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Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 5:32 pm

Washington concluded its regular season on the wrestling mat with three individual champions and a second-place team finish last Saturday at the Seckman Tournament.

Seckman won the team title with 191.5 points. Washington was second in the 13-team field with 166 points, edging third-place Jefferson City with 164.5.

St. Charles West placed fourth with 130 points followed by SLUH (100.5), Mehlville (100), Ritenour (89), CBC (86.5), Rockwood Summit (82), Pattonville (55), Affton (24), Seckman JV (23) and St. Charles (18).

“As a team, it was nice to continue to finish in the top three. With our second-place finish, we now have finished in the top three in every meet we have entered,” said Washington Head Coach Josh Ohm. “Along with a 14-5 dual meet record, we have a lot to be proud of this season.”

Capturing individual titles for the Blue Jays were Nicholas Solter, Cole Hamai and Kyle Summers.

Solter took the 126-pound title, defeating Rockwood Summit’s Jason Smith in the finals.

“Nicholas is still recovering from being a little sick, so he did what he needed to do to get the wins,” Ohm said. “We are focused right now on him just feeling better and getting back to where we feel he is at his best.”

Hamai claimed the 138-pound crown, defeating Affton’s Jake Lewis in the finals.

“Cole wrestled a good meet,” Ohm said. “He pinned all four of his guys and is looking very tough at the right time.”

Hamai (45-3) also set a new school record for most wins in a single season by a junior. The old record was held by Spencer Baird with 40.

Summers won the 170-pound title, defeating St. Charles West’s Blake Rugraff in the finals.

“Kyle is improving with each match,” Ohm said. “It was hard for him to come back after the injury and was off to a slow start. But he is wrestling his best right now. We really think he will continue to improve over the course of the next two weeks.”

Reaching the finals and settling for second-place honors for Washington was Cody Summers.

Competing at 132 pounds, Summers lost in the finals to Seckman’s Brock Wingbermuehle, the defending 120-pound champion in Class 4.

Washington’s third-place finishers were Parker Neptune and Logan Baird.

Neptune (113) defeated Mehlville’s Brandon Steffe in the third-place match.

Baird (195) won the third-place contest over St. Charles West’s Andelson Perez.

Caleb Summers and Jacob Kliethermes of the Blue Jays both earned fourth-place honors.

Summers (160) lost to Seckman’s Kaleb Cheek in the third-place match.

“Caleb was by far in the toughest bracket, and he did a good job to come through and get fourth,” Ohm said. “It seems like each week, 160 has been the toughest bracket and he has done a great job. Because of that, he will be more prepared for the next two weeks than a lot of other people.”

Kliethermes (220) lost to SLUH’s Max Kavy in the third-place contest.

Matt Pecka finished in fifth place for Washington.

Pecka (285) won the fifth-place match over Seckman’s Otto Pfneisel.

Also wrestling for Washington were Izeck Elbert (145), Jake Engemann (152) and Jeremy Monehan (182). Elbert and Monehan both had one win. The Blue Jays were open at 106 and 120.

Washington wrestles Friday and Saturday at the Class 3 District 1 Tournament at the Farmington Civic Center.

Three rounds are scheduled for Friday with the first round taking place at 6 p.m.

First-round wrestlebacks are set for 7 p.m. with the quarterfinals scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. with the second round of wrestlebacks.

The championship and third-place matches are scheduled to take place somewhere around 5 p.m., but could vary based upon how fast the other rounds are concluded.

“We still have quite a bit to work on and we will spend the next few practices doing everything we can to be prepared for districts,” Ohm said. “As long as we go in with confidence and are prepared to wrestle six minutes each time we step on the mat, we will finish this season strong.”

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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 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.

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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