Rebel wrestlers take third at Plainview

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Eight Southland wrestlers participated in the nine-team Plainview Tournament on Saturday, and all eight placed fourth or better during head-to-head competition.

Two Rebels went 3-0 while wrestling their way to first-place finishes. Zach Stratton bested 112-pound opponent Tyler Klees from Wabasha-Kellogg by a 7-2 decision. Adam Landherr also won in his championship match at 145 against Adam Rahl from Henry Sibley by a 5-4 decision. Rahl was the Class AAA state runner-up at his weight category last year.

Pete Churchill made it to the final round but came up short in a 7-1 decision to Plainview’s Kyle Grosse at 140. Lucus Smith faced off with Plainview’s Shane Holst and came away with a second-place finish at 152.

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Dan Klingfus (103) and Joey (130) and Isaac Klaehn (135) all took third place, while Cory Mees brought home fourth at 119.

&uot;All the boys wrestled well today,&uot; said Southland coach Bill Feuchtenberger. &uot;Zach (Stratton) wrestled his best tournament this year and Adam (Landherr) did very well against some pretty tough competition.&uot;

An added highlight to the tournament was the annual Wrestling Cheerleading Competition held during the day. The competition features nine wrestling cheerleading teams. For the second year in a row, the Rebel wrestling cheerleaders earned first place.

Cheerleading coach Dawn Gilles mentors cheerleaders Crystal Pruett, Joni Schmitz, Jenna Kellogg, and Megan Underdahl on their routines. The team provides moral support for the wrestling team during the season.

GMLOK grappler takes first at Stewartville

Two local wrestling teams traveled to Stewartville on Saturday to participate in the eight-team tournament.

GMLOK finished fourth while Hayfield took seventh.

GMLOK’s Adam Schlee earned first-place honors at 112 pounds, while the rest of the Bulldogs placed in the top five or better.

Hayfield’s Shane Masching was champion at 125 pounds, while fellow Viking George Evjen took runner-up honors at 145 pounds. Heavyweight Carl Bamlet, who has been nursing a shoulder injury, pinned his first opponent but re-injured his shoulder during his next match and had to take an injury default.

The Bulldogs will travel to Kasson-Kenyon on Friday then turn around to participate in Hayfield’s 12-team tournament on Saturday.

Hayfield will travel to Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Thursday then back home to host the tournament on Saturday.


Team standings: 1. Scott West 203, 2. Caledonia 181.5, 3. Stewartville 177, 4. GMLOK 162, 5. Rochester Mayo 159, 6. Dover-Eyota 95, 7. Hayfield 76, 8. Zumbrota-Mazeppa 49.

GMLOK finishes: 103-Seth Schlee (4th), 112-Adam Schlee (1st), 119-Ryan Lee (4th), 125-Taylor Bunne (3rd), 130-Mitch Mosher (3rd), 135-Brent Bunne (5th), 140-Brady Wolfgram (3rd), 145-Justin Turner (5th), 152-Joe Bunne (3rd), 160-Mitch Lunning (5th), 171-Lance Peters (3rd), 189-Kyle Stern (3rd), 215-Adam Swanson (4th).

Hayfield finishes: 125-Shane Masching (1st), 135-Brandon Klocke (6th), 145-George Evjen (2nd), 152-Sam Rud (4th), 171-Brad Evans (4th), 189-Tyler Wildeman (6th), 215-Tom Brown (6th), 275-Carl Bamlet (6th).