Gretna, Papio bring home tourney titles

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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:13 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

Gretna and Papillion-La Vista each picked up invite victories on the wrestling mat over the weekend.

Gretna bested a 14-team field at Friday's David City Invite while the Monarchs posted a 4-0 record to capture Saturday's Lincoln Northeast Duals Tournament.

It was the second consecutive victory for the Dragons after winning the Underwood, Iowa Invite a week ago. Gretna finished with 218 points, 25 ahead of host David City, and came away with four individual champions and 12 medalists.

Quinten Dawes was joined by Blake Chick and Brady and Logan Radik in the winners circle.

Dawes boosted his mark to 32-2 with his five victories at 145 pounds, four of them via pin. He wrapped up the title by stopping David City's Martin Phillips in just 1:16 of the finals.

Logan Radik raised his season total to 30-2 at 220. He had to work overtime for his championship, stopping Centennial's Luke Studnicka with a 5-3 sudden victory.

Brady Radik dominated at 195 and topped Milford's Cody Burkhardt in the final match via a 9-2 verdict, boosting his record to 26-3.

Chick wrapped up the 285 title with his 9-0 decision over Louis DeJager of Battle Creek in the finals, raising his season tally to 26-5.

Connor Shedeed was a runner-up for the Dragons at 170, as were teammates Dan Zeleny at 126 and Jake Olsen at 160.

Trent Boyer took third at 120 while Parker Newman finished fourth at 113. Tyler Ballard (182) finished fifth and sixth place finishes came from Trysten Whitted (106) and Grant Bruner (152).

Bellevue West finished 10th overall and produced three medalists.

Russ Barber sparked the Thunderbirds with his runner-up finish at 138 while teammate Jake Garner finished third at 145. Ryan Smales rounded out the medalists by taking fifth at 120.

Papillion-La Vista captured all four of its duals, including a 51-24 decision over Creighton Prep in the title match at Lincoln Northeast.

P-LV topped Lincoln Southeast, Lincoln North Star and Lincoln Northeast in pool play to set up their title match with Prep.

Seven Papio wrestlers came away with perfect marks on the day. Those finishing 4-0 were Michael Conley (113); Joey Perez (126); Brendan Crews (138); Reilly Carlow (145); Brandon Sorgengrei (160); Preston Kelly (170) and Gabe Patras (195). Those finishing with 3-1 records were Rhett Dasher (106), Thomas Cahill (113) and Kyle Emerick (220).

Ralston earned a fifth place showing at Saturday's Burke Invite. Norfolk topped the host Bulldogs for the team crown.

The Rams had four wrestlers come away with top four finishes, led by Grant Svagera's runner-up performance at 113.

Jesus Gonzalez came in fourth at 120, as did teammates Wyzn Barber at 182 and Jacob Gigax at the heavyweight spot.

Platteview finished sixth while serving as hosts for the Capitol Conference Tournament Saturday.

Syracuse outpointed Raymond Central for the team title with Fort Calhoun finishing third.

Garret Long came within an eyelash of winning an individual title at 106. Long won his first two matches before an 8-6 setback to Monte Mumm of Raymond Central in the first sudden victory.

He was one of six Trojans to reel in a top four finish.

Davy Jones took third at 145, as did Chris Eads at 195. Fourth-place finishes came courtesy of Tanner Prazan (152); Caleb May (220) and Kalaen Williams (285).

Bellevue East and Papillion-La Vista South each grabbed top-five finishes at Saturday's Plattsmouth Invite.

East finished third overall with 161 points as Papio South took fifth with 114. Gross finished 11th in the 13-team invite, which was won by Lincoln Pius X over Plattsmouth.

After missing the Metro Conference Tournament with an illness, East 160-pounder Johnny Porter bounced back in style by winning all three of his matches, including a 10-8 verdict over Gage Orton of Plattsmouth in the finals. It was Porter's fourth victory in the Plattsmouth meet as he kept his perfect mark intact at 27-0.

Porter was among 10 Chieftains to bring home a medal on the day. Jake Wild was a runner-up at 285 while Gunnar Byous took third at 113, as did Kyntral Watkins at 220.

Fourth-place finishes came from Matt Hillis (120); Ben Hoffman (132); Jesse Rotundo (152); Nick Schroeder (170) and Jake Packard (195).

Nick Van finished sixth at 182.

Papio South had seven medalists, led by Colin Stock's title at 195.

Fresh off a Metro title, Stock dominated his two matches, including a pin of Pius X's Alex Kerr in the finals. Stock raised his record to 32-3 in the process.

Spencer Petersen was a runner-up at 182 while DJ Christiansen (132) and Hunter Taylor (138) each placed third. Nate Morris finished fourth at 106, Dillon Cloyed was fifth at 145 and Jeremy Kowalski was fifth at 285.

Gross had three of its four wrestlers come away with medals. Andrew McElmeel led the way by placing third at 145. Dominic Swertzic placed fourth at 126 and Ryan Dickey took sixth at 132.

Bryan went 1-1 during its own Dual Tournament Thursday night.

The Bears topped Omaha South 48-24 while falling to Central 53-24.

Winners on the night for Bryan were Bladen Kendall, Ryan McCann, Aweys Salat, Tyler Nielsen, JB Magbanua, Zach Gates, Ian Hirsh (twice), Devin Lovings (twice) and Allen Chavez (twice).

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