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Wagener, Ponsor earn runner-up finishes

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

CARROLL - Dylan Wagener and Jared Ponsor each captured a runner-up finish at their respective weight classes to help Storm Lake to a fifth place finish in the Tiger-Knight Invitational on Saturday in Carroll.

Pocahontas won the meet with 251.5 points. Storm Lake scored 104.

"Overall, it was not too bad of a tourney for us," Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman said. "We wrestled well most of the day. We need to have a better final round. Those matches at the end of the day are getting away from us and we need to stay focused and wrestle just as intense in those as we do in the first round."

Wagener drew a bye in the first round and won his semifinal match by pin in 3 minutes, 29 seconds. He then lost 23-9 in the finals to Pocahontas' Aaron Wernimont.

Ponsor won his first-round match by pin in 5:04. He won in the semifinals 3-2 before falling by pin in 2:59 to Carroll's Nick Kirsch in the finals at 171.

Tyler Nichols placed fourth at 103 pounds. He won a match by pin in 1:52 and lost 7-1 in the third-place match. Marc Wiley was fourth at 112. He won by pin in 2:34 and lost by technical fall in the third-place match in 3:15.

Pete Harder placed fourth at 135 pounds. Harder lost by decision 7-2 in the first round, then won by pin in 3:38 and won by decision 6-5 before falling by decision 10-6 in the third-place match.

George Romualdo took fourth at 140 pounds. He won by pin in 1:06, then lost by pin in 4:59 before dropping a 7-6 decision in the third-place match.

Mike Miller finished fifth at 160. He lost by pin in 5:39, won by pin in 3:36, lost by decision 5-2 and then won 8-4 in the fifth-place match.

Storm Lake wrestles at Sheldon on Wednesday night.

AGH Duals

Matt Gustafson captured an individual title at 130 pounds to help AGH place fifth in its own dual tournament on Saturday in Holstein.

Rockwell City-Lytton finished first, followed by Sioux City West, Odebolt-Arthur, Sheldon and AGH.

Gustafson won all four of his matches to take the crown at 130 pounds.

Brian Borchers and Andy Todd both placed second at 275 and 160, respectively. Jon Seaton, Scott Radke and Evan Platt all won two matches apiece at 103, 171 and 215 pounds, respectively.

"We wrestled as well as could've been expected against some very good competition," AGH coach Scott Phelps said. "The kids are giving good effort and competing hard, but due to the inexperience and forfeits, we are having a tough go of things."

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