Alta takes fifth in NW-Twin Lakes Conf. Tournament

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

BODE - The Alta wrestling squad earned a fifth place finish in their conference meet Saturday behind a first place finish and a pair of second place finishes. Manson NW Webster leapfrogged two of Class 1A's highest rated squads to take top honors with 196.5 team points. #6 Graettinger-Terril was second with 195 points, and #3 Twin River Valley finished in third with 183.

Alta's Matt Sefcik took top honors at 215 pounds where he topped Manson NWW's Landon Rasch. Schuyler Radke earned second place at 152 pounds where he fell to Prairie Valley's Jon Elmore (#8 in 1A) in the finals. Marcus Alafa also earned second place honors at 125 pounds for the Cyclones. Alafa lost by fall in the finals to TRV's Sean Schneider (#5 in 1A).

Josh Sager (112), Jordan Schmitz (130), and Jake Syndergaard (285) all earned third-place finishes for Alta Saturday.

The Cyclones are back on the mats tonight when they host Pocahontas area - Pomeroy - Palmer. Matches are set to begin at 7PM in Alta.

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