Cowboy wrestlers win team title at Guthrie Center

Remington Hanson finished second at Guthrie Center in the 113-pound weight class, using to falls to advance to the finals. Photo by Marcie Brodersen

The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows wrestling team is now headed for sectionals and districts with yet another team title, this time at the Charger Invitational at Guthrie Center last Saturday. The Cowboys compiled 233 points to easily outdistance second place Panorama with 192 points. The rest of the top five in the 21-team tournament final standings were Van Meter with 158, Woodward-Granger with 153.5 and Southeast Valley with 134.5.

Brothers Reed (138) and Tanner (145) Abbas, Sam Wigans (160) and Spencer Trenary (285) all wore gold at the end of the day. Reed used two falls and a 25-15 major win to push himself into the finals, and then defeated Wittstock of East Union by fall in 1:18. Tanner won by a fall and s 9-3 decision to gain his spot in the championship pairings, where he then defeated Freeburg of Tri-Center by a major 19-7 decision. Wigans took two wins by pins to gain the finals, then defeated Yingst of Woodward-Granger by a 6-4 score. Trenary enjoyed two straight falls, then had a close 2-1 win over Maravilla of Manson NW Webster in the finals.

Remington Hanson (113), Keaton Wilson (120) and Connor Johnson (132) all placed second, while Tyler Stein (106) finished third.

“We’ve been going to this tourney for six years and have won it every year,” stated head coach Dan Gabrielson. “This year we had seven finalists and four champs. We also sat out one of our top kids, Reymundo Vasquez. It’s a good warm-up going into sectionals. I think this time of year boils down to each kids desire to reach their goals. If we take care of sectionals and regionals, and have a good regional duals, we can put ourselves in good positions to win trophies and championships. It’s always a fun time of the year!”


For the Charger Invitational meet results, see the February 1 edition of the Monitor.