Outstanding Performances At SNC

With two weeks until the regular season is complete many schools were active on the mat over the weekend as they take another step toward districts.
For some schools the usual business of traveling to invitational invites and for others conference action was an opportunity to see the mix and clashes of different classes but at the bottom line all have one thing in common, they came to wrestle.
For the Fairbury Jeffs it was an outstanding weekend as the Jeffs were able to score 136 points as a team placing them at second at the SNC conference on Saturday, January 28.
A well rounded day performances throughout the weight divisions, yet one Jeff stood taller as it was junior Noah Hyson who went 3-0 with three pin fall victories en-route to taking first at the 220-pound division.
The senior duo of Drake Richtarik (285-pounds) and Conner Gerths (145-pounds) put up a strong resilience in the championship match but to no avail as they each took second finishing 2-1 on the day.
A quartet of Jeffs looked and showed their strength on the way to taking third was Jerik Johnson (182-pounds), Konrad Kuzelka (170-pounds), Riley Arner (160-pounds) and Gavin Gerths (113-pounds).
Another quartet of Jeffs were placing in the top five of their divisions with fourth place which came by the efforts from Aldo Ramos (195-pounds), Dalton VanLaningham (132-pounds) and Spencer Weers (126-pounds).
Also competing for Fairbury was Carter Johnson, Hayden Bear and Cody Berkenmeier.
Wolverines Finish Third
The Wilber-Clatonia Wolverines have a great outing as well on Saturday at the SNC Conference Invite as they battled to earn 129 points as a team giving them third.
The young core of wrestlers proved more than capable with the freshman duo of Zaiyahn Ornelas (106-pounds) and Grant Eschiti (113-pounds) each took first along with sophomore Iverson Mejia who took first as well in the 132-pound class as each finished 3-0 on the day.
Junior Lane Vessely (160-pounds) was able to get second, Zander Baker at 145-pounds and Jordan Marsh at 152-pounds were able secure their final wins going 3-1 to take third and Keith Kvasnicka placed fourth in the 285-pound division.
Also competing for Wilber-Clatonia was Allen Odvody, Hugo Pomajzl, Ryan Marsh, and Pedro Hernandez.
The Wolverines will be back on the mat on Friday at the Norris Invitational.
Titans Finish Fourth
Coming up with an even 100 points as the Thayer Central Titans take 4th as a team with multiple top finishes as well. Of the seven Titans that competed on the mat, it was the Senior duo of Triston Wells (120-pounds) and staying undefeated as he progressed to 39-0 was Gunner Mumford (170-pounds) with each Titan going 3-0 taking first.
Senior Cameron Schulte (182-pounds) and freshman Cole Vorderstrasse (195-pounds) each took second.
Sophomore Colter Sinn was able to take third in the 106-pounds and senior Avery Drohman was able to get fourth at 113-pounds.
Also competing for Thayer Central was Mason Remmers.
Thayer Central will be back on the mats competing at the Fairbury Invite on Friday.


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