Three Cardinals wrestlers reach Jones Brothers Invitational finals

Luke Brown scrambles with North Butler-Clarksville's Teryn Joebgen in Belmond on Dec. 19.
Curran McLaughlin | The Leader

            The Garner-Hayfield-Ventura wrestling finished out the 2019 portion of their season at Iowa Falls-Alden for the 12th Annual Jones Brothers Invitational. 

            Three Cardinals reached the championship round with one winning their bracket. 

            195-pounder Sam Dodd defeated David Crow of North Butler-Clarksville in a 7-4 decision to claim the tournament victory. 

            Dodd exploded in the first period after escaping from an early takedown and managed to take down Crow and gain two nearfall points to go up 5-2. 

            Dodd pinned Henry Dateman of Newman Catholic and Sam Schaper of West Marshall on his way to the finals. 

            Jared Shaw at 160 and Cole Dakin at heavyweight both reached the finals but finished in second place. 

            Shaw was taken down in the first period, which proved to be the deciding score as he could only muster two escapes and allowed an escape in the following two periods

Read the complete story in the Jan. 1, 2020 Leader.