Patriots Set New All-Class Dual Win Streak Record!

Nebraska Duels

Columbus, NE – The Patriot wrestling team broke a 34-year old record set by Gering in 1983 for most consecutive dual wins!  The streak, which started after the 2014 NSAA Dual State Championships, where the Patriots lost in the Championship match to Grand Island by a score of 33-29.  That next season, the Patriots began a string of 98 straight dual wins!  

Coach Denson, who was a special guest for the duals in Columbus, said, “I am super proud of our kids!  They earned this record by their tireless efforts both in season and out of season.  This is going to be a tough record to beat!”

This year’s Patriots team was in Columbus for the Nebraska Duals on Friday and Saturday.  The record-breaking dual was against Sioux City Bishop Heelan.  The very first dual of the tournament was against Coach Olson’s alma mater, Tekamah-Herman.  Coach Olson said, “It was very surreal to coach against the team that I grew up cheering for and wrestling for.  All of my family still lives in Tekamah so it was nice seeing some of them in Columbus.”  

 

The Patriots cruised through the competition on Friday:

Millard South

Match #1 Millard South defeated Tekamah-Herman 73-6

Match #2 Millard South defeated Columbus Scotus 59-15

Match #3 Millard South defeated Gothenburg 63-15

Match #4 Millard South defeated Shelby-Rising City 80-0

Match #5 Millard South defeated Twin River 73-6

 

Coach Meneely had this to say after the competition on Friday, “I love taking our team to dual tournaments.  There is only one wrestler going at a time so all of the coaches can focus in on that one individual.  We may have won by big margins today, but each team we faced had some good individuals that really pushed our guys to be better.”  

On Saturday, the Patriots were closing in on the record of 96 straight dual wins.  For the record 97th dual win, the Patriots were pitted against Bishop Heelan.  That dual started at 152 pounds, and the Crusaders took a 15-6 lead into the 220 pound match.  With a 2-2 tie in the third period, Bishop Heelan chose to start in the bottom position.  That decision was all Gavin Peitzmeier needed!  He pinned Diego Samaniego with 45 seconds left in the period.  That was a momentum changer in the dual.  After Jake Mayville lost a close decision at heavyweight, the Patriots strung together 5 straight wins, and won 6 out of the final 7 matches to win the dual 42-21.  

 

The results from the other duals are below:

Saturday One – Millard South

Match #6 Millard South defeated O`Neill 72-9

Match #7 Millard South defeated Cozad 71-6

Match #8 Millard South defeated Elkhorn South 70-0

Match #9 Millard South defeated Bishop Heelan Catholic 42-21

Match #10 Millard South defeated Overland Park-Blue Valley West 74-6

 

Individual records from the weekend:  (Wrestlers in BOLD signify All-Dual Team Members)

 

106 Results

Caleb Coyle of Millard South went 10-0

 

113 Results

Blake Jackson of Millard South went 10-0

Dominic DeLoa of Millard South went 3-0

 

120 Results

Conor Knopick of Millard South went 10-0

 

126 Results

Garrett Carbullido of Millard South went 7-0

 

132 Results

Alex Vacha of Millard South went 8-2

 

138 Results

Blake Smith of Millard South went 9-1

 

145 Results

Garett Svoboda of Millard South went 10-0

 

152 Results

Alex White of Millard South went 8-2

 

160 Results

Isaac Trumble of Millard South went 10-0

Alfonso Cunningham of Millard South went 5-1

 

170 Results

Josh Trumble of Millard South went 4-1

 

182 Results

Krew Tran of Millard South went 6-3

 

195 Results

Chris Wortman of Millard South went 7-2

Conner Hoy of Millard South went 0-1

 

220 Results

Gavin Peitzmeier of Millard South went 10-0

 

285 Results

Jake Mayville of Millard South went 6-4