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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:32 pm | Updated: 4:30 pm, Fri Dec 14, 2012.

By Bill Battle

Missourian Sports Editor

Winning five weight class titles, the Union wrestling Wildcats placed second in their pool and fourth overall in the event.

While Union dominated, having open weight classes hurt the Wildcats, according to Head Coach Justin Cranmer.

“The team scores are a little skewed because of the way we scored the tournament,” Cranmer said. “It was dual meet scoring and we had five open weight classes, so a team that had a full lineup got forfeit points against all the open weights from other schools.”

Holt and Brentwood were the pool winners. Holt won the overall title with 237 points while Logan-Rogersville was second at 205. Brentwood scored 204 points while Union finished with 180.

Webster Groves was next at 176 points while Sullivan scored 170, Lutheran South ended with 156, Hancock had 75, Winfield posted 63 and Borgia was last with 45 points.

Union also had one wrestler finish in third place and another take fourth. Union only had nine wrestlers in action due to ACT testing, injuries and illness. A number of junior varsity wrestlers also saw action in the event.

“The guys who were wrestling did great,” Cranmer said. “Our varsity kids only lost seven matches all day. We are wrestling tough and it is going to be an exciting season when we get healthy and fill out our lineup.”

Winning titles for Union were Jordan Nowak (126), Alex Gaebe (138), Devon Fennessey (145), Cody Pace (152) and Dalton Kuenzel (170).

Nowak went 4-0 in actual matches and also won one walkover match. All four wins were by pins, including a 34-second pin of Lutheran South’s Cameron Moore and an overtime pin of Logan-Rogersville’s Michael Shebesta in 6:58.

He also pinned JaQuan Jones of Webster Groves in 3:55 and Gary Silerio of Brentwood in 1:30.

“Jordan Nowak pinned all of his opponents this weekend on his way to the championship and pushing his record to 13-2 with nine pins,” Cranmer said. “He went into overtime in his final match and ended up pinning his opponent with just a few seconds left. That was the match of the tournament.”

Gaebe also won all five matches with four by pins and one in a walkover.

His fastest pin came against Caleb Colvin, representing the JV teams, in 1:16.

“Alex Gaebe had a great tournament pinning all of his opponents,” Cranmer said. “That pushed his record to 14-1 with 11 pins.”

Gaebe’s other pins came against Webster Groves’ Benjamin Killeen (2:34), Brentwood’s Blake Kelley (4:56) and Sullivan’s Travis Mogat (5:41).

Fennessey continued his winning ways with four pins and one walkover victory.

“Devon Fennessey continued his pin streak, pinning all four of his opponents this weekend on his way to his second tournament championship this year,” Cranmer said. “He is now 15-0 with 13 pins and two forfeits.”

Fennessey pinned Brentwood’s Deshaun Johnson in 10 seconds and also earned a 39-second pin over Brody Smith of Webster Groves.

The other pins were against Holt’s Austin Keller in 1:25 and against Devin Maidard of the JV teams (no time given).

Pace won all five of his matches with four of the wins coming by pins.

“Cody Pace won his four matches in his pool by pin and beat the Logan-Rogersville wrestler (Joseph Whittington) 3-2 in the finals,” Cranmer said. “That was another great match. He is now 13-2 with 10 pins.”

Three of his pins came in under a minute. He pinned Brentwood’s Kyle Pudlowski in 31 seconds, Borgia’s Dylan Voss in 33 seconds and Lutheran South’s Evan Koenig in 39 seconds.

The fourth pin was over Dorsey Lawrence of Webster Groves in 1:17.

Kuenzel wrestled for the first time this season and won four matches by pins and one by a major decision.

“Dalton Kuenzel wrestled well in his first matches back,” Cranmer said.

The major decision came in the title bout against Cee Monsivais of Holt, 8-0.

The pins were over Reed Dietiker of Webster Groves in 15 seconds, Majesty Mukulu of Brentwood in 24 seconds, Alexander Enloe of Lutheran South in 39 seconds and Nate Farabee of the JV teams in 1:16.

Tyler Pace (120) was Union’s third-place finisher. He went 1-1 in contested pool matches with a pin of Brentwood’s Rayce Lynch in 1:40 and a loss by pin to Eli Paetow of Lutheran South in 4:39. He also took walkover wins against Webster Groves and Borgia.

He pinned teammate Dennis Dodd in the third-place bout in 3:59.

Dodd finished fourth, winning two of his contested bouts.

Besides the third-place match, Dodd pinned Winfield’s Brendan Politte in 3:02 and won a 14-7 decision over Brennen Lipp of Holt. He also earned a walkover win against Hancock.

Dalton Fennessey (132) went 3-2 on the day. He won two matches by pins and one by walkover. He lost once by pin and once by technical fall.

Shane Foster (138) went 3-2 with three pins. The losses came by pin and decision.

Jake Siddens (160) ended at 3-2 with all decisions ending in pins..

Joe Lasky (220) went 3-2 with one pin and two walkovers. He was pinned twice.

Devin Maidard (145) won one match by a pin and one in a walkover. He also lost twice by pins.

Logan Meyer (160) lost all four of his matches.

“This weekend we travel to Cape Girardeau for the Tiger Classic,” Cranmer said. “It will be a good test for our wrestlers. We should be competing for a team trophy this year.”


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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.


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