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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 5:30 pm | Updated: 8:11 am, Thu Dec 20, 2012.

With nine top-three finishes, Washington took top team honors last Friday and Saturday at the Raytown South Wrestling Tournament.

The Blue Jays finished first in the team standings with 646 points.

“I was very proud of our performance. We have come a long way as a team and it was nice to pick up the championship,” said Washington Head Coach Josh Ohm. “As good as I thought we were on the mat, I was more impressed with how tough our team was. Most of the team was feeling pretty sick or injured, but they all pulled together to get the wins we needed. Although we are very excited, we felt we had a bit of a let-down in the finals. We will work on that right away in practice.”

Warrensburg placed second with 604 points followed by Belton (583), Mt. Carmel, Ill. (438), Grain Valley (386), Blue Springs South (382.5), Kearney (365), Branson (347), Pacific (326.5), Smith-Cotton (316.5), Raytown (289.5), Ft. Osage (274), O’Hara (242), St. Joe Central (229.5), Raytown South (178), Hillcrest (157) and Blanchard, Okla. (105.5).

Winning individual titles for the Blue Jays were Cole Hamai and Jared Rennick.

Hamai (138) won his second Raytown South championship with a 9-0 record, improving to 24-0 on the season. He pinned Pacific’s Jeff Miller in 3:10 in the finals.

Hamai already has reached 100 career wins as a junior.

“Cole continued to be absolutely dominant. He wrestled two very tough ranked kids and majored one and then got the fall in the finals against a very good wrestler in Miller of Pacific,” Ohm said. “Cole put in eight Falls and one 15-5 major for his weekend. He has improved to 24-0 with all those scoring in the bonus with the exception of one match.”

Rennick (182) won the title with a 9-0 record, improving to 21-3 on the season. He won a 7-6 decision over Mt. Carmel’s Nick Heiland in the finals.

“Jared did a great job. He had a tough job coming in as a freshman at such a heavy weight class,” Ohm said. “He is a very athletic kid who works extremely hard and that is paying off for him.”

Reaching the finals and placing second were Parker Neptune, Spencer Baird, Caleb Summers and Matt Pecka.

Neptune (113) had an 8-1 record and is 20-3 overall. He lost by technical fall to Blue Spring South’s Sam Hampton in the finals.

Baird (152) also was 8-1, improving to 20-4 overall. He lost a 5-3 decision to Warrensburg’s Zadac Lankford in the finals.

Summers (160) posted an 8-1 record and is 20-2 overall. He lost a 6-2 decision to Smith-Cotton’s Jacob Weeks in the finals.

Pecka (285) had a 6-1 record and is 15-6 overall. He lost a 1-0 decision to Warrensburg’s Caleb Braun in the finals.

Earning third-place honors were Nicholas Solter, Logan Baird and Jacob Kliethermes.

Solter (126) posted a 7-1 record and is 19-3 on the season. He won by technical fall 26-11 over Smith-Cotton’s Caleb Hurley in the third-place contest.

Baird (195) was 8-1 in the event, improving to 20-4 overall. He won a 7-1 decision over Belton’s Sergio Ramos in the third-place match.

Kliethermes (220) was 6-3 in the tournament, moving to 11-7 overall. He won by injury default over Belton’s Tyler Gorman in the third-place match.

Cody Gardner (120) took fifth-place honors with a 7-2 record, also his overall record. He pinned Blanchard’s Caleb Keith in 3:23 in the finals.

“Cody put together a very tough tournament. Even though he got fifth, he was very close to advancing to the finals. He lost to the champion in overtime,” Ohm said. “That was a great way to come out and start the season even though he was feeling extremely sick.”

Jeremy Monehan (170) placed seventh with a 5-4 record, moving to 13-10 overall. He won a 4-3 decision over Hillcrest’s Michael Boyce in the seventh-place match.

Cody Summers (132) and Izeck Elbert (145) did not place. Summers was 3-4 in the tournament and is 14-8 overall. Elbert was 2-5 and is 2-8 overall.

Washington wrestles at the Lindbergh Tournament Dec. 27-28.

“We have to use this time to heal up and get healthy because we probably have our two toughest meets of the year coming up with Lindbergh and then the conference meet,” Ohm said. “By mid-January, we will definitely know where we stand as a team and as individuals.”


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