Viking grapplers take sixth at Flanagan Invite, Trojans seventh; Kuennen wins gold
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 1:34 AM
The Decorah and Turkey Valley wrestling teams took to the mats at the Chris Flanagan Invite Saturday at Crestwood.
Senior Dirk Clark placed sixth at 126 pounds Saturday at the Flanagan Invite. (Photos by Jennifer Bissell)
Scott West (Minn.) won the team title with 231 points. Decorah earned sixth with 127 points while Turkey Valley was a close seventh with 107 points.
There was just one champion between the two teams. Class 1A No. 4 Luke Kuennen from Turkey Valley ran the tables at the heavyweight spot. He pinned Scott West's Daniel Kochlin in 3:55 to move to the semifinals, where he picked up a 5-3 sudden victory win over Class 3A No. 4 Austin Ashbacher. In the finals he took care of Jade Miller of Crestwood with a 6-1 victory.
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