DC youth wrestlers participate in tournaments

The DC youth wrestling program had six wrestlers compete in the NYWA (Northland Youth Wrestling Association ) State Tournament, and the NYWA Invite Tournament, held last weekend in Rochester.

Wrestlers who place in the top three in the NYWA Region tournaments advanced to the State Tournament. Wrestlers who placed 4-6 in regions had the opportunity to compete at the Invite Tournament.

DC had two youth wrestlers advance to the NYWA State Tournament.

• Brenden Rokala went 1-2 and did not place. Rokala won by a score of 11-5 against a Fulda/Murray County Central wrestler in the first wrong, but lost by fall to a Waseca wrestler, and lost by fall to a wrestler from Royalton.

• Spencer Henke lost two close matches and DNP. Henke lost 5-3 in overtime in his opening round match, and lost a 1-0 decision in his second match.

Wrestling in the NYWA Invite Tournament was:

• Nolan Henke (2-0)

• Anthony Rasmussen (1-2)

• Christian Wimmer (0-2)

• Benny Rokala (0-3)

Varsity head coach Bryan Clemen gave a big thank you to DC youth coach Brad Polzin, who attended the NYWA tournament to provide coaching for the youth wrestlers.

DC also had four wrestlers compete in the Apple Valley Greco and Freestyle tournaments Friday and Saturday.

Tate Link had the highest place, finishing first in the Greco tournament Friday for his weight class.

Jude Link finished second in the Greco tournament.

Saturday, the team had four wrestlers compete in the Freestyle tournament.

Jude Link and Prestin Bradley placed second, while Tate Link and Sam Marx took third.

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