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|Five Rebels in top five at Tipton Invitational|
By Ross Eberhart
TIPTON - Its number of participants was not large, but the results certainly were for the Northeast wrestling team.
Just five Rebels competed in four weight classes at Saturday's Tipton Invitational, but all five finished in the top five.
And Northeast brought home an individual championship as senior Wyatt Schmidt rolled to a title at 160 pounds.
Behind Schmidt's title, a runner-up, and two thirds, the Rebels finished eighth in the team standings with 66 points.
Schmidt steamrolled to his title, winning both his quarterfinal and semifinal matches by technical fall - 17-2 in the first, 16-1 in the other.
The senior was unable to win bonus points in his finals match, but Schmidt also kept North Cedar's Devon Willis off the scoreboard altogether, and used a third-period takedown to clinch a 3-0 victory.
Junior Seth Edens joined Schmidt in the finals.
The 126-pounder pinned North Scott's Owen West in the quarterfinals and added a 13-2 major decision over Wiley Parks of Southeast Polk in the semifinals.
Edens, though, was limited to a second-period reversal in his finals match with Tipton's Ben Emrich, who is ranked seventh in Class 2A.
Senior Carsen Mangelsen and junior Aaron Schoon added thirds for the Rebels.
Mangelsen reached the semifinals at 152, falling to Iowa City Liberty's Ashton Barker before bouncing back to win third with a pair of decisions.
Schoon dropped his quarterfinal match at 170 pounds with Yory McGowan of Southeast Polk, but reeled off three-straight victories - capped by a 5-2 decision over North Scott's Quentin Allison - to earn his third.
Allison earned his spot in the third-place match by knocking off Northeast sophomore Ty Schmidt, who ultimately took fifth at the weight behind a 16-0 technical fall.
The Rebels opened their season by getting quickly reacquainted with River Valley Conference foes Mid-Prairie, Tipton, and Monticello at a quadrangular in Monticello.
W. Schmidt and Schoon both were perfect on the night. Schoon pinned all three of his foes, while Schmidt had a fall, a technical fall, and a forfeit.
Edens, Mangelsen, Ty Schmidt, and 285-pounder Grant Williams all had two victories. Both of Mangelsen's wins were falls, and all four pinned at least one foe.
Remington Overstake added his own fall at 138 pounds against Tipton, helping the Rebels finish within four (39-35) points of the Tigers in their closest dual of the night - the Rebels fell to the Golden Hawks, 45-24, and the hosts, 44-24.
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