BATTLE CREEK – Junior High wrestlers from Wayne were back in action Tuesday during the Battle Creek Tournament.
From Battle Creek Public Schools, 14 schools recorded points as Wayne High placed seventh with 77 points.
Battle Creek won their junior high meet with 213 points, followed by Elkhorn Valley with 116.5 points in second, Norfolk Catholic finished third with 107 points, Hartington Cedar Catholic took fourth with 105 points and Norfolk Junior High rounded out the top five with 103 points.
Other Junior High results came from Pierce (sixth – 86.5), Wayne (seventh – 77), Howells-Dodge (eighth – 50), Clarkson/Leigh (T-ninth – 38), Crofton/Bloomfield (T-ninth – 38), Plainview (T-ninth – 38), Osmond (12th – 32), Ponca (13th – 25) and Fullerton (14th – 23.5).
Will Leseberg (94 pound weight class), Ty Zach (125) and Colton Shepperd (135) all placed third while Hunter Foote (101) and Grant Maas (115) finished fourth. Zander Liston (108), Lakin Stange (145) and Lance Stange (heavy weight) all wrestled as well.
The Wayne Junior High wrestling program will be back in action for their final invite on Saturday, December 5 in Schuyler starting at 8:30 a.m.
Coaches comments from Levi Pofahl:
“The Wayne JH wrestlers had another great tournament at the Battle Creek JH Invite placing seventh as a team and five individual medalists. The coaches saw continued improvement in a lot of areas and were pleased with efforts all around as our wrestlers knocked off a lot of quality kids from other schools. As a coaching staff we preach about being better in late match situations and our kids finally saw that success as we won some close matches at the wire. We’ll continue to get ready for the Schuyler Invite on Saturday and fix some of the few mistakes we saw in Battle Creek.”