Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

A tough invite

Pioneers face stiff competition at big wrestling tourney

Wrestlers from nearly 30 teams competed during the two-day Herb Irgens Invitational hosted by OABCIG on Jan. 19-20 at Ida Grove.

Okoboji/HMS finished 18th overall, scoring 46 points. Don Bosco of Gilbertville won the title with 269.5 points, Sergeant Bluff-Luton was second with 178 and Jesup was a close third with 177.

James Gellerman (175 pounds) was the only wrestler from H-M-S to place. He won by fall over Mickael Manzer of East Sac County (no time listed) and won a major decision over Kaleb Pendergast of Sergeant Bluff-Luton (12-3), before losing by fall to Kaiden Knaack of Don Bosco (2:55...