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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

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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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