RO’s Chase Sandholm celebrates 18th birthday with 100th win
Red Oak senior wrestler Chase Sandholm celebrated his 18th birthday earning his 100th, 101st, and 102nd win Thursday, Jan. 6, in Glenwood as he went 3-0 on the night, highlighting the Tigers week, which began with a Tuesday quad in Clarinda.
The Red Oak Tigers went 2-1 on Tuesday, Jan. 4, their first night back on the mats from a two week break.
“We went 11-8 in contested matches on the night, and we were a little shorthanded, but I thought our kids did a good job competing,” Red Oak head wrestling coach Tiegen Podliska said. “We know we score a lot of bonus point wins; we need to keep working on limiting our losses by bonus points.”
Dawson Bond, Joshua LeRette, Chase Sandholm, and Kyler Sandholm were all 3-0 on the night.
Southwest Valley’s Brayden Maeder and Eli Rodriguez went 3-0 on the night.
“We had a pretty good night,” SWV head wrestling coach Cody Konence said. “We hung in pretty well with Clarinda, but we knew we proably wouldn’t have enough fire power to take them down. We were down two wrestlers which made it hard to overcome the numbers Red Oak had. We did put a pretty good dual together against St. Albert. All in all, we were hoping for two wins, but we were happy to stay competitive in the ones we lost.”
The Tigers traveled to Glenwood on Thursday, Jan. 6, for a double dual with the host school, Lewis Central, and Shenandoah. The Tigers finished the quad 2-1, narrowly escaping Shenandoah, fighting for the two-point win.
“We were missing a few pieces tonight,” Podliska said. “At the beginning of the night, we talked about adversity; it’s one of the things that we preach about our sport teaching. It prepares you for life. We were out a couple starters today, and that’s adversity, but we controlled what we could control and came away with two more dual wins.”
The Tigers went 13-6 in contested matches and finished the night with four Tigers going 3-0: Adam Baier, Bond, C. Sandholm, and K. Sandholm.
The Tigers competed in the Rollin Dyer Tournament in Atlantic on Saturday, Jan. 8, with 15 other teams, finishing the day in 12th place.
“We placed right around where we thought we would,” Podliska said. “I thought the kids competed hard. This tournament is getting tougher and tougher. We’ve got a young group and we’re excited about the future.
Team scoring: 1- Sergeant Bluff-Luton 199.5; 2- Underwood 195.5; 3- Bondurant-Farrar 186; 4- Atlantic-CAM 143; 5- Blair 139;6- NH/TV 134; 7- Humbolt 117.5; 8- Glenwood 96; 9- Interstate 35 95.5; 10- AHSTW 66.5; 11- Greene County 63; 12- Red Oak 61.5; 13- Abraham Lincoln 48; 14- Alta/Aurelia 36; 15- Denison-Schleswig 22; 1- Audubon 15.
The Tigers host a quad tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m.with Bedford, Lenox, and Southwest Iowa competing.Red
285- Sawyer Wilkinson (SWV) won by forfeit
113- Brayden Maeder (SWV) won by forfeit
120- Kyler Sandholm (RO) won by forfeit
126- Joshua LeRette (RO) won by forfeit
132- Chase Sandholm (RO) won by fall (3:42) over Ian Forsythe (SWV)
138- Eli Rodriguez (SWV) won by fall (2:48) over Chase Roeder (RO)
145- Adam Baier (RO) won by fall (:34) over Quinten Cordon (SWV)
152- Jaxon Terry (RO) won by fall (:3) over Tate Haffner (SWV)
160- Dawson Bond (RO) won by fall (2:22) over Ryder Petry (SWV)
170- Bradlee Grantz (SWV) won by fall (3:32) over Baz Clear (RO)
182- Robbie Barnes (SWV) won by fall (:57) over Nolan Perrien (RO)
195- Sam Fields (RO) won by forfeit
120- Ady Lundquist (SWV) won by fall (3:00) over Nicole Bond (RO)
120- Nicole Bond (RO) won by fall (2:19) over Madeline McCoy (SWV)
145- AJ Schmid (RO) won by fall (3:35) over Ian Brown