• Keith Hjelle

Tough Competition at Riverside for Charger Wrestlers; Danker, Larsen Finish Third


With only six Chargers competing out of fourteen possible weight classes, the ACGC wrestling team finished eleventh out of sixteen teams at the highly competitive Riverside Invitational at Oakland yesterday. Four of the six Charger grapplers placed, as they came away with two third place and two fourth place finishes. Logan-Magnolia took top honors at the meet with 228.5 points,

Seth Danker dropped his first match of the season when he was pinned in twenty eight seconds in the semifinals by eventual 126 pound champion Adam Allard of West Sioux (Haywarden). Danker claimed the bronze when he threw Brodyn Wray of East Mills in

0:55. Danker's record now stands at 10-1.

Gunnar Larsen also placed third at 132 and improved his record to 9-2. Larsen lost by a single point, 1-0, in the semifinals, but bounced back to finish third with a 7-0 decision over Brady Thompson of Logan-Magnolia.

Carter Andreason and Kale Rowley took fourth place at 138 and 145 respectively. Andreason is now 3-2 for the season and Rowley is 7-4. Cole Plowman at 170 and Devon Jackson at 182 also competed for the Chargers, but did not place.

The Chargers will host a triangular meet on Tuesday. The meet will be a unique experiment, as it will be held at the same time as high school basketball games. The wrestling will get underway at 5:50 and will be held in the small gym (formerly the junior high gym) at the high school in Guthrie Center. Go Chargers!

ACGC results:

126 lb: Seth Danker finished third

First round: Danker drew a bye

Quarterfinals: Danker over Beau Thompson (Creston/O-M by fall, 1:40

Semifinals: Adam Allard (West Sioux) over Danker by fall, 0:28

3rd place: Danker over Brodyn Wray (East Mills) by fall, 0:55

132 lb: Gunnar Larsen finished third

First round: Larsen drew a bye

Quarterfinals: Larsen over Garon Wurster (Creston/O-M) by dec, 7-3

Semifinals: John Enzolera (Papillion, Neb) over Larsen by dec, 1-0

3rd place: Larsen over Brady Thompson (Lo-Ma), 7-0

138 lb: Carter Andeason finished fourth

First round: Andreason over Keegan Diest (Audubon) by fall, 1:15

Quarterfinals: Andreason over Micael Jones (Pekin) by fall, 3:02

Semifinals: Drystin Dotson (Lathrop, Mo) over Andreson by dec, 7-3

3rd place: Nolan Moore, (Riverside) over Andreason by forfeit

145 lb: Cale Rowley finished fourth

First round: Rowley drew a bye

Quarterfinals: Rowley over Rhett Bentley (Riverside) by fall, 5:24

Semifinals: Andrew Beane (Lathrop, Mo) over Rowley by fall, 1:39

3rd place: Brayton Chestnut (Creston/O-M) over Rowleyby fall 1:46

170 lb: Cole Plowman did not place

First round: Javyn Bladt (Aud) over Plowman by fall, 0:33

Consolation bracket: Hayden Green (Creston/O-M) over Plowman by fall, 0:35

182 lb: Devon Jackson did not place

First round: Brendon Arthur (Lathrop, Mo) over Jackson by fall, 0:51

Consolation bracket: Avery martin (Shen) over Jackson by fall, 3:05

Team standings

Logan Magnolia 228.5

Papillion, Neb 186

Creston/O-M 178

West Sioux 167.5

Lathrop, Mo 156.5

Riverside 105

East Mills 78

AHSTW 71

Pekin 64.5

Savannah, Mo 62

ACGC 55

Clarinda 37

Woodbine 31

Audubon 28

Shenandoah 13

West Harrison 7


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