North Mahaska competed at the Tri-County/English Valleys wrestling tournament on Saturday bringing home fifth out of 11 schools. North Mahaska scored a win by Wyatt Van Weelden for the only first place finish. The Warhawks added 12 placings including two seconds and two thirds.
Van Weelden received a bye to open the day then decisioned Jaxson Kaalberg of West Branch 7-6 to reach the finals. He pinned Cayne Hall of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in 3 minutes 19 seconds to earn the crown.
Ryan Groom at 113 had only one other wrestler in his weight class, Lincoln Edwards of West Branch. The duo wrestled a 2-of-3 set with Edwards winning twice. He scored a fall in 2:29 and a 5-3 decision as Groom took second.
Charlie Goemaat earned a second at 126. He pinned Carter Lake of Cardinal in 1:27; scored a major decision over Timmy Hosier of West Branch in the semifinal and lost to Van Buren’s T.J. Jirak in 3:44.
Also at 120, Joel DeJong earned third. He pinned Charlie Hare of Pleasantville in 43 seconds then lost a 7-2 decision to Maddox Ruston of West Branch. In the third place match he pinned Hunter Offerman of English Valleys/Tri-County in 1:08.
Hunter Wernli worked his way to a third place finish starting with a pin of Deshon Anderson of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont in 1:58. He lost his semifinal match against Pleasantville’s Caleb Cook by fall in 3:59 then pinned West Branch’s Xavyer Boone in 1:10.
Fourth place finishes went to Max Reed at 182 and Gage Vande Voort at 285. Matt German placed fifth at 120 as did Dylan Meland at 132. Sixth place went to Dawson DeBoef at 160, Alex Meland at 195 and Jakob Clark at 220.