In every sense of the definition, Saturday’s performance by Leavenworth wrestling was a team effort.
The squad racked up 37 match victories at the 26th Annual Shawnee Mission North Wrestling Invitational.
The by-product of that accomplishment was nine individual medals, 175 total points and a second-place team finish. Blue Valley North was first with 194 points.
Beginning with the top hardware, Tilden Edwards and Nathan Butler each went undefeated, 3-0 and 4-0 respectively, to win gold in the 160-pound and 285-pound divisions. Each went out in style by pinning their finals’ opponent.
Danny Wilson at 113, Kenneth Sculley at 195 and Jesse Colver at 220 each claimed silver medals after finishing the day 2-1. Colver came up one point short of first, falling 4-3 in his finals match.
Danial Wilson (132), Peter Gardner (170) and Josh Ammel (182) all earned third-place finishes by pinning their opponents in the consolation bracket, while Nicholas Starnes finished 2-2 at 145 to take fourth.
Other Leavenworth results included:
Nick Brown, 1-2 at 160
Bennet Weyrauch, 0-2 at 120
Isaiah Meyers, 3-2 at 126
Chris Nelson, 3-2 at 132
Michael Harrington, 0-2 at 138
Jacob Harrington, 2-2 at 152
August Dillard, 1-2 at 160
Jake Schatzel, 2-2 at 170
Leavenworth will host Blue Valley Northwest Wednesday for a 6 p.m. duel meet.
Imac foursome represents well
Though the Immaculata wrestling team was small in numbers Saturday, it’s presence still packed a punch.
Of the four Raiders to participate at the 2013 Final Flurry in Atchison, three walked away with medals.
In total, Imac finished with 47 points, good enough for ninth overall. Jefferson West claimed first with a 178 points.
Individually, Bruce Stanley put together the day’s best performance when he used a perfect 3-0 mark to take first at 160. He won his finals match by pin.
Max Campbell went 3-1 in the 145-pound division to earn third place while Sam Linder, 160, put together a 3-2 record to seize fourth.
Jared Clothier, at 126 pounds, rounded out the Raider lineup going 1-2.
Immaculata will be at Riverside Thursday for a 4:30 p.m. meet.
Summers skies high for Lansing
While overall it was a tough day for the Lansing wrestling team, Sky Summers stood tall at the Baldwin Invite Saturday.
The 120-pound wrestler went 3-0 at the competition, taking the gold medal with a 8-1 finals victory.
“His semifinals match was the big upset for Sky,” Lansing head coach Ron Averill said. “He was seeded fifth and won against the No. 1 seeded kid, who has only lost a couple matches this season. Sky was pretty dominant on the day.”
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“Like last weekend, we again had a mixed bag,” Averill said. “We felt like we got some good results, but then left some wins out on the mat.”
Several other Lansing grapplers had notable finishes. Caleb Ward was 3-1 at 182-pounds, good enough for a silver medal, while Spencer Walling’s 2-2 record gave him fourth at 120.
“We were real pleased with Caleb,” Averill said. “In the finals match, he was wrestling close and got out of position just a little bit. But overall he did great. As did Spencer Walling at 120.”
In the 160-pound class, Camden Chiles was 3-2 for fifth and 126-pound Cole Hoing grabbed sixth with his 2-3 mark.
At 113-pounds, Jordan Girard finished 1-3 while Will Gering (138) and Treyvon Taylor (195), each went winless at the competition.
Lansing will host Blue Valley North at 6 p.m. Thursday.