Viking wrestling team finishes third at 10-team tournament in Manchester

Posted: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 8:35 AM

The Decorah Viking wrestling squad finished third on Saturday at the Bob Murphy Invitational at West Delaware High School.

West Delaware won the tournament, followed by Davenport Assumption and Decorah.

Decorah's Philip Ihde won the 126 pound weight class and Corban Rowley won at 120 pounds.  Kyzer Engen had a second place finish at 113 pounds, while Jackson Rolfs finished third at 132 pounds, Andy Murphy finished third at 182 pounds and Andy Lillegraven finished third at 195 pounds.

The Vikings begin Northeast Iowa Conference competition on Thursday night, hosting Cresco Crestwood.

--106 pounds: Jacob Voight finished 6th after losing by fall in 0:44; losing by fall at 1:13 and losing by fall at 1:35.
--113 pounds: Kyzer Engen finished 2nd after winning by fall in 3:58 and losing a 9-5 decision
--120 pounds: Corban Rowley finished first after winning by fall in 1:51 and winning by fall in 1:22.
--126 pounds: Philip Ihde finished 1st after willing by fall in 2:50 and winning by fall in 1:59.
--132 pounds: Jackson Rolfs finished third after winning by fall in 3:16; losing by technical fall at 4:43; winning by fall in 1:46 and winning by fall in 1:12.
--138 pounds: Dawson Headington finished 6th after losing by fall in 5:36; winning by fall at 0:35; losing by technical fall at 3:012; and losing by fall at 3:22.
--145 pounds: Blake Courtney finished 4th after winning by fall in 1:41; losing by fall at 3:07; winning by fall in 1:34 and losing in sudden victory, 10-8.
--152 pounds: Elijah Mitchell finished 7th after losing a 7-1 decision, losing a 10-3 decision and winning a 6-2 decision
--160 pounds: Tom Knoke finished 6th after winning a 14-6 major decision, losing a 6-0 decision, losing by fall at 2:24 and losing a 7-4 decision.
--170 pounds: Nathan Tappe finished 5th after losing by fall in 3:11, winning by fall in 1:22, losing by fall in 3:02 and winning by fall at 0:34.
--182 pounds: Andy Murphy placed 3rd after winning by fall in 3:04, winning by fall at 1:22, losing by fall at 3:02 and winning by fall at 0:34.
--195 pounds: Andy Lillegraven finished 3rd after losing by fall at 4:34, winning by fall at 1:31 and winning by fall at 0:44.
--220 pounds: Caden Keck did not place after losing by fall in 1:43 and losing by fall at 0:29.
--295 pounds: Daniel Schwartzhoff did not place after losing by fall at 1:20 and losing by fall at 0:36.

Coach Jeff Freidhof commented, "We were extremely pleased with both Rowley and Ihde winning titles in dominate fashion with each of them garnering two falls to win their individual weights. For Corban it is his first varsity tournament win and is a direct result of the time he put in this summer at several different wrestling camps. For Philip this was his 4th straight Bob Murphy title. That is a very impressive accomplishment to win a specific tournament all four years in high school. We now have a better feel of the strengths and weaknesses of our team and look forward to opening up NEIC competition at home this week against Crestwood."