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The Aquinas wrestling team edged Ord to win the Grand Island Central Catholic Invitational on Saturday.

The Monarchs brought home two gold medals and were two points from securing a third. They scored 201 points, just a point ahead of the Chantacleers. Third place Central City, 159.5 points, played a spoiler in a couple of finals matches.

At 160 pounds, Kyle Petree(36-3) handed Zach Borer of North Bend his first defeat in a 19-3 technical fall.

Joseph Reimers remained undefeated at 182 pound with a 21-6 technical fall of Jacob Lech of Ord (29-8) to take gold

Michael Coufal, took second at 170 pounds when he lost a 5-3 decision in the finals to North Bend’s Joel Hines (37-1).

Zach Zitek (31-5) took second at 106 pounds. He was pinned by Central City’s Dyson Kunz (36-2)

Noah Scott (29-12) was second at 113 pounds, pinned by Ord’s Colton Rouse (29-6) Lance Dybdal, 126 pounds, was pinned in the finals by Koby Brandenburg(36-6) of Central City.

Other medalists were Anthony Buresh, third at 220, and fourth place finishers Creigton Redler at 132 and Owen Schram at 285.

Grand Island Central Catholic Invitational

February 3 at Grand Island

TEAM SCORING: Aquinas 201, Ord 200, Central City 159½, Kearney JV 154, North Bend Central 142, Grand Island JV 70, West Point-Beemer 67½, Twin River 59, Centura 56, Columbus Scotus 55, Lincoln Christian 44, Cross County/Osceola 30½, Omaha Concordia 30½, Hastings St. Cecilia 28, Grand Island CC 13, Nebraska Christian 7, Northwest JV 5.

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES: 106--Kunz, Central City, pinned Zitek, Aquinas, 0:57;

113--Rowse, Ord, pinned Scott, Aquinas, 1:34;

120--Steele, Kearney, dec. Walker, Grand Island, 3-1;

126--Brandenburg, Central City, pinned Dybdal, Aquinas, 3:43;

132--Alvarado, Ord, dec. Tejeda, Central City, 3-0;

138--Loftis, West Point-Beemer, dec. Wardman, North Bend Central, 6-0;

145--Ray, North Bend Central, dec. Cepel, Kearney, 8-6;

152--Shoemaker, Ord, pinned Sauceda, Hastings SC, 5:03;

160--Petree, Aquinas, won by tech. fall over Borer, North Bend Central, 19-3, 5:20;

170--Hines, North Bend Central, dec. Coufal, Aquinas, 5-3;

182--Reimers, Aquinas, won by tech. fall over Lech, Ord, 21-6, 3:43;

195--Gabriel, Ord, pinned Schluckebier, Lincoln Christian, 4:50;

220--Carlson, Central City, pinned Simmons, Centura, 4:43;

285--Sokol, Scotus, pinned Hoevet, 0:31.


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