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Pierce High Wrestling

Bluejays Wrestle in N. Bend Invitational


Pierce High’s Bluejay wrestlers attended the North Bend tournament on Saturday, December 9. The Jays finished in 7th place out of 14 teams with 84.5 points.

Pierce brought home two individual championships and two other medalists. At 132, Cody Yawn finished 1st after pinning Dustin Fleming of Columbus Lakeview in the first round. In the quarterfinal, Yawn beat Alex Carlson of Winside by tech fall. He defeated Josh Miller of Arlington by decision 4-0 in the semifinal, and in his 1st-place match, Yawn won by major decision over Joel Lemburg of Lakeview.

Also finishing 1st was Ryder Fuchs at 195. Fuchs pinned Vincent Kelley of Louisville and Andrew Cone of Logan View to advance to the semifinal, where he won by major decision over Brock Ray of North Bend Central. In the championship match, Fuchs pinned Cooper Smith of Tri County.

Also placing at the tournament, Jeremiah Kruntorad finished in 4th at 126. He pinned Diego Reyes of Johnson County Central in round one but then lost in round two to Hunter McNulty of Logan View. In the consolation semis, Kruntorad won by major decision over Bailey Borer of North Bend Central, and in the 3rd-place match, he fell by decision in a rematch with Diego Reyes of Johnson County Central.

Bringing home another individual medal was Dylan Kuehler at 220. Kuehler pinned William Byers of Arlington in his first match and followed that with another pin in round two over Landon Husband of Freeman. Kuehler lost the semifinal match to Josh Bailey of Johnson County Central but won in the consolation semis over Alex Miller of Logan View by pin. Kuehler lost the 3rd-place match to Chase Barnts of Tri County.

Also representing the Jays at North Bend was Devin Graae at 106. He fell to Hunter Gilmore of Arlington and Callie Witt of North Bend Central.

At 120, Jayden Sporleder lost to Martin Valencia of Logan View and Kyler Jones of Louisville.

Also wrestling at 120, Mason Sedlacek lost his first match to Logan Jaixen of Lakeview but then pinned Matthew McDonald of Winnebago in the first round of consolations. In consolation round two, Sedlacek was pinned by Caleb Eggleston of Johnson County Central.

Ethan Dohmen also wrestled at 120 and was defeated by Carter Jensen of Winside and Antonio Robles of Winnebago.

At 145, Zane Gleason lost to Alex Ernst of Lakeview and Ty Miller of Logan View.

Wrestling at 152, Brett Tinker lost his first match to Ethan Mullally of North Bend Central but then pinned his next two opponents--Dominic Smith of Tri County and Dylan Svoboda of Lincoln Christian--to advance to the consolation semis. He lost his final match to Nathanael Wegrzyn of Lincoln Christian.

At 160, Travis Jensen lost to Calvin Caneva of Lincoln Christian and Kobe Wilkins of Arlington.

Cole Cheney, at 195, fell to Logan Schluckebier and Hunter Schwaninger, both of Lincoln Christian.

Jacob Kerber wrestled at 285 and fell to Derrell Zagurski of Winnebago and Chris Williams of Louisville.

The wrestlers’ next meet will be at Osmond on Saturday, December 16.

Wrestlers Travel to Bom Homme

by Montana Ruppert


The wrestling team traveled to Tyndall, SD, for a triangular with Crofton-Bloomfield and Bom Homme Tuesday, December 5, where they went 1-1 after defeating Crofton-Bloomfield but falling to Bon Homme.

In the dual with Crofton-Bloomfield, Pierce won 54-30 despite having open weights at 160, 170, and 182. Devin Graae got a bye at 106, Mason Sedlacek got a bye at 113, Ethan Dohmen lost by fall to Tyson Sauser at 120, Jeremiah Kruntorad won by fall over Kevin Marquez at 126, Jayden Sporleder got a bye at 132, Cody Yawn got a bye at 138, Nelson Emerson won by fall over Ocean Hawk at 145, Brett Tinker won by fall over Jarrin Sage at 152, Cole Cheney lost by fall against Ethan Poppe at 195, Ryder Fuchs won by fall over Calvin Dather at 220, and finally Dylan Kuehler won by fall over Jared Horback at 285.

In the dual with Bon Homme, the Jays lost 28-46. At 106, Devin Graae lost by fall against Issac Crownover. At 113, Mason Sedlacek lost by fall to Jordan Rueb. Ethan Dohmen lost by fall against Tyrus Bietz at 120. At 126, Jeremiah Kruntorad won by fall over Jacob Denton. Cody Yawn won by fall over Landon Smith at 132. Pierce was open at 138, and at 145, Nelson Emerson lost by fall against Zach Johnson. Brett Tinker won by fall over Riley Hellmann at 152. Both teams were open at 182, and Cole Cheney got a bye at 195. At 220, Ryder Fuchs won by fall over Micah Deboer, and Dylan Kuehler lost by fall against Michael Lange at 285.

Coach Tyler Legate said, “Individually the wrestlers competed really hard. We won some matches in the third period, which was good to see. As a team, we wrestled well, which helped us get a dual win. I would like for our wrestlers to be more aggressive in all three phases of wrestling.”

JV Wrestling O’Neill Results


On Saturday, December 2, four junior varsity wrestlers competed in the O’Neill invite.

At 220, Sam Rosno pinned Cole Greek of Boone Central/Newman Grove twice. Travis Jensen, at 160, fell to both Tomas Garcia of O’Neill and River Burkard of Chamberlain. At 145, Jaden Jones lost to Enrique Sanchez of O’Neill and Richard Cleveland of Boone Central/Newman Grove. And at 120, Ethan Dohmen lost to Kaleab Kloppel of Ainsworth and pinned Kiara Irwin of O’Neill.

JH Wrestlers Compete at Boone Central

by Montana Ruppert


The junior high wrestlers competed in a tournament at Boone Central Saturday, December 9.

Individually, Jaden Coulter got 2nd, Isaiah Adams got 1st, Brock Bolling got 2nd, Blake Bolling got 2nd, Michael Kruntorad got 1st, Colton Fritz got 2nd, Max Cooper got 1st, Ren Gleason got 1st, and Nicholas Erickson got 1st.

The next JH wrestling meet was on Tuesday, December 12, for the Pierce Triangular. This was their final competition of the season.



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