Wrestling: Spectrum hosts tournament, has one champion

Ryan Killeen's arm was raised by the referee following his pin in the 120-pound finals. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Spectrum’s Ryan Killeen’s arm was raised by the referee following his pin in the 120-pound finals. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

The Spectrum wrestlers had one champion, Ryan Killeen, and three who placed third in the eight-team tournament they hosted Friday evening.

Killeen (19-3) pinned Richfield-Edina’s Obsa Ali in the second period  of the 120-pound title match. He advanced with a bye and a semifinal pin and became the first Sting wrestler to nab a title at this tournament.

St. James won the tournament.  Spectrum placed sixth among eight teams.

Placing third for the Sting were Steffen Salfrank with a tech fall and two pins at 106 pounds, Shane Herrlin with three pins at 170 pounds and Elliot Ueckerwith two byes and one pin at 285. Each lost in the semifinals.

Noah Staupe placed fourth at 160 pounds, Josiah Roberts was fifth at 145, and  Noah Rogers was fifth at 152.

Ryan Killeen gets close to the pin of an Edina-Richfield opponent. (Photo by Bruce Strand_

Ryan Killeen gets close to the pin of an Edina-Richfield opponent. (Photo by Bruce Strand_

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