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Shatto wins title at Hastings meet

January 16, 2013
Estherville Daily News

HASTINGS, Neb. Seth Shatto (Estherville, Iowa/ELC) led five Buena Vista wrestlers on Saturday afternoon when he claimed the 157-pound individual title during the Quality Hotel Open, hosted by Hastings College.

Shatto, who didn't allow a single point on the day, secured back-to-back 10-0 major decisions before a medical forfeit landed him a spot in the finals. That is when he picked up a 3-0 decision over Hastings' Connor Blanco to win his first individual title of the year, while improving his overall record to 14-6.

Jared Bronaugh (New Market, Ala./Buckhorn) also found his way into the finals, but came up short of an individual title as he fell 10-0 to David Reck of USAFA Prep. After a bye in the quarterfinal round put him in the semifinals, he then advanced into the championship match following his first pin of the year.

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Seth Shatto earned his first individual title at 157 pounds at the Quality Hotel Open this past weekend.
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Cameron Mennenoh (Audubon, Iowa/Audubon) (133), Steve Gutschenritter (Glenwood, Iowa/Glenwood) (141), and Gable Bonner (Estherville/ELC) (285) all placed fifth for BVU, to round out the high performances.



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