NC-NK third, Lake Mills fourth in Viking Invitational

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 24, 2002

NORTHWOOD, Iowa &045; Host NC-NK finished third and Lake Mills was fourth in the annual NC-NK Viking Wrestling Invitational at Northwood Saturday.

Turkey Valley won with 197 points, followed by Nora Springs-Rock Falls with 186, NC-NK 185, Lake Mills 148.5, West Hancock 122.5, Rockford 106.5, North Iowa-North Kossuth 39 and Mason City Newman 37.

NC-NK, a combination of North Central and Northwood-Kensett, had five finalists and two champions. Brett Trenhaile took the title at 152 pounds, Erik Butler

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was first at 171. Greg Kruger finished second at 135, falling in overtime in the finals. Dave Vance dropped a 1-0 decision in the 160 final. Andy Haacke was edged 2-0 in the final at 145.

Other NC-NK places: Cory Stucky, third, 119; Brendon Trenhaile, third, 130; Jake Madsen, third, 189;

Ben Miller, third, 215; Jeremy Butler, third, 275; Kory Ferden, fifth, 103; Sam Benjegeres, fifth, 125; Blaine Holmes, fifth, 140.

Four Lake Mills wrestlers reached the finals and two won, Cody Rognes at 112 and Jake Koeppen at 275. Dan Helgeson dropped a 2-0 decision in the 125 final. Derek Rosen was pinned in the third period of the 119 title bout.

Also placing for the Bulldogs: Brent Tweed, third, 103; Andrew Knudtson, fourth, 135; Andy Leuwerke, fourth, 152; Ray Fjelstad, fourth, 215; Spencer Stensrude, fifth, 130; Blaine Holmes, fifth, 140; Justin Kester, fifth, 160; Alex Langfald, sixth, 145.