Rockets claim 4 state titles; earn team crown
Saturday night was a perfect night for the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont wrestling team.
The Rockets had four wrestlers going for a state title and all of them came through in a big way.
Jeren Glosser (138 pounds), Blake Marolf (145), Tucker Black (152) and Tyler Foubert (160) wrestled their way to state titles to help Coach Brett Little claim Class 1A Coach of the Year honors.
Foubert recorded a reversal and a three-point near-fall in the final 23 seconds to get a major decision in his match with Kallan Schmelzer of Southwest Valley thata gave the Rockets a 5-point lead on Alburnett for the team title..
Alburnett's Dylan Windfield was pinned by Dale Hilleman of West Marshall, thus awaerding the state title to the Rockets.
Here's how The Herald area wrestlers fared Saturday
120 — Kyle Briggs, Cedar Rapids Jeferson, dec. Skylar DeJong, Oskaloosa, 5-3, in seventh-place match. Finished 34-11 and in eighth place.
182 — Sam Cook, Fort Dodge, dec. Mason Wisse, Oskaloosa, 4-0, in consolation semifinal Saturday. Wisse pinned Calvin Buchanan, Sioux City East :37 in fifth-place match. Finished 39-4 and in fifth place.
138 — Jeren Glosser, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont dec. Travis Cole, Highland Riverside, 6-2 in final. Finished 49-1 and is state champion.
145 — Blake Marolf, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, dec. Bryce Paul, Alburnett, 7-1 in final. Finished 38-2 and is state champion
152 — Tucker Black, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, dec. Noah Irons, Lake Mills, 4-2 in final Saturday. Finished 44-3 and is state champion.
160 — Tyler Foubert, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, maj. dec. Kailan Schmelzer, Southwest Valley, 14-3 in final. Finished 42-4 and is state champion
170 — Gavin Gremmel, Clarinda Academy, maj. dec. Dillon Pigsley, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, 14-2 in consolation semifinal; Ryan Hageman, South Winneshiek, dec. Pigsley, 4-3 in fifth-place match. Finished 37-9 and in sixth place.