Le Mars girls wrestling takes to the mat at Ridge View Invitational

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

HOLSTEIN — The Le Mars Community girls wrestling team took to the mat at the Ridge View Invitational on Saturday. The Bulldogs finished sixth out of 20 teams at the tournament.

Le Mars finished with one division champion at the event. Keira Hessenius was the winner of the 105-pound Gold division. She won her first match by fall in 22 seconds over Kaelynn Hilmes of Sergeant Bluff-Luton. In the semifinal round, she took down Kayle Rumbo of Pocahontas Area in a time of 2:27. In the first place match, Hessenius pinned Spencer’s Atalia Rosales in 45 seconds.

In the 125 Silver division, Mackenna Frerichs finished in second place. She pinned Analicia Salas of Sioux City North in 1:01 and Emercyn TerWee of Sergeant Bluff-Luton in 2:27 in her first two matches. She was pinned in 43 seconds by Spencer’s Kyiah Logan in the first place match.

Marilyn Roller placed third in that same division, pinning TerWee in 3:22 in the third place match. She opened with a 17-2 technical fall win over teammate Madalyn Johnson before getting pinned in 1:00 to the eventual division champion. Roller won by disqualification over Salas in the consolation semifinal.

Mac Ciaffa was runner-up in the 140 Silver division. She pinned Maci Nunes of Sheldon/South O’Brien in 2:45 before winning a 10-5 decision over Glenwood’s McKenna Wilkes. The lone loss came in the first place match to Kate Feltz of Fort Dodge who won by fall in 1:55.

Kerene Panya was runner-up in the 170 Silver division. She earned wins by fall in under a minute against Spencer’s Kiersten Campbell and teammate Jacey Theisen. She was pinned in 42 seconds in the first place match by Tamson Budden of Sheldon/South O’Brien. Theisen took third place in the division with her only loss coming against her teammate. She pinned her other two opponents, Kelis Tawzer of Lewis Central in 2:00 and Paige Baier of SWAT (Southwest Area Team) Valkyrie in 3:06.

Team scores: Lewis Central 146, SWAT Valkyrie 143, Spencer 113, Humboldt 103, Ridge View 102, Le Mars 91, Fort Dodge 84, Glenwood 70, Sioux City North 62, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 58, South Central Calhoun 57, Sioux City West 53, Manson-Northwest Webster 50, Sioux Central 35, Riverside 32, Sheldon/South O’Brien 28, Logan-Magnolia 26, Pocahontas Area 16, Sioux Center 8, Kuemper Catholic 0.

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