Gaels take on Cowboys, Lions

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Ronnie Orres of St. Edmond pins Manson NW Webster in the Championship during Doug Wood Invitational on Saturday in Manson

ST. EDMOND (0-2)

GAEL LINEUP: 106 — Ronnie Orres, fr.; 113 — Ryan Duckett, jr.; 120 — Rick Xu, jr.; 132 — Elly Berry, so.; 138 — Clay Kelley, so.; 145 — Johnny Dickerson, fr.; 152 — Noah Carlson, sr.; 160 — Tyler Rossmanith, so.; 170 — Jonah Hindt, sr.

OPPONENT: Clarion-Goldfield/Dows and Clear Lake.

TIME AND LOCATION: 6 p.m. in Clarion.

LAST TIME OUT: Freshman Ronnie Orres secured an individual title for the Gaels at the Doug Wood Manson Northwest Webster Invitational. Orres won all three matches via first-period pin in his varsity tournament debut.

Teammate Tyler Rossmanith, a sophomore, was a runner-up at 170 pounds. Senior Noah Carlson placed sixth at 160 pounds, while Rick Xu (120), sophomore Elly Berry (132) and freshman Johnny Dickerson (145) were also in action.

Returning state qualifier Ryan Duckett, a junior, missed the tournament with a severe calf strain.

In their only dual action to date, St. Edmond fell 78-6 to Algona and 66-16 versus Hampton-Dumont last Thursday. Duckett won by major decision and forfeit, while Orres and senior Jonah Hindt also secured match victories.

LINEUP CHANGES: Duckett plans on returning to the lineup. Hindt will be back after missing Saturday’s meet because of a school obligation.

ABOUT THE COWBOYS: Four wrestlers are ranked for Clarion-Goldfield/Dows: junior Tyler Stein at 113 pounds (8th), junior Remington Hanson at 138 (6th), junior Reed Abbas at 145 (7th) and sophomore Garrett Seaba at 152 (10th).

The Cowboys placed 17th at the 33-team Cliff Keen Independence Invitational last weekend. Stein was seventh individually. Abbas finished eighth. Garrett Seaba placed eighth.

ABOUT THE LIONS: Sam Nelson is rated 4th at 126 pounds for Clear Lake, which dropped its season opener to Central Springs last week, 43-27.