The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1967 · Page 29
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 29

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 21, 1967
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5 Grapplers Win Way To State Algona High School's wresUing team took another giant step toward a possible second straight class A State Championship, moving five of nine men through the District on the way to the title at Urbandale Friday and Saturday. Coach Champ Martin's team easily won the District championship as Steve Claude, 127, and Cling Young, 145, won individual titles and Don Camp, 133, Randy Rledinger, 138, and Bruce Bennett, 154, copped second place finishes. Two others, Denny Petersen, 95, and Phil Bode, 180, wound up third, but missed a shot at a trip to the State Meet at Waterloo this Friday and Saturday. Four Bulldogs fell by the wayside at Urbandale as Algona outdistanced Greenfield, 61-39, for the team title. They were, besides Petersen and Bode, Max Miller, 165, and Brad Farnham, heavyweight. Claude, who was second In the Sectional at Clarion a week earlier, turned in the finest wrestling of his career to win the District. He posted thre e straight decisions and downed Steve Stoltz, Hampton, 4-0, for the crown. Stoltz had beaten Steve in the Sectional. Claude nailed Dennis Juel, West Marshall, 4-1, and Bob Cox, Urbandale, 4-1, on the way to the finale. He upped his season record to 17-9. Young also won his title with a trio of decisions - and the wind-up victory over R. Gunderson, unbeaten Beaman-Conrad grappler, 6-1, came in sensational fashion. He trailed, 1-0 In the third period, then got an escape, take down and near fall for victory. Earlier, he had dumped Dennis Baer, West Marshall, 3-1, and Mike Beaman, Greenfield, 8-1. Clint ran his unbeaten record this year to 26-0. Camp decisioned Warren Miller, Corning, 6-5, then fell to Mike Nason, West Marshall, 7-5, but came back to down Steve Edwards, Adel, and B. Rogers, Massena, in the consolation rounds, the latter in a 2:28 fall, to nab second. He now has a 204 record. Riedlnger downed Dean Turner, Southeast Warren, 4-0, and John Bos well, Corning, 2-0, then bowed to Tom Thomas, Johnston, 4-2, In the finals. He came back and won a decision from Dave Rledel, Belmond, on riding time to place second. He is now 19-4-2 for the season! Bennett lost In the first round to Benny Lee, Corning, 7-5, despite a fine comeback, then dumped Gary Handley, Ankeny, and Mike Studer, Clarion, 3-0, In consolation rounds for second. He is 17-8-1 now. Petersen won decisions from Ward Bell, Johnston, 4-0, and Gary Andrews, West Marshall, 7-4, before losing, 4-1, to John The Premium Bleach 18-Algono, (la.) Upper Dei Moines Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1967 Nelson, Clarion. He then fell to Dave Hall, Bondurant-Farrar, 8-6, In the consolation final for third place and a 17-9-1 season mark. Bode also won his first pair on decisions, getting a 7-0 bulge over Mike Clay, Semco, and a 9-2 win over Scott Beemer, Corning, but fell to Frank Howell, Leon, 6-2, putting up a real battle against a real strong opponent, then fell to Marlin Kalous, 6-0, in the consolation. He finished the season with a 17-7-1 mark. Miller gave it all he had in a 4-2 defeat at the hands of 6-2 Jim Farrell, Southeast Warren, In the first round and lost a shot at second when Farrell lost In the semis - and Brad Farnham fell, 3-0, to Dennis Jordon, Winter set, In the first round, with Jordon also getting knocked out in the semis. Miller, vastly Improved this season, finished with a 21-4 season mark and Farnham wound up at 13-10-2, So, five men will travel to Waterloo and attempt to repeat what four did last year. A year ago, the club won three firsts and a second to take the big cup. It will take outstanding performances by all five to get the locals the crown this time. A total of30teamswererepre- Clarion 23 sented at the District - and 22 Corning 23 scored points, with the Bulldogs W. Marshall 20 far in front of the field. Here Hampton 18 are team scores for the top Belmond 17 finishers: Pleasantville 12 ALGONA 61 Leon 12 Greenfield 39 Johnston 12 Alden 32 Sentral will tangle with Rockwell City at 6:30 p.m. at Rolfe; and Woden-Crystal Lake meets South Hamilton of Jewell at 6:30 and Corwith—Wesley will meet Northeast Hamilton of Blairsburg at 8 p.m. at Fort Dodge. Twin Rivers swings into action Friday night at 8 p.m. at Rolfe. All semi-final games are slated Friday. Sentral And C-Wesley Play In Districts Girls' basketball teams from this area will swing into District Tournament action tonight (Tuesday) at two sites. GROUP LIVING ROOM CHAIRS SAVE UP TO YOUR CHOICE GROUP LIVING ROOM TABLES END - STEP - COCKTAIL Choice of Finishes up to !/2 OFF SAMSONITE CARD TABLE Regular $9.95 FEBRUARY 22nd ONLY $ 7.95 Folding CHAIR Regular $10.95 FEBRUARY 22nd ONLY '7.95 FOSTER'S

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