G-DB wins Herb Irgens wrestling tourney

Gilbertville-Don Bosco won the 50th annual Herb Irgens Classic wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday in Ida Grove with 289 points. OABCIG was 16th with 44 points. Ridge View-River Valley (RV-RV) placed 17th with 42 points. Twenty-seven teams were entered.

Neither OABCIG nor RV-RV had any individual champions. OABCIG’s best individual placings came from Jake Nieman who placed third at 145 and Beau Nieman who placed fifth at 113. RV-RV’s Lucas Else at 120 and Zander Ernst at 145 both placed fifth.

Don Bosco sent eight grapplers to the finals, seven of which placed first. Sergeant Bluff-Luton had five wrestlers in the finals. Two SB-L grapplers placed first.

Team scoring: Don Bosco, 289; Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 172.5; Emmetsburg, 155; Solon, 138.5; West Hancock, 129.5; South Central Calhoun, 109.5; Woodbury Central, 100; Carroll, 91; Spirit Lake Park, 91; Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, 67; Pocahontas Area, 67; Sibley-Ocheyedan, 63; Western Christian, 57.5; Sioux Center, 57; Okoboji, 55; OABCIG, 44; RV-RV, 42; Kingsley-Pierson, 38.5; Southeast Valley, 35; East Sac, 32; Cherokee, 31.5; Akron-Westfield, 25.5; Audubon, 22; Woodbine, 8 and Lawton-Bronson, 7.

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