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Wagener, Harder place second for SL wrestlers

Tuesday, January 8, 2002

CLEAR LAKE - Dylan Wagener and Pete Harder both finished second at their respective weight classes to help Storm Lake place eighth in the Clear Lake Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday.

Clear Lake won the meet and Algona finished second.

"You can't really look at where we finished as a team," Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman said. "We didn't take the full team and you just can't compete as a team with nine of the 14 weights."

Wagener lost to Mike Billings of Clear Lake 15-0 in the finals at 130 pounds. Harder fell to Loren Weiler of LeMars by pn in 3 minutes, 6 seconds in the 135-pound finals.

Nick Wiley and George Romualdo placed fourth at 119 and 140 pounds, respectively.

"The four kids that placed really wrestled well and we were happy with their performance," Seaman said. "As a team, we are still improving and that is what we are looking for. The kids are competing better and better. We just have to stay after it and keep making improvements."

Storm Lake wrestles at the Carroll Kuemper on Saturday.

AGH Invitational

Matt Gustafson, Andy Todd, Scott Radke and Brian Borchers all claimed individual championships at their respective weight classes as AGH placed fifth in the Bulldog Tournament Saturday at Aurelia.

Akron-Westfield won the meet with 160 points. MOC-Floyd Valley was second, followed by Odebolt-Arthur, Okoboji and AGH.

Gustafson defeated Skyler Moore of Okoboji 7-4 in the finals at 130 pounds. Todd pinned Akron-Westfield's Darwin Kluender in 3:30 to win the 152-pound title.

Radke pinned Justin Neumann of Odebolt-Arthur in 2:38 at 160, while Borchers pinned Akron-Westfield's Tyler Small in 15 seconds in the finals at 275 pounds.

Jon Seaton placed fourth at 103 pounds for AGH, as did Zach Regennitter at 145 and Josh Williams at 171.

Eric Conover finished fifth at 125, as did Joey Galvin at 135 and Kelly Kannegieter at 215.

Coon Rapids-Bayard Tour.

Kelly Rydberg and Justin Witzke both captured individual titles for Schaller-Crestland on Saturday. The Wildcats finished eighth as a team.

Rydberg posted a 5-1 win by decision in the finals at 140 pounds. Witzke won 5-1 in the 145-pound finals.

Nelson Weber placed second at 275 pounds. He lost by pin in 3:11 in the finals.

Kingsley-Pierson Tourney

Blake Huseman finished second at 189 pounds to help Alta place eighth on Saturday. Huseman lost by technical fall 17-1 in the finals.

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