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Pella Finishes Fifteenth in Centerville

It was kind of a rough night for the Pella High wrestling team, finishing 15th out of 16 teams Saturday at the Centerville Invitational. Little Dutch head coach, Joe Burch tells KNIA/KRLS Sports that Jake Speltz was a warrior on the mats, trailing in just about every match but battled back each time, and eventually finished fourth. Speltz wrestled the eventual winner in the 145-pound weight class, and fell in the third place match 12 – 8 after being down 7 – 1. Levi Azinger at 120 pounds had only one loss and finished fourth, having to forfeit his third place match due to an injury. Chase Petty lost in OT and finished fifth at 126. Next up for the Little Dutch wrestling team is a triangular home dual meet on Tuesday at 6:00 versus both Centerville and Osceola-Clarke.

120: Levi Azinger 4th Place

Won by pin in 1:12 vs Jeff Cox from Ottumwa
Won by deicision 6-3 vs Kruz Adamson from Creston
Lost by major decision 14-5 vs Caleb Coleman from Bondurant- Farrar
Won by decision 5-2 vs William Krause from Kirksville

– Lost by injury default vs Austin Eveler from Lee’s Summit West

126: Chase Petty 5th Place

Won by major decision 17-3 vs Chance Courtney from Ottumwa
Lost by decision 5-4 vs Jacob Jenkins from Winterset
Lost by decision 8-6 vs Gage Cheers from Creston

– Won by decision 8-2 vs Chance Courtney from CHS

132: David Wiley

Lost by tech fall 1:37 vs Nolan Crossett from Knoxville

– Lost by fall 5:19 vs Wyatt Scholter from Ottumwa

145: Jake Speltz 4th Place

Won by pin in 5:11 vs Zack Howell from Columbus Junction
Lost by major decision 11-0 vs Patrick Rooney from Bondurant- Farrar
Won by pin in 5:02 vs Wyman Reed from Central Dector
Lost by decision 12-8 vs Aaron Gevock from Fairfield

152: Dillon DeJong 8th

Lost by fall in 3:34 vs Zak King from Centerville
Lost by major decision 12-2 vs Gavin Leith from Creston
Won by decision 4-2 vs Tre Stewart from Kirksville

– Lost by fall 2:14 vs Connor Grgurich from Chariton

160: Johnny Blauw

Lost by fall in 1:48 vs Trenton Carson from Central Dector
Lost by decision 12-6 vs Dorian Sheddon from Kirksville