SHENANDOAH — The Creston/Orient-Macksburg wrestling team easily defeated both Shenandoah and Red Oak here on Tuesday in double dual action, collecting a total of 15 pins for the night.
The Panthers collected seven pins against Red Oak in a 62-15 win, and eight pins against Shenandoah in a 54-25 win.
“That’s one of those things for us — a lot of times we get pins going and it snowballs,” head coach Darrell Frain said. “It makes a close match turn into a big margin, and that’s what happened again for us tonight.”
Highlighting the night for the Panthers was senior three-time state champion Jake Marlin, who eclipsed the school record for career wins with his pin against Red Oak’s Isaac Pappas in :55 during the night’s opening match.
Marlin also earned a pin against Shenandoah’s Tyler Dalley in :46, giving him 183 career wins, surpassing Kalab Evans’ mark of 181 career wins.
Marlin moved past Andrew Long (previously second place with 180 career wins) and tied Evans with his four wins at the Centerville Big Red Invitational on Saturday.
His career record now sits at 183-6.
“It’s a major accomplishment, I think because a lot of the other teams wrestle a lot more matches than we do,” Frain said. “First of all, passing the 180-win barrier is a big accomplishment. And he’s passing a two-time state champ in Kalab Evans and a three-time state champ in Andrew Long, both of whom have done great things for the Creston/O-M wrestling program. So the fact that Jake has passed them is pretty impressive.”
Frain had to shuffle his lineup with several wrestlers out with injuries.
Spencer Wray, who has wrestled at 126 this season, is out for the year with ligament damage in his thumb. Gage Cheers, who placed third at 126 in Saturday’s tournament, missed Tuesday’s double dual as a precaution to make sure he did not have a fractured jaw.
And 113-pounder Wyatt Thompson missed Tuesday’s action after being hospitalized overnight Monday. Thompson was released on Tuesday but did not compete.
Junior Kruz Adamson filled in at 113 pounds, while Alex Fargo wrestled at 120 pounds. Garret Taylor and Bryce Briley split time at 126.
“We’ve got a lot of kids that are pretty equal in ability, so when you lose somebody, we’re comfortable they’ll step up and wrestle well,” Frain said. “It showed tonight. They all wrestled well.”
Frain said the biggest match of the night was Adamson at 113 against Shenandoah’s Zac McCoy.
“Kruz was going to try to make 113 anyway, so he made the cut and had a couple of really good matches,” Frain said. “He was losing 1-0 (against McCoy), got a reversal and put a cradle in and got the win. He outworked the kid and got the pin, so that was probably one of the biggest matches of the night.”
The Panthers return to action Friday and Saturday at the John J. Harris Invitational in Corning.
Creston/O-M 62, Red Oak 15
145 — Jake Marlin (C/O-M) pinned Isaac Pappas (RO), :55.
152 — Gavin Leith (C/O-M) pinned Tanner Allensworth (RO), 1:30.
160 — Adam Baker (C/O-M) major dec. John Sands (RO), 8-0.
170 — Trevor Frain (C/O-M) pinned Nick Leinen (RO), 3:15.
182 — Seth Maitlen (C/O-M) pinned Dustin Jones (RO), :53.
195 — Keaton Hulett (C/O-M) pinned Tyler Terry (RO), :37.
220 — Cole Tanner (C/O-M) won by forfeit.
285 — Nathan Robinson (C/O-M) won by forfeit.
106 — Tanner Mertz (RO) pinned Stone Hammons (C/O-M), 1:15.
113 — Kruz Adamson (C/O-M) pinned Dakota Petty (RO), 1:50.
120 — Alex Fargo (C/O-M) pinned Clay Selberg (RO), 3:02.
126 — Geoff Sellers (RO) pinned Bryce Briley (C/O-M), 4:29.
132 — Joey Huntington (C/O-M) major dec. Austin Streicher (RO), 11-0.
138 — Bailey Akers (RO), dec. Zack Peppmeier (C/O-M), 13-7.
Creston/O-M 54, Shenandoah 25
152 — Jose Rendon (S) pinned Gavin Leith (C/O-M), 1:38.
160 — Adam Baker (C/O-M) pinned Brenden Dostal (S), :59.
170 — Trevor Frain (C/O-M) pinned Patrick Richardson (S), :21.
182 — Seth Maitlen (C/O-M) won by forfeit.
195 — Keaton Hulett (C/O-M) pinned JD Lewis (S), 1:05.
220 — Cole Tanner (C/O-M) pinned Trevor Johnson (S), 3:12.
285 — Nathan Robinson (C/O-M) won by forfeit.
106 — Nate Hoyt (S) dec. Stone Hammons (C/O-M), 5-3.
113 — Kruz Adamson (C/O-M) pinned Zac McCoy (S), 4:38.
120 — Sean Skillern (S) major dec. Alex Fargo (C/O-M), 13-3.
126 — Jake Johnson (S) pinned Garret Taylor (C/O-M), 3:33.
132 — Joey Huntington (C/O-M) pinned Austin Larson (S), 3:30.
138 — Joseph Heitshusen (S) pinned Zack Peppmeier (C/O-M), 4:19.
145 — Jake Marlin (C/O-M) pinned Tyler Dalley (S), :46.
126 — Austin Hale (RO) pinned Jake Routh (C/O-M), :13; Colton Robinson (RO) pinned Jake Routh (C/O-M), 1:25. 132 — Logan Roberts (S) dec. Tyler Helm (C/O-M), 3-2; Shawn Rice (S) dec. Tyler Helm (C/O-M), 4-1. 138 — Bryce Briley (C/O-M) pinned Brody Bopp (S), 1:42. 145 — Shawn Rice (S) dec. Cameron Leith (C/O-M0, 8-3; Logan Roberts (S) dec. Cameron Leith (C/O-M), 5-3. 152 — Jacob Johnston (C/O-M) pinned Lucas Finnell (S), :30; Jesse Rathe (C/O-M) pinned Jordan Matheny (S), 1:59. 160 — Tayler Pettit (C/O-M) pinned Jordan Matheny (S), :31; Tayler Pettit (C/O-M) pinned Lucas Finnell (S), 1:28. 195 — Zach Hoffman (C/O-M) pinned Garrett Clark (S), :29.