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Pizza Ranch Wrestling Invitational: Schutz, Prunty win titles for Worthington

THE GLOBE JACKSON -- Damon Schutz and Jacob Prunty won individual championships for Worthington Saturday in the Pizza Ranch Invitational wrestling meet hosted by Jackson County Central. Schutz won at 106 pounds by going 4-0 on the day with two falls.

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JACKSON -- Damon Schutz and Jacob Prunty won individual championships for Worthington Saturday in the Pizza Ranch Invitational wrestling meet hosted by Jackson County Central.

Schutz won at 106 pounds by going 4-0 on the day with two falls. Prunty won the 132-pound weight class with a 3-0 record including one fall.

For Schutz, a freshman, it was his first varsity championship.

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Prunty defeated Jacob Hanssen of Harrisburg, a South Dakota state place winner last season, by a 7-1 score.

Host JCC produced two champions: Cole Kapplinger at 152 pounds and Jacob Tvinnereim at 160. Kapplinger pinned two opponents, including his opponent in the finals. Tvinnereim went 4-0.

Windom/Mountain Lake also had two champs. Brett Willaby won at 120 pounds and Jabari Carlton won at 195. Carlson won the Most Falls Award, getting four of them in a total of 4:35.

Other individual championships went to Adam Allard of West Sioux at 113 pounds, Caleb Clobes of Lake Crystal/Wellcome Memorial at 126, Kagen Miller of Wabasha-Kellogg at 138, Kory Van Oort of West Sioux at 145, Jeremiah Colon of LCWM at 170, Cade Bruggeman of Harrisburg at 182, Logan Warzecha of Harrisburg at 220 and Sam Detert of Harrisburg at 285.

Clobes on the Outstanding Wrestler Award.

Sixteen teams participated in the tournament. Harrisburg scored the most team points, with 205. Minneota was next with 184, followed by JCC with 130.5 and Worthington with 121.

Several other Worthington Trojans wrestled well. Erik Artiga was sixth at 126 pounds and went 3-2 in five matches. Ethan Pavelko was fifth at 145 and went 4-1 on the day. Braydon Donkersloot went 2-2 and finished sixth at 160 pounds. Kyle Mullaney went 3-2 and placed sixth at 170. Jake Neuberger was third at 195 pounds after going 3-1 with a pair of falls. And Adam Russell placed fifth at 220, going 2-1.

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