WINSIDE – Several northeast Nebraska wrestling teams were represented during the Winside Tournament Saturday.
From Winside high school, the Wildcats welcomed in 13 teams during the 51st annual Winside Invite.
Battle Creek JV edged Pender (108-102.5) to win the invite, Quad County Northeast finished third with 101 points, Millard North JV took fourth with 92 points and the host Winside rounded out the top five teams with 86.5 points.
Guardian Central Catholic (sixth – 82.5), Pierce JV (seventh – 68.5), Hartington Cedar Catholic (eighth – 68), Viborg-Hurley (ninth – 49), Ponca (10th – 48), Niobrara-Verdigre (11th – 34), Osmond (12th – 29) and St. Mary’s (13th – four).
Riverside didn’t record any points.
Top Winside results came from Art Escalante (132) and Gabe Escalante (138) winning their weight classes as Cayden Ellis (113) and Mason Topp (170) both finished second and Maddox Magwire (132) took third.
The Winside wrestlers will next compete in the Wisner-Pilger triangular on Tuesday, January 14 at 5:30 p.m. Scribner-Snyder will be the third competing team.
Pender: Layne Sturek (106) won his weight class while Braxton Volk (113), Zachery Randall (152) and Eric Hathaway (285) placed second, Trey Johnson (120) and Colton Sanderson (220) both took third, Chase Hofmeister (126) and Jacob Bruns (160) both placed fifth as Cassandra Brown (120) finished seventh.
Quad County Northeast: Kolby Casey (195) won his weight class as Tie Hollandsworth (145), Nolan Ohlrich (152), Austin Stammer (160) and Levi Jackson (182) all placed third. Carter Olson (113), Cody Martin (138) and Colby Wathor (170) finished fourth, Fischer Carson (285) placed fifth, Israhel Vance (182) placed sixth and Gabe Wortman (126) took eighth.
HCC: Eric Hoesing (170) won his division while Kerby Hochstein (138) and Conner Hochstein (145) both took runner-up. Nash Albers (132) placed fourth.
Ponca: Dalton Anderson (126) won his weight class, Hunter Bennett (160) finished second, Sam Taylor (120) and Matt Logue (182) both placed fifth and Hunter Mebourne took sixth.