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Linderbaum leads wrestlers at Highland

Quinn takes second place at 182

RIVERSIDE– Sophomore heavyweight Logan Linderbaum took first place, leading the Solon Spartans to a sixth place team finish this past weekend in the Gary Curtis Invitational at Highland High School.
Linderbaum’s 4-2 victory in the finals avenged a loss by fall against his opponent from West Liberty earlier in the season. Junior 182-pounder Matt Quinn joined Linderbaum in the finals, wrestling to a second place finish.
Other place winners included:
Third: Dan Whitmore at 195 pounds; Brian Haight at 132 pounds; Louis Gnida at 113 pounds.
Fourth: Cole Fritz at 120 pounds.
Seventh: Bailey Redlinger at 106 pounds.
Team scores:
Alburnett: 223.5
West Branch: 133
Washington: 124
Muscatine: 119
Columbus: 106.5
Solon: 100
Tri County/Montezuma: 100
Iowa City Regina: 92.5
New London/Winfield Mt. Union: 77
West Liberty: 68.5
Highland: 68
This week, the Spartans host Western Dubuque Thursday evening, Jan. 10, and will host their own invitational Saturday, Jan. 12, with wrestling beginning at 11 a.m.
Earlier in the week, the Spartan wrestlers dropped both ends of a double-dual meet against Maquoketa and West Delaware.
The Spartans lost to Maquoketa in a close contest, 39-33, then were upended by West Delaware, 82-0. The dual was held at Maquoketa Jan. 3.
Louis Gnida, Cole Fritz and Danny Whitmore collected wins for Solon, while Logan Linderbaum, Matt Quinn and Michael Kline picked up points through forfeits.

Maquoketa (MAQU) 39.0 Solon (SOLO) 33.0
106: Dillion Pieper, MAQU, forf. . 113: Louis Gnida, SOLO, pinned Shea Siefert, MAQU, 0:00. 120: Cole Fritz, SOLO, dec. Zach Koppes, MAQU, 13-9. 126: Andy Ahrens, MAQU, tech. fall Trevor Haight, SOLO, 4:00 16-0. 132: Dallas Durkop, MAQU, maj. dec. Trevor Yahr, SOLO, 9-0. 138: Jacob Kloft, MAQU, dec. Brian Haight, SOLO, 9-2. 145: Logan Mayberry, MAQU, tech. fall Joshua Bender, SOLO, 0:00 16-0. 152: Hunter Hessong, MAQU, maj. dec. Jamie Linden, SOLO, 12-4. 160: Ty Thede, MAQU, pinned Jared Lester, SOLO, 2:00. 170: Justin Zeimet, MAQU, pinned Nick Bailey, SOLO, 0:00. 182: Matt Quinn, SOLO, forf. . 195: Danny Whitmore, SOLO, pinned Wei Ming Wu, MAQU, 0:00. 220: Michael Kline, SOLO, forf. . 285: Logan Linderbaum, SOLO, forf. .

West Delaware (WEDE) 82.0 Solon (SOLO) 0.0
152: Jake Voss, WEDE, pinned Jared Lester, SOLO, 0:00. 160: Jacob Teumer, WEDE, inj. def. , , . 170: Brent Lammers, WEDE, forf. . 182: Thomas Oleson, WEDE, pinned Matt Quinn, SOLO, 1:25. 195: Jacyn Goebel, WEDE, pinned Danny Whitmore, SOLO, 0:00. 220: Adam Reth, WEDE, forf. . 285: Dean Broghammer, WEDE, pinned Logan Linderbaum, SOLO, 1:16. 106: Patrick Woods, WEDE, forf. . 113: Zach Less, WEDE, pinned Louis Gnida, SOLO, 1:35. 120: Sam Phillips, WEDE, pinned Cole Fritz, SOLO, 2:20. 126: Reilly Ryan, WEDE, pinned Trevor Yahr, SOLO, 2:49. 132: Connor Wickman, WEDE, maj. dec. Brian Haight, SOLO, 12-2. 138: Ryan Soppe, WEDE, pinned Joshua Bender, SOLO, 0:15. 145: Zach Muller, WEDE, pinned Yergeniy Bulatov, SOLO, 1:24.