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Bolts fall to Muskies and Trojans in double dual meet

Avalos wins by fall for Liberty High

IOWA CITY– The Liberty High wrestlers visited Iowa City West High Thursday, Jan. 16, for a double dual meet with the Trojans and Muskies of Muscatine, and ended up 0-2 in varsity competition.
The Muskies knocked off the Lightning, 72-6, in varsity action with Liberty’s Gabe Avalos pinning Collin Zellmer in 5:52 at 113 pounds. The Bolts picked up a junior varsity (JV) win, 12-5, as Austin Franklin pinned Trevan Phelps in 2:00 at 152 pounds and Jackson Tubbs won his 138-pound match by pinning C.J. Palmer in 51 seconds.
The Trojans took down the Bolts, 78-6, in varsity competition, and, 24-21, in JV matches. Liberty’s Mike Luyeye won his 132-pound match by an injury forfeit from West’s Hunter Garvin, while Austin Franklin, Jackson Tubbs, and Damien Garrett had success in the JV contests. Franklin pinned Connor Morris in 4:00 at 126 pounds, Tubbs pinned T.J. Donovan in 2:32 for the 132-pound match and Garrett won an 8-1 decision over Carlo Tran at 138.
The Lightning travel to Cedar Rapids Jefferson to face the J-Hawks in a dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., and compete in Anamosa’s invitational on Saturday, Jan. 25, starting at 9:30 a.m. Dubuque Wahlert visits Liberty High on Thursday, Jan. 30, for a 7 p.m. dual meet ahead of the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Dubuque Hempstead.

Varsity— Muscatine (MUSC) 72, Liberty High (ICL) 6
145: Kuinton Middugh (MUSC) over Elijah Terwilleger (ICL) (Fall 1:47) 152: Connor Beck (MUSC) over (ICL) (For.) 160: Cedric Castillo (MUSC) over Brendon Benton (ICL) (Fall 3:40) 170: Tim Nimley (MUSC) over (ICL) (For.) 182: Anthony Mathias (MUSC) over Caden Yoerger (ICL) (Fall 1:38) 195: Nathan Beatty (MUSC) over (ICL) (For.) 220: Kaden Fisher (MUSC) over (ICL) (For.) 285: Togeh Deseh (MUSC) over (ICL) (For.) 106: Double Forfeit 113: Gabe Avalos (ICL) over Collin Zellmer (MUSC) (Fall 5:52) 120: Garrett Head (MUSC) over (ICL) (For.) 126: Mason Crabtree (MUSC) over Jaxson Morris (ICL) (Fall 3:49) 132: Jett Fridley (MUSC) over Mike Luyeye (ICL) (Fall 4:36) 138: Carson Harder (MUSC) over Ethan Armstrong (ICL) (Fall 1:41)
JV— Liberty High (ICL) 12, Muscatine (MUSC) 5
145: Gage Stevens (MUSC) over Jordan Jessup (ICL) (TF 17-0 3:15) 152: Austin Franklin (ICL) over Trevan Phelps (MUSC) (Fall 2:00) 160: 170: 182: 195: 220: 285: 106: 113: 120: 126: 132: 138: Jackson Tubbs (ICL) over C.J. Palmer (MUSC) (Fall 0:51)
Varsity— Iowa City West (ICW) 78, Liberty High (ICL) 6
160: Collin Leavy (ICW) over Brendon Benton (ICL) (Fall 3:31) 170: Ashton Barker (ICW) over (ICL) (For.) 182: Will Hoeft (ICW) over Caden Yoerger (ICL) (Fall 1:40) 195: Anu Dokun (ICW) over (ICL) (For.) 220: Brett Pelfrey (ICW) over (ICL) (For.) 285: Errol (Ben) Alden (ICW) over (ICL) (For.) 106: Mason Goodale (ICW) over (ICL) (For.) 113: Grant O’Dell (ICW) over Gabe Avalos (ICL) (Fall 2:39) 120: Thomas Pierce (ICW) over (ICL) (For.) 126: Parker McBride (ICW) over Jaxson Morris (ICL) (Fall 0:51) 132: Mike Luyeye (ICL) over Hunter Garvin (ICW) (Inj. [time]) 138: Jackson Brennan (ICW) over Ethan Armstrong (ICL) (Fall 0:58) 145: Drake Davis (ICW) over Michael Rensing (ICL) (Fall 3:27) 152: Graham Gambrall (ICW) over Elijah Terwilleger (ICL) (Fall 2:35)
JV— Iowa City West (ICW) 24, Liberty High (ICL) 21
160: Grant Henderson (ICW) over (ICL) (For.) 170: Double Forfeit 182: Mitch Frey (ICW) over (ICL) (For.) 195: Double Forfeit 220: Double Forfeit 285: Double Forfeit 106: Double Forfeit 113: Double Forfeit 120: Jake Baum (ICW) over (ICL) (For.) 126: Austin Franklin (ICL) over Connor Morris (ICW) (Fall 4:00) 132: Jackson Tubbs (ICL) over TJ Donovan (ICW) (Fall 2:32) 138: Damien Garrett (ICL) over Carlo Tran (ICW) (Dec 8-1) 145: Jordan Jessup (ICL) over Miles Clark (ICW) (Fall 1:48) 152: Jack Gray (ICW) over (ICL) (For.)