WAYNE – Members among the Wayne Junior High wrestling program have competed twice on their home mat over the past few days with the remainder of the six outings being on the road throughout November and early December.
From the Wayne Jr/Sr High School gymnasium, the Blue Devil Junior High wrestlers welcomed in individuals from Allen, Battle Creek, Boone Central, Clearwater/Orchard, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Norfolk JH, Pierce, Ponca, Schuyler, Wakefield and Winside on Saturday, November 6 along with Crofton, Plainview and Randolph on Monday for a home quadrangular.
Junior High coaches are impressed with how the team performed in their opening competitions.
During the Wayne Junior High Tournament, there were three champions being seventh grader Emmanuel Gonzalez (71 lbs.) and eighth-grader Grant Maas (125 lbs.) who went 3-0 while eighth-grader Carter Wiese (250 lbs.) went 2-0.
Other results came from eighth-graders Lakin Stange (181) went 3-1 and Taven Ocampo (130) went 1-2 as well as seventh grade results from Maddox Ziska (260) went 2-1; Alejandro Archundia (90) went 0-2 and Thomas Raymundo (120) went 0-2.
Then following a day of rest, the wrestlers competed in the Wayne JH Quad Monday. Coaches stated the wrestlers responded very well to the quick turnaround in competitions.
Wayne JH wrestlers who won both their matches were eighth-graders Grant Maas (125), Lakin Stange (181) and Taven Ocampo (130) while Carter Wiese (250) went 0-2. Seventh grade results saw Thomas Raymundo (120) go 1-1; Alejandro Archundia (90) and Emmanuel Gonzalez (71) both went 0-2 while Maddox Ziska (260) went 0-1.
Other members of the Wayne JH wrestling team who did not wrestle includes eighth-grader Mar’keilon King (190) as well as seventh-graders Cohen Olson (115) and Kaylie Mcintosh (94).
The Wayne Junior High wrestling program will next be in Creighton for a quadrangular with Norfolk Catholic and Norfolk JH on Thursday, November 11 at 6 p.m.
Other competitions for the junior high wrestlers include Plainview Invite on Thursday, November 18; Howells-Dodge Tournament on Saturday, November 20; Norfolk Catholic Tournament on Monday, November 22; Battle Creek Tournament on Tuesday, November 30 and Schuyler Invite on Saturday, December 4.