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January 20, 2014

Genco nabs top honors at Jefferson

CEDAR RAPIDS — Clinton claimed third place Saturday at the Cedar Rapids Jefferson Invitational wrestling tournament.

“Overall, I felt we had a pretty good showing, placing third in a highly competitive tournament,” Clinton coach J.D. Lueders said. “Although we left a few wins out on the mat I felt like our kids battled all day long. I was proud of their efforts.”

Hunter Genco was Clinton’s lone champion, beating Fort Madison’s fourth-rated Bryce Meyer 1-0 for the title at 126 pounds. It was his third title this season, and Genco was voted the most outstanding wrestler for his efforts.

“Hunter wrestled flawlessly in the finals, having to ride out Meyer for the win in the third period,” Lueders said. “He was tough as nails. Just a great effort with no mistakes.”

Three other River Kings also reached the finals.

Alburnett’s Bryce Paul beat Alex Caldwell 8-3 at 145 pounds, Kelly May of Cedar Rapids Jefferson pinned Dustin Caldwell in 5:41 at 152 and Mason Wisse of Oskaloosa pinned Dillion Chase in 4:54 in the final at 182.

“Justin Guilliams (195) and Tyler Clark (285) battled back from tough semifinal losses to claim third-place medals. Curt Ilg lost a controversial quarterfinals match and came back to go 4-1 on the day for fifth place (at 138). Evan Gerdes (220) and Riley Chapman (132) finished off our scoring with sixth-place finishes.

We are proud of these kids. They will battle, and that’s all we ask. I know they are excited about the upcoming week. We should see some good wrestling.”

The highlight of the week is the annual Bob Lueders Invitational on Saturday at Yourd Gymnasium.

CASCADE — Central DeWitt placed fourth and Northeast finished ninth Saturday at the Cascade Invitational.

LaPorte City Union won the team title with 234 points as it crowned five individual champions. Mount Vernon was the runner-up with 215, while Maquoketa Valley edged Central DeWitt 156-153 for third place.

Tyler Schoon had a big day for Northeast, claiming the title at 132 pounds with two major decisions and a pin. He beat Charlie Engelbrecht of Mount Vernon 15-3 in the finals.

Chase Kraklio earned the title for DeWitt at 182 pounds. He pinned Ty Robertson of Lone Tree in the finals in 1:01 after recording a 48-second pin in the semifinals.

Mason Cousins and Drew Schroeder also reached the finals for the Sabers. Cole Reiter of Union beat Cousins 10-2 in the final at 152, while Trey Ryan of Mount Vernon beat Schroeder 12-4 for the title at 170.

Also for the Sabers, Ryeland Doolittle placed third at 132, Jake Kagemann was third at 160, Bryant Woodford took fourth at 113, Ira Kuehn was fourth at 120, Lucas Franzen was fourth at 195, Riley McDowell was fourth at 215, Tyler Bossom was fifth at 106, Blake Chapman was fifth at 138 and Emmitt Enyeart (145) took sixth.

Garrett Moeller earned a fourth-place finish for Northeast at 285 pounds, while teammates Blake Dierks (160), Eric Eggers (182) and Ty’rique Truman (220) each placed sixth.

KEWANEE, Ill. — Cole Grant and Zack Jenkins each came away with second-place finishes to lead Fulton to lead Fulton to seventh place in the team standings Saturday at the 12-team Kewanee Invitational.

Nic Ransom of Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central pinned Grant in 2:38 to claim the title at 132 pounds after Grant pinned his two previous opponents. Jenkins also pinned his first two opponents to reach the finals at 195, where he lost 16-0 to IVC’s Jordan Ladd.

Also for the Steamers, Jake Hoffman took fourth at 120, Steven Balk was fourth at 285, Mike Pidde placed fifth at 160, Brandon Kaecker was sixth 106 and Sam Grant took sixth 145.

Illinois Valley Central claimed the team title with 171.5 points. Monmouth-Roseville was second with 152.5.


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