The Gretna wrestling team won all eight duals Friday and Saturday to take the Eastern Midlands Conference Dual Tournament championship.
The Dragons defeated Plattsmouth 39-25 in the final dual of the Tournament to clinch the title. The dual was a de facto championship dual with both teams entering the final round 7-0.
Gretna’s closest dual came with a 35-27 triumph over Bennington on Friday while it held Norris, Nebraska City, Elkhorn and Elkhorn South under 15 points in run-away victories.
The Dragons have put together a solid season so far and winning the EMC Dual Tournament is another notch on their belt.
“It was a good two days,” Gretna coach Matt Bruggeman said. “It was a loaded tournament this year. We came in wrestling well and continued that.”
Gretna had three wrestlers finish the tournament unblemished. Trevor Fauver posted an 8-0 record with seven wins at 106 pounds and one at 113. Fauver had three pins on the day. Josh Gasper also went 8-0 at 195 pounds with six pins and a pair of wins by forfeit. Logan Radik rounded out the unbeaten Dragons with an 8-0 showing in the 220 pound division. Radik pinned six opponents to go with a pair of wins by decision.
Dragons Lance Jarrett (126), Dan Zeleny (132), Cannon Ahrens (170) and Grant Bruner (182) each finished the tournament with 7-1 records. Cody Everhart at 138 and Kobe Everson at 152 each finished 6-2 while Jacob Olson posted a 5-2 record at 160.
Tristan Towey went 5-3 at 120 and Gabe Colgrove finished 4-4 in the heavyweight division.
Monarchs place third at Millard West
Papillion-La Vista went 4-1 to take third place in the Millard West Dual Tournament on Saturday.
The Monarchs defeated Millard West 45-26 in the third-place dual after finishing second in pool play. Papio defeated Lincoln East (64-12), Riverside, Kan., (66-12) and South Sioux City (63-18) in pool play while being defeated by Burke 37-33.
Creighton Baughman and Ethan Fitzler each went 5-0 in 120 and 138 pounds, respectively. Jacob Dinges added a 5-0 showing at 182 pounds while Chase Hilding also went 5-0, wrestling at both 195 and 220.
Thomas Cahill (132), Austin McDonald (145), Reid Dasher (113) and Brandon Sorgenfrei (160) each went 4-1 on the day for the Monarchs with Joshua Pyle (170) and Ben Hallett (126) adding records of 3-1.
Nolan Niemiec and Colton Armstrong each went 3-2 for Papio.
The Monarchs also swept the Westside Triangular Jan. 5, defeating Westside 66-12 and Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson 50-28. Niemiec, Baughman, Hallett, Cahill, Fitzler, McDonald, Sorgenfrei, Blake Anderson and Dinges each earned two wins in the triangular.
Rotundo wins in Kansas
The Bellevue East wrestling team took a trip to Kansas Saturday, earning a third-place finish at the Bonner Springs Invite.
The Chieftains racked up 166 points with Jesse Rotundo as the team’s only individual champion.
Rotundo went undefeated at 170 pounds and notched three wins by pin fall on his way to a 9-0 decision win in the finals.
Doug Cheek (113) and Joel Anstine (285) each finished as runners-up in their brackets. Anstine lost a double overtime 2-1 decision in the finals to fall to second place.
Ricky Bollinger and Clayton Dillon each finished in third place at 220 and 106, respectively, for East. Derek Wagstaff (132) and Jacob Packard (195) each took fourth to earn medals.
The Chieftains clipped Creighton Prep 38-28 in dual action Jan. 6 to push their dual record to 11-1 on the season.
Kyle Waring, Jakody Rezac and Tyler Nawrocki were among Chieftain winners in the dual.
T-birds take third in Lincoln
Bellevue West and Bryan each wrestled in the Lincoln North Star Invite Saturday.
The Thunderbirds finished in third with 123.5 points with Kearney winning with 220.5. Bryan finished 10th in the tournament.
Levi Miller had the best tournament for West with a 3-0 record at 170 for a first-place finish. Miller capped the tournament with a pin of Adrian Taylor of Omaha Central in the second round of the finals.
Oscar Baird finished in second after getting pinned in the finals in the 126-pound bracket. Baird had two pins to reach the finals. Tyler Ciurej took third at 285 with a 2-1 record.
Royce Simbre (132), Nolan Koehler (138), Malec Roum (160) and Nigel Moss (182) each finished in fourth place for the T-birds.
Douglas Weidner had the best tournament for the Bears with a 3-1 record, good for third place at 160 pounds. Gavin Howard added a fourth-place finish at 113 pounds.
• Platteview grappled in the Tri-Center Invite in Iowa, finishing in seventh place as a team.
Chris Eads finished in first place at 195 pounds with a perfect 3-0 record with all three wins by pin fall. Connor Willey lost in overtime in the first place match at 152 to finish in second place.
Gage Jeffers (145) took third with Keithan Coufal (126) finishing in fourth.
The Trojans posted a pair of wins at the Louisville Triangular Jan. 5. They defeated Fort Calhoun 36-33 and Louisville 42-33.
Willey and Eads both went 2-0 in dual action while Coufal, Reed Augustus and Davy Jones each added wins.
• Ralston finished in fourth at the Wisner-Pilger Invite.
The Rams totaled 137 points and North Bend Central took first with 195.
Nick Bosco had the highest finish for the Rams with a 3-1 record at 120 pounds and a second-place showing. Shane Kildow (106), Rob Jensen (145), Jacob Cutsor (160) and Jared Gasper (182) each finished in third place.
Kainan Bowyer at 285, Alex Everhart at 132 and Mckoy Fink at 138 each finished in fourth place.
Ralston earned a 42-39 dual victory over Waverly Jan. 5.
Kildow, Bosco, Everhart, Fink, Jensen, Gasper and Dajour Willis each posted victories in the dual.
• Papillion-La Vista South and Gross each wrestled at the Beatrice Invite Saturday.
Marysville, Mo., won the tournament with 221 points while the Titans took eighth and the Cougars ninth.
Gabe Durden (106) and Maison Clark (132) each finished in second place for the Titans. Colton Kinen and Dan Jones at 113 and 160, respectively, each added third place finishes and Toy Miller took fourth at 195.
Gross had three of medalists in the tournament. Dominic Swertzic finished second at 145 pounds with a 3-1 record. Justin Grabowski (170) and Ryan Dickey (138) each finished in fourth place for the Cougars.
- World-Herald News Service contributed to this report.