Bulldog wrestling

The Bulldog grapplers took second place at the Plainview Invite on Saturday.

Cody Hanvey and Bryce Zimmerer led the way with championships and all nine varsity wrestlers medaled. Two junior varsity Bulldogs also competed with one bringing home a medal.

Zimmerer defeated Noah Scott of Randolph in a close 1-0 decision for the 170-pound championship. Scott has handed Zimmerer his only two losses of the season. H

Brenden Waldow took third place; while RJ Wilmes, JD Kuhlman, Bode Wortman and Terance Burrell earned fourth-place medals. Shane Farnik, Sam Vortherms and BrodyVrooman, fifth. Easton Pavlik did not medal, but pinned one opponent.

The host Pirates won the tournament with 246.5 points - five champions, three runners-up - 13 wrestlers medaling.

The Bulldogs will host a quadrangular meet Thursday, Jan. 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and will head to District D-3 competition Feb. 8-9, at Midland University in Fremont.

Team Results

    1    Plainview - 246.5

    2    Creighton - 144.5

    3    Wayne - 136.5

    4    Hartington Cedar Catholic - 124.5

    5    Norfolk Catholic - 120.5

    6    Randolph - 77.0

    8    West Holt    72.0

    9    Grand Island Central Catholic    63.0

    10  Crofton/Bloomfield - 57.0

    10  Winnebago - 57.0

    12  Osmond - 43.0

    13  Laurel-Concored-Coleridge - 6.0

    14  O`Neill St. Mary’s - 22.0

    15  Niobrara/Verdigre - 12.0

    16  Lutheran High Northeast - 11.0

Individual Results

120 - Farnik (15-25): pinned by Albers (HCC) (10-16), 3:15; pinned by Sobotka (Plv) (31-11), 1:44; pinned by Jaqua (Way) (36-5), 1:18; pinned James (Pon) (2-14), 0:17; lost 2-12 major decision to McDonald (Bago) (26-14)

132 - Hanvey (22-7): bye; pinned Ives  (NV) (9-13), 0:52; won 8-4 over Tunender (Plv) (20-16); pinned Olander (NC) (17-10), 4:32

138 - Wilmes (21-18): won 7-4 over Christensen (Plv) (33-12); lost by tech fall to Vergara (Way) (31-0), 3:39, 16-1; pinned True (Osm) (10-21),  0:43; lost 1-15 major decision to Laible (WH) (27-11)

145 - Vortherms (24-16): bye; lost 1-2 sudden victory to Kuhlman; pinned Steffensen (HCC) (6-12), 1:29; won 14-4 major decision over Drobny (NV) (6-17); pinned by Schmit (Ran) (37-6), 2:15; won 6-1 over Ohlrich (LCC) (12-24)

145 - Kuhlman (22-16): pinned Rojas (LHNE) (1-11), 1:03; won sudden victory over Vortherms; pinned by Korth (HCC) (31-7), 5:43; pinned Ohlrich, 2:25; pinned by Schmit, 2:47

152 - Wortman (25-13): bye; pinned Sucha (NV) (10-18), 5:21; pinned by Bloomquist (Ran) (35-7), 1:49; won 8-2 over Taylor (GICC) (6-18); pinned by Mendez (NC) (35-10), 1:59

160 - Waldow (26-12): bye; pinned Pavlik, 1:15; pinned by Korth (Way) (14-10), 2:56; won 9-1 major decision over Koch (HCC) (23-9); won 3-0 over Slaymaker (WH) (27-12)

160 - Pavlik (8-11): bye pinned by Waldow, 1:15; pinned Ruzicka (NV) (3-21), 1:32; pinned by Wathor (Ran) (11-22), 2:11

170 - Zimmerer (28-2): pinned Schumer (LCC) (3-19), 0:55; won by tech fall over Spann (Way) (14-20), 2:31,15-0; pinned Solorzano (Osm) (26-14), 0:23; won 1-0 decision over Scott (Ran) (29-4)

182 - Burrell (18-22): pinned Logue (Pon) (7-13), 3:36; pinned by Hoesing (HCC) (24-8), 1:35; won 8-2 over Frederick (GICC) (6-10);  lost 3-8 to Daly (Pon) (18-5)

285 - Vrooman (18-22): bye, pinned by Nelson (Plv) (25-9), 4:35; bye; pinned Moore (WH) (4-8), 1:31; pinned by McDuffee (Pon) (16-9), 0:47; pinned Earth (Bago), 1:46