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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Wrestlers dominate in conference championship

  • The Saints wrestlers stormed and stomped their way to the South Central Conference Tournament Championships on Saturday by crowning six individual champions.


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  •     The Saints wrestlers stormed and stomped their way to the South Central Conference Tournament Championships on Saturday by crowning six individual champions. 
        The Saints racked up 198.5 team points to second place St. Peter with 151. 
        Saints senior Giovanni Alvarado was named the Offensive Wrestler of the Conference. Alvarado shared the award with Ashton Bartlett of St. Peter.
        Saints who were crowned champions were:
    113lbs. Ruben Bermudez
    120lbs. Richy Soto
    145lbs. Giovanni Alvarado
    170lbs. Esteban Zelaya
    182lbs. Devin Wolle
    HWT Victor Torres
        
        St. James wrestlers also collected two second place finishers, three third place finishers, and two fourth place finishers.
        Saints who placed second were Cody Hanson and Isaac Carreon. 
        Third place finishers were Taylor Berg, Kody Curry, and Zach Gleiter. 
        Julio Nino and Adrian Torres picked up fourth place finishes for the Saints. 
        Team scores for the Tournament were:
    St. James 198.5
    St. Peter 151
    Blue Earth Area 148
    Fairmont/MCW 143
    Waseca 134
    New Ulm 77
        The Saints  will host the section 4A state team wrestling championship  on Thursday night and have earned the second seed in the bracket.  Wrestling gets under way at 6 p.m., but the Saints have a first round bye.

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