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Gaels will face Algona on the mat

December 21, 2012
By JOSH MEYER - Messenger Sports Writer (sports@messengernews.net) , Messenger News

One final meet awaits the St. Edmond wrestling team before the holiday break.

The Gaels (2-3 overall, 1-2 NCC) will host Algona tonight for a makeup North Central Conference dual.

Junior varsity action starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by varsity matches around 7:30 p.m.

In their previous outing on Saturday, ninth-ranked (Class 1A) St. Edmond captured top honors at the Tiger-Knight Invitational in Carroll. Ryan Szalat (106 pounds), No. 5 Kaden McClintock (113), fourth-ranked Teddie Harvey (152), Dillon Nelson (182) and No. 1 Vinnie Harvey (220) were all individual champions for the Gaels.

Nick Johnson (126) and Matt Stumpf (138) each settled for runner-up performances, while Jacob Salisbury (195) placed third.

"This is a big meet for us before going into the Christmas break," SEHS head coach Tanner Utley said. "We need to come out and wrestle hard for a full six minutes and keep taking steps forward."

Fact Box

PROBABLE LINEUP

St. Edmond (2-3, 1-2)

106 - Ryan Szalat, so. (10-2); 113 - Kaden McClintock, jr. (12-0); 120 - Colten Lastine, sr. (7-4); 126 - Nick Johnson, fr. (10-3); 132 - Eddie Harvey, sr. (3-12); 138 - Matt Stumpf, sr. (10-6); 145 - Parker Huebsch, jr. (4-6); 152 - Teddie Harvey, sr. (11-0); 160 - Nick Hindt, so. (3-10); 170 - Jimmy Averill, jr. (6-11); 182 - Dillon Nelson, sr. (11-3); 195 - Jacob Salisbury, sr. (5-8); 220 - Vinnie Harvey, jr. (13-0); 285 - Caelan Burbank, jr. (5-10).

Szalat (10-2 overall), McClintock (12-0), Johnson (10-3), Stumpf (10-6), Teddie Harvey (11-0), Nelson (11-3) and Vinnie Harvey (13-0) have all reached double digits in wins already this season for the green and white. McClintock, Teddie Harvey and Vinnie Harvey each qualified for state a year ago.

No. 10 (3A) sophomore Joe Teague (170) is the lone ranked individual for the Bulldogs (1-4, 1-3), who captured the Iowa Falls-Alden Jones Brothers Invitational title last weekend behind gold-medal efforts from Jake Adams (126), Tyler Frideres (160) and Michael Mather (220). Algona's only dual victory came in its season-opener against Eagle Grove by a 63-18 count.

"Algona returns 10 starters from last year and has a real balanced lineup," said Utley. "Our guys will definitely be tested and have to be ready to go against them (this evening)."

Last winter, the Bulldogs prevailed in nine bouts against the Gaels en route to a convincing 43-23 triumph.

 
 

 

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