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Edmonds, Pelle named Outstanding Wrestlers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt   

Seven teams reported for a successful Larry Stroh Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Holyoke Saturday, Dec. 11.

When the coaches’ votes were in, Outstanding Wrestlers (OW) for the day were both from Holyoke. Mark Edmonds won the lower weight OW award and Broc Pelle was the upper weight OW.

Dragon wrestlers Mark Edmonds, pictured at left, and Broc Pelle were
named Outstanding Wrestlers at the Larry Stroh Memorial Wrestling
Tournament Saturday, Dec. 11.       —Enterprise photo

Coach Jack Garrison said the Holyoke kids wrestled well in the tournament which was changed to a dual tourney format this year.

Edmonds, Pelle and Skyler Dittmer were all undefeated in their matches Saturday, while Parker Redfern and Jesus Hermosillo were 4-1 in their weekend bouts.

With only seven wrestlers competing in the dual tournament, Holyoke gave up a number of forfeits, which hurt the team’s total score.

HHS earned 96.5 points in the tourney, said coach Garrison.

Top three teams were announced at the close of Saturday’s event. Eaton won with 316 points, followed by Ponderosa with 229 and Sedgwick County with 158. Also competing were Yuma, Wray and Greeley Central.

In its five duals, HHS met every team except Greeley Central.

Mark Edmonds manhandles his Yuma opponent for a 125-lb. pin.  
—Enterprise photo

Broc Pelle works on his Eaton foe in Holyoke’s second dual in Saturday’s
five-dual day.  —Enterprise photo

It gave the wrestlers some good experience before heading into the 12th Annual Old Chicago Northern Colorado Christmas Tournament this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-18 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. More than 50 teams are scheduled to compete in the tournament which will be full of talent.

“This weekend will be a big test for us,” said Garrison.

During mat tear-down and gym clean-up after Saturday’s tournament, individual score sheets were misplaced. As a result, coach Garrison apologized detailed results are not available.

Match information for Dragon wrestlers follows:

125 lbs.—Mark Edmonds was 5-0 for the day, winning all his matches by pins. He won Outstanding Wrestler honors for lower weights 103-140.

140 lbs.—Skyler Dittmer had an undefeated 5-0 day, winning with three pins and two tech-falls for a very good day, according to coach Garrison.

Jesus Hermosillo puts the squeeze on his Wray opponent to win this
215-lb. match Saturday in Holyoke.       —Enterprise photo

Skyler Dittmer is on his way to a tech-fall win over his Sedgwick
County opponent Saturday.       —Enterprise photo

145 lbs.—Ben Martinez was 2-3 Saturday, and continues to show improvement.

160 lbs.—Parker Redfern was 4-1, winning three of his matches by pins and wrestling very well.

171 lbs.—Broc Pelle was 5-0 for the day with three pins and two decisions. He won Outstanding Wrestler honors for upper weights 145-285.

189 lbs.—Astolfo Rojo was 1-4 for the day and continues to learn and improve in his first season of wrestling.

215 lbs.—Jesus Hermosillo was 4-1 for the day, with four wins by pins including a couple of very quick pins. This was the sophomore’s first mat action since eighth grade, and he shows great potential.

Parker Redfern looks for a way to take control in his 160-lb. match
in the HHS vs. Eaton dual.      —Enterprise photo