Goodman advances to state in 2A

SCC senior 160-pounder Brody Goodman jumps into the arms of Titan head coach Lance Schultz in celebration following his second-place match victory over Reymundo Vasquez of Clarion-Goldfield/Dows Saturday, Feb. 10, in Webster City. Goodman will wrestle for the Titans at the 2018 Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament beginning Thursday, Feb. 15 in Des Moines. (photo by Doug Dornath)

Senior Brody Goodman of the South Central Calhoun varsity wrestling team will end his career for the Titans at the 2018 Class 2A state wrestling meet in Des Moines.

Goodman, wrestling at 160 pounds for the Titans, went 2-1 Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Class 2A district tournament in Webster City to up his season's record to 46-8 on the season to earn his second career state berth and he will face Connor Pellett (42-17) of Atlantic/CAM in the opening round of the 2A state tournament at Wells Fargo Arena Thursday, Feb. 15 in Des Moines. Action in Class 2A begins at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Goodman, who suffered a district first round loss to district champion Tate Battani of Ballard by fall in 5 minutes, 50 seconds, bounced back in a big way by defeating Cael Kline of West Marshall by fall in 2:23 in the third place match, and then topped Reymundo Vasquez of Clarion-Goldfield/Dows in the second-place match by a 5-1 decision.

Goodman previously qualified for the state tournament for SCC at 152 pounds in 2016 and came up just short of state a season ago in the district round.

"The last two matches Brody wrestled today were the two best matches I've ever seen him wrestle," said SCC head coach Lance Schultz of Goodman at Webster City. "And, in the second place match, that is the best match I've ever seen him wrestle against the kid who beat him last week at sectionals. He pretty much dominated the match this time around. He showed his true character today. A lot of kids could have folded after losing their first match today, but he came back with his two best matches of his career. This kid (Reymundo Vasquez of Clarion-Goldfield/Dows) was ranked all year and Brody was also ranked earlier this season. Brody has the potential with the way he wrestled his last two matches to go down there (at state), and I can see him coming back home with a medal next weekend."

Read the full story in the February 14 edition.