WATERLOO — For one team Thursday night, the holiday break did little to hinder progress.
Sumner-Fredericksburg dominated a pair North Iowa Cedar League matches at Oppold Gymnasium, topping host Waterloo Columbus (56-18) and Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center (58-18).
“We were just excited to get back on the mat after such a long break,” Cougars coach Jeff Meyer said. “Right before the break we had lost four guys to injury, and we were anxious to see where we were.
“I think our guys responded well and after facing so many forfeits early we kind of had to generate our own intensity and create our own environment to get ready for the second match. The guys pushed the pace and like I said they responded well.”
Sophomore Owen Kime was one of the Cougars to create his own intensity. Kime majored both of his opponents — Caden Hartz of Columbus (15-1) and Nathan Klausen of AP/GC (10-2).
“I expected a tough match tonight with Klausen, even though I had not wrestled him before,” Kime said “I really like going against a guy I don’t know a lot about, it kind of gets me going more. When I got on top early I knew I could control him and just wrestled hard to win my match.”
Cal VanEngelenburg was another highlight for Sumner-Fredericksburg, recording a pair of pins — Ray Seidel of Columbus (3:06) and Ben Ogle of AP/GC (5:37).
In the other match, AP/GC blanked Columbus, 49-0.
Austin Knaack and Ogle got pins at 152 and 160, respectively, to lead the Falcons.
“I thought our guys showed a whole lot of energy tonight and wrestled with good effort,” AP/GC coach Colby Grothoff said.
For Waterloo Columbus, it came down to a lack of athletes available.
“Like I’ve said before, it comes down to numbers,” said Sailors coach Denny Boleyn. “We have 11 guys for 14 weights, there is just not much you can do there. I was not pleased at all with our effort versus Sumner, but I thought we came back out and wrestled with heart against A-P.”
SUMNER-FRED 56, COLUMBUS 18
220—Colton Yungtum (SF) won by forfeit, 285—double forfeit, 106—Cael Judisch (SF) won by forfeit, 113—Dan Dillon (SF) won by forfeit, 120—Brady Wilkinson (SF) won by forfeit, 126—Nate Egan (SF) maj. dec. Josh Heine 11-0, 132—Ethan Holton (WC) won by forfeit, 138—Owen Kime (SF) maj. dec. Caden Hartz 15-1, 145—Colten Dralle (SF) pinned Alex Feldmann 3:11, 152—Luis Rodriguez (WC) won by forfeit, 160—Cal VanEngelenburg (SF) pinned Ray Seidel 3:06, 170—Andrew Nunez (WC) won by forfeit, 182—Weiland Steffen (SF) won by forfeit, 195—Trey Steffen (SF) won by forfeit.
SUMNER-FRED 58, AP/GC18
285—Kolby Muller (APGC) won by forfeit, 106—Judisch (SF) dec. Jayden Bowles 8-2, 113—Zach Klausen (APGC) pinned Dillon 2:42, 120—Wilkinson (SF) won by forfeit, 126—Egan (SF) won by forfeit, 132—Spencer Matt (SF) won by forfeit, 138—Kime (SF) dec. Nathan Klausen 10-2, 145—Dralle (SF) dec. Brier Uhlenhopp 2-0, 152—Treyce Ensign (SF) pinned Austin Knaack 1:51, 160—VanEngelenburg (SF) pinned Ben Ogle 5:37, 170—Cole Heidemen (APGC) won by forfeit, 182—W. Steffen (SF) pinned Jesse Mackie 1:10, 195—Yungtum (SF) won by injury default, 220—T. Steffen (SF) won by forfeit.
A-P/GC 49, COLUMBUS 0
106—Bowles (AP/GC) won by forfeit, 113—Z. Klausen (AP/GC) won by forfeit, 120—double forfeit, 126—double forfeit, 132—double forfeit, 138—N. Klausen (AP/GC) maj. dec. Hartz 10-0, 145—Uhlenhopp (AP/GC) won by forfeit, 152—Knaack (AP/GC) pinned Rodriguez 1:26, 160—Ogle (AP/GC) pinned Seidel 2:57, 170—Heideman (AP/GC) dec. Nunez 10-4, 182—Mackie (AP/GC) won by forfeit, 195—double forfeit, 220—double forfeit, 285—Muller (AP/GC) won by forfeit.