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By LuAnn Schindler

Summerland wrestlers bring home hardware


January 19, 2023

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Up in arms • Kendrick Schroeder braces for a landing as Cole Bensen, of Hartington Cedar Catholic, attempts to take down the senior Bobcat wrestler. Bensen pinned Schroeder in 1:31, Saturday, during a match at the Battle Creek Invitational.

The Summerland wrestling team placed 13th at Saturday's Battle Creek Invitational.

Nineteen teams competed and, at the end of the day, the host team secured the team title, surpassing Crofton/Bloomfield by eight points, 184.5 to 176.5.

The Bobcats ended with 42 points and all eight competitors earned medals.

Ethan Kester won bronze in the 126-pound class. He pinned Ponca's Thomas Beavers, in 1:18, and won an 8-4 decision over BC's Jaxon Hassler to advance to the championship bracket. Trev Arlt, Yutan, pinned Kester in 1:09. In the third-place match, Kester won by an 8-0 major decision over Rob...

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