January 06, 2002 11:00 pm

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.

Jo-Hi Invitational

Saturday, at Joseph

Championship matches

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.

Third-place matches

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.

Fifth-place matches

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.