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Bulldogs take 10th at holiday tournament
, Bluff Country Newspaper Group
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 3:52 AM
GMLOK’s Wyatt Richardson, right, goes for the win, a 3-1 decision, against Jacob Bleess of Chatfield in a dual meet at Chatfield. SAM CLEMENS/CHATFIELD NEWS
Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland placed 10th in a 12-team holiday wrestling tournament at Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton Saturday.
Chatfield won the tourney while Plainview-Elgin-Millville took second and Dover-Eyota third. The Bulldogs also wrestled in a dual meet against state-ranked Chatfield last week.
At the holiday tournament, four wrestlers placed.
Jace Bunne took sixth at 145 lbs., winning by fall in 19 seconds over Kennedy Folkedahl (Decorah) and by a 5-3 decision over Trevor Turner (Pine Island) before losing in the fifth place match to Brady Norton (Plainview-Elgin-Millville).
Parker Hale placed fourth at 152 lbs., winning by fall in 2:56 over Brady Barton (La Crescent) and by major decision (10-2) over Alec Fjelstul (Decorah) before dropping the third place match to Adam Pleschourt (Pine Island).
At 160 lbs., Sam Roe took fifth place in a weight that GMLOK was able to enter two wrestlers. Coach Bill Simpkins said he did an excellent job as the unranked wrestler beat the third and fourth seeds in the wrestlebacks, in which he won by fall in 2:40 over Chris Wisted (Winona) and by a 7-4 decision over Alec Olson (Dover-Eyota).
The highest place for GMLOK was at 220 lbs., where Wyatt Richardson placed third, winning by fall in 3:57 over Noah Teed (Dover-Eyota) and by fall in 4:15 over Dustin Finley (Plainview-Elgin-Millville) in the third place match.
In the team's dual meet on Tuesday, Chatfield lived up to its No. 3 rank in the state, said Simpkins, as Richardson had the only victory in the 62-3 loss.
"We wrestled harder and had more fight in us than the score showed," said Simpkins. "I'm very impressed with the physicality of the Chatfield squad."
In other action, the junior varsity squad wrestled at Caledonia with Codey Merkel, Parker Hale and Josh Graves winning their weights. John Barber took third and Caden Fruth finished fourth.
Wrestlers of the week
Codey Merkel: An eighth grader, this is Merkel's first full season with GMLOK. He has shown lots of improvement, claiming first place at the Caledonia tournament, which gives testament to his hard work, said Simpkins.
Sam Roe: The junior is one of the GMLOK captains. He entered the FCLMC holiday tournament unseeded, beat the number three and four seeded wrestlers, going 3-1 on the day for a fifth place finish in a very tough weight class.
The Bulldogs take a break for the holidays and then resume on Jan. 2 at Kingsland for a dual with Dover-Eyota and then in LeRoy Jan. 4 for a home tournament.
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