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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Russ Godbersen of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn can't wait to get ahold of Okoboji's Ethan Johnson on his way to the championship of the 135-pound weight class at the Nighthawk Wrestling Invitational in Rock Valley Saturday. Photo contributed
Godbersen is lone Eagle champion

ROCK VALLEY - Russ Godbersen was the lone Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn champion at Saturday's Nighthawk Wrestling Invitational here, the team title won by Akron-Westfield which totaled 173 points.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley was second with 157 points, followed by Sheldon-South O'Brien 146, MMC 136, West Sioux 106, Okoboji 85.5, Dakota Valley, S.D. 67, MOC-Floyd Valley 65, and Hull Western Christian 50.

MMC featured four wrestlers in the finals and three in the consolation bracket with third place on the line.

Godbersen was the lone champ at 135 pounds, pinning Cody Bivens of WS in 30 seconds, pinning Austin Gisolf of BHRV in 40 seconds, and beating Okoboji's Ethan Johnson 4-0 in the finals.

Eagle Ben Mayer was second at 140, beating Kurt Kruger of SSO 8-5, beating Nick Hoffman of A-W 8-2, and losing 12-0 to Matt Taylor of BHRV in the finals.

Jacob Lehnhoff also was second for MMC at 130, pinning Joe Reinders of MOC-FV in 3:04, beating Grant Scholten of BHRV 9-7, and losing 9-6 to Tyler Drenkow of SSO in the finals.

Jerad Letsche at 152 also was second for the Eagles, pinning Casey Carpenter of Okoboji in 1:47, pinning RJ Berkenpas of BHRV in 3:56, and then getting pinned by Braxton Bursell of A-W in 3:11 in the finals.

Jeff Tentinger placed third at 125, pinning Travis Postma of SSO in 5:28, getting pinned by Quinten Koldenhoven of BHRV in 1:38, and pinning Jonathan Hofman of HWC in 2:57. Taylor Witzel also was third at 145, pinning Cody Moriston of DV in 2:47, losing 2-1 to Travis Butler of BHRV, and beating Chris Hubers of MOC-FV 3-1 in overtime.

MMC's Blaine Dammann was fourth at 160, beating Taylor Buys of HWC 8-7, losing 6-3 to Dylan Chapman of Okoboji, and losing 10-0 to Cameron Carter of DV.

Jordan Petersen was fifth at 189 with a 1-1 record, and MMC heavyweight Dan Holmes was fifth with a 3-1 record.

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