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Rowh places second at Christmas tournament

Four Hastings wrestlers were place-winners at the top individual wrestling tournament in the state recently.

Hastings competed at the annual Minnesota Christmas Tournament in Rochester. A total of 33 teams from three states competed at the meet.

Luke Rowh led the Hastings contingent with a second-place finish at the meet. He wrestled at 138 pounds.

Three wrestlers placed fifth. They were Jake Anderson (152), Dan Marquette (170) and Tony Lodermeier (285).

Rowh went 3-1 at the tournament.

He won by fall over Brayden Chapman of Farmington, then beat Devin Nelson (Albert Lea) and Robert Lee (Kaukauna, Wis.) to advance to the title match. He lost to Seth Gross of Apple Valley in the finals.

Anderson and Lodermeier each had 5-2 records. Marquette went 4-2.

Here’s how the rest of the Hastings lineup fared:

106 – Adam McSorley went 2-2.

113 – Spencer Kopp went 0-2.

120 – Luis Sanchez finished 1-2.

126 – Kyle Erickson had a 1-2 record.

132 – Cody Leflay was 0-2.

145 – Austin Eichmann finished 3-2.

160 – Jacob Johnson had a 2-1 record.

182 – Mark Vaith was 2-2.

195 – Daryale Harris was 2-2.

220 – Edison Duong was 3-2.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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