The Millard South JV wrestling team competed at the Howells-Dodge tournament over the weekend. The team finished 2nd place out of 14 teams in the tournament. Our team had many kids step up and compete to help up us earn runner-up at the meet. This was our first competition of the season, and the wrestlers were excited to finally have the opportunity to compete against different opponents other than their practice-wrestling partners.
We had two wrestlers competing at 106 pounds over the weekend. Dom DeLoa was one of our two wrestles who finished 1st place at the meet. He pinned his first opponent in .19 seconds, beat the 2nd in a decision 9-2, pinned his 3rd in 1:19, and won the championship match 17-1. And Jeremy McKee was the other wrestler who competed at 106 lbs. He pinned his final opponent for 3rd place.
Griffin Rettele wrestled 113 and finished 2nd place in the meet. He wrestled tough competition and had great opening tournament. Austin Sloger was the 120lb wrester this weekend, he won 3 matches by pins and finished 3rd place. Our 126lb wrestler was Justin Jeanette, and he also had a great opening weekend of wrestling and finished with a second place medal.
At 132lbs, we had two wrestlers competing. Tyler Woodward, and Barrett Hermanson both had big wins to help our team compete in the tournament. At 138lbs, J.J. Latenser, and Shane Quandt competed and also contributed to our team’s success. J.J. finished the tournament with a 3rd place victory.
145lb wrestler for the week was Gavin Youill. He wrestled with a great attitude and added a win to our team points. At 152lbs, Seth Rakes wrested a tough meet and finished with two wins. Will Leavitt wrestled 160 lbs. His first match came down to an end of the match takedown where he won. He also came up with two more victory’s and a 3rd place finish.
170 and 182 were tough brackets this weekend. Our team had Kiah Rasmussen and Cade Sorentino competing at those weight classes, and both athletes wrestled tough. At the 195lb weight class, Connor Hoy wrestled a great tournament. He was our second wrestler who finished the tournament with a gold medal, winning 4 matches. Finishing the tournament off at 285lbs, Beau Wendt added team points with 3 big time victories.