MONROE — Pella and Knoxville both enjoyed successful days at PCM’s Invitational on Saturday. Pella tied with Carlisle for third place with 138.5 points while Knoxville took seventh with 93 points. Solon won the invite with 168 points.
The Dutch had four wrestlers in the finals but unfortunately all four would come up just short of titles. Damion Clark (120), Ryan Hancock (126), Ryan Van Donselaar (160) and Kody Huisman (285) all came away with second place finishes.
Peyton Ritzert (138) and Nathan Born (152) both bounced back nicely to take third place at their respective weights.
Other Pella wrestlers there include Logan Schroeder (fourth, 120), T.R. Putz (fourth, 132), Ethan Milligan (fourth, 170), Jackson Van Kley (fifth, 145), Gavin Norton (sixth, 160), Noah Parsons (sixth, 182) and Christian Lubben (195).
Knoxville had three boys in the finals but similarly to Pella, all three would come up short in the championship. Marco Alejo (113), Luke Spaur (132) and Andon Trout (138) would all take second.
Other place winners include Gavin Montalvo (third, 182), Daniel Gorskikh (fifth, 126), Kale Kincaid (sixth, 145) and Gage Rowley (sixth, 195).
Tre DeRaad (106), Kade Bellon (145), Tristan DeJong (152), Wayne Johnston (160) and Trenton Kingrey (220) all wrestled but did not place for the Panthers.
Pella returns home on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. when they host Indianola and Woodward-Granger in duals. Knoxville goes to Bloomfield on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
1. Solon (168), 2. Iowa Falls-Alden (139), T3. Carlisle (138.5), T3. Pella (138.5), 5. Pleasantville (124), 6. PCM (94), 7. Knoxville (93), 8. Central Decatur (83.5), T9. Colfax-Mingo (59), T9. Gilbert (59), 11. Chariton (40.5), 12. Des Moines North-Hoover (24)