PONCA – Several area high school wrestling programs took part in their conference championships Thursday late afternoon.
From Ponca Public Schools, the Indians hosted the Lewis & Clark Conference Wrestling Championships featuring nine different programs.
Plainview won by over 100 points recording 268 points, followed by Winside (with half the amount of wrestlers) in second with 165 points who edged Quad County Northeast (Randolph/LCC) who placed third with 162 points.
Wakefield (fourth – 126); Ponca (fifth – 106), Winnebago (sixth – 97), Osmond (T-seventh – 73), Tri County Northeast (T-seventh – 73) and Creighton (ninth – 59.5).
Winside: Cooper Behmer (113), Jacoby Mann (126) and Gabe Escalante (145) won their weight classe while Cayden Ellis (120), Art Escalante (138) and Mason Topp (182) placed runner-up. Maddox Magwire (132) finished third.
Quad County Northeast: Tie Hollandsworth (152) and Kolby Casey (195) both won their weight division; Nolan Ohlrich (145) and Colby Wathor (182) came in third as Carter Olson (120), Dominic Wilcox (123), Sutton Ehlers (160) and Fischer Carson (285) finished fourth. Asher Beed (106), Ajay Gubbels (170) and Aiden Gubbels (285) placed fifth; Devin Eisenhauer (160): sixth and Gabe Wortman (132): seventh.
Wakefield: Giovani Salcedo (220) won his weight class followed by Samuel Chase (106), Jeremiah Chase (138) and Rylan Weaver (285) who placed third as Caleb Chase (132) and Mitchell Fischer (170) took fourth. Maynor Ortega (145) came in sixth; Franco Tapia (126) and Kolton Fischer (132) finished sixth; Bradley Haglund (182): seventh and Ronnie Ramirez (138): eighth.
Ponca: Dalton Anderson (132), Aiden Cook (160) and Matt Logue (195) finished runner-up; Hunter Bennett (170) came in third as Grant Sprakel (106) and Kemper Carlson (182) placed fourth. Sam Taylor (138) took fifth and Miguel Balvantin (182): sixth.
Tri County Northeast (Allen/Emerson-Hubbard): Zach Shanks (285) as the top Wolfpack performer at runner-up; Brody Koopman (195) took third, Cole Verzani (152) came in fourth as Andrew Hogue (152), Kaleb Kumm (160) and Jorge Hermosillo (220) followed in fifth. Nolan Watkins (120) and Caleb Cockburn (285) placed sixth; Gabe Reinert (138) and Nate Busker (145) finished seventh as Landon Monteith (145): eighth.