PLATTSMOUTH – Plattsmouth wrestlers used their perseverance to produce a winning Christmas present for their home fans Thursday night.
The Blue Devils rallied past Glenwood 39-33 in a down-to-the-wire dual. Plattsmouth ripped off three pins in the final three matches to capture the victory. PHS accomplished the feat against one of the best squads in Iowa. Glenwood was ranked fourth in Class 3A in the most recent Iowa team rankings.
The two programs participated in a close dual for the second straight year. The Rams edged PHS 42-37 in the 2016 matchup held at Glenwood.
The Rams erased an early 9-0 deficit with points in six straight matches. Glenwood used the scoring spree to build a 27-9 advantage. Devin Pfeifer and Trevor Nielsen both collected pins for Plattsmouth to make the margin 27-21, but Glenwood went back up 33-21 after a forfeit victory at 285 pounds.
Dominic Cherek (106 pounds), Anthony Long (113) and Hunter Smith (120) helped Plattsmouth claim the comeback triumph with their work on the mat. Cherek and Long both pinned their opponents to tie the dual at 33-33. Smith then collected a pin at the 5:54 mark of his match to ensure the victory.
Plattsmouth will resume the season Jan. 5-6 in the Eastern Midlands Conference Duals at Waverly High School. Action is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Jan. 5 and continue at 9 a.m. Jan. 6.
Plattsmouth 39, Glenwood 33
126 – Chase Larsen (P) pinned Dalton Brock (G), 1:53
132 – Brock Bashus (P) dec. Brian Krewson (G), 3-2
138 – Tanner Maxwell (G) dec. Zachary Nielsen (P), 6-4
145 – Trevor Anderson (G) pinned Carter Johnson (P), 0:50
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152 – Cole Fuoss (G) won by forfeit
160 – Jordan Renshaw (G) dec. Jayden Wooten (P), 7-3 (OT)
170 – Brett Mower (G) dec. Bronson Newburn (P), 4-2
182 – Nick Gill (G) pinned Alex Roby (P), 0:28
195 – Devin Pfeifer (P) pinned Cole Mayberry (G), 0:45
220 – Trevor Nielsen (P) pinned Logan Fornoff (G), 0:50
285 – Caleb Sanders (G) won by forfeit
106 – Dominic Cherek (P) pinned Dalton Bell (G), 1:29
113 – Anthony Long (P) pinned Tyler Huey (G), 1:07
120 – Hunter Smith (P) pinned Ryker Case (G), 5:54