Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Dave Faries

Four Place At Banner County Wrestling Tournament


Dave Faries

Banner County's David Gifford topples Zaine Gallegos of Bayard.

Kimball took home two second place medals while the Wildcats finished with a couple of thirds at the Banner County Tournament. Over some nine hours and 275 matches between wrestlers from 14 teams on Saturday, however, a few things more important than overall standings were apparent.

First, early season conditioning can vault some to the top while knocking others into consolation rounds.

“I tried to outmuscle him and spent all my energy in the first period,” Kimball’s Tristan Carruthers admitted following a loss to Cesar Hinostroza of Holyoke.

He would bounce back to record a 2-3 reco...

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