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A-W second, Hinton third in WEC wrestling tourney

Thursday, December 13, 2012

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Akron-Westfield's Chance Gant, at 195, gets the pin against his Hinton opponent, Colin Poss, at the War Eagle Conference Tournament Tuesday at Hinton. A-W took second place in the tourney and Hinton took third.
HINTON -- Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn earned the War Eagle Conference wrestling tourney title at Hinton Tuesday, while Akron-Westfield placed second and Hinton third.

MMC went 4-0, winning over A-W (42-33), Hinton (48-33), West Sioux (54-24) and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (57-23).

The Westerners went 3-1, losing only to MMC.

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Hinton's Cole Mills on a takedown of his West Sioux opponent Alex Montes during Tuesday's War Eagle Conference Tournament at Hinton. Mills won the match by 5-4 decision. Hinton placed third overall at the tourney.
A-W won the dual with HMS 42-30, with West Sioux 48-27, and with Hinton 43-30.

"We wrestled well as a team. Everybody was after team points," the Westerners' head coach Dustin Meinen said. "Everybody was doing their job. There were matches where we had to keep from getting pinned, and we did that, and there were matches where we were favored and we needed to get pins, and the guys came through."

Two Westerner wrestlers earned their 100th win during the WEC tourney Tuesday.

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Akron-Westfield's Jacob Bergman (160) pins his opponent Lance Gulbronson during the War Eagle Conference tournament at Hinton Tuesday.
A-W seniors Daniel Dirks, at 138, and Chet Willer, at 195, hit the century win mark for their high school wrestling careers.

A Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn wrestler, Heath Nagel, at 132, also earned his 100th win Tuesday.

Hinton went 2-2 for the night, winning against HMS 45-30 and West Sioux 51-18.

"Overall, I thought the wrestlers performed very well and were in every dual till the last match," Hinton wrestling coach Jan George said.

Team Results

1. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, 4-0

2. Akron-Westfield, 3-1

3. Hinton, 2-2

4. West Sioux, 1-3

5. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 0-4

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