Bulldogs are wrestling sectional runner-ups
It came down to the last match of the day but the Algona Bulldogs finished in second place as a team at the Class 2A sectional wrestling meet and advanced to the regional team duals on Tuesday.
The red-and-black compiled 187 team points to edge Clear Lake by one point to finish as the runner-ups behind Clarion-Goldfield’s 242 as the red-and-black advanced six wrestlers individually to Webster City on Saturday at noon, including one champion and five runner-ups.
The lone champion for the Bulldogs was Dominick Etherington while Cameron Petersen, Cole Johnson, Carson Devine, Austin Chase and Josh Wegener all placed second.
Etherington took the title at 220 pounds by winning a pair of decisions. The junior had a first round bye before taking a 6-1 win over Salvador Fregoso of Clarion-Goldfield and earned the title with a 6-4 victory over Tim Elliott of Pocahontas Area.
For more on this story, please read the Feb. 9 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines.