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College wrestling: Minnesota West's Cannon, Barker take third

MOORHEAD -- Minnesota West Bluejay wrestlers Lamont Cannon and Nathan Barker had success Saturday at the Dragon Open in Moorhead. Cannon placed third at 141 pounds in the Red Varsity Division and Barker placed third at 149 pounds in the White Fre...

MOORHEAD - Minnesota West Bluejay wrestlers Lamont Cannon and Nathan Barker had success Saturday at the Dragon Open in Moorhead. Cannon placed third at 141 pounds in the Red Varsity Division and Barker placed third at 149 pounds in the White Freshman/Sophomore Division.
Both Bluejays won three matches.
Cannon had a first-round bye, then defeated T.J. Fabian of Long Island University by 5-2 decision. In the semifinals he lost 5-3 to Taner Trembley of St. Cloud State. Cannon pinned Mitchell Friedman of North Dakota State University in 1:30 in the consolation semifinals. In his third-place match, he scored a 7-2 decision over Thomas Walton of NDSU.
Barker lost his quarterfinal match to James Pleski of St. Cloud State in a 5:49 technical fall. He followed that up with a fall in 56 seconds against Brian McDonald of Ridgewater in the consolation round. In his semifinal match, Barker beat Kyler Votava of Ridgewater in a 14-5 major decision. Finally, for third place he beat Emmett Fink of Moorhead with a 16-0 technical fall in 1:56.

Doug Wolter joined the Worthington Globe in December of 1983 as a sports reporter. He later became sports editor, and then news editor and managing editor. In 2006 he moved to Mankato with his wife, Sandy, and served as an editor at the Mankato Free Press. In 2013 he and Sandy returned to Worthington to take up the job of sports editor at The Globe, and they have been in Worthington since.

Doug can be reached at dwolter@dglobe.com.
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