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No. 6 Humboldt wrestlers manhandle Hampton-Dumont, 56-18

Humboldt's Austen Gargano works for a single leg takedown in a victory at 132 pounds earlier this season. Gargano is looking to move down to 126 this season for Humboldt. Independent photo.

The No. 6 ranked (Class 2) Humboldt wrestling team kept its unbeaten record intact by manhandling Hampton-Dumont, 56-18 in a North Central Conference dual at Hampton on Dec. 19.

The Wildcats, now 12-0 overall and 4-0 in the NCC, recorded six pins and two major decisions to kept their perfect record going. Zane Russell (120), Austen Gargano (126), Jake Miller (132), Mike Madsen (145), Thaylan Bowman (152), Adam Mickelson (182) and Dakota Applegate (195) all recorded pins while Gus Arnold (160) and Reed Dreyer (220) won major decisions. Humboldt's No. 2 rated 285-pounder Dylan Hendricks lost a 4-2 overtime decision to No. 1 ranked Mario Pena.

The Wildcats will be off until Jan. 9 when they travel to Webster City to take on the Lynx and Clear Lake in another key NCC double dual.

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