Five Cards battle to top-eight finishes in High Plains Invite

What a week!
After prepping with a tough triangular at Plainview Tuesday, Jan. 7, the Boone Central Cardinals battled through the nasty two-day grind of the annual High Plains Invitational at Central Community College-Columbus Friday and Saturday.
One of the largest and toughest mid-season tournaments in Nebraska, the High Plains event features teams from Classes A through D, and is considered the caliber of district and state competition.
Boone Central waded into the fray Friday and emerged the following day with five medalists and a 13th place finish in the 21-team field. Sophomore Gavin Dozler earned third place at 113 pounds and freshman Sam Grape (138) snared a fifth-place medal. Ted Hemmingsen was seventh at 106, with Taylor Weber (195) and Cole Greek (285) each taking eighth.
“This tournament is huge, with tons of rated guys and top Nebraska teams, including Columbus High, Lincoln East and Creighton Prep,” Cardinal Coach Josh Majerus noted. “All brackets have 4-6 rated wrestlers. The brackets are 16-man, and if you qualify for day two, you are guaranteed top eight.
“Gavin Dozler placed third and had a great tournament, beating rated Class A and Class B wrestlers. I’m proud of how Gavin continues to get better. H is starting to be great in the top position. Sam Grape earned a fifth-place medal. It is very promising seeing a freshman place in this tournament. Sam is having a great season.”

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