HCHS Boys Wrestling Has Off Night During Dual

The HCHS boys wrestling team got back action Tuesday night at Lewis Central High School with a dual against three other schools including Carroll, Creston, and Lewis Central. It was their first meet since Saturday during the Heelan Invite where they were one of 13 schools to compete.

“All three of the schools are all pretty solid teams,” said Cyclone Head Coach Adam Bendorf. “We had quite a few holes in our lineup with some injuries, and other issues that are keeping guys from being able to wrestle.”

Bendorf highlighted some Cyclones who he felt stood out during the dual.

“Spencer Fink did have one match in particular where it felt he got fired up and wrestled well,” he said. “One I’m kind of excited about is Jasper Nielsen in heavyweight. He doesn’t really have any experience wrestling. In fact, he had his very first matches during a JV match on Monday. He’s coming along with a lot of potential.”

At this point in the season, the Cyclones have competed in 11 events, and Bendorf talked about who he feels is the most improved.

“I feel Brody [Bendorf] has really come along,” he added. “Some of these other workers who aren’t quite seeing the results yet are Adam Elhert, Aiden Ransom, and Nathan Sandquist. All hard working boys, and as long as they stick with it, and take their defeats in stride, and just keep improving, I think they’ll be glad they did here in a year or two when they really start dominating.”

The Cyclones next meet will be Thursday at 5 p.m. in a quad featuring three other schools in Red Oak, Kuemper Catholic, and AHSTW.

“After today’s practice, they will have a different attitude,” Bendorf said. “No hesitations about lighting the fire. We’re just going to turn it up.”

With the state meet not far down the road, Bendorf is optimistic the Cyclones can represent well with many students in attendance.

“I think a lot of the same boys that went last year have potential to make it,” he said. “Jesse Jens, Spencer Fink, Brody McKinley, and in addition to that, I think Tyrel Jacobson has got a chance, and Brody Bendorf. They all have a chance. This is anybody’s game. That’s what I love about wrestling. Anything can happen.”

 
 

 

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