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Local grapplers represent at Sparta
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THE DETERMINATION OF North Crawford-Seneca wrestler Kaleb Davenport earned him his first medal of the season during the Sparta Invitational this past weekend. Here Davenport tries to finish a firemans carry against Reedsburgs Dylan Kuester. Kuester would win the match 7-4, but Davenport would go on to win fifth after winning his final three matches. Photo by NATE BEIER

North Crawford-Seneca wrestling made a strong appearance at the Sparta Invitational this past weekend. Jared Grimsled and Kaleb Davenport both received medals at the tournament, Grimsled placing third and Davenport placing fifth. Noah Brown (285 pounds) and Tyler Finnell (106 pounds) both placed sixth at the meet. 

Kaleb Davenport, wrestling at 160 pounds, lost his first match to Dylan Kuester of Reedsburg by a score of 7-4. He came back and pinned both his next opponents, Travis Gibbons of New Lisbon and Sam Eagan of Wautoma/Wild Rose. 

Davenport then defeated Walker Polhamus of Sparta by a score of 4-2.

“Kaleb did not wrestle a very good first match, letting a lead slip away but ended up wrestling solid the rest of the day,” said Eric Hady, the coach of the North Crawford-Seneca wrestling team.  “He did finally get into the medal rounds, which had eluded him all season long.”

Jared Grimsled, wrestling at 220 pounds, continued to wrestle well, winning by tech fall over Ossian Sharp of Weston/Ithaca before being pinned by Chase Bernett.  Jared was winning the match versus Bernett before getting caught in a throw. Jared then pinned Daniel Rossow of Neillsville to take third place.

The next event for the North Crawford-Seneca wrestling team is the Wisconsin Dells Invitational this Saturday, Jan. 26.