MARSHALLTOWN - Cole Detmering's fall for Fort Dodge at 113 pounds Monday night sealed the first Central Iowa Conference Northern division dual meet victory for the Dodgers.
Fort Dodge gave up 18 points due to forfeits, but scored five falls in earning a 39-30 win over Marshalltown inside the Roundhouse.
The Dodgers (4-2 overall, 1-0 in the CIC-Northern) and Bobcats are now part of a league that also features Ames and Mason City. Fort Dodge will face both of those schools after the upcoming Christmas break.
Just this past Saturday the Dodgers won the Don Miller Invitational, but had a quick turnaround with Monday night action.
"We're a little banged up and battling some illness, but the kids that did wrestle put forth everything they had," said FDSH head coach Bobby Thompson. "I'm proud of the way they competed because most of them don't sound very healthy right now."
Cameron Hicks and Cory Alexander got Fort Dodge on the board with pins at 126 and 132 pounds, while Jonah Egli followed with a decision victory.
FORT DODGE 39, MARSHALLTOWN 30
120 - Ryan McDaniel, M major dec. Kole Evans, 10-0; 126 - Cameron Hicks, FD pinned Jordan Paone, 3:38; 132 - Cory Alexander, FD pinned Josh Sowers, 1:59; 138 - Jonah Egli, FD dec. Zach Slocum, 7-0; 145 - Josh Edel, M won by forfeit; 152 - Kole Kampen, FD dec. Ben Rebick, 14-7; 160 - Peyton Williams, M tech. fall Willie Moretz, 18-0; 170 - Duke Egli, FD pinned Derek Mann, :24; 182 - Davon Mann, M won by forfeit; 195 - Matt Vandegrift, M dec. Riley Prescott, 11-4; 220 - Kyle Johnson, FD dec. Justus Bjelland 8-4; 285 - Pedro Gomez, M won by forfeit; 106 - Erik Birnbaum, FD pinned Doston Harrelson, 3:10; 113 - Cole Detmering, FD pinned Alec Gill, 1:32.
Kole Kampen added a decision win at 152, with third-ranked Duke Egli picking up his 16th victory of the season at 160 with a fall in just 24 seconds.
Kyle Johnson scored a decision at 220, with Erik Birnbaum and Detmering finishing out the dual with pins.
"Cameron and Cory had critical wins that we needed," Thompson said. "And I thought our freshmen stepped up, as well.
"This puts us in good shape to try and win the conference down the road."
Fort Dodge will return to action on Thursday in Des Moines against No. 9 Dowling and top-ranked Southeast Polk. The triangular will close out the pre-Christmas portion of the schedule for the Dodgers.