Vikings win 9 of 10, cruise past Bulldogs 39-3
Derrick Hawkins’ parents flew all the way from California to the cold white fields of Iowa to watch their son compete in his first Grand View dual and spend time together for Thanksgiving. He didn’t disappoint. The12th ranked RS Junior used a slick duck under in the second period to gain momentum for his matchup against 11th ranked Ken Burkhardt of Concordia in what would be the tightest matchup of the night. Hawkins 5-2 decision helped build the already commanding lead that the top ranked Vikings had on 10th ranked Concordia. Ryak Finch made his home dual debut quick with a 55 second pin to commence the event and if it wasn’t for 6th ranked Emilio Rivera 9-5 win over Ernie Escobar at 133, the Bulldogs wouldn’t have scored any points. Top ranked Brandon Wright made easy work of 11th ranked Foster Bunce en route to a 19-7 major decision while another top ranked Viking, Christian Mays majored his kid 13-5. 157 pounder Grant Henderson and 184 pounder Thomas Moman gave GV 3 points each for both their victories while 149 pounder Gustavo Martinez majored his opponent. Jimmie Schuessler spent only 1 minute and 24 seconds on the mat before pinning Tommy Bailey at 165 pounds. Young heavyweight Dean Broghammer barely needed a minute to conclude the event and give head coach Nick Mitchell 6 more team points. The 39-3 victory is a great reason for Grand View faithful to be thankful and a good example of why the squad hasn’t lost in the city of Des Moines, now in its 7th year existence.
The team will resume competing at the Simpson open on December 6th after a few days of family and feed.
Grand View vs Concordia
#1 Ryak Finch (GV) fall over Cooper Bailey (55 seconds)
#6 Emilio Rivera (CU) 9-5 decision over Ernie Escobar
#1 Brandon Wright (GV) major decision over #11 Foster Bunce 19-7
#2 Gustavo Martinez (GV) major decision over Brock Dalton 13-3
#9 Grant Henderson (GV) decision over Enrigue Barajas 9-3
#2 Jimmie Schuessler (GV) fall over Tommy Bailey (1:24)
#4 Thomas Moman (GV) 10-6 decision over #6 Austin Fehlhafer
#1 Christian Mays (GV) major decision over Kale Hintz 13-5
#12 Derrick Hawkins (GV) 5-2 decision over #11 Ken Burkhardt
#9 Dean Broghammer (GV) fall over Ceron Fransisco (58 seconds)