GHV Wrestling puts forth solid effort in home opener

GHV's Cole Dakin gets a pin for his first career win over MC Newman.

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            Garner-Hayfield-Ventura hosted a quad dual meet on Thursday to open the year up.

            The Cardinals having four open spots in the lineup, couldn’t muster a win for the evening but could prove they had some talented wrestler regardless.

            GHV lost to Nashua-Plainfield 55-22, Lake Mills 73-6 and Newman Catholic 42-37.

            Never the less, it was a fun night for the Cardinals who kept a portion of their matches close in front of a sizable home crowd.

            “I thought we competed really well,” said coach Corey Jenniges “The kids worked hard on the mat.”

            The night had a handful of highlights, and the debuts of several wrestlers for the team including 106-pound freshman Zach Feld and junior heavyweight Cole Dakin.

            Dakin wrestled his first match ever in the Nashua-Plainfield dual.

            He’d lose his first match by decision and pinned in his second.

            But, his final match of the night was special. 

Read the complete story in the Dec. 5 Leader.