No. 1 Ballard dominates SLP
HUMBOLDT — Top-rated Ballard proved its No. 1 rating at the Class 2A Dual Team Tournament in Humboldt on Wednesday.
Ballard defeated No. 5 Spirit Lake Park 73-6 and advanced to state dual competition with a 73-0 win over Algona.
Spirit Lake Parks’ lone victory came from Dillon Miner, rated No. 1 at 130 pounds, with a pin in 2:46.
Ballard, which had 10 rated wrestlers had nine pins against the Indians.
Derrick Miner, rated No. 2 at 125 pounds, lost a 3-0 decision and Grant Willard, rated No. 8 at 135 pounds, los a major decision, 13-3.
Lewis Johnson (112), Brandon Griffin (140), Collin Andera (145), Nick Schultze (152), Brett Goldtrap (160), Kyle Kruger (171), Brad Engel (189), Alex Will (215) and Wade Franek (285), all lost by fall.
Johnson, Derrick and Dillon Miner, Willard, Engel and Will, will continue their quest for a trip to the state tournament at the Class 2A District meet in Cherokee on Saturday.