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Springville wrestlers place at VI Class B tournament

SPRINGVILLE — To conclude this year’s sports schedule, the Springville-Griffith Institute wrestlers competed at the VI Class B Tournament in East Aurora on Feb. 2.

Five Springville student athletes finished, including eighth-grader Ian Baker, who ended up in sixth place, at 138.

Also finishing sixth was Pat O’Brien, a sophomore, at 195. Bryant Boundy went 2 – 2 at 145, to take fifth.

Out of the five finalists, two moved on to the state-qualifying meeting, this weekend, at the University at Buffalo.

Senior Kyle Odom and freshman Zack Swank finished fourth, during the Section Six Class B meet. Odom finished at 220 and Swank finished at 106.

Swank pinned two wrestlers, in order to qualify for the sectional meet, while Odom went into overtime, before winning. Both athletes earned the right to wrestle for one more weekend, during the state meet at UB.

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