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Storm Lake High wrestlers win three of five matches in Kuemper duals

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Four Storm Lake High wrestlers went undefeated in matches here Saturday, leading the Tornadoes to a 3-2 record in the Kuemper Duals.

They were 112-pounder Cole Raglen, 119 pounder Jared Brashears, 140 pounder Ryan Lovstad and 145-pounder Daniel Higgins.

In dual meet competition, SLHS beat Guthrie Center, Underwood, and Carroll Kuemper but lost to Ogden and Missouri Valley, 43-33.

The Tornadoes opened with an 42-30 win over Guthrie Center.

Storm Lake forfeited the first five matches. At 135, Ryan Lovtsad won via pin at 3 minutes, 18 seconds, while Daniel Higgins won a 5-1 decision. At 152, Ben Seaman won a 7-2 decision.

In another dual meet, Storm Lake beat Underwood High, 59-18.

Winning by pins for SLHS were Jared Brashears, Daniel Higgins, Ben Seaman, Paco Vazquez and Adam Davis at 285. Lovstad won a 7-1 decision.

In a dual against host Kuemper, the Tornadoes edged CK 42-39.

Raglen and Brashears each won by forfeit, as did Kelly Evans at 135. Lovstad won via pin at 140, while Daniel Higgins also won by pin. Ben Seaman pinned his Kuemper opponent at 1 minute, 20 seconds, and Vazquez won by forfeit.

Also Saturday, SLHS lost a dual meet to Ogden, 54-19.

Raglen won by forfeit, then Brashears won a 3-2 decision at 112 pounds. At 140, Lovstad won by fall at 3:52, while Daniel Higgins won a 10-3 decision at 145.

In Saturday's final dual meet, the Tornadoes lost 43-33 to Missouri Valley.

Raglen won a decision at 112, while Brashears won via pin at 1:43. Evans and Lovstad each won by forfeit, then Daniel Higgins won by fall at 1:59. At 285, SL's Davis won by fall at 3:03.

"This was a good chance for us to get some tough matchers in," coach Ty Seaman said.

"We were short a few kids and that hurt us. We really should have gone 4-1. We just need to keep working and making steady improvement until the end of the season."

The Tornado wrestlers are in action again Thursday night in a double dual Lakes Conference meet with Cherokee and WC.

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