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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:00 pm | Updated: 8:31 am, Thu Feb 14, 2013.

It was a banner weekend for the Washington High School wrestling team last Friday and Saturday at the Class 3 District 1 Tournament at the Farmington Civic Center.

The Blue Jays captured the district championship, crowned three individual champions and qualified 10 for the state tournament Thursday through Friday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

The 10 state qualifiers is the most in the school’s history.

“We’re wrestling with a lot of confidence. This is the right time of year to be doing that. We know that we have put the work in to get us here, so as long as we believe in ourselves, we can achieve our goals,” said Washington Head Coach Josh Ohm. “We didn’t wrestle this season to win a district title. We wrestled this year to have our school’s first state champion and to bring home the first team trophy. Until we get those things accomplished, we won’t be satisfied.”

Washington won the district title with a team score of 205.5 points.

Farmington finished second with 177.5 followed by Webster Groves (127.5), Pacific (117.5), De Soto (112.5), Union (107.5), Rockwood Summit (83.5), Sikeston (83.5), Hillsboro (74), Windsor (56), Poplar Bluff (54), Festus (45), Cape Central (39), St. Mary’s (34) and North County (18).

The top four finishers in each weight class qualified for the state tournament.

“As a team, it was a great experience to knock off such a powerful Farmington team and have such a contribution from the team,” said Ohm. “It wasn’t just a few guys who got this done for us, it was an entire team effort. When I say that, I really mean it. Every athlete contributed team points, which allowed us to separate from the others in the meet.

Washington’s individual champions were Cole Hamai, Spencer Baird and Caleb Summers.

Also qualifying for state were Parker Neptune, Cody Gardner, Nicholas Solter, Cody Summers, Kyle Summers, Logan Baird and Matt Pecka.

Hamai (138) went 4-0 in the tournament, improving to 49-3 on the season. He won a 13-5 major decision over Union’s Alex Gaebe in the finals.

Hamai will open the state meet against Willard’s Connar Loderhose (40-9).

“Cole did exactly what he was supposed to do and what we expect of him. He went out there and scored in the bonus in every match to help his team win a team title,” Ohm said. “He had another great meet and he continues to set records for us. He now holds school records for most wins in a season by a freshman, sophomore and junior. He also set the single season wins record as well. He will be the first to have 50 wins in school history this weekend.”

Baird (152) posted a 3-0 district record, improving to 44-7 overall. He won an 8-1 decision over Pacific’s Dalton Voyles in the finals.

Baird meets Kearney’s Jaxton Bingham (23-22) in the state opener.

“This was a great thing for Spencer. No one would have ever believed it, he had never won an individual title until Saturday. He has always just been a hard worker that finishes near the top, but never gets the championship,” Ohm said. “The best thing about Spencer is that he has said all along that he will win his last two meets and he really believes that. He is halfway there. We are excited to see him finish it off this weekend.”

Summers (160) went 4-0 in the tourney, moving to 45-8 on the season. He had an eye-opening 7-5 win over Rockwood Summit’s Ian McIntosh (36-2) in the finals.

Summers takes on Hillcrest’s Jesse Kerr (33-15) at state.

“Caleb went through another extremely tough bracket. He was really tested in the semifinals to a kid who had only one loss and that was in the first meet of the year over 45 matches ago,” Ohm said. “McIntosh is as good as they come in Class 3, but we believed in Caleb and so did he. He kept the match close and when a scoring opportunity appeared, he attacked and got the five. It was so great to see that if you put the time in and do things right, it will eventually pay off. He is seeing that now.”

Gardner (120) finished second with a 3-1 record, improving to 22-6 overall. He lost an 11-7 decision to Webster Groves’ Tyler Lawson in the finals.

Gardner wrestles Republic’s Tanner (Willis) Edgen (36-15) at state.

Solter (126) placed second with a 2-1 record, moving to 41-6 on the season. He lost a 12-4 major decision to De Soto’s Dalton Adams in the finals.

Solter meets Ft. Zumwalt North’s Eric Byers (23-9) in the state opener.

Kyle Summers (170) finished second with a 2-1 record, improving to 21-9 overall. He lost a 7-4 decision to Pacific’s Austin Repp in the finals.

Summers takes on Westminster’s Brink Thompson (23-23) in the state opener.

Neptune (113) finished third with a 3-1 mark, moving to 42-11 overall. He pinned De Soto’s Cody Dedear in the third-place match.

Neptune wrestles Helias’ Dylan Linsenbardt (44-8) at state.

Logan Baird (195) was third with a 3-1 record, moving to 38-13 on the season. He won by injury default over Hillsboro’s Joshua Mayberry in the third-place contest.

Baird takes on Staley’s Daltan Sweet (48-5) at the state meet.

Cody Summers (132) placed fourth with a 3-2 record, improving to 34-19. He lost a 5-1 decision to Farmington’s Brenden Briese in the third-place match.

Summers wrestles Kearney’s Blake Clevenger (39-9) at state.

Pecka (285) was fourth with a 4-2 record, moving to 34-17. He lost to Cape Central’s Chris Bryant in the third-place match.

Pecka meets McCluer’s Xavier Jenkins (27-3) at state.

Also competing for Washington were:

• Izeck Elbert (145) 2-2 to finish 7-14;

• Jeremy Monehan (182) 2-2 to end 23-16;

• Jacob Kliethermes (220) 1-2 to go 23-23.

The Blue Jays were open at 106.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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