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Six Indians earn trip to district meet at Spencer

Miner, Skopec, Murray, Norton win sect’l titles

February 4, 2013
by David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

SIOUX CENTER - Four Spirit Lake Park wrestlers won their bracket Saturday at the Class 1A Sectional meet in Sioux Center and two others placed second to advance to this weekend's district meet in Spencer.

All three of the SLP rated wrestlers took first.

Doug Miner (120), ranked second, pinned Sioux Center's Ty Steenhoven in 31 seconds and MOC-Floyd Valley's Efrain Anzua in 1:49.

Zach Skopec, ranked second, pinned Sioux Center's Sawyer van Maanen in 38 seconds and won by technical fall (15-0) over MOC-Floyd Valley's Elijah Dahl.

Kenten Murray, ranked ninth pinned MOC-Floyd Valley's Michael Anderson in 19 seconds and then won by injury default over Western Christian's Zach DeJager.

The other Indian to take first is Cody Norton at 285 points. He pinned Sheldon/South O'Brien's Jesse Meendering in 3:13, then pinned Sioux Center's Colten Solders in 4:15 and in the final, pinned Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley's Gregory Palma in 4:18.

Placing second were Gage Roberts (106) and Brady Mart (195). Roberts pinned MOC-Floyd Valley's Abram Anzua in 4:30, but then lost by technical fall,18-1 to BHRV's Samuel Klarenbeek. Roberts didn't have to wrestle back.

Mart pinned Sheldon/South O'Brien's Brytton Kelleher in 2:30 and then lost by fall to BHRV's Ty Koldenhoven in 1:43. He also didn't have to wrestle back.

At 152, David Trucksess placed third. He lost a semifinal 8-3 to BHRV's Hunter Berkenpass. Although he won the third-place match, he didn't get a chance to wrestle back.

SLP's Ben Parks (126) and Javier Tapia (170) both placed fourth while John O'Neal (113) and Ethan Bergendahl (132) placed fifth. Justin Jones (160), Jacob Jenness (182) and Cody Wernimont (220), all placed sixth.

Saturday's district meet in Spencer starts at noon.

Class 2A Sectional

Team Scores from Sioux Center

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 246.0

Spirit Lake Park 193.5

MOC-Floyd Valley 160.5

Sheldon/South O`Brien 149.0

Sioux Center 141.5

Western Christian, Hull 122.0



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