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

By Dave Faries
Editor 

Gifford Tops Field At Lingle-Ft. Laramie

 

Joni Carruthers

Shoshoni’s Patrick Forster folds under an attack by David Gifford.

Ranked second in the district at 220 and in the top five statewide, David Gifford is used to sitting out the early round of any tournament.

On the way to gold in his weight class at the Lingle-Ft. Laramie tournament, the Wildcats’ big man spent much of Friday afternoon waiting for his single match, which lasted just over a minute.

“You just keep your shots nice and clean and technical,” he said after pinning Southeast’s Tanner Wyse.

Saturday proved more difficult. Patrick Forster, from a strong Shoshoni program, battled into the third before Gifford was awarded a technical fall. For...



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