Graceland came from behind last night to defeat Doane College

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LAMONI, IA –  The wrestling team picked up their third win of the season, taking down Doane University in a close dual, 28-25.

“I can’t begin to put into words how proud I am of this group. This dual turned out to be such a roller coaster ride, but at the end all 10 guys kept believing in the work they had put in and that it could and would result in a win tonight,” said Head Coach Zack Mullins.

Graceland started off the night strong, taking a 10-0 lead following the first two weight classes. Kuz Adamson at 125 won by major decision (12-4) over Jackson Bates. Cartland Adam then pinned (3:19) Jonathan Fletcher at 133 lbs.

The next two weight classes, 141 and 149 lbs. would go to Doane as they evened the score at 10-10. Seth Hood (141 lbs.) overcame Calab Ashe by major decision (15-4). Then Josue Solis (149 lbs.) defeated Brandon Seward by fall (2:45).

Coulter Allen gave Graceland the lead back, winning by fall (4:54) over Drew Ratkovec at 157 lbs.

The Tigers then came surging back to take the next three matches. At 165 lbs., JohnMark Reddict won by fall (4:22) over Dakota Britt to even the dual at 16-16. Zach Linton (174 lbs.) then defeated Matthew Victor by fall (4:22) to give the Tigers their first lead of the night. Kyle Hoffman (184 lbs.) then marked a decision (7-5) win over Zach Kraus. Doane led 25-16 heading into the final two matches of the night.

With their backs pinned against the wall, Ryan Paige (197) and William Samuels (285) earned victories. Paige won by fall (2:54) over Herold Hudiburgh and Samuels won by fall (0:48) as well over Jacob Smith.

The Yellowjackets claimed the dual 28-25, improving to 3-1 on the year.

“Hats off to Doane, they came ready to battle and made us earn each and every win. I tell the team often, “it doesn’t have to always look pretty, sometimes it just has to work” and tonight with our backs against the wall late, these guys made it work,” continued Mullins. “Two milestones in our program early in the season, our first shutout and first 3-1 start; as long as these guys keep working hard and trusting in themselves and the process, it will continue to be an exciting season!”

The Jackets will compete again on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Buena Vista Open.

BOX SCORE

125
Kruz Adamson (Graceland University) over Jackson Bates (Doane College) (MD 12-4)
4
0
133
Cartland Allen (Graceland University) over Jonathan Fletcher (Doane College) (Fall 3:19)
6
0
141
Seth Hood (Doane College) over Calab Ashe (Graceland University) (MD 15-4)
0
4
149
Josue Solis (Doane College) over Brandon Seward (Graceland University) (Fall 2:45)
0
6
157
Coulter Allen (Graceland University) over Drew Ratkovec (Doane College) (Fall 4:54)
6
0
165
JohnMark Reddick (Doane College) over Dakota Britt (Graceland University) (Fall 5:42)
0
6
174
Zach Linton (Doane College) over Matthew Victor (Graceland University) (Fall 4:22)
0
6
184
Kyle Hoffman (Doane College) over Zach Kraus (Graceland University) (Dec 7-5)
0
3
197
Ryan Paige (Graceland University) over Herold Hudiburgh (Doane College) (Fall 2:54)
6
0
285
William Samuels (Graceland University) over Jacob Smith (Doane College) (Fall 0:48)
6
0
Team Score:
28
25

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