Cowboy wrestling team puts two on medal stand

Spencer Trenary took second place in his weight class, winning his first three matches by fall only to lose a close 7-6 decision in the finals. He ends the year with a 50-5 record. Photo courtesy of Mug Shots by Jim

Even though it likely didn’t end the way they had hoped, the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows wrestling team got everything they could squeeze out of their traditional state tournament experience. Following the Saturday night finals, Tanner Abbas (145) and Spencer Trenary (285) brought home the individual hardware to go along with the team’s second-place duals trophy.

Tanner opened with a fall over Terpstra (Centerville) in 5:28, then kept it going with a 3-2 win over Swank (Creston/O-M). He lost a 6-4 semifinal decision to Steffen (Crestwood), but came back to defeat Busse (Humboldt) by a 10-2 major decision. He finished with a 6-4 loss to Fye (New Hampton/Turkey Valley) in his final high school match.

Trenary started by pinning Lunsford (Fairfield) in 2:28, then made even quicker work (:33 fall) of Sevier (Creston/O-M) in the next round. He moved into the finals with a fall in 3:38 over Linderbaum (Solon), but lost the title match 7-6 to McConkey (Atlantic-CAM). It was only Spencer’s fifth loss of the season.


For the full story, see the February 22 edition of the Monitor.