Tanager wrestlers face Lennox, Brandon Valley

Tanager wrestlers face Lennox, Brandon Valley This is an overview of the 2001-02 season for the Tanager wrestling team.

Casey O'Connor is the new head coach and his assistant is Adam Kollar (two familiar names in the annals of Tanager wrestlers).

Coach O'Connor evaluates his upcoming season as a rebuilding year for the team.

"Our team is led by two senior captains, Ray O'Connor and Ben Parsons," he said. "The number of wrestlers is down for now, but interest is being established throughout the youth programs.

"The middle weight classes have few participants and we will have to forfeit five weight classes in our dual matches," O'Connor added. "Our emphasis will be in the improvement of abilities and preparing for tournament competition and future years at VHS."

The Tanager wrestling squad had a weather related makeup triangular on Tuesday, Dec. 4 as they faced the Brandon Valley Lynx and the Orioles at Lennox for both varsity and JV teams. The only double winners for Vermillion were Kyle Hubert at 103 lbs. and heavyweight Ray O'Connor.

Total team results � first round: Vermillion 18; Brandon Valley 45.

Individual scoring: 103 � Kyle Hubert (V) WBF 0:58; 112 � Craig Powell lost 11-5;119 � Brett Nielson LBF 1:58; 135 � Tyler Zimmerman LBF 1:21; 171 � Kellen Cusick WBF 1:29; 189 � Taylor Birgen lost 6-4 (OT); 215 � Brad Simons WF; Hwt � Ray O'Connor WF.

Team second round results: Vermillion 18; Lennox 54.

Individual matches: 103 � Hubert WF; 112 � Powell WMD 11-0;119 � Nielson LBF 0:21; 135 � Andy Hayner WBF 3:29; 171 � Cusick lost 6-4 (OT); 189 � Birgen LBF 2:57; Simons LBF 1:24; Hwt � O'Connor WF.

JV results:

Lennox � 103: Derek Mitzel (L) decision John Gregg 11-2; 112: J.J. LaMie (V) pinned Paul Walez 3:35.

Brandon Valley � Gregg and LaMie both won by forfeit.

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