COZAD – Plattsmouth wrestlers gained opportunities for personal and team growth Saturday during their trip to the Cozad Invite.
The Blue Devils captured fifth place in the competitive meet with 128 points. Fifteen schools from across Nebraska took part in the tournament. The event featured multiple athletes with state medals on their resumes.
Anthony Long (113 pounds) and Chase Larsen (120) both earned championships for Plattsmouth. Long pinned all three of his opponents and Larsen secured three pins and one major decision. Brock Bashus (132), Jayden Wooten (160), Bronson Newburn (170), Devin Pfeifer (195) and Trevor Nielsen (220) all added medals for the Blue Devils.
Plattsmouth will resume its season Thursday night with a home dual against Olathe South. Action is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the PHS gym.
Lexington 157.5, Wahoo 146, Alliance 143.5, Sidney 133.5, Plattsmouth 128, Holdrege 117, Gothenburg 106, Adams Central 103.5, Aurora 87, Gering 85, Cozad 76.5, Seward 71, McCook 57, Chadron 49, Ogallala 45
113 – Anthony Long (1st)
Pinned Roman Garza (ALL) 0:23, pinned Tallon Craig (CHR) 4:26, pinned Corbyn Sattler (COZ) 2:28
120 – Chase Larsen (1st)
Pinned Marquez Barraza (GER) 1:14, pinned Trason Snover (SEW) 2:36, maj. dec. Jace Russman (COZ) 13-3, pinned Evan Steggs (ALL) 4:34
126 – Chance Taylor
Pinned by Kaden Vowers (SID) 2:31, pinned Cameron Kort (ADC) 2:12, pinned Sean Martin (SEW) 0:55
132 – Brock Bashus (4th)
Maj. dec. Vinny Leibert (LEX) 14-3, dec. by Asa Johnson (ALL) 7-4, dec. Kolby Wessels (AUR) 1-0, dec. Daniel Wellnitz (CHR) 9-3, maj. dec. Treven Melroy (HLD) 11-3, forfeit to Nate Rocheleau (GER) due to daily match limit
138 – Zachary Nielsen
Pinned by Peyten Walling (WAH) 3:18, dec. by Blake Hessler (ADC) 3-2
145 – Carter Johnson
Tech fall by Jorgen Johnson (ALL) 17-0, pinned by Seth Wonch (AUR) 4:12
160 – Jayden Wooten (2nd)
Pinned Landon Towne (MCC) 3:52, dec. Andres Canales (GER) 6-0, dec. Lane Applegarth (ALL) 4-3, pinned by Pierro Garcia (LEX) 0:46
170 – Bronson Newburn (6th)
Dec. Kody Hahn (MCC) 5-4, pinned by Tucker Hancock (WAH) 1:32, pinned by Noah Machnicki (ADC) 1:57, dec. by Brogan Fehlhafer (SEW) 7-1
195 – Devin Pfeifer (4th)
Pinned Andre Hernandez (LEX) 2:20, pinned Meyer Sikes (AUR) 0:40, pinned by Cody Ybarra (GER) 0:53, pinned Andre Hernandez (LEX) 3:50, pinned by Baily Hood (ALL) 1:57
220 – Trevor Nielsen (5th)
Pinned by Kaleb Taylor (MCC) 3:46, dec. Ryan Christensen (OGL) 8-7, pinned Jack Hinrichs (SID) 3:00, pinned by Jack Sutton (WAH) 0:51, pinned Brady Papineau (AUR) 2:13