GREELEY – Weeping Water kept its wrestling season pointed in a positive direction Friday with winning efforts at the Central Valley Invite.
The Indians captured second place in the 20-team tournament with 146 points. Seven WWHS athletes collected medals during the day and two students earned individual championships. Neligh-Oakdale (170) and Weeping Water were the only two schools to surpass the 140-point mark in team standings.
Slater Mozena and Marcus Cave both left Central Valley’s gym with gold medals. Mozena upped his season mark to 43-1 with three pins and one major decision. Cave improved to 45-3 with three pins and one victory by injury default. All six of their pins came in the first period of their matches.
Nolan Blevins (126 pounds) and Jason Burch (160) both claimed second-place medals. Raphael Kirchmayr (152) and Trenton Baier (220) both finished in third place, and Cory Groleau (132) ended the tournament with a fourth-place honor.
Neligh-Oakdale 170, Weeping Water 146, Clearwater/Orchard 131.5, Tri County 111, Wood River 103.5, High Plains Community 101, South Loup 83.5, Central Valley 79, Palmer 77, Shelby-Rising City 65, Overton 61, Fullerton 55, Cambridge 36, Anselmo-Merna 27.5, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 20, Grand Island Central Catholic 16, Elgin Public/Pope John 12, Riverside 8, Dorchester 6, Niobrara/Verdigre 3
Weeping Water Results
113 – Jaden McAdams
Pinned Spencer Kester (CLO) 3:49, forfeit to Carson Thompson (WDR), forfeit to Trey Bower (RVS)
126 – Nolan Blevins (2nd)
Pinned Carson Mason (SLP) 1:31, dec. Clay Church (HPC) 7-2, dec. by Ruger Reimers (PLM) 3-0
132 – Cory Groleau (4th)
Pinned Caden Reedy (TRI) 3:09, pinned by Tayten Eggleston (SLP) 0:49, pinned Ryan Johnson (OVT) 1:21, dec. by Trigger Pokorny (CNV) 7-5
145 – Tyler Essary
Pinned by Jarrett Parsons (HPC) 0:47, maj. dec. by Cory Romej (EPJ) 18-6
152 – Raphael Kirchmayr (3rd)
Pinned Jose Luna (NLO) 2:37, dec. by Camden Thompson (WDR) 10-5, pinned Josh Paisley (CMB) 2:04, pinned Houston Marino (CLO) 2:55
160 – Langdon Kohn
Pinned by David Mangus (FUL) 0:45, pinned Connor Morrison (SRC) 0:57, pinned by Gunner Reimers (PLM) 2:50
160 – Jason Burch (2nd)
Pinned Connor Morrison (SRC) 2:26, pinned David Mangus (FUL) 1:36, dec. Christian Smith (OVT) 8-6, pinned by Dylan Soule (HPC) 1:26
170 – Kole Brack
Pinned by Brandon Siebolt (TRI) 4:39, pinned by Bobby Evans (CMB) 2:25
182 – Slater Mozena (1st)
Pinned Ethan Mead (WDR) 0:39, pinned Carson Rathje (SRC) 1:09, pinned Jayden Arehart (NLO) 1:18, maj. dec. Brandon Beeson (TRI) 9-0
195 – Quinten Neumeister
Pinned by Clay Thiele (CLO) 1:47, pinned by Brendon Hall (SEM) 3:26
220 – Trenton Baier (3rd)
Pinned Jaccob Bennett (CLO) 2:27, pinned Kolby Beck (HPC) 0:46, dec. by Donaven Nolze (CLO) 3-2 (OT), pinned Andrew Burnett (ANM) 0:44, dec. Colton Klabenes (NLO) 2-1
285 – Marcus Cave (1st)
Pinned Joseph Ertzner (HPC) 0:43, pinned Duta Thomas (NBV) 0:19, pinned Grant Marisch (CNV) 0:56, injury default over Kien Martin (OVT)