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16th out of 54 at Districts
By Dave Ressler  | staff
Friday, February 21, 2014

DISTRICTS --  The Longhorn wrestling team came away from the district tournament with two state qualifiers in junior captain Tim Mecklenburg (126) and senior captain Jake DeLorge (152).  This is the first time since 2008 that the team has sent two wrestlers to state. 
A total of five Longhorns qualified for the district tournament.  Freshman James Handwerk (160) was unable to compete due to injury.  Junior Jacob Ressler (113) wrestled tough but lost his first two matches and was eliminated the first day.  Junior Kristian Bremer (285) went 1-1 on the first day losing in overtime in his quarterfinal match.  Bremer advanced to Saturday where he won his first consolation match but lost his second match coming one match away from placing.
Mecklenburg easily won his first match and then lost his quarterfinal match to the eventual runner-up.  Mecklenburg bounced back on Saturday to win four straight matches including an exciting 2-1 win in the go-to-state bout and a 5-4 win in the third place match.  This is Mecklenburg’s second trip to the state tournament. 
DeLorge did not have any trouble winning his first two matches on Friday to advance to the semi-final round on Saturday.  In the semi-final match DeLorge lost 7-1 to the eventual district champion.  DeLorge bounced back with a decisive win by technical fall 19-3 in the consolation semi-final to punch his first ticket to the state tournament.  DeLorge won again in the finals with a close 3-2 decision to place third. 
At the state tournament on Thursday, Mecklenburg will face Noah Mattin from Delta on mat seven and DeLorge will face Anthony DeCarlo from Springfield Catholic Central on mat two. 
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Sat 11/23/13
Sat 11/30/13
2nd out of 10
Thu 12/12/13
L, 36-30
Thu 12/12/13
L, 33-24
Fri 12/13/13
No Team Score
Thu 12/19/13
L, 57-14
Thu 12/19/13
W, 41-28
Sat 12/21/13
13th out of 14
Fri 12/27/13
43rd out of 44
Fri 1/3/14
15th out of 16
Thu 1/16/14
W, 38-24
Thu 1/16/14
W, 43-24
Wed 1/22/14
W, 60-0
Wed 1/22/14
W, 18-60
Thu 1/23/14
W, 52-24
Thu 1/23/14
L, 45-30
Thu 1/30/14
W, 66-6
Thu 1/30/14
W, 34-29
Sat 2/1/14
5th out of 12
Sat 2/15/14
5th out of 13
Fri 2/21/14
16th out of 54
Thu 2/27/14
41st after day 1
Fri 2/28/14
28th after day 2
Sat 3/1/14
23rd after day 3
2013-14 Coach Dave Ressler
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