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Wildcats punch state ticket

ATLANTIC — When Humboldt needed a big win, it was Colton Goddell who provided the heroics.

With their Class 2A regional dual final match against Atlantic-CAM tied at 29, Goodell was the only wrestler left for the Wildcats.

Goodell earned a fall in 5:43 over Noah Vandevanter to give Humboldt a 34-29 victory and a berth in the state dual tournament.

“We have to temper him down a little bit sometimes, but he’s one of the guys you want in that spot,” said Humboldt head coach Chad Beaman. “He gets a little jazzed up, because he’s a tough competitor.”

Humboldt trailed 29-20 with three matches to go. Logan Nilles earned a tech fall at 182, and Walt Delanoit had a decision at 195 to set up the final match for Goodell.

Cole Nelson (106), Cresten Craven (120), Joe Weydert (145) and Levi Naeve (160) all earned victories for Humboldt.

“It wasn’t the prettiest that we wrestled,” Beaman said. “They were favored in a couple of those matches and we just finished strong.

“I’m just very proud of our kids and their effort.”

In the semifinals, Humboldt beat Van Meter, 45-30.

Goodell (220), Nelson, Jase Goodell (113), Craven, Colby Clarken (132), Jordan Jensen (138), Naeve and Nilles earned victories for Humboldt in the semifinal match.

“We had some big wins against Atltantic,” Beaman said. “We had some kids fight. Ty Gargano sucked his weight down and we had him go down to 126.

“We had great effort all the way through.”

Cowboys advance to state duals

CLARION –The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows wrestling team advanced to the state dual tournament on Tuesday.

Daniel Chavez put the Cowboys in the state tournament with a fall in the final match of the night. The Cowboys trailed 29-29 heading into Chavez’ 285 pound match. He earned a fall in 42 seconds to give the Cowboys a 35-30 victory.

The Cowboys defeated AC/GC 64-16 in the semifinals.

In the finals, C-G-D trailed 20 after the first five matches, before bouncing back with four straight wins to make the score 20-17. The Cowboys also trailed 30-17. Camden Hanson (195), Kain Nelson (220) and Chavez had three straight first period falls to put C-G-D in the state tournament.

E-Hawks lose tight dual

OSAGE — The Emmetsburg wrestling team dropped a tight 36-35 decision to Crestwood in a Class 1A regional dual on Tuesday night.

The E-Hawks trailed 30-0 after losing the first six matches. Emmetsburg came back with six straight wins of their own, four by fall, a tech fall and a decision to take a 32-30 lead.

Crestwood took a 36-32 lead after a fall by Treyton Burnikel at 220.

Emmetsburg’s Jordan Anderson picked up a 7-0 decision at 285, one point shy of a major decision which would have tied the dual.

Cougars go 1-1 in regional duals

WEST SIOUX — Manson Northwest Webster won its Class 1A regional dual semifinal, but came up short against West Sioux in the final.

The Cougars defeated Westwood 50-27 and then fell to West Sioux 45-25.

Carson Peterson (220), Ethan Egli (106), Nathan Thoma (120), Daniel Thoma (132), Grant Calmer (160) and John Schuttler (195) all earned falls against Westwood. Picking up victories were Trevor Condon (280), Carson Collins (126) and Christopher Krueger (152).

Nathan Thoma, Ian Kohnen, Calmer, Schuttler and Peterson won in the finals.