Rams Finished Third As Sherry Takes Red Owens Holiday Classic Title

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Saturday the Rams traveled to Southeast Polk for the Red Owens Holiday Classic. Eleven teams from around the state competed in the tournament. Southeast Polk won the tournament with 288.5 team points. PCM finished second with 201.5 and the Rams placed third with 164 team points.


Senior Anthony Sherry who is currently ranked second in the state at 182 pounds competed in the 195 weight class. Sherry would win the Red Owens Holiday Classic after defeating #3 ranked Gabe Christenson of Southeast Polk 6-3 in the finals. Sherry now has won back to back big tournaments after winning the Council Bluffs Classic at 182 two weeks ago and now the Red Owens Holiday Classic at 195.


Senior Trevor Anderson and Junior Cade Devos of Southeast Polk faced off in the match of the day. Anderson is ranked #2 in Class 3A while Devos is ranked #1 in Class 3A and the two would match-up against each other in the 145 finals. The match went the full distance as Devos defeated Anderson in a battle 3-1. Devos is now 15-0 on the season while Anderson is now 19-2. Great match Trevor!


Senior Caleb Sanders once again found himself in the finals of a tournament. This time Sanders was matched up against John McConkey of Atlantic for a rematch after the two wrestled in the semifinals at the CB Classic (Sanders won 3-2 UTB.)  McConkey defeated Sanders 3-2 in another great match between the two top ranked wrestlers at 285 pounds in the state of Iowa. Sanders who is now 19-1 on the season is currently ranked #1 in Class 3A while McConkey moved to 18-1 on the season and is ranked #1 in Class 2A.


Senior Isaac Bales finished second at the Red Owens Classic 220 after being defeated by Fall 2:00. 15-1 Senior Tyler Anderson of OA-BCIG defeated 17-3 Bales. Sophomore Cole Mayberry defeated Devin Behrendsen of OA-BCIG by Fall :23 to finish 5th at 185. Junior Brett Mower finished fourth at 170 after losing by Fall 2:13 to Matt Jones in the third place match. Sophomore Cole Fuoss finished 7th for the Rams at 160. Fuoss defeated Gavin Parks of OA-BCIG by Fall 1:58. Senior Jordan Renshaw wrestled well and finished second at 152. Junior Lance Runyon of Southeast Polk defeated Renshaw by Fall 4:40. Senior Tanner Maxwell took home 7th placeat 138. Maxwell defeated Ethan Mortensen of OA-BCIG by Fall 2:24. Michael Radford finished 10th at 132. Dalton Book finished 7th place at 126 after defeating Clay Vanwyk of PCM by decision 6-1. Tyler Huey finished 9th for the Rams at 120. Ryker Case finished 7th for Glenwood at 113. At 106 Dalton Bell finished 7th after defeating Caleb Reitz of OA-BCIG by Fall 3:48.


Final Team Results from the Red Owens Holiday Classic

  1. Southeast Polk 288.5

  2. PCM 201.5

  3. Glenwood 164.0

  4. Plattsmouth 154.0

  5. Southeast Polk JV 148.5

  6. Albia 142.0

  7. Atlantic-CAM 129

  8. OA-BCIG 86.5

  9. Underwood 82.5

  10. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 75.0

  11. Des Moines Roosevelt 29.0