Ellsworth wrestlers take on Russell, Classic

SHIRLEY COX SCHROEDER/Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter

Bearcat grappler Brad Vopat defends a takedown attempt by Bronco Caden Pfeifer.

The Ellsworth High School wrestling team had a busy week on the road with a dual in Russell Jan. 24 and the Hoisington Cardinal Classic on Friday.

Thursday’s dual at Russell High School saw the Bearcats defeat the Broncos 42-24.

On Friday, Ellsworth competed against 12 teams during the annual Cardinal Classic. In the end, the Bearcats took seventh place. Beloit won the event with 171 points, followed by Hoisington with 137 points and Cimarron with 119.5 points. Ellsworth had 68.5 points.

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