|Season ends for Crowell at districts|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 14 February 2013 18:39|
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
After a promising start at district D-4 wrestling, Gage Crowell’s season came to an end Saturday.
Crowell opened the meet with a decision over Kolten Marx of Hay Springs.
Coach Chad Cochran said it was a good match.
“Crowell had Marx on his back almost the entire first period and just as the time ran out the ref called the pin,” said Cochran. “Shortly after officials decided that the pin came after the time was up. This then turned into a full match that Gage ended up winning 8-6.”
Needing just one win Saturday to advance to the state meet in Omaha.
Crowell opened up Saturday competition against Bayard’s Allen Denton. After pinning Crowell in the first round, Denton won his final match and was crowned district champion.
Dropping down into the consolation semi-finals, Crowell faced Jackson Carpenter of Morrill.
“Crowell came out and took Carpenter down quick and it was looking pretty good,” said Cochran. “The next period started with Carpenter taking Crowell down and finishing the match with a pin.”
Cochran said it was a pretty good season.
Wrestling at 170 lbs. to start the season and finishing at 160 lbs, Crowell finished with an 14-18 record.
Crowell over Kolten Marx (Hay Springs, 12-21), Dec. 8-6
Allen Denton (Bayard, 28-4) over Crowell, Pin :21
Jackson Carpenter (Morrill, 10-31) over Crowell, Pin 2:06