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Ellsworth wrestlers place in national tournament in Las Vegas

Ellsworth wrestlers Jens Lantz and Hank Holdorf earned top-six places at a high school wrestler tournament in Las Vegas this past week.

Both wrestlers competed in the USA Wrestling West Junior Regional Tournament held last Tuesday through Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Lantz finished fifth in Greco-Roman at 126 pounds. He defeated M.A. Betnacourt of Texas in the best two out of three matches 3-1 and 3-2. He placed fourth in freestyle, also at 126 pounds.

Holdorf finished fifth in the Greco-Roman at 182 pounds. He pinned Faris Karaborni of California in 1:37.