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Day one done, Gopher grapplers stand alone


Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Sports

Fillmore County boasts four wrestling teams, FCLMC, GMLOK, LARP, and Chatfield. By the end of day one of the section 1A and 1AA team wrestling tournaments, only one survived: the Chatfield Gophers. Seeded #3 in 1A, the Gophers watched #11 Lake City upset #6 St. Charles. Chatfield then ended Lake City's mini-Cinderella run with an emphatic 65-9 thumping. The Gophers only lost matches at 140 and at 160. LARP won their opening round 4-versus-13 contest with Southland (57-22). They then faced fifth seeded Hayfield. An epic bout took place at 130 where LARP's 6th ranked Jordan Theede lost 13-12 to Hayfield's 8th ranked Mason Moreno. At the end of the meet, the score was knotted at 30. Using the first criteria, most match wins (8-6), Hayfield advanced to the semifinals. In section 1AA, #9 GMLOK lost to #8 Cannon Falls 54-28. Per the norm, GMLOK went 5-0 in actual matches; they forfeited the other nine. Finally, #10 FCLMC fell to #7 WEM/JWP 60-12. FCLMC only won matches at 152 and 215. (Note: Chatfield later lost to #2 seed Kenyon-Wanamingo, ending their team aspirations)

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