|SPVA next on PC Plainsmen wrestling schedule|
By Shari Friedel
Plainsmen wrestlers had a busy weekend of competition with a tournament in Medicine Valley Friday, Jan. 29 and in Pleasanton Saturday, Jan. 30.
The tournaments followed a long break, due to inclement weather preventing the team’s participation in the Mullen Invitational the previous week, Saturday, Jan. 23.
Two wrestlers came away from the Medicine Valley Invite with medals: Kyle Schulze at 130 lbs. with a second place finish and Austin Thelander (103 lbs.) with a fourth.
Four medals came home with the Plainsmen from the Pleasanton Invite on Saturday.
Vinny Ross at 215 lbs. took first place; Kyle Schulze (130 lbs.) and Ethan Behrends (285 lbs.) each placed second; and Austin Thelander took the third place medal in the 103 lb. class.
Medicine Valley Invite
Austin Thelander (103 lbs.) fourth place; pinned by M. Glur, Southern Valley; pinned by R. Harper, McPherson County.
Kyle Schulze (130 lbs.) second place; defeated H. Henderson, Sutherland 14-4; defeated J. Leas, Med. Valley 4-1; lost J. Simonson, Mullen 7-10.
Christian Miyamoto (140 lbs.) lost J. Spurlin, Mullen 4-8; pinned O. Kragelund, Southern Valley; lost G. Dockweiler, Arnold-Calloway 2-9.
Mark Hanson (145 lbs.) pinned by J. Beam, Sutherland; pinned by A. Fauss, Arnold-Calloway.
Markus Wehrmann (171 lbs.) pinned I. Beshaler, Arnold-Calloway; pinned by T. Wilson, Mullen; pinned by C. Aspenlieter, Med. Valley.
Vinny Ross (215 lbs.) pinned by D. Fritshe, Med. Valley; pinned JJ Johnson, Dundy Co.-Stratton; pinned by T. Roenfeldt, Chase Co.
Ethan Behrends (285 lbs.) pinned by J. Osterhoudt, Arnold-Calloway; pinned by J. Ostwald, Sutherland.
Austin Thelander (103 lbs.) third place, 2-1; pinned J. Montes LJV 2:37; lost tech fall R. Strickland, Maxwell 5:35; won 4-0 M. Juimes LJV.
Kyle Schulze (130 lbs.) second place 2-1; pinned by A. Winberg, Pleasanton 4:55; defeated P. Martin OV 11-1; defeated V. Martinez, LJV tech fall 19-3.
Christian Miyamoto (140 lbs.) 0-2; lost 6-10 S. Tolle, Maxwell; lost 4-6 N. Hall, LJV.
Mark Hanson (145 lbs.) 0-3; lost 7-9 D.J. Freeman, LJV; pinned by M. Zern, OV 3:59; pinned by C. Boland, Maxwell 3:42.
Markus Wehrmann (171 lbs.) 0-2; pinned by P. Meyer, OV :29; pinned by J. Alvidrez, LJV 3:39.
Vinny Ross (215 lbs.) first place, 3-0; pinned M. Steele, Ravenna 3:42; pinned L. Sommer, Maxwell :40; pinned B. Jerred, OV 3:34.
Ethan Behrends (285 lbs.) second place, 2-1; pinned by B. Miller, Maxwell :30; pinned L. Allen, Maxwell 1:20; pinned T. Krenning, Maxwell 2:41.
The Plainsmen will host the SPVA wrestling tournament today (Thursday, Feb. 4) at Perkins County High School gym and multi-purpose room. Weigh-ins begin at 11 a.m. with round-robin dual competition beginning at 12:30.
Parents of the team members will be presented in celebration of Parents’ Night.