Greene County Rams

The Class 2A District wrestling tournament in Harlan is finished. Greene County and Winterset from the Raccoon Valley Radio listening area both have State qualifiers. The top two wrestlers in each of the 14 weight classes in Harlan qualify for the State Tournament Feb. 14-15-16 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

The Huskies had eight district qualifiers and they qualified three for the State Tournament. Bryce Hatten at 126 lbs. and Jack West at 145 both placed first, while Kruise Kiburz (132) was second.

The Rams took five to Harlan and they’ll send two seniors to Wells Fargo Arena. Bryce Hoyle finished second and is a State Qualifier at 195 lbs. and Brock Wuebker also was second, although he had a more difficult route to Des Moines. The Rams 170 pounder lost his first match, then won his next two, both by fall. The second one was a second place wrestle back match he trailed 3-0 in the third period, but won by fall in 4:17.

Winters finished fifth in the team race and Greene County was eighth. Sergeant Bluff-Luton was first, followed by Atlantic, Harlan, and Red Oak.

Greene County:

106 Braden Gallagher- lost by fall 4:57 to Tyler Halloran, Clar.; lost 23-8 technical fall to Jake Porter, W’set; fourth place.

160 Joel Ward- lost 7-0 to Justin Mc Cunn, Red Oak: won by fall 3:58 over Brady Barringer, W’set; lost 13-2 vs. Blake Liebe, SBL; third place.

170 Brock Wuebker- lost by fall 1:53 to Jackson Kinsella, Cres.; won by fall 2:11 over Cade Forsyth, W’set; won by fall 4:17 vs. Carter Bendorf, Har.; second place.

182 Clint Dennhardt- lost by fall 5:11 to Beau Barncastle, Cres.; lost by fall 3:44 to Tristan Navrkal, SBL; fourth place.

195 Bryce Hoyle- won 9-0 major decision over Crew Howard, Clar.; lost by fall 1:01 to Thomas Bentley, Red Oak; second place (no wrestle back).


106 Jake Porter- lost 8-6 to Garrett McLaren, Atl.; won 23-8 technical fall over Braden Gallagher, Greene Co.; lost 11-4 vs. Tyler Halloran, Clar.; third place.

120 Jensen Kaldenberg- lost 8-0 major decision to Nate Curry, SBL; lost 9-3 to Kaden Bolton, Cres; fourth place.

126 Bryce Hatten- won 14-2 major decision over Shea Parkis, Kuemper; won 8-1 over Ethan Lemon, Har.; first place.

132 Kruise Kiburz- won by fall 3:26 over Wyatt Obrecht, Har.; lost 13-5 major decision to Jack Gaukel, SBL; won 16-1 technical fall vs. Garon Wurster, Cres.; second place.

145 Jack West- won by fall 3:06 over Kadin Stutzman, Atl.; won 9-7 over Oscar Olmos, Har.; first place.

152 Tyler Brown- lost 16-6 major decision to Conner Pellett, Atl.; won 13-6 over Rylan Luther, Cres.; third place (no wrestle back).

160 Brady Barringer- lost by fall 3:52 to Blake Liebe, SBL; lost by fall 3:58 to Joel Ward, Greene Co.; fourth place.

170-Cade Forsyth- lost by fall :32 to Carter Bendorf, Har.; lost by fall 2:11 to Brock Wuebker, Greene Co.; fourth place.