Sanderson Brings Home Gold Medal

Mike Sanderson of Sioux County defeated two Hay Springs wrestlers in the season opener at Hemingford. Photo courtesy Sarah Sanderson

The Sioux County Warriorss Mike Sanderson went 4-0 on the mats in Bridgeport to bring home a gold medal in the 170-weight class.

Sanderson won the first-place match over Curtis Jackson of Bridgeport in a victory by fall in 1:03.

None of Sanderson’s first three matches went longer than 53 seconds as he earned three wins by fall. Sanderson defeated Mitchell’s Kaden Hessler in 53 seconds in the opening round and made even quicker work of Chase County’s Brad Speaker in the quarterfinals, taking him down in 46 seconds. In the semi-finals, Sanderson took Jaspur Nusbaum of Burns-Pine Bluffs to a fall in 39 seconds.

Sioux County had just one other wrestler Saturday in Bridgeport. Colton Randall dropped two matches by fall to Jesus Ochoa of Sterling in 1:49 and Nathan Windley of Cheyenne East in 3:19.

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