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Chieftain wrestlers have great week
RHS WRSTL v Westby Colt Pechan
Saturday the wrestlers traveled to Westby for a day full of duals. Riverdale faced 5 other teams and came out with a 5-1 record on the day bringing home a 2nd place. Junior Colt Pechan takes his opponent to the mat with a double leg. Photo by Stacie Roen

MUSCODA - The Riverdale Chieftain wrestling team put in a solid weekend defeating honorable mention ranked Darlington/Black Hawk, 39-30, and going 4-1 Saturday at the Westby Duals to finish in second place.

Friday night the wrestlers made the long trip to Black Hawk to wrestle the Darlington/Black Hawk co-op. The boys won nine of the twelve matches; and wrestled to come away with a 39-30 conference victory. 

Kenny Elliott got the match started with a 4-3 win and Caleb Johnson followed with a 14 second pin to take a 9-0 lead. Terry Hrubes wrestled next. He scored the opening takedown, but was reversed and pinned at 220 pounds. Garret Wilmot wrestled an aggressive heavyweight match, almost scoring a number of takedowns on the edge of the mat in regulation. The match headed to overtime tied, 1-1, with Garrett getting the winning takedown.


For the complete article, please see the Jan. 19, 2017 issue of the Muscoda Progressive.