QUARTET OF LOCAL WRESTLERS PREVAILS AT JO-HI INVITATIONAL
By The Observer
JOSEPH Elgins Brian Sanders finally won a Jo-Hi Cosgrove Invitational wrestling title on his fourth try.
The Elgin senior won a 9-1 major decision over Potlatch, Idahos Evan Voss in the 135-pound championship Saturday, his first Jo-Hi title after taking second the previous three years.
Sanders and three other local wrestlers won Jo-Hi championships. Enterprise had a pair of titlists, including two-time winner Joe Osborn, who won a 7-0 decision over Culvers Bryce Miller for the 152-pound title.
Enterprises Austin Himes won at 125 after a 20-6 major decision over Culvers Travis Kinley. And Josephs Joel Lewis won at 215 with a second-round pin of Culvers Ross McWilliams.
Imbler had two wrestlers lose championship matches, both by close margins. Zach Myers lost the 160-pound final to Nestuccas Dale Sorenson on a 5-3 decision, while Eric Johnson fell 6-3 to Culvers Mark Coy at 171.
Blake Eckstein of Elgin also lost a decision, 7-2, in the 189-pound final to Culvers Lance Roberts.
Team scores were not available, but Culver had four individual champions and advanced 10 wrestlers to the finals.
Saturday, at Joseph
103 Bryton Hills, PE, maj. dec. Kris Stricker, Nes, 13-3.
112 Kyle Deerkop, Po, dec. Adam Kinley, Cul, 6-2.
119 Junior Baltazar, Cul, pinned Brandon Boyce, Nes, 3:00.
125 Austin Himes, Ent, maj. dec. Travis Kinley, Cul, 20-6.
130 Jacob Scoles, Po, dec. Brian Stills, Cul, 8-1.
135 Brian Sanders, El, maj. dec. Evan Voss, Po, 9-1.
140 John Urbach, Cul, pinned Rick Gammon, Al, 5:06.
145 Barry Crawford, PE, pinned David Hopkes, Nes, 2:47.
152 Joe Osborn, Ent, dec. Bryce Miller, Cul, 7-0.
160 Dale Sorenson, Nes, dec. Zach Myers, Im, 5-3.
171 Mark Coy, Cul, dec. Eric Johnson, Im, 6-3.
189 Lance Roberts, Cul, dec. Blake Eckstein, El, 7-2.
215 Joel Lewis, Jo, pinned Ross McWilliams, Cul, 3:37.
275 Josh Stanwood, Al, pinned Zack Henson, Cul, 4:44.
103 James Moyses, Cul, pinned Steven Murdock, Cul, 5:02.
112 Jake McCleary, Ent, pinned Craig Yekel, Cr, 0:52.
119 Ryan Curtis, Cr, dec. Seth Mendel, Im, 8-3.
125 Pat Lynn, Jo, pinned Scott Nearing, Im, 3:58.
130 Ryan Barstad, Jo, pinned Chad Love, Nes, 5:07.
135 Danny Loredo, Cul, maj. dec. Riley Harriman, PE, 11-3.
140 Bobby Haltiner, Nes, dec. Josh Dunbar, Cr, 10-4.
145 Codi Burgess, El, dec. Ross Miller, Cul, 5-2.
152 Daniel Johnson, Im, tech. fall Zac Peer, PE, 17-2.
160 Curt Chilcote, Al, pinned James OBrien, Al, 2:54.
171 Anthony Alley, Cul, dec. James Nash, Ent, 9-6.
189 Chris Roberts, Cul, pinned Tony Swirtz, Nes, 4:27.
215 Jimmy VanBelle, Ent, pinned Nik Melchior, PE, 3:06.
275 Levi Chamberlin, PE, pinned Justin Wilks, Ent, 1:16.
103 Scott France, Al, inj. def. over Justin Moncrief, Ent.
112 Ivan Aguilar, Nes, pinned Thomas Witherspoon, El, 1:03.
119 Chad Sams, Ent, pinned Jorge Madrigal, St, 1:36.
125 Lance Strickland, Jo, pinned Tyler Miller, PE, 4:41.
130 Eric McGreal, Po, dec. Barrett Hills, PE, 9-3.
135 John Bartell, Im, dec. Ed Sparks, Cr, 11-5.
140 Collin Cunningham, Ent, pinned Damon Boisa, Nes, 2:30.
145 Jeremy Dalton, Jo, dec. Caleb Slavens, Nes, 7-1.
152 Wyeth Crawford, PE, pinned Kurt Sorenson, Nes, 3:12.
160 Judd Wright, PE, dec. Vance Horn, El, 10-7.
171 Zach Emerson, Nes, pinned Chad McDonald, El, 1:58.
189 Jerod Osborn, Ent, pinned Shane Langerman, 1:14.
215 Troy Crafton, St, pinned Efrain Soto, Cr, 0:33.