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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


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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