Carson City-Crystal wrestlers fall in Division 4 semifinals


By Chip Burch • Last Updated 10:49 am on Thursday, February 09, 2012

Carson City-Crystal’s Andre Collins, top, has a half-nelson on Kent City’s Jose Aguilar during their 152-pound match Wednesday night. Aguilar won the match 4-1.

MIDDLETON — A couple of matches didn’t go the way of the Carson City-Crystal wrestling team Wednesday night.

Because of it they were ousted from the Division 4 district at Fulton High School by Kent City 51-30.

“We had all the matchups we wanted,” CC-Crystal coach Kacy Datema said. “Kids didn’t perform the way we needed to (Wednesday night).”

Both teams traded voids in the first two matches, then traded pins in the next two for a 12-12 tie.

But Kent City won five of the next six matches, including three straight in the heaviest weights by pin. When the 103-pound class came along, CC-Crystal was down 45-18.

“A couple of losses were big for us,” Datema said. “Our normal 152-pounder had a skin thing, so he didn’t clear inspection. We could have won that match but he (Andre Collins) was a little flat tonight.”

Datema also mentioned wanting to win at 171 pounds and 285, but he voided the 171-pound class and lost the last of three straight pins at heavyweight.

The turning point was losing a pin at 189 pounds. Logan Forist was pinned by Mason Bolt of Kent City in the second period.

“That was a big swing for them. That was a kid he (Forist) could beat,” Datema said. “He ended up getting pinned. That’s a 12-point swing. It really hurt us.”

Datema was really hoping to get wins in the lower weight classes, but by that time there it was too late.

“Our lighter weights, we wanted to get a lot of those matches down low. We expected to win those,” Datema said. “Up high we needed to pull a couple out and we couldn’t do that (Wednesday night) unfortunately.”

Getting pins for CC-Crystal were Trevor Curler in the 140-pound match, Dakota O’Green in the 160-pound division and Alex Baker in the 103-pound class. CC-Crystal’s two best wrestlers, Garner Cusack and Ken Dittenber, were given voids by Kent City.

CC-Crystal’s final record is 15-10.

“The season as a team, last year we were 16-12, a little better than last year but we still have some work to do,” Datema said. “A lot of these kids will be coming back, so we’ll be tougher next year.”

Kent City 51, CC-Crytsal 30

125 — Garner Cusack (CCC) won by forfeit.

130 — Alex Kenney (KC) pinned Luman Gross, 1:13.

135 — Jayson Elliott (KC) won by forfeit.

140 — Trevor Curler (CCC) pinned K.J. Herremans, 1:24.

145 — Jared Freeland (KC) won by forfeit.

152 — Jose Aguilar (KC) def. Andre Collins 4-1.

160 — Dakota O’Green (CCC) pinned Preston Widener, 1:49.

171 — Shane Rodenberger (KC) won by forfeit.

189 — Mason Bolt (KC) pinned Logan Forist, 2:39.

215 — Konner Walter (KC) pinned Frank Miller, :35.

285 — Tom Devos (KC) pinned Thomas Marek, :39.

103 — Alex Baker (CCC) pinned James Cook, 3:58.

112 — Ken Dittenber (CCC) won by forfeit.

119 — Cory Wiggins (KC) pinned Jeremy Bigford, :27.

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