Bears get two medals at Winside
WINSIDE — The LCC wrestlers returned from the holiday break in good shape, posting a dual win over Winnebago on Friday and bringing home two medals from a tough Winside Invitational on Saturday.
In Friday’s dual, the Bears edged Winnebago 36-28, winning two of the three contested matches in the dual in the old LCC gym.
Nolan Ohlrich picked up a third-period pin to get LCC started at 145 pounds, and Branden Meyer closed the dual with a 33-second pin at 132 pounds. Ethan Williams lost on a major decision at heavyweight.
On Saturday, the Bears finished 10th in the 12-team tournament at Winside and came away with a pair of medalists.
Williams earned consolation honors at 220 pounds, coming back from a semifinal loss to the eventual champion to earn a pin over Jack Baumert of Guardian Angels Central Catholic.
Ohlrich also picked up a medal, finishing fourth at 145 pounds.
The Bears are back in action Saturday at the Battle Creek Invitational. They will also wrestle in the Lewis & Clark Conference tournament Thursday, Jan. 17 at Randolph.
Winside 162, Clearwater/Orchard 161, Battle Creek JV 99, Hartington CC 80.5, Randolph 77.5, Guardian Angels CC 74, Millard North JV 51, Viborg Hurley (SD) 38, Osmond 34, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 29, St. Mary’s 24, Niobrara/Verdigre 12.
145: 3. Damon Crawford, GACC, pinned Nolan Ohlrich, LCC, 1:00. 220: 3. Ethan Williams, LCC, pinned Jack Baumert, GACC, 1:36.
LCC 36, Winnebago 28
138: Winnebago open. 145: Nolan Ohlrich, LCC, pinned Jeremy Bear, 5:35. 152: Winnebago open. 160: Both open. 170: Winnebago open. 182: Both open. 195: LCC open.
220: Winnebago open. 285: Prosper Gilpin, Winnebago, maj. dec. Ethan Williams, 12-4. 106: LCC open. 113: LCC open. 120: LCC open. 126: Both open. 132: Branden Meyer, LCC, pinned Isaikiel Sharpback-Lujan, :33.