By Dave Faries

WTC Wrestling Tournament

Gifford Wins 220; Withrow, Keller Finish Second


Dave Faries

Banner County head coach Bill Gifford explains some points to Noah Huber during a break.

David Gifford waited out the first round of last week’s Western Trails Conference tournament with a bye. His first face to face match at 220 came in the second turn, and he dropped Banner County teammate T.J. Grubbs in 11 seconds.

A lunch break followed. Over five hours of round robin wrestling, he had worked less than a minute.

“It’s a nice, light day,” he joked.

In the afternoon, however, he pinned three competitors in succession to capture the WTC title.

“That was a good way to end the first half of the season,” reported Wildcats head coach Bill Gifford.

The 220 pounder is no...

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