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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 1:00 pm

Kyle Summers has had an impressive junior year at Washington High School.

During the football season in the fall, Summers had a game where he rushed for 300 yards on just 17 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 67-21 thrashing of Ft. Zumwalt South.

And if that wasn’t enough, Summers recently concluded his winter wrestling campaign during the MSHSAA Championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia with all-state honors.

Competing in Class 3, Summers captured third-place honors at 170 pounds, posting a 4-1 record during the state tournament.

“Kyle is an incredibly gifted athlete, but sometimes he is the only thing stopping him from being the best,” said Washington Head Coach Josh Ohm. “I think after the state meet, he realizes that and he knows next year will be a very special year for him. I can’t wait to be a part of that.”

Summers (25-10) won his third-place match with an 8-6 decision over Ft. Zumwalt North’s Ryan Thomas, who he lost to twice during the regular season.

“It was good to come back and win third place. It was nice to beat him after losing to him twice this season,” Summers said. “It would have been nice to win in the semifinals and get to the last match.”

Summers had little trouble winning his first two matches and reaching the semifinals.

In the first round, he pinned Westminster’s Brink Thompson in 2:25.

Summers then won his quarterfinal match by a 15-5 major decision over Willard’s Hunter Yeargan.

The one state loss for Summers came in the semifinals, where he suffered a 3-2 overtime setback to eventual state runner-up Casey Bryan of Winnetonka.

“It was tough the way that match ended,” Summers said. “I knew I could still get third place, so I picked up my head and continued to wrestle hard.”

Despite the heartbreaking semifinal loss, Summers came back strong to win his next two matches.

In the wrestlebacks, he claimed a 10-3 decision over Warrensburg’s Brett Marr to reach the third-place match.

“I felt like Kyle finally opened up and wrestled at the state meet,” Ohm said. “He beat some kids who had already beat him and was literally one point away from being a finalist.”

Summers scored 17 team points for the Blue Jays, who finished the state meet in fourth place with 79.5 points, just two places away from a state trophy.

“We’ve always had big goals. We knew our potential was there to accomplish them. Our semifinal round bummed us out as far as getting a trophy,” Summers said. “I’m looking forward to my senior year, both football and wrestling. It should be a fun year. Maybe I can get to that championship match.”

Summers Twins

Kyle Summers’ older twin brothers, seniors Caleb and Cody Summers, also represented Washington at the state meet.

Caleb (47-11) also won a state medal, placing sixth at 160 pounds.

“It was a good experience. I’m glad to be a state medalist,” Caleb Summers said. “I remember being a little kid and wishing I could be here at state. Now that I’ve been here a couple of times, it feels good.”

Caleb’s biggest win of the season came over eventual state champion Ian McIntosh of Rockwood Summit’s in the district finals.

“It was great to see Caleb finish off his career on the medal stand. I know it’s hard for him to see both finalists on the stand next to them when he just beat them last week, but things happen like that sometimes,” Ohm said. “Regardless of where he finished, he needs to be proud of not only what he accomplished at state, but what he accomplished in the past four years.”

Cody (36-21) did not place at 132 pounds, but did win two matches.

“It was a tough break for Cody. He wrestled really well,” Caleb Summers said.

“I know Cody isn’t happy about his performance, but I truly feel he wrestled his best meet of his career and went out fighting,” Ohm said. “If one point goes the other way or if he has 30 more seconds, he would have found himself on the stand Saturday as well.”

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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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

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

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

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

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

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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