Taven Rich knocks the Tipton

Taven Rich knocks the Tipton wrestler off his feet on his way to a fall Dec. 20 at Maquoketa High School

The Maquoketa wrestling team hosted a double-dual meet Dec. 20 with the Alburnett Pirates and the Tipton Tigers. 

The Cardinals lost both matches in close matches: Alburnett 40, Maquoketa 30, and match Tipton 45, Maquoketa 34.

Three Cardinals went 2-0 for the meet. At 182 pounds, Liam Aunan recorded two falls first against Pirates in 2:18. His second fall of the night Aunan did not break a sweat, pinning the Tigers wrestler in 25 seconds. 

Taven Rich also recorded two pins. It took him just 40 seconds to record his first fall against Alburnett. Rich’s second match of the night was against Tipton, when he took down his opponent in 1:53. 

Abe Michel recorded two wins but was pushed to the limit on both matches, winning a tough match 3-1 against Alburnett. He came back to record a technical fall 17-0 in 4 minutes.

Numerous wrestlers one at least one match. Hunter Connolly won by decision 7-2 over an Alburnett wrestler. Mason Springer picked up a fall in his first match. Cayden Oestern also recorded a pinned in his opening match against Alburnett. Jacyob Thompson, Lane Stender, and Isaac Christ all recorded falls in their matches against Tipton. 

The Cardinals lost the first eight matches against Tipton, but came back in the upper weights to win the last six matches of the night.

Wrestlers return to action Jan. 3 with a dual meet at Maquoketa.


Alburnett 40

Maquoketa 30

106 — Connor Loehr (A) over Jade Armbruster (M) (Fall 3:36)

113 —Double forfeit 

120 — Jaymus Wilson (A) over (forfeit) (M)

126 — Hunter Connolly (M) over Blaine McGraw (A) (Dec 7-2)

132 — Dylan Barenz (A) over Ivan Martin (M) (MD10-2) 

138 — Logan Smith (A) over Dane Durkop (M) (Fall 1:53) 

145 — Mason Springer (M) over Lee Sloan (A) (Fall 1:09) 

152 — Cayden Oestern (M) over Hayden Baker (A) (Fall 1:00)

160 — Macauley Riley (A) over Jaycob Thompson (M) (Fall 3:49)

170 —Abe Michel (M) over Mason Wickman (A) (Dec. 3-1)

182 — Liam Aunan (M) over Tyler Olmstead (A) (Fall 2:18)

195 — Kanan Morris (A) over Lane Stender (M) (Fall 1:12)

220 — Kolby Morris (A) over Isaac Crist (M) (Fall 3:38) 

285 — Taven Rich (M) over Mason Olmstead (A) (Fall 0:40)


Tipton 45

Maquoketa 34

106 — Brendan Nantz (T) over Jade Armbruster (M) (Fall 0:09)

113 — Kaleb Mesick (T) over (Forfeit) 

120 — John Crowley (T) over Hunter Connolly (M) (Fall 2:24)

126 — Austin Lenz (T) over Ivan Martin (M) (Fall 1:18)  

132 — Kaleb Nerem (T) over Hunter Burkey (M) (Fall 1:29)

138 — Brandon Hines (T) over Dane Durkop (M) (Fall 0:32) 

145 —Chance Koch (T) over Mason Springer (M) (Dec. 11-4)

152 — Skyler Schmidt (T) over Cayden Oestern (M) (Fall 3:13)

160 — Jaycob Thompson (M) over Levi Mohr (T) (Fall 0:57)

170 — Abe Michel (M) over Dylan Mente (T) (TF 17-0 4:00)

182 — Liam Aunan (M) over Jeremy Havill (T) (Fall 0:25)

195 — Lane Stender (M) over Nolan Ohrt (T) (Fall 4:00)

220 — Isaac Christ (M) over Nile Schuett (T) (Fall 1:48)

285 — Taven Rich (M) over Jessie Leisure (T) (Fall 1:53)