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City High wrestlers beat West, 33-31

One freshman, two points seal Trojans’ fate
West High’s Jackson Brennan struggles against City High’s Ethan Wood-Finley in the 106-pound varsity match Thursday, Dec. 15, at West High. Wood-Finley took a 7-2 decision from Brennan in the final match of the night, earning victory for himself and the City High Little Hawks as they won the meet, 33-31. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

IOWA CITY– It all came down to a pair of freshmen in the final match of the night as rivals Iowa City High and Iowa City West High met in a dual meet Thursday, Dec. 15, at West High.
The City High Little Hawks took the Junior Varsity (JV) meet 51-22 with West High’s Kaleb Williams taking a 16-7 major decision (MD) from City’s Matt Rew in the 120-pound match and West High’s Alec Shifflet pinning City’s Jack Bacon in 1:16 for the 160-pound match.
The Trojans were ahead 31-30 in the varsity meet after Keaton Speicher (113 pounds) pinned City High’s Michael Santoro in 2:33, Alex Aguirre (120) took a 15-5 major decision from City’s Ryan Ceynar, Jo Dixon (145) took a 4-3 decision from City’s Bryan Berg, top-ranked Nelson Brands (152) pinned City’s Alex Kooker in 2:38, and Carter Rohweder (160) pinned City’s Wilfred Kadohou in 50-seconds. Ashton Stumpf (170) took a 5-4 decision from City’s Kyle Hefley and Guy Snow (285) took an 8-1 decision from City’s Jacob Murry.
On the flip side, City put up wins over Hunter Davis (126), Collin Leavy (132), Miguel Paredes (138), Landon Green (182), Mitchell Sorge (195) and Enutifa Gamia (220).
The 106-pound match, pitting West High’s Jackson Brennan against City’s Ethan Wood-Finley ended in a 7-2 decision for Wood-Finley, which gave City three points and the win. Wood-Finley was mobbed and later carried off the floor by his teammates while a dejected and bloodied Brennan walked back to the West High bench.
The Trojans head for Machesney Park in Harlem, New York City, for a two-day tournament with Harlem High School Thursday, Dec. 22, and Friday, Dec. 23. Cedar Rapids Kennedy visits the West High gym on Thursday, Jan. 5, for a dual meet starting at 6 p.m., and the Trojans host their own invitational on Saturday, Jan. 7, starting at 9 a.m.

Iowa City City (ICC) 33.00 Iowa City West (ICW) 31.00
106: Ethan Wood-Finley (ICC) over Jackson Brennan (ICW) (Dec 7-2)
113: Keaton Speicher (ICW) over Michael Santoro (ICC) (Fall 2:33)
120: Alex Aguirre (ICW) over Ryan Ceynar (ICC) (MD 15-5) 126: Lance Bormann (ICC) over Hunter Davis (ICW) (Dec 14-7)
132: Joey Harney (ICC) over Collin Leavy (ICW) (Fall 1:24)
138: Jack Anson (ICC) over Miguel Paredes (ICW) (Fall 3:17)
145: Jo Dixon (ICW) over Bryan Berg (ICC) (Dec 4-3)
152: Nelson Brands (ICW) over Alex  Kooker (ICC) (Fall 2:38)
160: Carter Rohweder (ICW) over Wilfred Kadohou (ICC) (Fall 0:50)
170: Ashton Stumpf (ICW) over Kyle Hefley (ICC) (Dec 5-4)
182: Brock Hunger (ICC) over Landon Green (ICW) (Dec 3-2)
195: Jacob Dykes (ICC) over Mitchell Sorge (ICW) (Fall 1:17)
220: Jordain Buckland (ICC) over Enutifa Gamia (ICW) (Fall 2:48)
285: Guy Snow (ICW) over Jacob Murry (ICC) (Dec 8-1)

Junior Varsity
Iowa City City (ICC) 51.00 Iowa City West (ICW) 22.00
106: Reese Hayden (ICC) over  (ICW) (For.)
113: Garrett Bormann (ICC) over Landon Songer (ICW) (Fall 1:54)
120: Kaleb Williams (ICW) over Matt Rew (ICC) (MD 16-7)
126: Reece Caven (ICC) over (ICW) (For.) 132: Steven McWane (ICC) over (ICW) (For.)
138: Khurt Bacho (ICC) over Peter Woodward (ICW) (Dec 6-4)
145: Alex Jarvis (ICC) over Levi Wenck (ICW) (Fall 2:19)
152: Mark McLaughlin (ICC) over (ICW) (For.)
160: Alec Shifflet (ICW) over Jack Bacon (ICC) (Fall 1:16)
170: Davryn Stewart (ICC) over Mason Sorge (ICW) (Fall 2:18)
182: Jason Lemus (ICC) over  (ICW) (For.) 195: Brock Pelfrey (ICW) over  (ICC) (For.)
220: Double Forfeit
285: Jordan Hughes (ICW) over (ICC) (For.)