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Wrestling Braves vie at OABCIG Meet

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

IDA GROVE - Seven Cherokee wrestlers medaled at last weekend's Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove Wrestling Tournament, featuring a whopping 17 teams.

In the team race, the Braves placed 10th with 67 points and had a couple grapplers missing the meet due to injuries. Traditional power Gilbertville Don Bosco won the meet with 254 points, followed by Audubon 183, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 179.5, South Central Calhoun 137, Woodbury Central 135, OABCIG 107, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 103, Akron-Westfield 100, Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 93, Cherokee 67, Ridge View 66, Storm Lake 62.5, Woodbine 54, Sioux Center 52. Prairie Valley 47, Kingsley-Pierson 22, Lawton-Bronson 7.

Cherokee's Andy Pitts controls his opponent at last weekend's Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove Wrestling Invitational. Photo by Reta Todd.
For the Braves, Andy Pitts was sixth at 120 pounds after posting a 3-3 record in the two-day competition.

At 126, Hunter Morrow placed eighth and was 2-3 for the meet.

At 138, Jack Letsche was sixth and charted a 3-3 record in the two days of wrestling.

At 160, Luke Zeimen placed sixth and was 2-3 for the meet.

Gabe Conley posted Cherokee's best finish, ending up fifth at 182 pounds with a 4-2 match record.

Cherokee's Trevor Devitt works hard to maneuver around his opponent during wrestling action last weekend at the Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove Wrestling Invitational. Photo by Reta Todd
Trevor Devitt placed sixth at 195 with a 2-3 mark, and Miah Back at 285 was seventh after posting a 3-2 match record.

Blake Booth at 170, and Rick Weaver at 145 also competed for the Braves, but did not place.

"Besides the State Tournament, the Herb Irgens Classic Invitational Tournament is the most exciting tournament in the State," said Cherokee first-year coach Austin Todd. "It is a great two days of wrestling, with a lot of top wrestlers from around the State competing at their best.

"I'm proud of how hard the kids competed and very proud of the wrstlers, cheerleaders, parents, and fans as we took home a third-place Sportsmanship Award."

Cherokee wrestles at Spencer Friday.

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