Wrestlers face state’s finest in Winner

By Shane Merrill | Sports

The Parker wrestling team traveled to Winner last Saturday to face off in back to back days of wrestling against some of the states finest competition.

Friday afternoon the Pheasants faced off against Winner and Kimball-White Lake-Platte-Geddes in the duals. Both teams proved tough, as the Pheasants fell 65-15 and 55-21 respectively. Phillip Area was scheduled to partake but did not wrestle.

On Saturday morning the Pheasants were up bright and early for the Winner tournament. Parker took home eight place as a team and had four wrestlers in the top four. Geoff Dunkelberger led the charge, taking second at 285. Charlie Patten took home third at 195 while Andrew Even and Levi Wieman were fourth at 126 and 220 respectively. 

“We wrestled tough all weekend. The duals were about little victories and that’s what we earned,” commented coach John Silvernail. 

“Geoff Dunkelberger had a great pin against the KWLPG heavyweight at the end of the match. Charlie Patten had a lot of grit this weekend and came home with third place. Andrew Even battled through a tough bracket to take home 4th. Levi Wieman continues to show really great things and took home 4th. We wrestle at home this weekend. The Parker Invitational starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday Jan.30. Come support the Pheasants,” said Silvernail.

As noted the Pheasants are at home this weekend for the annual Parker tournament. Action begins at 10 a.m.

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