Richardson named outstanding wrestler at
Wisconsin tourney as Bulldogs take fourth
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:50 AM
Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander took fourth place in an 11-team Wisconsin Dells Invitational in Wisconsin Saturday.
GMLOK filled eight of 14 weights, "as illness, injuries, and some other things limited what we had," said coach Bill Simpkins. "Having half a team and placing as high as we did says a lot about those who did wrestle."
The three champions all recorded falls in the championship. Jace Bunne defeated a kid in the semis that he had lost to last year at this tournament. Wyatt Richardson pinned his opponent in the finals, someone who he had lost to last year in the finals. Parker Hale had two pins and a major in his three matches.
"All three of them dictated the action in every match they wrestled," said Simpkins. "Something we need to do as a team more consistently. We weren't as aggressive at some weights (and matches) as we needed to be."
Richardson won "Outstanding Wrestler" as voted on by the coaches involved in the tournament.
106 Brenn Olson 2-2 4th
113 John Barber 1-3 5th
120 Josh Graves 2-1 3rd. Josh lost to the champ first round in a close match, came back to take third. He was almost as impressive as our three champs.
138 Jace Bunne 1st 3-0
145 Parker Hale 1st 3-0
152 Blake Olson 3rd 3-1 lost close match in semis to eventual champ
160 Sam Roe 4th 2-2
171 Brandon Turner 0-2 DNP
195 Wyatt Richardson 1st 3-0
The Bulldogs also had a dual last week, losing to Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/ Mabel-Canton 42-27.
Results from the FC/L/MC meet:
106: Brenn Olson, GMLO, forf. . 113: Caden Freuth, GMLO, forf. . 120: Brady Ristau, FCLM, pinned Josh Graves, GMLO, 3:52. 126: Josh Graves, GMLO, pinned Korby Koch, FCLM, 4:35. 132: Alex Fishbaugher, FCLM, dec. Stephen Kassel, GMLO, 6-5. 138: Jace Bunne, GMLO, dec. Gabe Decker, FCLM, 1-0. 145: Parker Hale, GMLO, forf. . 152: Connor Hanson, FCLM, dec. Blake Olson, GMLO, 15-9. 160: Trevor Barnes, FCLM, dec. Sam Roe, GMLO, 4-1. 170: Tom Henry, FCLM, pinned Christopher Bain, GMLO, 4:56. 182: Niko Anderson, FCLM, pinned Brandon Turner, GMLO, 3:38. 195: Monty Holm, FCLM, dec. Wyatt Richardson, GMLO, 3-1. 220: Walker Ward, FCLM, forf. . 285: Jacob Thomas, FCLM, pinned Broc Fiegel, GMLO, 4:28.
The Bulldogs take on Caledonia at Grand Meadow on Friday. The Section 2A tournament begins the following week. The top four seeds have home matches and then the tourney concludes at New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva school.