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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00 am

Brady Radik's title at 195 pounds propelled the Gretna wrestling squad to a fourth place finish at Saturday's Boys Town Invite.

Skutt dominated the action with 242.5 points, 55 ahead of runner-up Bennington. Gretna tied Blair for fourth overall, each with 139.5 points.

Radik went 3-0 for the tourney and wrapped up the title with a pin of Harlan's Cale Stork at the 5:38 mark of the championship match.

He was one of two Dragons to reach a championship match as younger brother, Logan, advanced to the 220 finale. Vying for his second invite title in as many weeks, Radik was stopped by Boys Town's De Terence Smith by a 7-5 count in sudden victory.

Quinten Dawes (145) and heavyweight Blake Chick each nailed down third place showings while Jake Olson (170) place fourth. Parker Newman (113) and Dan Zeleny (120) each finished fifth and Connor Shedeed (160) grabbed sixth.

Gross had just one medalist on the day as Dominic Swertzic finished fifth at 132. Gross finished with 14.5 points.

Jesus Gonzalez became the second individual champion in as many weeks for Ralston when he took the top spot in the 120 bracket at the Crete Invite Friday.

Gonzalez's efforts helped the Rams to a ninth-place finish in the 16-team meet with 83 points.

Gonzalez capped off his title run with a 12-6 decision over Wyatt Brauckmuller of Ashland-Greenwood in the final match.

Four more Rams brought home hardware on the day, including a runner-up finish from Brandon Cswercko in the 170 class.

Jacob Gigax was fourth in the heavyweight group and JC Reid, coming off a victory in the Blair Invite a week earlier, took fifth at 126. Mckoy Fink finished sixth at 103.

Papillion-La Vista posted a 7-3 mark during the Nebraska Invite Dual Championships last weekend in Kearney.

Papio went 4-2 in Friday's pool play matches with wins over Neligh-Oakdale, Columbus Scotus, Elkhorn South and Cozad. They followed with a 3-1 record Saturday thanks to victories over Blue Valley West, Field Kinley and Malcolm.

Joey Perez kept his perfect record intact with a 10-0 showing at 126 pounds to boost his season mark to 13-0.

He was the lone Monarch to go unbeaten for the weekend, but several other impressive performances were turned in.

Rhett Dasher (106); Mike Conley (113); and Preston Kelly (170) all went 9-1 for the weekend while Brendan Crews (138) and Reilly Carlow (145) both went 8-2. Kyle Emerick went 6-3 at 220 and Gabe Patras went 6-4 at 195.

Bryan finished the weekend with a 2-7 mark, thanks to victories over Gothenberg and High Plains Community.

Zach Gates and Tyler Nielsen had the best showings for the Bears as each went 6-3 for the weekend at 182 and 145, respectively.

Gavin Howard posted a 4-1 mark at 106 and Leandro Ramirez went 5-5 at 138.

Platteview won three of five dual meets during the Raymond Central Invite Saturday.

The Trojans upended DC West, Conestoga and Weeping Water with losses to Raymond Central and Bishop Neumann.

Trevor Craft had an unbeaten day for the Trojans as he went 5-0 at 170.

Garret Long (106); Greg Jeffers (126); Davy Jones (145) and Tanner Prazan (152) each finished with 4-1 marks while Kyle Madden (113); Scott Sheehan (132); Zach Jochim (182) and Chris Eads (195) produced three wins apiece.

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