• Keith Hjelle

Gunner Larsen Claims Title at CRB Invitational; Charger Team Finishes Sixth


The ACGC wrestling team made the short trip to Coon Rapids yesterday and came away with one champion and three runners-up at the Crusader Invitational. Gunner Larsen pinned his way through the competition to claim the 113 pound title. He scored falls over wrestlers from Riverside, East Sac County and South Central Calhoun to win the crown.

Finishing second for the Chargers were Seth Danker at 106 lb., Easton Benson at 126 lb., and Gabe Rowley at 138 lb., while Blaine Beeler claimed third place at 120 lb. Zach Fees also competed in the 132 lb. class to round out the squad of the six Chargers who wrestled yesterday.

ACGC finished sixth overall in the ten team tournament with 103 points. Panorama won the tam title with 242.5 points while claiming six individual champions.

Next up for the Chargers is the Woodbine duals this Thursday, with first matches scheduled for 5:30.

ACGC results were as follows:

106 lb. Seth Danker (21-6) placed second

Quarterfinals: Danker received a bye

Semifinals: Danker over Logan Christie (Panorama) by fall, 0:59

Championship: Mick Schroeder (Riverside) over Danker by fall, 0:25

113 lb. Gunner Larsen (9-2) placed first

Quarterfinals: Larsen over Dennis Pilling (Riverside) by fall, 1:01

Semifinals: Larsen over Jacob Gergis (East Sac County) by fall, 1:25

Championship: Larsen over Ayden Toms (South Central Calhoun) by fall, 1:07

120 lb. Blaine Beeler (22-6) placed third

Quarterfinals: Beeler over Wyatt Clark (Panorama) by fall, 0:52

Semifinals: Peyton Clipperton (CRB) over Beeler by dec., 8-6

Consolation round: Beeler over Ethan Reicks (Riverside) by MD, 14-2

Third place: Beeler over Cael Carl (WCV) by fall, 2:56

126 lb. Easton Benson (15-2) placed second

Quarterfinals: Benson over Kegan Cilliers (CRB) by fall, 3:42

Semifinals: Benson over Justin Garcia (WCV) by fall, 4:58

Championship: Danny Nordquist (Panorama) over Benson by MD, 8-0

132 lb. Zach Fees did not place

Quarterfinals: Dawson Mack (East Central Calhoun) over Fees by dec., 6-0

Consolation round: Weston Pote (WCV) over Fees by dec., 7-6

138 lb. Gabe Rowley (7-1) placed second

Quarterfinals: Rowley received a bye

Semifinals: Rowley over Reid Chambers (Riverside) by fall, 3:07

Championship: Noah Kirtley (Panorama) over Rowley by dec., 9-6

Team scores:

Panorama 242.5

West Central Valley 168.0

Riverside 134.5

So. Central Calhoun 125.0

Coon Rapids-Bayard 120.0

ACGC 103.0

English Valleys 97.0

East Sac County 95.0

Audubon 78.5

Exira-EK-K 30.0


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