Archive for Sunday, February 27, 2011

Clayton Himpel takes 4th at state

Caleb Himpel goes 1-2

February 27, 2011

Tonganoxie High wrestling teammates and brothers Caleb and Clayton Himpel competed this past weekend at the state wrestling tournament in Salina, and Clayton finished fourth in Class 4A's 112-pound weight class.

Clayton, a freshman, won three matches and lost two on his way to a state medal.

Caleb, Tonganoxie's 130-pound junior, finished 1-2 in his first trip to state and was eliminated in the second round of the consolation bracket.

Clayton won his first two matches to advance to the 112-pound semifinals, where he lost to eventual state champion Dustin Reed of Colby.

The Chieftains freshman bounced back with a victory in the consolation semifinals to advance to the third-place match in his bracket. Clayton was defeated, 4-2, by Abilene's Junior Morgan for the third-place medal.

For much more on the Himpel brothers' state experience, pick up the March 2 print edition of The Mirror.

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