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BUCKNER — Oldham County High School wrestling coach Aaron Riordan hoped to find out more about his team by scheduling the top teams in the state for Saturday’s Oldham Super Duals at OCHS.
The Colonels finished at the top of their pool after round-robin pool play, but ran into the toughest of their competition in the semifinals.
Oldham County fell to Simon Kenton in the semi-finals and Woodford County in the third place match to finish fourth. North Oldham finished fifth, while Larue County won the meet by allowing just 27 points over five matches.
Seniors Tyler Kaelin and Zac Gnadinger went undefeated on the day, at 138 and 182 pounds. All five of Gnadinger’s wins came by pin.
Kaelin, who said his goal is to get 100,000 take-downs, had four pins.
The Mustangs fell 45-34 to Simon Kenton in pool play, their only loss of the day.
North Oldham rebounded with wins over Meade County and Central Hardin in the fifth place match.
Riordan said he isn’t upset with fourth place because he sees the bigger, long-term benefits from facing the good teams in the meet.
“We got our tails whipped by a couple of them, but the thing that gets me more excited is we’re gonna get a lot better,” he said.
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