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REGION 2B WRESTLING: TRIPLE PLAY

Marion/Freeman’s Cremer, Ortman, Smith get the job done in Salem and will wrestle at state this week

  • Marion senior Daniel Cremer didn’t let a nick below his left eye distract him from dominating Parker junior Jack Even in the quarterfinal round in the 152 lbs. division at the Region 2B Tournament in Salem on Saturday. Cremer pinned Even at 5:08 and earned a 3-0 division in the semifinals before falling to Jaden Dominisse in the title match. Cremer will wrestle in his fourth state tournament, which starts Thursday. 	PHOTO BY JEREMY WALTNER
    Marion senior Daniel Cremer didn’t let a nick below his left eye distract him from dominating Parker junior Jack Even in the quarterfinal round in the 152 lbs. division at the Region 2B Tournament in Salem on Saturday. Cremer pinned Even at 5:08 and earned a 3-0 division in the semifinals before falling to Jaden Dominisse in the title match. Cremer will wrestle in his fourth state tournament, which starts Thursday. PHOTO BY JEREMY WALTNER
Marion/Freeman didn’t get the bonus of a longshot state qualifier in Salem on Saturday, but the three favorites to punch their ticket to this week’s State Wrestling Tournament in Sioux Falls got the job done. Marion senior Daniel Cremer and Freeman Public juniors Ethan Ortman and Clayton Smith all finished in the top four to collectively advance to the season’s biggest tournament for the second year in a row. For Cremer, this will be his fourth appearance at state. “Overall, it was pretty…

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