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Ortonville School menu SOPHOMORE JORDEN ROGGENBUCK works hard to pick up a 6-3 win over Stuart Johnson of KMS in the 152 lb. weight class at the Camden Conference Tournament last Saturday at Minneota. Roggenbuck then de- feated Chris Koddatz of Canby 8-2 to take third place. Jorden Roggenbuck third at Camden Conference Tourney The Ortonville Wrestling team par- ticipated in dual meets with West Cen- tral Area, Benson, and the Camden Conference Tournament. The Trojans were not able to get a team win but have wrestled better and continue to show improvement. At the home meet withWest Central Area on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Jordan Kur- rasch wrestled his first varsity match of his career. Kurrasch, a seventh grader, really did a nice job of staying off of his back and fighting hard when he was turned. Jordan was able to wrestle the whole six minutes and only gave up a four point decision to Josh Cunning- ham. The Mat Men were hurt by having to forfeit four weight classes and con- tinue to start out in a big hole by giving up those 24 points. The young kids continue to struggle with making a mistake at the wrong time and getting put on their back. They have been able to fight off the pin longer, but in the end they have not found a way to get the win. At 160 pounds Jorden Roggenbuck came away with his 13th win of the season. Roggenbuck was able to get the fall in just 16 seconds. Jorden leads the team in wins and team points. At 215 pounds Dimitri Cuneo went out and took charge of the match from the opening whistle. He was able to get the takedown on Ethan Supler and worked hard to get the turn. Cuneo was able to get the fall in 1:24. In the Benson Dual, the team wres- tled very well at every weight but fell a little short as a team losing 42-30. On this night the mat men only had to for- feit three weights and gave up 18 points. "We really needed to get some wins in the lower weights, but our young kids could not come up with enough to find a way to get a win," said Coach Joe Eustice. Jordan Kurrasch at 103, Joseph Eustice at 112, and Travis Westlund at 119 all wrestled better for us but their inexperience showed in the end as all three ended up giving up the fall. As a team we were able to move Isaac Cloos up to 145 to get him a bet- ter chance at a win. Cloos was able to take advantage of the move and wres- tled very well. Isaac got a nice take- down and a two point near-fall to start the match against Matt Weber. Cloos was able to put Weber on his back again and came away with his fifth fall of the year in 1:11 in the first period. This was a good win for Isaac who has been wrestling mostly older kids this year. He was able to get someone his age and the results were great for us. Jorden Roggenbuck took the mat for us at 152 pounds for the first time this year. He worked very hard to go down one weight class and looked very good in his first match at that weight. Jorden got a nice double leg takedow n and was able to get a two point near- fall to start the match. Roggenbuck then did a great job of rolling Sam Hanson's wrists and was able to run a half nelson and get the fall in 1:28. Eli Block also cut down one weight class to help out the ream. Eli has been working very hard for us and did a great job of losing the six pounds he had dropped. Block was right in the match the whole time. He did give up the takedown but was able to get an es- cape right away. Eli gave up a second takedown near the end of the period but got an escape right back. Going into the second period he was only down four to two. In the second period Block took down and was able to gain a reversal to tie the score at four. Eli gave up an escape and was taken down to give up the lead. Things were going well until he got caught with his head down and was not able to get off his back and gave up the fall to Scott Bridgland. While Eli was not able to win the match he really did a great job of competing and gave us a great ef- fort. The Trojans had to forfeit at 171, but would go on to win the last three matches with six point wins. At 189 Dillan Roggenbuck was able to com- pete and turned in a great performance. Roggenbuck has been battling some health issues that affected his football this faJl and has carried over to wrestling. He was able to go right out and take charge and get the takedown on Soner Hilal. Dillan put him on his back and got the fall in 20 seconds. Kyle Rockensock picked up a for- feit to pick up six points for the team. Kyle has done a nice job for us and it was the first time he has not had to wrestle someone older than him. At HWT Dimitri Cuneo wrestled one of his best matches of the year. He had to take on the 277 pound Luke Motzk.o. In the first period Cuneo showed a lot of smarts and didn't give up the takedown. He countered well and took shots near the edge of the match so if he did not get them he could get off the mat. In the second pe- riod Dimitri took both up and came close to getting the takedown. Motzko was able to come up with the first take- down near the middle of the period. Cuneo wasted no time in setting up his roll to tie the score with a reversal. Dimitri was able to keep Motzko on his back and locked up a half nelson and picked up the fall in 2:59 to make the score 30 - 42. "In the matches that were wrestled we did a nice job of working hard and when we