Ethan Lebrija and Davin and Dalton Rose all took first place in their respective weight classes at the Grant County Invitational Saturday, Dec. 8, in Barrett. The Tigers placed fifth in the nine-team tournament, one point behind fourth-place finishing United.
Lebrija started his 120-pound tournament by pinning Landon Knoshal of United in 1:07 in the quarterfinals. Lebrija then took an 11-4 decision over Ryan Borris of Alexandria in the semifinals to earn a spot in the finals where he took a 16-3 major decision over Blaine Fischer of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.
Davin Rose was a top seed in the 113-pound tournament and had three pins on the day to remain undefeated on the season. He pinned Ashton Danner of West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville in 43 seconds in the quarterfinals then Jeria Lemm of Alexandria in 4:04 in the semifinals. In the championship, he pinned Laredo Bugbee of Ottertail Central in 3:15 for first place.
Dalton Rose was a top seed in the 160-pound bracket and started the tournament with a pin over Bret Duncan of West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville in 3:44 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, he pinned Cole Fronning of Fergus Falls in 3:16 to advance to the championship where he won by 7-4 decision over Zane Brosowske of Pelican Rapids.
Jed Feuchtenberger at 132 and Gideon Joos at 152 both took runner-up in their weight classes. Matt McNeill took third place at 195 pounds.
The Tigers next wrestle a quadrangular against Breckenridge, Quad County and Ortonville Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Ortonville.
Grant County Invite
TEAM SCORING – (1) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 213 (2) Ottertail Central 205 (3) West Central Area / Ashby - Brandon-Evansville 176 (4) Dawson-Boyd / Lac qui Parle / Montevideo United 159 (5) Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta 158 (6) Fergus Falls 93 (7) Alexandria 77 (8) Border West 68 (9) Pelican Rapids 50
How MAHACA fared…
106: Caden Rose 2-2, 4th… 113: Davin Rose 3-0, 1st… 120: Ethan Lebrija 3-0, 1st… 126: Open… 132: Jed Feuchtenberger 2-1, 2nd… 138: Josh Rohloff 0-2, DNP… 138: Hunter Massner 1-3, 6th… 145: Ben Travis 1-3, 6th… 152: Gideon Joos 2-1, 2nd… 160: Dalton Rose 3-0, 1st… 182: Tristan Raths 2-2, 5th… 182: Dillon Nelson 0-2 DNP… 195: Matt McNeill 3-1, 3rd… 220: Open… 285: Kylen Runninghawk 1-3, 6th