Bulldogs 3-2 at own invite despite giving up 2 weights

 

Logan Chipp of Hampton-Dumont, bottom, works to sit out against Dylan Buechele of Northwood-Kensett during the H-D Invite on Saturday. Chipp rallied for a 12-9 decision. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

HAMPTON – When the day started for Hampton-Dumont’s wrestling team, it looked promising for the Bulldogs.

But after one of the Bulldogs didn’t make weight, it left them having to work hard while giving up a couple of weight classes since they’ve been without a 106-pounder since the season started.

The result was a 3-2 record at its dual tournament, opening with a couple of victories against Hudson and Northwood-Kensett, before losing against East Buchanan and Central Springs, the last of which went unbeaten on the day, before finishing strong with a win against Lake Mills.

“The lack of a 106- and 160-pounder definitely contributed to the dual losses we suffered on Saturday,” H-D coach Nick Bretz said. “Also, we received forfeits at 113, 170 and 220 in a few duals and those are weights that generally get pins. I know the points you get for pins and forfeits are the same, but pins build momentum, and momentum can change a dual.”

For more on this story, see the Jan. 15 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.