It’s exciting for the home town fans to celebrate one championship victory. Multiply that celebration by four and that’s what you got last Saturday at this season’s Field Invitational.
A quartet of Woodward-Granger grapplers finished off the afternoon of meets with four first place medals.
At home on Dec. 2, the Hawks’ Cole Carmen (145), Austin Scharlau (152), Gabe Yingst (160) and Cody Fisher (195) each recorded the top prize after contending against a number of other schools.
The host also had a trio of wrestlers finish in second place. Hunter Pierce (106), Ryan Munoz (120) and Dillon Fogarty (220) all fell one win short of the first place crown.
The Hawks made their season debut on Tuesday, Nov. 28, with a home triangular event versus the Colfax-Mingo Tigerhawks, North Polk Comets and South Hamilton Hawks.
It was an all out sweep by the host who defeated the Tigerhawks 54-27, then extinguished the Comets 57-21 and took care of fellow Hawks with a lopsided 72-12 victory.
In their bout against the Tigerhawks all of the host’s points came off eight pinfall wins with the only six points coming from a forfeit.
It was a similar result in their matches versus the Comets. W-G tallied nine six point victories - seven pinfalls and two forfeits - with one three point decision.
The same could be had against South Hamilton. W-G scored six points 12 times in their overwhelming win. Only twice did the home team earn points off forfeits.
W-G was at Perry Monday night then are off until this coming Saturday when they hit the mat at Webster City.