WEEPING WATER – Weeping Water wrestlers knew the top team at Friday’s Weeping Water Invite would claim a trophy at the end of the tournament.
The Indians made sure the first-place plaque never had to leave the front door of their home gym.
Weeping Water earned the team championship at the large tournament with 168 points. The Indians defeated 14 other programs on the scoreboard with their efforts. Four athletes claimed individual titles and seven others finished in the top four spots of their weight brackets.
Nolan Blevins (126 pounds), Jason Burch (152), Slater Mozena (182) and Marcus Cave (285) all captured first place during the day. Blevins upped his season mark to 18-4 and Burch improved to 23-8. Mozena (33-1) and Cave (34-3) both bolstered their season achievements with their titles.
Mozena and Cave both registered their 100th career victories at the tournament. WWHS fans applauded both wrestlers when they reached the milestone.
Cody Timbs (138) placed second and Shayden Jones (160) finished third. Cory Groleau (132), Seth Williams (145), Raphael Kirchmayr (152), Kole Brack (170) and Trenton Baier (220) all secured fourth place for the Indians.
Winside captured second place in team standings with 135 points. Neligh-Oakdale (133.5) ended the tournament in third place.
Weeping Water will resume its season Jan. 18 with a 5:30 p.m. dual at Louisville. WWHS will compete in the Louisville Invite Jan. 19. Tournament action is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Weeping Water 168, Winside 135, Neligh-Oakdale 133.5, Archbishop Bergan 133, Millard South JV 129, East Butler 104, Johnson County Central 100.5, Southwest Iowa 59, DC West/Omaha Concordia 58, Lincoln Christian 51, Freeman 48, Pender 21, Palmyra 13, Yutan 10, Parkview Christian 0
Weeping Water Results
120 – Jaden McAdams
Pinned by Koby Ellis (WNS) 3:02, pinned Dylan McDonald (OCN) 0:51, maj. dec. by Zane Albertson (MLS) 14-0
126 – Nolan Blevins (1st)
Pinned Isaias Juarez (NLO) 0:43, pinned Gabe Escalante (WNS) 1:43, maj. dec. Cal Janke (ABR) 14-5
132 – Cory Groleau (4th)
Pinned Jacob Bruns (PEN) 1:15, dec. by Caleb Eggleston (JCC) 4-0, pinned Kyler Bigley (FRE) 1:35, dec. Austin Sloger (MLS) 5-1, dec. Max Revers (OCN) 8-3, forfeit to Cody Heise (EBT) due to daily match limit rule
138 – Cody Timbs (2nd)
Dec. Judd Alberts (FRE) 5-0, pinned Mister McNaughton (SWI) 3:55, pinned Art Escalante (WNS) 6:00
145 – Tyler Essary
Pinned Zachery Randall (PEN) 2:16, pinned by Jacob Johnson (ABR) 1:03, pinned by Shane Quandt (MLS) 0:27
145 – Seth Williams (4th)
Pinned Dalton Berkebile (JCC) 0:14, pinned Jesse Keiser (YUT) 0:31, tech fall by Levi Dorsey (JCC) 19-4 (1:35), pinned Shane Quandt (MLS) 1:28, medical forfeit to Breckin Ratkovec (EBT)
152 – Raphael Kirchmayr (4th)
Pinned Charlie Godden (OCN), lost by disqualification to Brody Dickinson (FRE), pinned Jarin Pope (PLY) 0:54, maj. dec. Jose Luna (NLO) 20-8, pinned J.J. Latenser (MLS) 0:59, forfeit to Brody Dickinson (FRE) due to daily match limit rule
152 – Jason Burch (1st)
Pinned Andrew Fellers (ABR) 5:04, pinned William Ludacka (OCN) 3:47, dec. J.J. Latenser (MLS) 4-2, maj. dec. Joseph Rodriguez (JCC) 16-6
160 – Shayden Jones (3rd)
Pinned Jack Torosian (OCN) 3:37, maj. dec. by Garrett Lenners (FRE) 14-3, pinned Conor Dempsey (NLO) 2:16, dec. Barrett Hermanson (MLS) 8-7
160 – Langdon Kohn
Dec. Jaxon Mrsny (PEN) 9-8, pinned by Garrett Lenners (FRE) 2:38, pinned Judah Plummer (OCN) 3:47, pinned Grant Plummer (OCN) 1:48, pinned by Barrett Hermanson (MLS) 1:51
170 – Lucas Clark
Pinned Dylan Svoboda (LCHS) 0:49, dec. by Kole Brack (WW) 5-2, pinned by Jacob Ludacka (OCN) 0:44
170 – Kole Brack (4th)
Pinned Sam Driewer (LCHS) 5:10, dec. Lucas Clark (WW) 5-2, pinned by Colten Ratkovec (EBT) 1:09, dec. T.J. Ellington (SWI) 8-3, dec. by Will Leavitt (MLS) 9-3
182 – Slater Mozena (1st)
Pinned Brady Mullins (SWI) 1:03, maj. dec. Garrett Grossman (MLS) 10-2, pinned Dylan Blunt (OCN) 1:06, dec. Ethan Villwok (ABR) 8-7
195 – Quinten Neumeister
Pinned by Dawson Kaup (NLO) 0:27, pinned by Cade Sortino (MLS) 2:33
220 – Trenton Baier (4th)
Dec. by Peyton Cone (ABR) 6-2, dec. by Josh Bailey (JCC) 11-4, won by forfeit over Colton Klabenes (NLO), pinned Joseph Risko (OCN) 0:50, dec. by Connor Hoy (MLS) 4-3
285 – Marcus Cave (1st)
Pinned Aldo Reyes (JCC) 1:42, pinned Eli Simonson (ABR) 2:15, pinned Beau Wendt (MLS) 0:46, dec. Neil Hartman (OCN) 9-4, dec. Thomas Wilson (SWI) 7-2