Four earn placings at Groton Tournament
February 5, 2020
The Ipswich Area Wrestlers traveled to Groton for their final regular-season tournament of the year on February 1 and four of them received placements, led by Carter Heinz who placed first in his 195-lb. division.
Tanner Frickson finished second at 126, Brady Unser third at 106 and Matthew McCloud fourth at 182. This is the first time McCloud has earned a place on the podium in a varsity tournament in his career. Darrel Yost had a huge first-round win but was not quite able to make it to the awards stand at the end of the day. Parker Gill won her consolation-round wrestleback match to add one team point. The team placed sixth out of twelve teams.
Coach Naasz says that the athletes all competed really well. "This is a great tournament for the younger athletes to get more mat time and experience. I felt we fixed a lot of the things that were costing us big matches earlier in the season. We still have some more technical improvement to make before conference and regional to obtain our goals."
The team will compete twice this week in Warner. On Thursday, February 6 there will be the LRC conference tournament against Faulkton and the host team Warner/Northwestern. Then on Friday, February 7, they will return to Warner for a triangular with Potter County and Warner/Northwestern.
Individual results at Groton on Saturday:
106- Brady Unser placed third and scored 17.5 team points. He won by technical fall, 22-4; was pinned, 1:28; won by pin, :53; won 6-2; won third-place match by pin, 4:09.
113- Parker Gill scored one team point. She lost by technical fall, 16-1; won 5-2; was pinned, 3:00.
126- Tanner Frickson placed second and scored 18 team points. He won by pin, :51; won 10-3; lost first-place match 13-10.
145- Kadyn Weisser lost 12-2; was pinned, 1:34.
145- Darrel Yost scored six team points. He won by pin, 1:56; lost 5-2; was pinned, :53.
160- Grant Weisser was pinned, 1:42; lost 13-1.
182- Matthew McCloud placed fourth and scored eight team points. He won by pin, 1:04; was pinned, :28; was pinned, :47 in third-place match.
195- Carter Heinz placed first and scored 22 team points. He won by pin, 1:39; won by pin, 3:52 in his first-place match.