Harvey breaks school mark

ROCKWELL CITY – Vinnie Harvey became St. Edmond’s all-time career wins leader on the mat at the South Central Calhoun Duals on Saturday.

Behind a perfect 4-0 mark on the day, the second-ranked (Class 1A) Harvey (220 pounds) now owns 149 varsity victories.

Harvey’s older brother and current Iowa Central wrestler, Teddie, previously held the school record at 147.

Vinnie, a two-time state qualifier, improved to 29-0 on the season.

“Vinnie did (Saturday) what he’s always done, which is control the pace,” said SEHS head coach Tanner Utley. “He just keeps attacking. He’s been doing that for a long time, and it’s contagious to the rest of the guys.”

As a team, the Gaels (9-8 overall) went 3-1 to place second. The host Titans claimed top honors in their own tournament.

St. Edmond prevailed over Eagle Grove (46-27), West Monona (54-30) and Lawton-Bronson (54-30), while falling to No. 10 (1A IWCOA) South Central Calhoun (48-24).

Cole Allison (106), No. 7 Ryan Szalat (113), top-ranked Kaden McClintock (120) and Connor Allison (132) were all unbeaten as well for the Gaels. Payton Sitzmann (126) went 4-1, while Jimmy Averill (182) and Nick Hindt (195) were both 3-1.

“It was good to get back out on the mat and have all our guys in action,” Utley said. “It was a tough tournament.”