had a chance to get the fall we got it," said Eustice. "In the matches we lost I thought we showed improvement and our young kids were able to do some good things." On Saturday. the Mat Men traveled to Minneota for the Camden Confer- ence Wrestling Tournament. Scoring on the day went as follows: Minneota 244, TMB/WWG 197, KMS 169, Canby 151, McCray/RCW 112 and Ortonville 46. "Not many things went well for our wrestlers at this tournament," said Eu- stice. "As a team we had one third place, two fourth place, and four fifth place finishes." Jorden Roggenbuck at 152 placed third. In the first round he had a bye. In the semi-finals he lost a very close match to Travis Longtin of Minneota. In the first period Jorden lost the battle for the takedown and then Logntin leached on and Roggenbuck was not able to find a way to score. In the sec- ond period Roggenbuck took down and Longtin stuck the legs in and leached on again. Several times it look like Jorden was going to shake Longtin off and get the reversal, but each time he could not get it done. In the third Longtin took down and Jot- den locked up a cradle and put him on his back. Roggenbuck could only hold it for a one count and did not score. Near the end of the match Longtin got a reversal when Roggenbuck got too high. Jorden come right back with a reversal of his own and rolled the wrist and stuck in a half. Jorden was trying desperately to get the turn as time ran out and he ended up losing four to two. In the wrestle backs Jorden would get back on the winning track with a 6-3 win over Stuart Johnson of KMS to make it into the third place match. Jor- den really controlled things well in this match and wrestled very smart. In the third place match he took on Chris Koddatz of Canby. This was another match that Roggenbuck wrestled well in. He got the takedown right away in the first period and got a second take- down in the second period to take a four point lead into the third period. In the third period Jorden took down and gained a reversal to add to his lead. Koddatz got a reversal back to make the score 6-2. As time ran out Roggenbuck got a reversal to make the final score 8-2 to place third. Dillan Roggenbuck wrestled HWT in the tournament. "We are trying to find the right weight for everyone and our experiment did not go as well as we had hoped," said Esutice. Roggenbuck made the minimum weight to qualify for HWT and took on 244 pound Jason Mertens of Mac- Cray/RCW in the semi-finals. Things started well with Dillan getting a nice double leg takedown. Near the end of the first period Mertens was able to score with an escape. In the second pe- riod Mertens took both up and was able to get the takedown and the lead. He then put Dillan on his back and all that extra weight helped him get the fall. In the wrestle backs Roggenbuck took on Doug VanKeulen of Minneota. Dillan wrestled a very good match scoring in every period and cruised to a 6--0 win and a chance to wrestle for third place. In the third place match Dillan wres- tled Levi Brunmer of TMB/WWG and gave us a whole match, but was unable to get a lot going against the big HWT and ended up losing the match. Roggenbuck wrestle hard and gave us a great effort. The other place winners on the day were: Isaac Cloos 4th at 140, Joseph Eustice 5th at 112, Travis Westlund 5th at 119, Hayden Knip 5th at 171, and Dimitri Cuneo 5th at 215. The next action for the Trojans will be tonight (Tuesday) against Sisseton for Parent's Night. Matches will start at 6 p.m. On Thursday, Feb. 3 the mat men will travel to Wheaton. Tuesday, Feb. 1: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Whole Grain Toast, Banana, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Bacon Cheeseburger, K-3 Cheeseburger, Pickles, Tater Tots, Juice Choices. Wednesday, Feb. 2: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, French Toast Sticks/Syrup, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Spaghetti Hot Dish, Garlic French Bread, Garden Salad, Fresh Baby Carrots, Pineapple Tidbits. Thursday, Feb. 3: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Breakfast Bagel, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Hot Dog on a Bun, 4-12 Curly Fries, K-3 Smiley Fries, Baked Beans, Diced Peach Sauce. Friday, Feb. 4: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Whole Grain Toast, Trix Yogurt, Apple Slices, Milk. Lunch: Cheese Dippers, Pizza Sauce Dip, Cheesy Broccoli, Rasp- berry Sherbert. Monday, Feb. 7: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Tonys Br. Pizza, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Fiesta Pizza, Lettuce, Salsa, Fresh Baby Carrots, Pineapple Sauce, Pudding. Tuesday, Feb. 8: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Toasted English Muffin, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Breaded Beef Patty, K-3 Beef Sticks, Gold Fish Graham's, Batter Bites, Mixed Fruit Sauce. , i  SUPPORT OUR ANIL FARMS , i'i/!) ! iiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiii :i;::iiiiii ORTONVILLE FIGURE SKATER Clarissa Blake, 12, performed two rou- tines in "Arts on Ice" figure skating show held Friday at the Ortonville Ice Skating.Rink. She has been taking skating lessons since she was five-years- old with the Watertown Figure Skating Association in Watertown, SD and plays hockey for the Morris Benson Area Storm's 12U girls' hockey team. 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