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PREP WRESTLING - SL wins two duals at Kuemper; AGH takes eighth at MVC meet

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

CARROLL - Dylan Wagener and Pete Harder each won four of the five matches they wrestled to lead Storm Lake at the Carroll Kuemper Duals wrestling tournament on Saturday.

Storm Lake defeated Ogden 42-36 and Council Bluffs St. Albert 54-27, but lost to Carroll Kuemper 47-25, Underwood 59-21 and Guthrie Center 54-15.

"It is just really tough to do well against good teams when you forfeit four weights and start out down 24-0," Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman said. "We wrestled really well in the first two duals against Kuemper and St. Albert. We were aggressive and physical, and wrestled hard for 6 minutes."

"In the second and third meets, we let the momentum of the dual effect our individual performances and that didn't help," Seaman added.

Tyler Nichols, Marc Wiley and George Romualdo all won three of five matches for the Tornadoes.

Storm Lake wrestles at home against Emmetsburg and Spirit Lake on Wednesday and competes in the Battle Creek-Ida Grove Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

"We have a really tough week this week, so hopefully we can work the next couple of days to improve the areas that hurt us and have a strong performance."

Maple Valley Conference

Matt Gustafson and Brian Borchers both placed second at 130 pounds to lead AGH at the Maple Valley Conference tournament on Saturday.

Kingsley-Pierson won the team title with 267 points. AGH was eighth with 72.

Gustafson lost in the finals to Kingsley-Pierson's Justin Bohlke by decision, 2-0. Bohlke had a career record of 95-3 entering the meet.

Borchers lost by pin to Battle Creek-Ida Grove's Andrew Lansink in 1:56 in the finals at 275 pounds.

Andy Todd placed fifth at 152 pounds. He won his fifth-place match by pin in 3:55.

Eric Conover placed sixth at 119 pounds, as did Zach Regennitter at 145.

"The kids competed hard against some very good competition," AGH coach Scott Phelps said. "We are learning and starting to do many things better, and if we continue to get better every day, good things will happen. If we can cut out a few of our mistakes, stay in good position, and wrestle a whole 6 minutes, we will see some of these good things happen."

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