Crawford’s Welling Takes 1st, Hay Springs’ Jacobs 2nd At Ainsworth Invite

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Five area wrestlers placed at Saturday’s Ainsworth Invitational led by a first place finish from Crawford’s Kolby Welling at 182-lbs.

Welling pinned his way to the championship and closed out his day with a 1-0 decision over Gunnar Stephens of Gregory/Burke (SD), the 6th ranked wrestler in his weight class in South Dakota.

Wesley Jacobs of Hay Springs got to the championship match at 132-lbs before losing by tech fall 16-0.

Another Hay Springs wrestler, Anthony Running Hawk, took 3rd place at 285-lbs. Teammate Jahrett Anderson was 4th at 106.

Paden Morava of Crawford was 4th in his weight class at 126-lbs.

Crawford is off until districts while Hay Springs will compete at Southeast (WY) in Yoder next Saturday.

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