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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.”


Area Scoreboard


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

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


Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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