Howells-Dodge Invitational 2015 On Saturday, December 5th, 2015, the JV Patriots attended the Howells-Dodge Varsity Invite. The tournament featured 11 Varsity teams from Class C and D schools. The round-robin pool play tournament allowed almost everyone to wrestle 5 matches on the day, which is a great opening weekend tournament for the Patriots!
The experienced JV team had little trouble running through the tournament and scoring 197 points. Of the 13 point scorers on the team, all 13 were able to place in the top 5 in their respective weight classes. Multiple wrestlers were able to win their bracket. Alex Vacha, Caleb Witcher, Ricky Hayden, and Brooke Crinklaw all were able to win the Gold medal. Vacha and Witcher managed to pin all of their opponents! The Patriots were able to do a lot of things well in this tournament.
The Patriots ability to pin shined brightly throughout the day. The 17 Patriot wrestlers were able to record 40 pins on the day. Wakefield had the second most pins with 23. There was also no quit in the Patriots. A few wrestlers were able to come from behind to win or pin after being behind in the match. Brooke Crinklaw is becoming the MASTER of pinning people after getting caught on his back. In his fourth match, Brooke got caught on his back, but never stopped fighting. He managed to reverse the St. Mary’s wrestler after being down by 8 points and recorded a pin with 30 seconds left in the period!
Howells-Dodge Invite 2015 Results for Millard South
106 – Alex Vacha (4-0) placed 1st and scored 22.00 team points.
113 – Jack Theisen (3-1) placed 2nd and scored 15.00 team points.
126 – Kobe Hair (4-1) placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points.
132 – Caleb Witcher (5-0) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.
138 – Jacob Rosenthal (4-1) placed 4th.
138 – Nick Jeanette (4-1) placed 2nd and scored 17.00 team points.
145 – Ben Chamberlin (4-1) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.
152 – Ricky Hayden (4-0) placed 1st and scored 19.50 team points.
160 – Colton Vasquez (2-2) placed 2nd and scored 14.00 team points.
170 – Nicholas King (1-2) DNP
170 – Anthony Stephen (4-1) placed 5th and scored 7.50 team points.
170 – Gavin Peitzmeier (1-2) DNP
182 – Eric Thompson (2-2) placed 4th and scored 8.00 team points.
182 – Sam Mantzaris (2-3) DNP
195 – Jadyn Heckenlively (3-2) placed 3rd and scored 12.00 team points.
220 – Brooke Crinklaw (4-1) placed 1st and scored 22.00 team points.
285 – Andrew Goff (3-2) placed 5th and scored 6.00 team points.