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Coach Scott honored at Mt. Ayr event

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 12:41 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 12:50 p.m. CDT
Mount Ayr wrestling coach Eric Ehlen holds the plaque honoring former coach Ron "Scottie" Scott during a presentation Saturday at the school's dual tournament. At right is Jeff Scott, Ron's son, who spoke during the ceremony honoring his father. The plaque states: "Ron 'Scottie' Scott, Mount Ayr Community High School, 1966-2002, Iowa Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, National Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame. Teacher-Coach-Mentor. Through character, integrity and humor, he taught us how to win in life."
Mount Ayr's Joe Ricker secures a first-period pin against Harlan's Jordan Siebert during Saturday's Ron Scott Memorial Dual Tournament in Mount Ayr. Harlan won the dual, 48-31, in taking first place at 8-0. Ricker and teammates Erik Freed and Shane Swank were on the all-tournament team.

MOUNT AYR — Harlan went 8-0 to win the team title at the 2013 Ron Scott Memorial Dual Tournament last weekend.

The former Mount Ayr Duals was renamed in a ceremony including family members and former wrestlers of the late Ron Scott. Clay Harris of Riverside received the Ron Scott Wrestler of Character Award.

The host Raiders finished 5-3 for fourth place in the nine-team field.

Final standings — 1. Harlan 8-0; 2. Riverside 7-1; 3. Shenandoah 6-2; 4. Mount Ayr 5-3; 5. Lathrop 4-4; 6. Penney 3-5; 6. Durant 2-6; 7. C.B. St. Albert 1-7; 8. Martensdale-St. Marys 0-8.

All-Tournament Team

Harlan — Cale Stork (195); Tyler Johannsen (220).

Riverside — Payton Houseman (170).

Shenandoah — Jake Johnson (126).

Mount Ayr — Erik Freed (132), Shane Swank (160), Joe Ricker (285).

Lathrop — Caleb Osborn (120), Tyler Mann (138), Trent Scobee (152), Josh Hasrtsell (160).

Durant — Chase Exline (106), Aaron Bartenhagen (113).

St. Albert — Jake Lewis (182).

Ron Scott Wrestler of Character Award — Clay Harris, Riverside.

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