GC) over Brady Hetke (B-C), Major 11-3; 285 – Collin Schone (GC) received forfeit; 106 – Austin Curvello (GC) over Cody Goettl (B-C), Fall 2:45; 113 – Dan Taylor (GC) received forfeit; 120 – Jake Nadeau (GC) over Jared Stoll (B-C), Maj 10-2; 126 – Brad Kessler (GC) received forfeit; 132 – Carson Strong (GC) received forfeit; 138 – Marcus Ullom (GC)over Dalton Schotter (B-C), Fall 2:00; 145 – Brady Simonson (B-C) over Kole Smith (GC), Fall 3:29; 152 – Collin Bungartz (B-C) over Cody Bonte (GC), Fall 5:34; 160 – Austin Summerfield (B-C) over John Pagnotta (GC), Dec 5-0; 170 – Jake Kopacz (GC) received forfeit.