The JV Patriots made up for the cancellation of South Sioux City, by wrestling in the Newman Grove Holiday Tournament on Friday, December 30th. The Patriots battled 11 other Varsity and JV teams in the tournament and came home mere points away from winning the team championship.
1. Logan View 212.0
2. Millard South JV 209.0
3. Norfolk JV 1 152.0
4. Boone Central Newman Grove 143.0
5. Lousiville 121.0
6. Fremont JV 99.5
7. Twin River 78.0
8. Stanton 71.0
9. Omaha Westside JV 66.0
10. Fullerton 52.0
11. Hay Springs 41.0
12. Nebraska Christian 38.0
13. Norfolk JV 2 11.5
The Patriots were able to fill 11 weight classes even though they took 14 wrestlers to the tournament. Of the 11 weight classes, 9 wrestlers were able to finish in the top 3 in their respective weight classes. The Patriots were also able to push 8 wrestlers into the Finals.
At 106 pounds, Austin Sloger and Dominic Deloa wrestled each other in the semi-finals. Deloa ended up pinning Sloger in the second period. Deloa would go on to finish 2nd and Sloger would win 3rd place!
At 113 and 126 pounds, a pair of freshmen, Garrett Carbullido and Garrett Mandolfo each finished in 2nd place. Mandolfo wrestled in a 6-man round-robin at 126 pounds. He was able to earn 3 pins and a decision en route to his silver medal.
In the next 4 weight classes, the Patriots were able to win their last match of the day. Jace Caniglia at 132 pounds continued his undefeated streak by beating a returning State Qualifier, Juan Lasso of Nebraska Christian in the finals. At 138 pounds, Junior Garett Svoboda recorded 3 pins on the day including a first period pin in the finals. At 145 pounds, Sophomore Al Cunningham finished in 3rd place after finishing the day with a 3-1 record. Senior Ricky Hayden at 152 pounds used a pair of pins and a 7-5 decision (in his final match) on his way to an individual championship.
In the last two weight classes (182 and 195), the Patriots were able to send Doug Weidner and Krew Tran to the finals. Weidner pinned all three of his opponents on his way to 1st place. Tran pinned his first opponent, but fell in the finals to an undefeated wrestler from Boone Central.
Also wrestling in the tournament for the Patriots were Drake Angerman (152), Matt Delaware (160), Cade Sortino (170), and Chris Wortman (170).