Young wrestlers headed to state tournament
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:59 AM
The K-6 GMLOK Bulldogs are headed to NYWA state wrestling tournament April 5 and 6 in Rochester.
GMLOK Bulldog Abby Dohlman and big brother Caden Dohlman show their toughness after they advanced to the NYWA individual tournament, which was held in Byron March 23. They advanced when Abby took first place and Caden took second place at the district tournament in Hayfield on March 8.
The team qualified by taking fifth place out of 17 teams in the NYWA Region 1 tournament March 17 in Eyota. The top seven teams advance to state.
The GMLOK "Dawgs" wrestled strong against Stewartville in the first round, winning 52-27. They then took a 42-23 loss to the Dover-Eyota Eagles. The boys regrouped and turned it around by winning 48-29 against Austin and 39-30 against Zumbrota-Mazeppa.
Next up was Goodhue. The Dawgs were looking for the win and a second chance against the Eagles, but fell short losing 42-32. They finished the day, with a win over the Faribault Falcons, 45-25.