CHS has four place in Beloit Invitational
BELOIT – The Concordia High School wrestling team had four competitors place in the top six at the Beloit Invitational Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Cameron Miller, 126 pounds, and Kyle Marks, 220 pounds, placed fifth for the Panthers.
Gage Canfield, 132 pounds, and Zak Romo, 285 pounds, finished sixth in the tournament.
Concordia was 15th as a team with 50 points.
Chanute captured the team title in the tournament with 218.5 points. Blue Valley Southwest finished second with 156 points and Colby was third with 111.
"I am very proud of the way our wrestlers competed at Beloit. We were the aggressor in most of our matches, looking for shots and trying to put points on the board. However, we need to continue to set up our attacks to put ourselves in better position to finish our shots. These young men are making progress, and are beginning to utilize the skills we are teaching them in the practice room," Concordia coach Kevin Brown said.
Miller posted a 4-2 record on his way to a fifth-place finish. He Pinned Canaan Smith, Minneapolis; lost 2-0 to Tyler Irwin, Salina South; defeated Gunner Kerns, Plainville, 3-0; defeated Troy Juenemann, Oberlin, 3-0; lost to Caysen Smith, Abilene, 3-2; and then pinned Cale Rogers, Smith Center, in the fifth-place match.
Marks also went 4-2 in the tournament. He pinned Joey Soulivong, Salina South; lost 8-1 to Casey Hilton, Marysville; pinned Jared LeiVan, Osborne, in 12 seconds; pinned Braden Higdon, Stockton, in 44 seconds; lost 5-2 to Chandler Carter, DeSoto; and pinned Evan Standlea, Clay Center, in the match for fifth and sixth.
Canfield went 3-3 in placing sixth. He pinned Mitchell Schoenberger, Marysville, in 32 seconds; lost by fall to Sawyer Like, Blue Valley Southwest; defeated Trever Houser, Plainville, 6-3; defeated Dauson Whiteley, Abilene 4-2; lost to Hunter Miller, DeSoto, 6-1; and then fell 6-1 to Hunter Howerton, Silver Lake, in the fifth-place match.
Romo finished with a 2-3 record. He lost by fall to Ethan Jay, Colby; pinned Greg Martin, Marysville; defeated Logan Robins, Minneapolis, 2-0-; lost by fall to Mikel Cottenmyre, Republic County; and then lost by fall to Taten Pulec, Stockton, in the match for fifth and sixth.
Concordia's Cole Larsen, 113 pounds, lost by fall to Hunter Kiser, Abilene, in the opening round. He beat Tanner Reed, Colby, 5-4, and then lost 11-3 to Dalton Oliver, Smith Center.
Matt Whitley, 120 pounds, lost by fall to Christian Perez, Marysville. He pinned Logan John, DeSoto, and then lost by fall to David Hileman, Smith Center.
Blaze Payeur, 145 pounds, lost by fall to Chayse Saia, Silver Lake, and dropped a 1-0 decision to Chase Ryan, Smith Center.
James McCabe, 152 pounds, lost by fall to Daniel Dees, Chanute, and lost by fall to Chris Anderson, Oberlin.
Concordia will host its dual tournament on Friday and Saturday.
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