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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:00 pm

Washington made it two years in a row in winning the championship of the Route 141 Rumble.

The wrestling Blue Jays captured the team crown despite forfeiting two weight classes last Saturday at Rockwood Summit High School.

Hazelwood East finished second in the 13-team field. Ozark placed third.

“It was a great day for us. As a team, we went 40-12 on the day,” said Washington Head Coach Josh Ohm. “We were short two varsity guys. We knew with only 12 guys, we would all need to have a good meet to finish on top. That’s exactly what we did.”

Of the Blue Jays’ 12 wrestlers, 11 of them advanced to the semifinals of their respective weight classes. Five of them reached the finals and two of them claimed individual crowns.

“We had a lot of good things happen. We are still improving with each time we step on the mat,” Ohm said. “We have a lot of work left to do in the room and in competition, but this team is dedicated to that process. That’s why we are having a lot of success to this point.”

Winning individual titles for Washington were Cody Gardner and Nicholas Solter.

Gardner (120) had a 5-0 tournament record. He pinned Hillsboro’s Josh Schuler in the finals.

“Cody had a great meet. He was able to avenge a loss to a very solid wrestler from Pacific in the semifinals and then wrestled his best match of high school to pick up the fall against the Hillsboro kid,” Ohm said. “Cody is a very dangerous wrestler for anyone out there at 120. I think people are going to learn that real fast as the season gets to the important part.”

Solter (126) went 4-0 on the day. He pinned Sikeston’s Cody Middleton in the finals.

“Nicholas had limited practice last week due to some minor injuries, so we didn’t know what to expect from him,” Ohm said. “He went out and dominated his bracket, scoring in the bonus in every match.”

Reaching the finals and placing second were Parker Neptune, Cole Hamai and Spencer Baird.

Neptune (113) posted a 4-1 record. He lost to Hazelwood East’s Jerry Stepps in the finals.

Hamai (138) was 4-1 in the tournament. He lost by major decision to Whitfield’s Chris Wilkes in the finals.

Hamai now has 124 career wins as a junior.

Baird (152) also went 4-1 on the day. He lost by decision 7-5 to Whitfield’s Rodney Hahn in the finals.

Baird became Washington’s all-time wins leader with 126.

The Blue Jays’ third-place wrestlers were Cody Summers, Caleb Summers, Kyle Summers, Jeremy Monehan and Matt Pecka.

Cody Summers (132) registered a 4-1 tourney record. He won by major decision 8-0 over Hazelwood East’s Cedric Jones in the third-place match.

Caleb Summers (160) had a 3-1 meet record. He pinned Ozark’s Josh Cheek in the third-place contest.

Kyle Summers (170) went 4-1 on the day. He won by decision 3-0 over Ft. Zumwalt East’s Jordan Femmer in the third-place match.

“Regardless of the results, Kyle had a great day. He was in, by far, the toughest bracket and took third,” Ohm said. “He beat three ranked kids and gave up an extremely close decision to (Austin) Repp of Pacific, who had been dominating everyone he has seen this year. Kyle didn’t start wrestling this season due to injury until just a few weeks ago. It will take time for him to really be at his best. This was definitely a step in the right direction.”

Monehan (182) was 4-1 overall. He won by decision 2-1 over Summit’s Brendan Abbott in the third-place contest.

“I couldn’t be happier with Jeremy Monehan,” Ohm said. “He stepped up to replace an injured Jared Rennick, moved up a weight class and was able to get third for us.”

Pecka (285) had a 2-1 tourney mark. He pinned Summit’s Alex Lance in the third-place match.

Placing fourth was Jacob Kliethermes (220). He went 2-2 overall, losing by decision 4-1 to Ft. Zumwalt East’s Caleb Kotraba in the third-place match.

Luke Knight (145) did not place.

Washington was open at 106 and 195.


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West vs. Daniel Boone Post 262, 5 p.m.

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Hannibal Post 55, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. G1 winner, 5 p.m.

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Springfield Glendale vs. Jackson, 3 p.m.

G2 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. G1 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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