PELLA — What was suppose to be a triangular turned into a Little Hawkeye Conference dual between Pella and Indianola on Thursday as the Dutch would pull out the 39-36 win over the Indians.
The dual started at 195 pounds with Indianola getting first period falls at 195 and 220.
Kody Huisman would get Pella on the board, using his power for a second period pin after a back and forth first period.
The Indians received another fall at 106 before Pella earned a win by forfeit at 113. Indianola then nabbed a 11-3 major at 120 to extend their lead to 22-12.
Ryan Hancock would get a huge second period fall at 126 for Pella. Hancock found himself in a tight Isaac Seger cradle as it looked like Indianola would receive another six-point outcome. Hancock was able to fight out of the cradle and reverse it into a pin of his own for the Dutch.
T.R. Putz would follow up that big win with a fall of his own in the second period at 132 pounds to give Pella a 24-22 lead with six matches to go.
Indianola answered with a 16-0 tech fall at 138 to regain the lead.
The Dutch then when on a nice little run in the next three matches.
Jackson Van Kley dominated his way to a 12-1 major at 145 before Nathan Born got a big pin at 152. Ryan Van Donselaar would then score his way to a 16-0 tech fall of his own at 160 to build Pella’s lead to 39-27 with two matches left, forcing Indianola to have to get pins in the final two matches to tie up the dual.
The Indians scored a quick pin at 170 sending the dual to the final match with Pella leading by six points.
The final match between Pella’s Noah Parsons and Indianola’s Isaiah Kellow was back and forth with Kellow edging Parsons by a 5-4 decision to secure an impressive win for the Dutch over an Indian team with five ranked wrestlers.
Pella heads to Solon on Saturday for the Ed Hadenfeldt Wrestling Invitational.