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Tigers fall to Golden Eagles in final ESD dual: Tigers host 9-team tourney today at Huron Arena

Posted: Monday, Feb 17th, 2014

Huronís Tyler Kleinsasser works to take down Aberdeen Centralís Trevor Rau during the Tigers final Eastern South Dakota Conference Dual Friday night at Huron Arena. PHOTO BY SEAN M.X. KELLEY/PLAINSMAN

HURON ó The Huron Tiger wrestling competed well against a very seasoned Aberdeen Central squad but fell in their final dual of the season 44-18.

The Tigers took a short lead in the dual as 112-pound Trent Francom, 120-pound Wyatt Shillingstad and 132-pound Chet Glanzer picked up victories in three of the first five matches.

But the Golden Eagles then went on a roll, winning six matches in a row and eight of the final nine matches.

The only other Tiger victory came from 195-pound Tyler Kleinsasser, who took down Aberdeen Centralís Trevor Ram early in the first period then got the pin with 48 seconds to go.

Wyatt Shillingstad had the Tigersí other pin on the night as he had a very active first period with two take downs and a three-point nearfall before recording a pin with one second to go in the period.

Francom got things going in his match after the first period. He led 2-0 but strung together an escape and two takedowns in the second period to lead 7-1, then added two more takedowns and an escape in the third round to earn a major decision 12-4.

Glanzer had a tough 5-3 victory against a patient and stubborn Colin Haar in his match. Glanzer got the quick 5-0 lead but then couldnít get much going the rest of the match but held on to win.

Other Tigers, nearly pulled out victories with comebacks.

At 152 pounds Nick Christensen was down 4-1 to Levi Haar before coming back and getting a the three-point near fall as the third period ended to force overtime.

Unfortunately, Haar earned a takedown early to end the match 6-4.

Likewise, both Bailey Schoenfelder at 180 pounds and Jeremiah Johnson at 220 pounds were within a reversal of forcing overtime in their matches.

Johnsonís match was scoreless until Aberdeen Centralís Dalton Cox got a reversal in the third period to score the only points of the match.

Wyatt Larsen needed a little more than a reversal to tie his match, trailing 5-0, got a reversal and a two-point nearfall in the final period but fell short 7-4.

Heavyweight Josh Waagen was only trailing 2-0 going into the third period but just couldnít get anything going against Sam Schaunaman who won 7-1.

Mashal Simons drew a tough match against Tyson Mitzel but did stay off his back to force a technical fall at 160-pounds.

At 106 pounds, Chip Shillingstad was pinned as was Jesse Mikrut (138 pounds), Arthur Hines (145 pounds) and Doe Say (170 pounds).

Tiger Head Coach Dan McCarty was pleased with his teamís energy level against one of the better dual teams in the state.

The Tigers will host eight other teams today at Huron Arena in the inaugural Tiger Invitational.

For the complete article see the 02-15-2014 issue.

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