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By Quinn Robinson
The Courier 

Wrestlers Perform Well At Glasgow Invite

 

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Glasgow junior Jeff Gunter celebrates a hard fought win in his opening match of the Glasgow Invite.

Wrestling took center stage again last Friday as the Scotties hosted The Glasgow Invite.

Sophomore Cody King and Senior Kevin Frigon took second place in their respective weight classes. King, 13-3 at 132 pounds this season, lost in the finals to Harlem's Teague Jones. Jones finished second in the state last year in his weight class and even after losing to Jones, King looks at the positives.

"He [Jones] had second in the state last year so I don't feel too bad losing to him," said King. "It would've been better if I didn't get pinned by him."

Glasgow wrestling coach Trevor Newman hopes that King ends up using this early challenge and learning from it the rest of the season.

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Gunter in the closing moments of his match as he secures the pin.

"I hope it motivates him," Newman said. "He went out there and wrestled a tough kid and knows he can compete with him."

Newman says that out of all the good performances from his squad, the performances of King and Frigon impressed him the most.

"I was very happy to see those two step up and perform," Newman said. :They wanted to wrestle in front of their hometown crowd and went out and got after it."

The Scotties next tournament is this Friday and Saturday as they participate in the CMR Holiday Classic. Newman expects this tournament to be a huge challenge for his squad, but one they're undoubtedly ready to accept.

"It is the biggest tournament in Montana," Newman said. "The teams that have been in the top five for the last five to six years will be there."

 

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