GHV wrestling returns for duals and tournament

            The Garner-Hayfield-Ventura wrestlers returned to action after resting up from Winter break and being allowed their two extra pounds.

            On Thursday, the team went to Swea City and wrestled West Hancock, North Union and Eagle Grove.

            GHV managed to win one dual that night against North Union.

            Saturday marked the return to tournament wrestling as the Cardinals participated in the GT/RA Invitational.

            Tyler Nielsen at 285 found himself in the finals, falling to North Union’s Jake Anderson in a 6-4 decision.

            138-pounder Luke Brown won third place by defeating Chase Verbrugge (Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn) via pin fall.

            Zach Feld placed in fourth at 106.

            Drew Furst at 120 and Cole Dakin at 285 both took fifth place.

            132-pounder Brandon Galkin placed sixth.

Read the complete story in the Jan. 9 Leader.