By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
With the short, three and a half week season now sandwiched between football and basketball seasons, Chase County’s junior high wrestlers are preparing for their first meet this week.
On Friday, the team of 14 wrestlers, growing considerably this year from six out in 2011, will travel to the Sutherland Invitational for their season opening contest.
Coach Matt Vlasin is working again this season with the team, which has six scheduled tournaments concluding Nov. 27.
Practices started on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Here is the 2012 team roster:
Eighth graders— Cade Francis, Colton Burpo, Andy Lane, Trey Bahler, Bryson Fisher, Angel Hinojosa, Zac Space.
Seventh graders—Eli Hinojosa, Jack Bauerle, Brady Gittlein, Caine Haarberg, Caleb Weiss, Jose Medrano, Jorge Cervantes.
The Chase County team will travel to the following tournaments this season. Times are MT:
Nov. 2—Sutherland Invite, 2 p.m.
Nov. 5—Hershey Invite, 1 p.m.
Nov. 12—North Platte St. Pat’s Invite, 3 p.m.
Nov. 16—Medicine Valley Invite, 12 noon.
Nov. 20—SPVA meet at Madrid, hosted by Perkins County, 4 p.m.
Nov. 27—Bayard Invite, 9 a.m.