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Wolverine Grapplers Wrestle Hard At 1A Sectional

February 13, 2014
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

The wrestling season came to a close Saturday for West Bend-Mallard/Gil-more City-Bradgate's Wolverine wrestlers at the Class 1A Sectional Tournament at Britt. None of the seven Wolverines earned advancement to this weekend's District Tournaments.

Colton Wickman would earn a fourth place finish at 195 pounds to be the highest finisher for WBM/GCB. Wickman opened with a bye, then lost a 3-1 decision to Colton Hansen of Newman Catholic of Mason City. In the Consolation final, Wickman lost a 9-3 decision to Elliott Ahrends of Clarion-Goldfield to finish fourth.

At 182 pounds, Corbin Studer would earn a fifth place finish. Studer was the victim of a :46 fall at the hands of Jon Anderson of Lake Mills in the first round, but received a bye in the consolation bracket. In the fifth place match, Studer received a bye to be awarded fifth place.

Ben Auten, wrestling at 220 pounds, also finished fifth after being pinned in :57 by Uziel Romero of West Hancock and then receiving a bye in the bracket and a bye in the fifth place match.

Also finishing fifth was Nolan Grimm, wrestling at 152 pounds. Grimm was pinned in 1:05 of his match with Logan Nelson of Clarion-Goldfield, and then received a bye in the consolation bracket. Wrestling for fifth, Grimm earned a 4:52 win by fall over Brenden Weber of Newman Catholic for the fifth place finish.

At 160 pounds, Dalton Knobloch was pinned in 1:50 of his first round match with Race Toftey of Belmond-Klemme, and then received a bye in the consolation bracket. In the fifth place match, Knobloch was pinned in 5:52 of the match by Caleb Kliment of Northwood-Kensett to settle for sixth place.

At 138 pounds, Travis Fehr was pinned in 1:45 of his opening match with Dylan Mueller of Central Springs, but he came back to pin Dakota Peterson of West Hancock in 2:55 of their consolation match. Wrestling for fifth, Fehr would be pinned in 2:18 by Max Bergo of Lake Mills to finish sixth.

At 132 pounds, Harmon Atwood was pinned in :20 of his opening round match by Calen Rosenbaum of Clarion-Goldfield, and was then eliminated from the tournament when he lost a 7-6 decision to Ben Gribben of Newman Catholic.



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