Dragons dominate double dual

Johnston wrestlers defeat both Indianola and Ankeny Centennial on senior night.

Peter Erickson ’21 takes down opponent Camden Lloyd from Indianola in the first period of the match. Erickson won the match by a Major Decision (13-3).

Rachel Vaughan, Staff Writer

The Johnston Dragons hosted both Indianola and Ankeny Centennial on Feb. 1. After Centennial and Indianola competed with each other, the Johnston seniors were recognized along with their parents.

Seniors on the team include Sterling Brunk ’18 at 138 lbs, Collin Hushagen ’18 at 170 lbs, Elliot Pohlmeyer ’18 at 145 lbs, Zach Price ’18 at 132 lbs, Matt Rivett ’18, at 182 lbs, Lane Rodamaker ’18, at 126 lbs, Noah Rogers ’18 at 160 lbs, Jake Ryan ’18, at 285 lbs, and Avery Swizdor ’18, at 138 lbs.

The meet started with Ryan at 285 lbs, who defeated Logan Edwards of Indianola by fall.  Indianola forfeitted the 106, 113, and 120 weight classes to Johnston for a total of 18 team points. Price, Brunk, Zeke Baer-Deffebaugh ’19, and Ryan all won by Fall in the first dual. Cade Moss ’19 won in an 11-5 Decision over Nick Bonanno from Indianola to earn his 100th varsity win.  Moss’s victory was met by a standing ovation from the crowd, including Moss’s family, who had brought balloons and a sign to congratulate Moss for this achievement.

The final score was 60-6. Johnston also defeated Ankeny Centennial with several wins for the Junior Varsity team as well.