Beck places second, Anderson sixth at state wrestling tourney

The Idaho High School state wrestling tournament took place in Nampa at the Idaho Center Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and March 1. Those who qualified and participated in the tournament from Aberdeen High School were: Rodrigo Cardona, senior, 113 lbs. – Kyler Cornforth, junior, 126 lbs. – Russell Feld, junior, 132 lbs. – Austin Anderson, junior, 138 lbs. – Clancy Beck, senior, 145 lbs. – Armondo Hernandez, senior, HVWT.

In order to make it to the championship match at the state tournament a wrestler has to win his first three matches. Senior Clancy Beck did just that, pinning his first two opponents in the first round and winning his third match 9-2. Beck’s championship bout with Layton Wasia from Firth was one of the best matches of the tournament. At the end of round one the score was 0-0. Beck was given his choice at the beginning of the second round and chose down where he quickly escaped after the whistle earning a point. The score at the end of round two was 1-0, Beck. Wasia chose down in the third round and also earned an escape point and the score stayed 1-1 throughout the rest of round 3, sending the match into sudden death overtime. The sudden death overtime was a hard fought battle. With only four seconds left, however, Wasia got the take down over Beck. Beck placed second at the tournament.

Austin Anderson, after one loss, fought his way back through consolation and placed sixth at the tournament.

The coaches thank the community for their support throughout the wrestling season and are looking forward to next year.

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