The Union Knights place 8th out of 14 teams at the NICL Conference Wrestling Meet on January 28 at Aplington-Parkersburg. Derek Holschlag (132 lbs.), Union’s lone conference champion, remained unbeaten for the season, recording three pins.

NICL Team Scores

1. Denver-Tripoli 258.5
2. Dike-New Hartford 177.5
3. Wapsie Valley 166.0
4. Hudson 162.0
5. Sumner-Fredericksburg 136.5
6. Jesup 115.0
7. BCLUW (SH-BCLUW) 110.5
8. Union 108.0
9. East Marshall/GMG 94.5
10. West Marshall 76.0
11. AGWSR 71.0
12. Waterloo Columbus 58.0
13. GRNT 52.5
14. Aplington-Parkersburg 42.0

NICL Conference Tournament Results for Union

113 – Lake LeBahn (22-17)
Quarterfinal – Lost by fall (3:35) to Hunter Pfantz (West Marshall)
Cons. Round 2 – Won by fall (1:50) over Kael Glenn (Sumner-Fredericksburg) 10-22
Cons. Round 3 – Lost by decision to Ian Showers (SH-BCLUW), (12-7)
5th Place Match – Won by decision over Reese Welcher (Wapsie Valley), 4-2

120 – Payton Hellman (16-23)
Quarterfinal – Won by fall over Branden Cox (Wapsie Valley), 2:38
Semifinal – Lost by decision to Nick Meling (East Marshall/GMG), 5-1
Cons. Round 3 – Won by decision over Colin Schmitz (Columbus Catholic), 11-5
3rd Place Match – Lost by fall (3:54) to Dylan Loomer (Jesup)

126 – Jacob Worthen (23-18)
Quarterfinal – Lost by decision to Nathan Schmitt (Dike-New Hartford), 7-5
Cons. Round 2 – Won by major decision over Luke Kalinay (West Marshall),14-3
Cons. Round 3 – Lost by major decision to Coby Willett (SH-BCLUW), 11-2
5th Place Match – Won by decision over Nathan Schmitt (Dike-New Hartford), 7-4

132 – Derek Holschlag (27-0)
Quarterfinal – Won by fall (1:12) over Brody Roder (AGWSR)
Semifinal – Won by fall (2:21) over Noah Skornia (GRNT)
1st Place Match – Won by fall (3:25) over Conner Brandt (Wapsie Valley)

138 – Gavin Miller (13-20)
Champ. Round 1 – Won by fall (1:57) over Ben Ogle (Aplington-Parkersburg)
Quarterfinal – Lost by decision to Fischer Ohrt (Jesup), 7-0
Cons. Round 2 – Lost by decision to Treyten Steffen (Sumner-Fredericksburg), 8-4

145 – Kaleb Roach (15-23)
Champ. Round 1 – Lost by decision to Chase Burr (West Marshall), 5-4
Cons. Round 1 – Received a bye
Cons. Round 3 – Won by fall (1:54) over Darrin Anderson (East Marshall/GMG)
Consolation 1st – Lost by decision to Lucas Schumacher (AGWSR), 3-1

152 – Payton Pelke (18-24)
Champ. Round 1 – Won by fall (0:19) over John Cannon (Columbus Catholic)
Quarterfinal – Lost by decision to Carter Matt (Sumner-Fredericksburg), 4-1
Cons. Round 2 – Won by major decision over Logan Gunderson (SH-BCLUW), 13-4
Cons. Round 3 – Lost by decision to Ethan Fulcher (Hudson), 8-2
5th Place Match – Won by fall (0:39) over Carter Matt (Sumner-Fredericksburg)

285 – Michael Ahrendsen (10-2)
Quarterfinal – Won by fall (1:44) over Dawson Ellingson (Hudson)
Semifinal – Lost by fall (2:11) to Brian Sadler (Jesup)
Cons. Round 3 – Won by fall (1:15) over Peyton Willenbring (GRNT)