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MMC's Lehnhoff, Godbersen win titles

Monday, January 26, 2009

Jordan Petersen of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn has Okoboji's Shane Vanderpool in a predicament, shortly before pinning him at the BHRV Wrestling Invitational on Jan.17 in Rock Valley. Photo contributed
ROCK VALLEY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers placed fourth in the rugged Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Invitational here on Jan. 17.

The tournament was won by Sheldon-South O'Brien with 172 points. MOC-Floyd Valley was runner-up with 150 points, followed by Okoboji 144, MMC 122, West Sioux 101.5, Akron-Westfield 96.5, BHRV 95, Dakota Valley 71, Hinton 47, and Hull Western Christian 42.

MMC claimed two champions, with Jacob Lehnhoff winning the title at 140 pounds, and Russ Godbersen winning at 152. Jerad Letsche placed second at 160, and Jordan Petersen was second at 189.

Jerad Letsche of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn controls Jon Curran of Dakota Valley, on his way to a win at the BHRV Wrestling Invitational in Rock Valley. Photo contributed
In winning his crown, Lehnhoff received a first-round bye, pinned Chris Gianopolus of West Sioux in 1:39, and then beat Okoboji's Scott Williamsen 5-4 in the finals.

Godbersen received a bye, then pinned Zach Jones of Okoboji in :47, and beat Kyle Westra of HWC 5-1 in the finals.

Letsche pinned Taylor Zeutenhorst of BHRV in 4:29, beat Jon Curran of Dakota Valley 6-5, and then lost 8-3 to Joe Sievert of A-W in the finals.

Petersen pinned Shane Vanderpool of Okoboji in 1:12, pinned Micah Hoogendoorn of BHRV in 3:27, and then lost 15-5 to Pete Matthews of S-SO in the finals.

Other top finishes for MMC were Jacob Pearson fourth at 145, Tyler Pearson (2-1) fifth at 125, Blaine Dammann (2-1) fifth at 171, Taylor Coombs (0-2) sixth at 130, Dalton Brady sixth (1-2) at 119, and Mitch Brady (0-2) sixth at 135.

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