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Kimball grapplers take 1 of 2

Celebrating parents’ night and alumni night, the Kimball wrestlers invited Pierz and Rockford to the party on Thursday, Jan. 30. The Cubs, like so many others in the past, fell to the ninth-ranked and undefeated (19-0) Pioneers, 51-18. At 126 pounds, Kimball’s Blane Tschida, ranked second in the state, beat sixth-ranked Chris Ortman, 8-3. Kimball’s Quinten Berres, who is ranked No.1, won by pin at 132 pounds. Brady Mehr, 138 lbs., was victorious by decision. Tschida and Berres both went 2-0, as did Kimball senior Austin Scheifelbein at 220 pounds.

Finishing off the evening in style, the Cubs defeated Rockford, 50-24.  Rockford results: Wins by pins: Blane Tschida; Matt Donnay; Austin Schiefelbein. Wins by decision: Michael Donnay; Quinten Berres; Markus Mehr; Devon Kelley. Wins by forfeit: Payton Schiefelbein; Joseph Donnay; Ben Zipoy. Kimball will face Eden Valley-Watkins Saturday, Feb. 1, as part of the Take-Down Cancer event.

Thursday, Jan. 30, Matt Donnay pins his opponent from Rockford in 5:26. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs.