2017 Omaha Metro Conference Tournament Results for Millard South

1st place 325 points (record in points not including the Metro duals)

4th consecutive Metro Championship and 11th conference championship

106 – Blake Jackson placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Blake Jackson (Millard South) 28-1 won by fall over Conar Barnes (South) 6-13 (Fall 1:16)

   Quarterfinal – Blake Jackson (Millard South) 28-1 won by injury default over Bryce Alderette (BE) 22-14 (Inj. 2:54)

   Semifinal – Blake Jackson (Millard South) 28-1 won by decision over Cody Niemiec (PLV ) 23-2 (Dec 4-3)

   1st Place Match – Blake Jackson (Millard South) 28-1 won in SV – 1 over Jakason Burks ( Burke) 10-1 (SV-1 3-1)

 

113 – Alex Vacha placed 6th and scored 4.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Alex Vacha (Millard South) 16-12 received a bye () (Bye)

   Quarterfinal – Nolan Niemiec (Papillion-LaVista ) 29-8 won by fall over Alex Vacha (Millard South) 16-12 (Fall 1:24)

   Cons. Round 2 – Alex Vacha (Millard South) 16-12 won by decision over Jeremy Nielsen (Westside) 7-9 (Dec 11-4)

   Cons. Round 3 – Jason Hurd (Omaha North ) 21-10 won by fall over Alex Vacha (Millard South) 16-12 (Fall 0:18)

   5th Place Match – Doug Cheek (BE) 23-8 won by major decision over Alex Vacha (Millard South) 16-12 (MD 12-4)

 

120 – Austin Coufal placed 3rd and scored 18.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Austin Coufal (Millard South) 27-4 won by fall over John Moulton (CP 1-15 (Fall 1:07)

   Quarterfinal – Austin Coufal (Millard South) 27-4 won by fall over Caelan Hester (Bellevue East) 13-15 (Fall 3:38)

   Semifinal – Aeneas Renfrow (Omaha Burke) 23-10 won by fall over Austin Coufal (Millard South) 27-4 (Fall 2:19)

   Cons. Round 3 – Austin Coufal (Millard South) 27-4 won by decision over Caleb Connor (PLVS) 23-10 (Dec 2-0)

   3rd Place Match – Austin Coufal (Millard South) 27-4 won by decision over Aweys Salat ( Bryan) 23-7 (Dec 1-0)

 

126 – Creighton Baughman placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Creighton Baughman (Millard South) 27-1 received a bye () (Bye)

   Quarterfinal – Creighton Baughman (Millard South) 27-1 won by fall over Colton Patrick (BE) 8-4 (Fall 0:44)

   Semifinal – Creighton Baughman (Millard South) 27-1 won  over Dae`Kwon Seavers (North ) 25-6 (Dec 8-1)

   1st Place Match – Eron Haynes (Central) 23-1 won over Creighton Baughman (Millard South) 27-1 (Dec 4-3)

 

132 – Nathan Rodriguez placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

   Champ. Rd 1 – Nathan Rodriguez (Millard South) 30-1 won by fall over Duane Mayhue (Benson) 2-12 (Fall 0:58)

   Quarterfinal – Nathan Rodriguez (Millard South) 30-1 won by fall over Dillon Bailey (North ) 18-11 (Fall 3:01)

   Semifinal – Nathan Rodriguez (Millard South) 30-1 won by decision over Jakody Rezac (BE) 31-6 (Dec 6-5)

   1st Place Match – Nathan Rodriguez (Millard South) 30-1 won by decision over Oscar Baird (BW) 13-4 (Dec 9-6)

 

138 – Zac Charity placed 2nd and scored 23.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Zac Charity (Millard South) 28-2 won by fall over Cody Stussy (Bellevue West) 7-8 (Fall 0:34)

   Quarterfinal – Zac Charity (Millard South) 28-2 won by fall over Abdi Abdi (Omaha Bryan) 8-16 (Fall 1:00)

   Semifinal – Zac Charity (Millard South) 28-2 won by major decision over Ben Holman (Millard West) 26-9 (MD 19-8)

   1st Place Match – Ronniel Wells (Omaha North ) 25-5 won by fall over Zac Charity (Millard South) 28-2 (Fall 5:35)

 

152 – Connor Olin placed 2nd and scored 22.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Connor Olin (Millard South) 27-1 won by fall over Isaac Martinez (Omaha South) 1-8 (Fall 0:34)

   Quarterfinal – Connor Olin (Millard South) 27-1 won by fall over Colin Campin (Omaha Burke) 16-15 (Fall 2:52)

   Semifinal – Connor Olin (Millard South) 27-1 won by decision over Kylan Byars (Omaha Northwest) 20-9 (Dec 7-3)

   1st Place Match – Josh Jansa (Omaha Westside) 29-1 won by fall over Connor Olin (Millard South) 27-1 (Fall 1:09)

 

160 – Isaac Trumble placed 3rd and scored 20.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Isaac Trumble (Millard South) 24-7 received a bye () (Bye)

   Quarterfinal – Isaac Trumble (Millard South) 24-7 won by fall over Bryce Ketelsen (PLV ) 17-15 (Fall 3:04)

   Semifinal – Conner Willey (PLVS) 22-5 won by decision over Isaac Trumble (Millard South) 24-7 (Dec 7-5)

   Cons. Round 3 – Isaac Trumble (Millard South) 24-7 won by fall over Jaxon Kelley (Omaha Burke) 14-17 (Fall 2:13)

   3rd Place Match – Isaac Trumble (Millard South) 24-7 won by fall over Dawson Brannen (BW) 11-6 (Fall 0:59)

 

170 – Braden Trimble  placed 2nd and scored 21.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Braden Trimble (Millard South) 29-2 won by fall over Jaxon Goss (CP) 2-23 (Fall 1:18)

   Quarterfinal – Braden Trimble (Millard South) 29-2 won by major over Tyler Needham (PLVS) 21-13 (MD 12-2)

   Semifinal – Braden Trimble (Millard South) 29-2 won by decision over Nathan Lenz (Omaha Burke) 20-13 (Dec 6-5)

   1st Place Match – Matt Sorich (MW) 15-0 won by decision over Braden Trimble (Millard South) 29-2 (Dec 4-1)

 

182 – Doug Weidner placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Doug Weidner (Millard South) 9-2 received a bye () (Bye)

   Quarterfinal – Doug Weidner (Millard South) 9-2 won by fall over Andres Benito (Omaha South) 4-8 (Fall 1:04)

   Semifinal – Doug Weidner (Millard South) 9-2 won by decision over Dillyn Miller (Omaha Burke) 25-7 (Dec 7-6)

   1st Place Match – Darlondo Hill (Westside) 28-0 won by fall over Doug Weidner (Millard South) 9-2 (Fall 3:28)

 

195 – Rajan Ellebb placed 2nd and scored 22.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Rajan Ellebb (Millard South) 23-7 received a bye () (Bye)

   Quarterfinal – Rajan Ellebb (Millard South) 23-7 won by fall over Brendon Boatwright (PLV ) 13-10 (Fall 3:42)

   Semifinal – Rajan Ellebb (Millard South) 23-7 won by fall over Jaylin Bradley (Bellevue West) 6-2 (Fall 0:58)

   1st Place Match – Javone Malone (Benson) 21-0 won by decision over Rajan Ellebb (Millard South) 23-7 (Dec 5-4)

 

220 – Brooke Crinklaw placed 5th and scored 13.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Brooke Crinklaw (Millard South) 22-9 received a bye () (Bye)

   Quarterfinal – Brooke Crinklaw (Millard South) 22-9 won by fall over Ty Reynolds (Bellevue West) 13-7 (Fall 5:20)

   Semifinal – Alexander Dukart (Millard West) 29-5 won by fall over Brooke Crinklaw (Millard South) 22-9 (Fall 0:36)

   Cons. Round 3 – Ty`rick Parham (Central) 13-8 won by major  over Brooke Crinklaw (Millard South) 22-9 (MD 13-3)

   5th Place Match – Brooke Crinklaw (Millard South) 22-9 won by  forfeit over Sean Krebbs ( Benson) 7-6 (M. For.)

 

285 – Jake Mayville placed 5th and scored 10.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Jake Mayville (Millard South) 15-11 received a bye () (Bye)

   Quarterfinal – Gervais Lessley ( Bryan) 15-10 won by decision over Jake Mayville (Millard South) 15-11 (Dec 3-1)

   Cons. Round 2 – Jake Mayville (Millard South) 15-11 won by fall over Zeb Franklin (Omaha Benson) 2-7 (Fall 4:39)

   Cons. Round 3 – Joel Anstine (Bellevue East) 33-4 won by fall over Jake Mayville (Millard South) 15-11 (Fall 2:06)

   5th Place Match – Jake Mayville (Millard South) 15-11 won by forfeit over Gervais Lessley  (Bryan) 15-10 (M. For.)

 

Summary:
After a hard fought Metro Duals win, and starting the individual tournament a man short, the Patriots would look to have their hands full in winning a 4th consecutive Metro Championship. Having lost Austin McDonald to injury on Friday, there would be a sense of urgency for the team coming into Saturday.

Coach Doug Denson would comment:

“We feel strongly that our team depth is always an advantage for us. Unfortunately we lost Austin for the individual tournament and according to the Metro rules, we couldn’t add anyone to the roster. Normally, I would have felt comfortable with our team depth, but Burke has gotten a lot stronger as they get healthy, so they would enter the tournament at full strength. This was definitely a cause for concern.”

After the first round, the Patriots would be in second place looking to get into a groove. In the quarterfinals, Millard South turned up the heat taking control of the tournament. By the end of the semi-finals, the championship would be well in hand. 8 Patriots would make it to the finals outdistancing any of the challengers.

Coach Jay Meneely would comment:

“We didn’t get a lot of first round matches, so there was no way for us to separate ourselves in the early going. We felt like our main threat would be Burke because they were one of the few teams who could match our numbers. At full strength, Millard West would be formidable but the Wildcats would enter the tournament a little short handed as well. Once we got in our groove, though, the guys really wrestled well. We didn’t even get to the medal round before we had a comfortable lead.”

Coming into the medal round, the Patriots would have 13 out of 13 top 6 medalist. After the medal rounds were over, the team would crown three 3rd place finishers, two 5th place finishers and a 6th. The medal rounds were able to push the Patriots to a 100+ point lead in the tournament.

Coach Olson would comment:

“We feel like if we go 50% in the medal round matches, that we are having a good day. In our consolation matches, we put together 4 out of 5 wins which is exceptional. To head into the finals with a 100 point lead, you have to like the fact that the finalist would not have any extra pressure on them.”

This year’s finals would be on a single mat and broadcast by Cox Cable. The idea was to give the Metro a real championship feel. With 8 finalist, Millard South would have a clear advantage over other teams. The team started strong with a hard fought overtime win at 106. Blake Jackson would avenge a loss suffered in the Metro Duals a day before by winning over Burks from Omaha Burke.

Coach Meneely would comment:

“Blake is a remarkably composed wrestler. Guys like Blake keep their cool in tense situations. Blake learned from his OT loss on Friday and opened up in the OT to take the win; he didn’t want to get risky out there, but he did want to push the pace on his feet. We definitely felt good that Blake could get the team started in the finals”

After the 106 win, things would not go well for the Patriots. Of the 7 finals left, Millard South would only muster one win. Nathan Rodriguez would earn his second Metro Championship with a gritty performance over Baird from Bellevue West.

Coach Doug Denson would remark:

“I’m not sure what happened in the finals, but we just couldn’t get things going our way. The crowd was against us, and maybe we just came unraveled a little. We have to turn these setbacks into comebacks as our guys know we can do better and we can win many of the matches we lost.”

Coach Nate Olson would comment:

“With the one mat format, it became a little more intimate; everyone in the gym no Millard South was cheering against Millard South. This is to be expected; nobody is going to be for the team on top. Our guys have to be able to keep better focused and perform at a high level under any adverse circumstances.”

Coach Meneely would comment:

“We are a veteran team and we have a lot of experience on the mat; we have to be better than we showed in the finals. Part of the problem was the contrasting styles we saw. I think some of the guys weren’t ready for the styles they faced. This was clearly the problem in four of the matches. Baughman, Charity, Olin and Weidner faced people who had styles you simply don’t see every day.”

Coach Denson would add:

“We think some of these matchup issues can and will be fixed. Now we have that first time experience under our belts, we go back to work, study film, prepare better and see what happens. There will be no excuses next time around, that’s for sure!”

Coach Meneely would add:

“What is most disappointing is that some of our guys got pinned and we don’t take this lightly. We feel like this finals result should be a motivator for our guys. They have to be fired up to work harder and to prepare better.”

 

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