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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 2:00 pm

Washington had 11 medalists and notched a third-place team finish at the Gateway Athletic Conference Wrestling Tournament last Friday and Saturday at Ft. Zumwalt East High School.

Holt won the conference tournament, which featured every GAC team, with 209 points.

Timberland finished second with 192.5 points. Washington was third with 155 points.

Francis Howell Central placed fourth with 141 points followed by Ft. Zumwalt West (136.5), Francis Howell (136), Troy (115), Ft. Zumwalt South (92), St. Charles West (76), Francis Howell North (68), Ft. Zumwalt North (60), Ft. Zumwalt East (47), Warrenton (28.5), St. Charles (17) and Winfield (9).

“We proved that we can wrestle with anyone. I was very impressed with that,” said Washington Head Coach Josh Ohm. “Even though we didn’t win all of those close matches, we definitely were in them. With work, I think we can close that gap by February.”

Washington sent eight wrestlers to the semifinals, but no one reached the finals of their respective weight classes.

Finishing in third place were Cole Hamai, Spencer Baird, Caleb Summers and Matt Pecka.

Hamai (138) went 4-1 in the tournament, improving to 38-3 on the season. He lost to Howell’s Connor Flynn in the semifinals, but bounced back with wins over Troy’s Kyle Hamilton and Holt’s Brendan Bickert in the third-place match.

Baird (152) went 4-1 overall, improving to 34-6 on the season. He lost to Holt’s Clayton Ream in the semifinals, but came back to defeat Ft. Zumwalt West’s Rourke Penn and Howell’s Jacob Behr in the third-place match.

Summers (160) went 4-1 overall, improving to 34-5 on the season. He lost by a 5-4 decision to St. Charles West’s Casey Bartee in the semifinals, but bounced back to defeat Holt’s Cee Monsvais and Howell North’s Jeremiah Reed in the third-place match.

Pecka (285) went 3-1 overall, improving to 26-11. He lost by a 1-0 decision to Ft. Zumwalt West’s Briar Rice in the semifinals, but came back with wins over Ft. Zumwalt South’s Christian Hundley and Howell’s Corey Fleming in the third-place match.

Washington’s fourth-place finishers were Parker Neptune and Kyle Summers.

Neptune (113) went 2-2 in the tournament, moving to 31-8 on the season. He reached the semifinals and lost to Timberland’s Aaron Beckmann in the third-place match.

Summers (170) went 3-2 in the event, moving to 12-5 overall. He lost in the final seconds of his semifinal match by a 6-3 decision and dropped the third-place match 3-1 to Troy’s Tim Hoffman.

The Blue Jays’ fifth-place finishers were Jared Rennick, Jacob Kliethermes and Logan Baird.

Rennick (182) went 2-2 in the tourney, moving to 32-8 overall. He defeated Troy’s Dustin Heisse in the fifth-place match.

Kliethermes (220) went 3-2 in the event, improving to 18-16 overall. He defeated St. Charles West’s Alex Breck in the fifth-place match.

Baird (192) went 2-2 in the tourney, moving to 30-10 overall. He lost in the semifinals, but came back to eventually defeat St. Charles West’s Andelson Perez in the fifth-place match.

Also reaching the semifinals at 126 was Nicholas Solter, who withdrew from there after becoming ill, and settled for sixth place.

Washington’s Cody Summers (132) advanced to the final round and also placed sixth.

Also wrestling for the Blue Jays were Cody Gardner (120) and Luke Knight (145).

“We are not concerned with our record, just finding the best competition out there and getting better,” Ohm said. “Even though we took third place, we beat a lot of tough teams and still have not been beaten in a dual or outscored in a meet by a Class 3 team this year.”

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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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