The Aquinas wrestling team brought home its first Centennial Conference on Jan. 20 at Boys Town.
The Monarchs captured four gold medals on the way to a 202.5 team total, easing past Columbus Scotus at 134 and Boys Town, 123.5.
Winning gold were Zach Zitek, 106 pounds, Kyle Petree, 160, Michael Coufal, 170, and Joseph Reimers, 182.
At 106 pounds, Zach Zitek (25-3) pinned Gabriel Hilliard of Kearney Catholic in 1:39.
At 113 pounds, Noah Scott( 24-10) recorded two pins before he faced William Lomax (18-2) of Boys Town. Lomax pinned Scott in 5:57.
Ben Shonka (11-7) was second at 120, losing in a major decision to Zach Hamilton (15-2) of Archbishop Bergan.
Lance Dybdall (23-14)was third at 126 pounds, losing in the fifth round to Nicholas Asche (18-7) of Omaha Concordia in a 7-6 decision.
Creighton Redler placed third at 132 pounds. He recorded three pins after losing his first match, ultimately losing in a pin at 2:00 by Max Revers (20-11) of Omaha Concordia.
Logan Helgoth (15-10) was third at 138 pounds. He pinned teammate Nolan Eller (10-13) in eight seconds.
Kyle Petree (28-3), picked up two pins before he pinned Ethan Rickords (12-12) of Lincoln Lutheran in 2:28 to take first at 160.
Michael Coufal (25-05) also had three straight pins, with the last being a 3:10 defeat of Calvin Caneva of Lincoln Christian.
Tad Naiberk (8-6), picked up a couple victories before he pinned by Luke Fairbanks (26-6) of Bishop Neumann at 1:57. Naiberk was fourth at 182.
Joseph Reimers (27-0) had two technical fall victories before he won by forfeit from Matthew Feldner (25-7) of Kearney Catholic to place first at 182.
Sam Wisnieski, 195 pounds, won the third place match, pinning Payton Cone of Archbishop Bergan in 28 seconds.
Anthony Buresh,(21-11) placed second at 220 with a 5-1 decision loss to Michael Mitchell (12-3) of Boys Town.
The Monarchs return to action at the Boone Central Invite on Saturday. They travel to the GICC meet on Feb. 3.
Centennial Conference Tournament
January 20 at Boys Town
TEAM SCORING: Aquinas 202½, Columbus Scotus 134, Boys Town 123½, Kearney Catholic 108, Lincoln Christian 86, Bishop Neumann 81½, Archbishop Bergan 73, Omaha Concordia 63½, Lincoln Lutheran 44½, Hastings St. Cecilia 29, Grand Island CC 13.
CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES: 106--Zitek, Aquinas, pinned Hiliard, Kearney Cath., 1:39; 113--Lomax, Boys Town, pinned Scott, Aquinas, 5:57; 120--Hamilton, Arch. Bergan, dec. Shonka, Aquinas, 11-0; 126--Shiers, Kearney Cath., won in sudden death over Asche, Concordia, SV-1 4-2; 132--Hinze, Col. Scotus, pinned Revers, Concordia, 2:40; 138--Johnson, Arch. Bergan, dec. Rogers, Kearney Cath., 7-3; 145--Hohn, Neumann, dec. Sauceda, Hastings SC, 4-3; 152--Wegrzyn, Lincoln Christian, pinned Perry, Boys Town, 0:52; 160--Petree, Aquinas, pinned Rickords, Lincoln Lutheran, 2:28; 170--Coufal, Aquinas, pinned Caneva, Lincoln Christian, 3:10; 182--Reimers, Aquinas, won by forfeit over Feldner, Kearney Cath.; 195--Schluckebier, Lincoln Christian, pinned Allen, Col. Scotus, 1:32; 220--Mitchell, Boys Town, dec. Buresh, Aquinas, 5-1; 285--Welsh, Neumann, pinned Wright, Boys Town, 1:17.
THIRD-PLACE MATCH NOTABLES: 132--Redler, Aquinas, pinned Langewish, Lincoln Lutheran, 1:17; 152--Case, Col. Scotus, pinned Perry, Boys Town, 0:52; 160--Sliva, Col. Scotus, pinned Woolridge, Lincoln Christian, 2:27; 220--Simonson, Arch. Bergan, dec. Wendland, Lincoln Lutheran, 4-2.
Monarchs dominate Boone Central
The Monarchs defeated Boone Central 69-6 in a dual at Aquinas on Jan. 18.
The Cardinals gave up four forfeits.
January 18 at Aquinas
195- Tad Naiberk (AQCA) over (BCNG) (For.)
220- Sam Wisnieski (AQCA) over Cole Greek (BCNG) (Fall 1:35)
285- Dalton Rasmussen (BCNG) over Anthony Buresh (AQCA) (Fall 0:40)
106- Zach Zitek (AQCA) over Will Grape (BCNG) (TF 15-0 5:20)
113- Noah Scott (AQCA) over (BCNG) (For.)
120- Ben Shonka (AQCA) over Aaron Saldana (BCNG) (Fall 4:26)
126- Lance Dybdal (AQCA) over tyson haddix (BCNG) (Dec 8-2)
132- Creighton Redler (AQCA) over Wade Hendrickson (BCNG) (Fall 1:27)
138- Logan Helgoth (AQCA) over (BCNG) (For.)
145- Nathan Junck (AQCA) over Landin Pribnow (BCNG) (Fall 1:53)
152- Joe Kindler (AQCA) over (BCNG) (For.)
160- Kyle Petree (AQCA) over Garrett Cornwell (BCNG) (Dec 7-4)
170- Michael Coufal (AQCA) over Trey Schafer (BCNG) (MD 12-3)
182- Joseph Reimers (AQCA) over (BCNG) (For.)