Monarchs fourth at Schuyler Invite
The Aquinas wrestling team placed fourth at the Schuyler Invite on Saturday.
Class C No. 1 Valentine captured third by edging the Monarchs, 184.5 points to 184. Schuyler led by first-place performances from Miguel Roman, Rosel Diaz and Jesus Maganda, scored 198.5 points to edge second-place Lexington, which is ranked fifth in Class B and finished with 195 points. Lakeview was fifth with 127 points.
The Monarchs had 10 individual medalists and were led by top-ranked Joseph Reimers’ title at 182 pounds.
Reimers won by fall and technical fall before beating Norris’ Eason 7-3 in the championship match. He’s a perfect 23-0 on the season.
Three other Monarchs lost in their title matches.
Fifth-ranked Zach Zitek (21-3) picked up a pair of pins at 106 pounds, then he was pinned in 2:13 by Class C, No. 2 Chris Williams of Valentine, who improved to 18-1.
At 160 pounds, the Monarchs’ top ranked senior Kyle Petree finished second in a loaded bracket. Petree (24-3) won his first three matches by pin before losing 10-8 in overtime to Class B, No. 3 Pierro Garcia of Lexington, who is 27-2.
That bracket also featured Class C, No. 2 Caleb Long of Valentine, who won the state championship at 152 pounds last season, as well as Class B, No. 5 Isaac Hernandez of Schuyler, Class B, No. 6 Jacob Frenzen of Lakeview and Class C, No. 6 Ryan Haskell of Madison.
Petree is the defending Class C state champion at 160 pounds.
Wisnieski (19-7) picked up a pair of pins at 195 pounds before losing to Schuyler’s Diaz.
Noah Scott, wrestling at 113 pounds, and 220-pounder Buresh were both third for Aquinas.
Scott (21-9) finished with a 4-1 record, losing by fall in the semifinals to Schuyler’s Chacon. Buresh (19-9), who was pinned by Schuyler’s Maganda in the semifinals, went 3-1 with three pins.
Lance Dybdal and Ben Kment were fourth for Aquinas at 126 and 152 pounds, respectively, Creighton Redler took fifth at 132 pounds and top-ranked Michael Coufal went 3-3 for sixth at 170 pounds.
S-RC's Schleis places fourth
Shelby-Rising City finished 11th at the Schuyler Invite with 22 points.
Mason Schleis went 2-2 at 138 pounds to lead the Huskies with a fourth-place finish. He pinned Lakeview’s Barcel and Wayne’s Victor Kniesche and lost a tight 8-7 decision to Lexington’s Trystan Berry (20-10) in the third-place match.
Schleis is 15-9 on the season.
TEAM SCORES: Schuyler 198½, Lexington 195, Valentine 184½, Aquinas 184, Norris 128, Columbus Lakeview 127, Madison 68, Tekamah-Herman 66, Boys Town 64½, Wayne 64, Shelby-Rising City, Omaha Gross 14.
106--Williams, Valentine pinned Zitek, Aquinas, 2:13;
113--Lomax, Boys Town won by tech. fall over Chacon, Schuyler, 15-0, 5:53;
120--Rojas, Lexington pinned Schram, Tekamah-Herman, 1:21;
126--Krolikowski, Valentine dec. Peryy, Lakeview, 11-4;
132--Kelber, Valentine pinned Vergara, Wayne, 3:11;
138--Roman, Schuyler pinned Hawkins, Tekamah-Herman, 2:53;
145--Olson, Valentine won by tech. fall over Nelson, Norris, 16-0, 4:31;
152--Harvey, Norris dec. Yrkoski, Schuyler, 10-4;
160--Garcia, Lexington won by sudden victory over Petree, Aquinas, 10-8;
170--Stephen, Valentine dec. Kopf, Lexington, 8-3;
182--Reimers, Aquinas dec. Eason, Norris, 7-3;
195--Diaz, Schuyler pinned Wisnieski, Aquinas, 3:35;
220--Maganda, Schuyler dec. Mitchell, 4-1;
285--Wurth, Lexington pinned Rojo, Schuyler, :25.
East Butler fifth at Weeping Water
The Tigers placed fifth in the Weeping Water Invite on Saturday.
The Millard South JV won the tournament, followed by Fort Calhoun, Neligh-Oakdale and Weeping Water. The Tigers brought four wrestlers.
“We had four medalists tonight. We saw some tough teams in Fort Calhoun and Pender along with some tough JV kids from some pretty good programs,” said East Butler coach Doug Glasshoff. “Overall, we wrestled pretty well. Dalton, Ryley and Brandon continue to wrestle tough. There were a few matches where we had a chance to win and came up short. We need to get better and come out on top in those winnable matches. Friday will be a tough tournament at the David City Invite.”
At 138 pounds, Ryley spatz (28-2) recorded two pins before winning a 10-4 decision over Michael Stackpole of Weeping Water in the finals.
Dalton Bohac (19-5) won a major decision over Benjamin Wilson at 145 pounds in the finals. He reached the finals with a pin and a technical fall.
At 160, Colten Ratkovec (18-8) placed second, falling by pin to Brady Oliver of Pender. Ratkovec won three matches pin.
At 195, Brandon Rezac (23-3) pinned three opponents, with two falls coming in the first minute of the match. He received a forfeit in the fifth round.
Scouts top Badgers at UNL dual
The David City wrestling team defeated Bennington Friday at Bob Devaney Sports Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Scouts and Badgers squared off before the Nebraska wrestling team faced Purdue.
David City recorded five pins in the dual
January 12 at Bob Devaney Sports Center
106: Daulton Krause (DACI) received a bye
113: Clayton Harris (DACI) over Matthew Coe (BENN) (Fall 1:08)
120: Robert Greenwood (BENN) over Zack Barlean (DACI) (Dec 11-8)
126: Noah Styskal (DACI) over Broc Hall (BENN) (Dec 6-1)
132: Jacson Valentine (DACI) over Colby Puck (BENN) (Fall 2:00)
138: Justin White (DACI) over Isaac Jacobs (BENN) (Fall 1:05)
145: Carlos Chavez (DACI) over Zach Utech (BENN) (SV-1 9-4)
152: Devin DeLancey (BENN) over Dylan Vodicka (DACI) (Dec 8-5)
160: Logan MacDonald (BENN) over Spencer Allen (DACI) (Fall 2:43)
170: Benton Cornett (BENN) over James Escamilla (DACI) (Fall 1:37)
182: James Hunt (BENN) over (DACI) (For.)
195: Ean Rasmussen (BENN) over Wayne Moore (DACI) (Fall 1:24)
220: Matthew Eilers (DACI) over Garett Menke (BENN) (Fall 0:15)
285: Garett Menke (BENN) over Jake Ingwersen (DACI) (Dec 8-3)