Stodghill, Landgrebe Compete at State

Tyler Langrebe of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, left, faces off with New Hampton’s Carson Babcock in Class 2A wrestleback at 120 pounds. Landgrebe won an 11-8 decision, but fell in Friday’s action.

The winds of fortunate did not blow a friendly breeze on two area wrestlers. Class 1A wrestler Jarrett Stodghill of North Mahaska lost twice on the opening day to end his hopes of a podium appearance.

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont’s Tyler Landgrebe survived a first round consolation match, but fell on Friday ending his run as well.

Stodghill, who missed part of the season due to illness, faced fifth-ranked Nate Monohan (41-9) of Woodbury Central. He battled the sophomore through a period and a half before falling in 5 minutes 29 seconds. Stodghill moved into the wrestlebacks and met Maxwell Wettengel from Don Bosco and lost by fall in 3:06 ending his run.

“I came in Thursday and no idea about the kid (Monohan),” said Stodghill. “I knew he was about fifth in the state and I just wanted to score points with my offense, but the kid had more offense than I did. I think halfway through the first period he took me down and turned me one time. I tried to bounce back and use some counter moves, but none of them worked.

Read the full story in the February 22 edition.