Simley overpowers Scott West for 2A wrestling title

  • Article by: BRIAN JERZAK , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 27, 2014 - 10:43 PM
hide

Simley's Chris Bauman celebrated beating Scott West's Ray Carter in the 195 weight class. (Kyndell Harkness/Star Tribune)

Photo: Kyndell Harkness, DML - Star Tribune Star Tribune

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

The Simley Spartans are used to being champions. Last season’s second place finish was not what they wanted.

For the first time in years, the Spartans didn’t start this season as the favorites in Class 2A, but they won their sixth title in seven years, beating Scott West 33-21.

They had holes to fill from 2013, but a dip into the junior high ranks and the contributions of two wrestlers with a total of one year of experience filled those holes nicely.

And the little things made all the difference in the 2A final. The first six matches were decided by a total of six points. A stalling call here, a ride out there told the tale early as Simley took a 12-6 lead. Seventh-graders Anthony Jackson and Greg Kerkvleit, who was a .500 wrestler, and junior Kyle Nordstrom all came away with one-point wins.

“We had two-seventh graders win one point matches. It was their first time out here at state. Those two guys really got it done for us,” Simley coach Will Short said. “Guys were giving for the team, getting bonus points and saving bonus points.”

No.-1 ranked Mack Short finally gave the Spartans some breathing room with a pin for a 18-10 lead.

“He brings it every single time,” Short said. “He’s always going for the pin. He led the team and has been the guy for us all year. He is one of the huge reasons we are state champions.”

Simley would grind out wins like they tend to do and continued to put space between themselves and Scott West. Simley sealed the match at 220 on Jack Ryan’s pin.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Buffalo 12/28/14 12:00 PM
New England
Cleveland 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Baltimore
Dallas 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Washington
Indianapolis 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Tennessee
Jacksonville 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Houston
San Diego 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Kansas City
NY Jets 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Miami
Chicago 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Minnesota
Philadelphia 12/28/14 12:00 PM
NY Giants
New Orleans 12/28/14 12:00 PM
Tampa Bay
Carolina 12/28/14 3:25 PM
Atlanta
Detroit 12/28/14 3:25 PM
Green Bay
Oakland 12/28/14 3:25 PM
Denver
Arizona 12/28/14 3:25 PM
San Francisco
St. Louis 12/28/14 3:25 PM
Seattle
Cincinnati 12/28/14 7:30 PM
Pittsburgh
Marshall 52 FINAL
Northern Ill 23
Navy 17 FINAL
San Diego St 16
Central Mich 48 FINAL
Western Ky 49
Fresno State 6 FINAL
Rice 30
Illinois 12/26/14 12:00 PM
Louisiana Tech
Rutgers 12/26/14 3:30 PM
North Carolina
NC State 12/26/14 7:00 PM
UCF
Cincinnati 12/27/14 12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Duke 12/27/14 1:10 PM
(15) Arizona State
Miami-Florida 12/27/14 2:30 PM
So Carolina
Boston College 12/27/14 3:30 PM
Penn State
(25) Nebraska 12/27/14 7:00 PM
(24) USC
Texas A&M 12/29/14 1:00 PM
West Virginia
Oklahoma 12/29/14 4:30 PM
(18) Clemson
Arkansas 12/29/14 8:00 PM
Texas
Notre Dame 12/30/14 2:00 PM
(22) LSU
(13) Georgia 12/30/14 5:45 PM
(20) Louisville
Maryland 12/30/14 9:00 PM
Stanford
(9) Ole Miss 12/31/14 11:30 AM
(6) TCU
(21) Boise State 12/31/14 3:00 PM
(12) Arizona
(8) Miss State 12/31/14 7:00 PM
(10) Georgia Tech

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Do you like the Twins' offseason moves so far?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close