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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cherokee finishes in seventh place

KINGSLEY - Woodbury Central won the team title at the Jan. 10th Kingsley-Pierson Wrestling Invitational, scoring 178 points to runner-up Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's 160.

Lawton-Bronson placed third with 158.5, followed by Alta 148.5, K-P 135, George-Little Rock 113, Cherokee 88, Westwood 74, and Hull Western Christian 67.

The second-place MMC Eagles boasted four champions, including Jacob Lehnhoff at 140 pounds, Jacob Pearson at 145, Russ Godbersen at 152, and Jerad Letsche at 160. Blaine Dammann was second at 171.

Other results for MMC were fourth-place finishes by Dalton Brady at 119, Jordan Petersen at 189, and Dillon Mugge at heavyweight. Tyler Pearson at 125, and Taylor Coombs at 130 placed fifth for the Eagles.

Patrick Loughlin led Cherokee with a third-place finish at 160. Nick Keith ws fourth at 215, Zac Anderson fourth at 135, and Tyson English fourth at 140.

Fifth-place finishes for the Braves included Gabe Conley at 145, Calvin Conley at 152, Dillon Devitt at 171, Dustin Rosewall at 189, and Miah Back at 285. Rick Weaver at 119, Jack Letsche at 125, and Alex Peck at 130 finished sixth for Cherokee.

For the MMC champs, Lehnhoff pinned Cody Wilson of K-P in 1:30, pinned Josh Spohr of Westwood in 1:27, and beat Jake Davidson of WC 9-0 in the finals. The 8th-ranked Lehnhoff also achieved his 100th career victory.

Pearson pinned Chris VanderWeerd of HWC in 5:30, pinned Cody Dunn of Alta in 1:46, and pinned K-P's Tanner Weaver in 4:30 in the finals.

Godbersen pinned Anthony Schroeder of Westwood in 1:09, pinned Calvin Conley of Cherokee in 1:44, and beat Schuyler Radke of Alta 1-0 in the exciting finals.

Letsche pinned Zach Pratt of K-P in 1:51, beat Loughlin of Cherokee 9-3, and won his final on an injury default over Eric Timmerman of G-LR. Letsche is ranked 4th in Class 1A in Iowa.

Dammann beat Ross Hoksbergen of HWC 16-1, beat Ross McNaughton of K-P 7-2, and lost 17-6 to fifth-ranked Dakota Miller of L-B in the finals.

For the MMC fourth-place finishers, Petersen was 2-2 for the meet, Mugge 1-3 with a bye, and Brady 2-2.

"It was an exciting day," said MMC coach Steve Phillips. "It was so nice to see our younger wrestlers achieve some major wins. This shows they have improved and made progress in their wrestling skills. I was happy for the boys to bring home a team trophy. They deserved it for all the hard work they have put in. It was also great to see the number of fans that showed up to support us."

For Cherokee, Loughlin pinned Levi Keleher of L-B in 3:27, lost 9-3 to MMC's Letsche, pinned Sam Van Ginkel of HWC, and beat Jared McCoy of WC 4-3.

For the Braves' fourth-place finishers, Anderson was 1-2 with a bye, English 0-2, and Keith 2-2.



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