With six individual medalists, Washington wrestling concluded its regular season Saturday by finishing fourth at the Seckman Invitational.
The Blue Jays scored 163 points at the meet, taking second place in one weight class, third place in two divisions and fourth place at three weights.
Seckman placed first in the team scores with 329 points.
Jefferson City was second at 283.5, followed by Francis Howell Central with 262.5, then Washington and then Troy at 152.5 to round out the top five.
Other varsity scores included Affton (145.5), St. Charles West (132.5), Hazelwood West (108) and SLUH (29).
Michael Boehlein was the top finisher for the Blue Jays, taking second place in the 195-pound division.
Boehlein received a bye into the semifinals, where he pinned Hazelwood West’s Aidan Williams in 3:57.
Jefferson City’s Ian Cote won the division, scoring a 7-3 decision win over Boehlein in the championship match.
Washington’s third-place finishers were Tate Hendricks (106 pounds) and Ben Griffen (120).
Hendricks started his tournament in the semifinals against Garrett Butell from Jefferson City, losing by technical fall.
Hendricks then reeled off two wins by pin in the consolation semifinals against St. Charles West’s Kelley Ethridge (3:11) and then in the third-place match against Hazelwood West’s Mark Malari (1:01).
Griffen was first pinned by Seckman’s Kai Orine and then lost a 10-3 decision to Hazelwood West’s Levi Buerk.
Griffen finished his tournament with a 5-2 decision victory against Jefferson City’s Taylor Hopkins, placing third in the round-robin format at that weight class.
Dana Cates (138), Kyle Buchanan (145) and Chris Griesenauer (160) each placed fourth in their divisions for Washington.
Cates lost by technical fall to Seckman’s Anthony Chellew in the quarterfinals to begin the tournament.
He then picked up back to back wins in the consolation rounds, pinning Francis Howell Central’s Bryce Alberty and then topping Seckman JV wrestler Nick Fingers by a 6-4 decision in sudden victory.
Xavien Jackson, representing St. Charles West, pinned Cates in the third-place match.
Tommy Kelpe placed fifth for the Blue Jays at 126 pounds, going 2-2 on the day.
He finished the tournament with a pin against St. Charles West’s Trent Busby in the fifth-place match.
Washington’s 220-pounder Andrew Inman also placed fifth.
Inman scored a win by forfeit against SLUH JV entry Kevin Flack in the fifth-place match.
Gunnar Noud was the only other Washington wrestler to pick up a contested victory at the tournament. He finished sixth at 182 pounds.
Noud pinned SLUH’s Max Neider in just 39 seconds.
Troy’s Jon Hepburn scored a pin against Noud in the fifth-place match.
Cory Hardesty did not record a victory in a contested match, but did finish sixth at 170 pounds.
James Johnson (132), Tyler Ramsey (152) and Ryan Gratzer (285) also competed for the Blue Jays.