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Area Residents Earn Awards At Iowa Games

By Staff | Aug 14, 2008

FIRST PLACE FINISHERS - The Northwest Iowa I team, comprised of several young men from around the area, took top honors at the 2008 Iowa Games in the varsity basketball competition. The team members are, in front, from left to right, Brad Geelan of Ruthven-Ayrshire High School and Max Burgeson of Okoboji High School. In back, from left to right are Ryan Wurtz of Okoboji High School; Trevor Dettmann and Tyler Kliegl, both of Emmetsburg; John Gifford from Algona High School and Sam Sieh of Okoboji High School. All seven young men will be seniors on their respective teams this coming season. - submitted photo

The annual Iowa Games offers countless athletic competitions for people from all walks of life to participate in every year, and residents of Palo Alto County have earned medals and awards at some of those events.

A complete listing of award winners, by activity and event, is available online at:

www.iowagames.org

The following medal results were taken from the Iowa Games website.

Anthony Smith of Cylinder earned two first-place and a second place medal in trapshooting during the Satellite Trapshooting competition held at Sportsman’s Park near Emmetsburg in June.

Also earning three first-place medals in trapshooting was Austin Bonnstetter of Cylinder.

Brian Garrels of Emmetsburg earned a first, second and third place medal in the trapshooting competition, while C.R. Sample received two second place and a first place medal in trapshooting.

David Bolte of Cylinder earned three first place trapshooting medals, while Don Bruch of Emmetsburg eared three second place medals in the satellite trapshooting competition.

Gary Klepper of Emmetsburg received three first place medals in the trapshooting competition, while Greg Garrels of Emmetsburg earned a pair of first place and a second place trapshooting medal in the satellite competition.

Jon Walker of Cylinder would earn a pair of first place trapshooting medals and Larry Nock would receive a first and a second place medal in the trapshooting competition.

Also earning medals locally in the trapshooting were Dick Sample of Emmetsburg, who received a pair of first place medals and a second place medal. Roger Will, also of Emmetsburg, received three first place medals in the trapshooting and John Moran of Graettinger earned a third place medal in the competition.

In Basketball, Emmetsburg residents Trevor Dettmann and Tyler Kliegl, along with Brad Geelan of Ruthven, were first-place medalists off the Northwest Iowa I team that won the Varsity division of competition.

Chad Loomis of Emmetsburg and Marly Bakken of Ruthven both participated in the U6-U19 Soccer competition, playing for the Spencer Fire soccer team.

Kyle Dupic of Emmetsburg played baseball as a member of the Carroll Classics in the adult baseball competition at the Iowa Games.

In the youth baseball competition, Michael Girres of Graettinger played as a member of the Northwest Iowa Roughriders.

James Tatman of Graettinger participated in Folkstyle Wrestling competition, and earned a first place medal for his efforts.

Also participating in the Folkstyle Wrestling competition was Michael Jensen of Graettinger, who earned a third place medal. isaac Lundgren of Emmetsburg received a second place medal in folkstyle wrestling, while Tanner Lundgren received a third place medal.

Joe Knoer of Ruthven played Flag Football on the Midgets team, while DJ Hasbrouck of Emmetsburg and Andy Soenen of Emmetsburg both played softball for the Ruthven Meat PRocessing team at the Iowa Games.

In the 3-D Archery competition, Damon Morris Ayrshire received a 10th place medal, while Joe McEwan of Ayrshire earned a seventh place medal in the competition.

Joe Naig and Jake Stubbs of Emmetsburg both participated in the weightlifting event. Joe Naig earned a second place medal while Jake Stubbs received a first and third place medal for his efforts in the bench press category.