As the Rams enter the Okaw Conference Duals they should be 22-4 or 21-5 in duals, unless they make-up the Carlyle Rochester dual matches, which should make them 24-4 or 23-5. Last year, they finished 25-4. They are on track.
The stretch run includes the Okaw Duals which features the rivalries with Argenta and a regional championship preview againt Monticello. February 8th is the Ram-hosted regional and a date with destiny to advance as a team.
At 106, Zack Stirrett (16-4) is ranked 9th in the state. At 113, Lyle Jefson is out for the season with an injury and leaves a hole that can’t be filled. At 120, Trevor Brown (11-6) and Matt Tinsman (2-6), back from injury, are sharing the spot. At 126, Garrett Brachbill (18-3) is ranked 4th in the state.
At 132, Jarred Hicks (10-10) is a state honorable mention. At 138, Jared Finley (20-1) is ranked 4th in the state. At 145, Wyatt Fox (15-3) is ranked 9th in the state. At 152, Adam Hudson (21-0) is ranked 5th in the state. At 160, 2nd-year wrestler Ben Houska (7-10) is battling for team points.
At 170, Lucas Duckett (19-1) is ranked 4th in the state. At Noah Applegate (7-9) and Caleb Cloe (12-7) are sharing duties. At 220, Elliott Smithson is ranked 9th in the state. At 285, Andrew Mudgette (13-5) is scoring points and alternates with Smithson.
Waiting in the wings for their shot are JV wrestlers Jeremy Starwalt (7-5) and Chloe Arebalo.