Warriors Head Northward
Friday, January 4th, the Fulda/Murray County Central Warriors traveled two hours north to the small town of Belgrade for the 2019 BBE (Belgrade, Brooten, Elrosa) Invitational. Eight Minnesota teams were there for competition including three highly ranked teams in the state, two of which are ranked #1 and #3 in Class A.
The Warriors sent five wrestlers to the very competitive invitational. The tournament was a bit unusual due to the 2:30 start time on a Friday afternoon and still only being a one day tournament, but that did not seem to effect the level of intensity brought to the meet by all teams.
Landen Like-Bonstetter represented the Warriors at 106. In both of his matches Like-Bonstetter showed good footwork and that he is gaining confidence on the mat. Despite going 0-2 for the tournament he wrestled well.
Next up for the Warriors, Rylan Behnke at 145 and Christian Kuball at 152. One could easily argue that these two were in the toughest two brackets of the tournament. Despite the strong competition both battled hard and made their opponents earn their wins. Both Behnke and Kuball ended their day 0-2.
At 160, Ryder Henning made some noise for the Warriors. Henning won 8-6 in his second match to guarantee him a spot in the finals. Finding himself in the duel that would determine 5th and 6th place, Henning controlled the match from the start. The match would go to the second period where Henning pinned his opponent to earn a 5th place medal. Henning ended his day at 2-2.
Warrior wrestler Koyer Wendorff entered the tournament at 195. Wendorff wrestled hard but despite his efforts, ended his day 0-2.
The Warrior JV squad is in action Monday, January 7 in Sioux Falls, SD at the SF Washington JV Tournament. Next up for the Varsity squad in the Harrisburg Tournament, January 12th.