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Huron wrestlers second at West Central Invite

Posted: Monday, Jan 21st, 2013

HARTFORD — Aberdeen Central emerged with the top spot following a three-way battle for the team title on Saturday during the West Central Invite.

The Golden Eagles amassed 220 points to edge Huron for the top spot by a mere five points.

“We knew going in it was going to be a close one between Aberdeen Central, us and Sioux Falls Roosevelt and it came right down to the end,” Huron wrestling coach Dan McCarty said.

The Tigers made a push for the team title by advancing six wrestlers into the finals and earning five individual championships on Saturday.

“We had some really good individual performances today,” McCarty said. “We had some kids that really dominated in their weight class today.”

Winning championships for Huron were Chet Glanzer at 126 pounds, Reagan Francom at 160, Tyler Kleinsasser at 182, Dustin French at 195 and Matt Halter at 285.

Wyatt Shillingstad also reached the championship match at 113 for the Tigers, but was forced to retire from the match with an injury, which gave him the second spot.

Huron had five other wrestlers earn placings on Saturday.

Hartman Katz was third for the Tigers at 152, while Trent Francom at 106 and Connor Gose at 170 both finished fourth. Josh Waagen at 285 and Nick Christensen at 138 were fifth and sixth, respectively.

Up next for Huron will be its final home match of the season. The Tigers will host Watertown in a dual on Friday at the Huron Middle School.

For the complete article see the 01-20-2013 issue.

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