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Thursday, 10 February 2011 20:08

District C-4 Wrestling Meet

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 11 & 12 • Valentine High School

Top four finishers from each weight class to earn trips to the state meet at Omaha’sQwest Center, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 17-19.

Schools competing: Ainsworth, Bridgeport, Chase County, Gordon-Rushville, Hershey, HC/WP,Kearney Catholic, Kimball, Loomis/Bertrand, Mitchell, Morrill, Ord, Sargent/Burwell, Southern Valley, Valentine and West Holt


Wrestlers tune up for districts with final regular season meet


By Tina Kitt

The Wauneta Breeze


Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade grabbed three medals in the team’s last regular season meet ahead of districts with Keagan Haarberg and Alex Pollmann bringing home silver from Saturday’s meet at Southwest, and Marcos Ramirez bringing home bronze.

Overall, the HC/WP squad took ninth place with 46 points in the 22-team field.

Oberlin (Kan.) took first with 171 points. Franklin was second with 109 points and Hershey was third with 105 points. The host team tied for fourth place overall as Southwest and Medicine Valley both captured 104 points.

In his final showdown against MV’s Justin Romeo, Haarberg came up short in his bid to defeat the 189 senior.

Haarberg pushed Romeo to three periods before falling by a pin with just 12 seconds left in the match. This marks the third time this season Romeo has defeated Haarberg, one of the HC/WP squad’s top wrestlers.

Haarberg advanced to the championship match after pinning Trevor Jensen of Dundy County-Stratton in 24 seconds and Brock Shoff of Cambridge in a time of 5:48.

Pollmann suffered a disappointing loss as well, falling in the championship match to Mike Shoff of Cambridge.

Shoff, who claimed the state heavyweight title last year, pinned Pollmann in 1:19.

En route to Saturday’s finals Pollmann pinned Ernie Galvin of Gothenburg in 1:24 and Dillon Gartner, also of Gothenburg, in 1:25.

Ramirez locked in the third place at 119 pounds with a 10-6 decision over Zack Riley of Southwest in the consolation finals. Earlier in the day he fell to Jacob Helm of Oberlin on a 2-4 decision. Helm went on to claim the meet title in the 119 pound bracket.

Also competing for HC/WP at Southwest were Zack Wright at 103 pounds and Joe Jones at 130 pounds.


Southwest Results

Team standings — 1. Oberlin (Kan.), 171; 2. Franklin, 109; 3. Hershey, 105; 4. Southwest, 104; 5. Medicine Valley, 104; 6. Red Cloud/Blue Hill, 100.5; 7. Cambridge, 68; 8. Southern Valley, 50; 9. Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade, 46; 10. Gothenburg, 43.5; 11. Dundy County-Stratton, 41; 12. Gothenburg JV, 13; 13. Hershey JV, 9; 14. Cambridge JV, 7; 15. Red Cloud/Blue Hill JV, 3; 16. Franklin JV, 0; 17. Dundy County-Stratton JV, 0; 18. Southwest JV, 0; 19. Medicine Valley JV, 0; 20. Southern Valley JV, 0; 21. Oberlin JV, 0; 22. Hitchcock County/Wauneta-Palisade JV, 0.


Championship match results

103—Zack Wright, pinned by Colton Thompson, HE, 2:50; pinned by Thomas Foster, MV, 3:12.

119—Marcos Ramirez, 3rd Place, decisioned by Jacob Helm, OB, 2-4; decioned Tyrell Reichert, DCS, 10-3; decisioned Zack Riley, SW, 10-6.

130—Joe Jones, pinned by Tanner Teel, SW, :35; pinned by Taten Banzhaf, CA, :31.

189—Keagan Haarberg, 2nd Place, pinned Trevor Jensen, DCS, :24; pinned Brock Shoff, CA, 5:48; pinned by Justin Romeo, MV, 5:48.

285—Alex Pollmann, 2nd Place, pinned Ernie Galvin, GOJ, 1:24; pinned Dillon Gartner, GO, 1:25; pinned by Mike Shoff, CA, 1:19.

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