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In his first round match against Sidney’s Deekun Cerenil, Cody Duffy works his position to get the upper hand. (Photo courtesy of Keith Co. News)

Wrestlers face stiff competition

    While the team as a group didn’t rack up a lot of wins Saturday, younger members of the teams earned some valuable mat time.
    That’s the assessment of Coach Matt Vlasin, who took nine of the 10 team members to the Ogallala dual tournament Saturday.
    “The competition was pretty tough,” he said.
    However, senior wrestler Trevor Peterson continued his dominance for Chase County as he went 5-0 in the 182 lb. division at Ogallala.
    Peterson won four by pin and took a fifth match after Wray’s Harrison Wade exited on a medical forfeit.
    Arturo Miscles went 2-2 at 106 lbs., Kenyan Biesecker finished 2-3 at 132 lbs., Dawson Mollendor was 2-4 at 160 lbs., and Brice Vitosh collected a 1-4 finish at 138 lbs.
    Four other Longhorns went 0-5 in the competition.
    Vlasin said the team didn’t wrestle poorly, but there are a few techniques that need to be corrected for some of them to be more competitive.

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