Published On: Thu, Dec 27th, 2007

Three Cedar wrestlers earn medals

CREIGHTON — Cedar Catholic competed in the Creighton Invitational Friday afternoon and night.
Cedar had three medalists at the meet.
Kyle Dump, wrestling at 215 pounds for the first time this year, earned a third-place medal at the meet. Nathan Kathol, wrestling at heavyweight, earned a sixth-place medal, as did sophomore, Nathan Leise.
Leise’s performance marked the first varsity medal of his career.

Dump, the fourth seed in the tourney, won his first match of the day over Alex Clark, Plainview, in a first-period pin.
He lost his quarterfinal round match to eventual champ, Ricky Lewis, Neligh-Oakdale. Dump and Lewis, the top-rated wrestler in the state in Class D,  battled into the third period before Lewis got the upper hand and put Dump on his back halfway through the final period.
In his third match of the day, Dump pinned Brenn Kai, Pender, with 30 seconds left in the second period. In the third-place match, Dump pinned Clark again, this time with just four seconds left in the opening period to take home the bronze medal. Dump now has a 6-2 record on the year — most of those wins came in the heavyweight division.
This marks the third year in a row Dump has medaled at the Creighton meet.
Also competing at the meet for Cedar were Mark Wortmann, Jordan Anderson and Michael Wuebben.
The event was rescheduled from Dec. 1 because of snow and ice.
The Plainview Pirates won the team title at the meet. Plainview had 13 wrestlers in the championship round. The Pirates racked up 211.5 points to easily out-distance second place Creighton, which finished with 171.5. Winside was third at the meet. Cedar finished the 15-team tournament in 11th place.

TEAM SCORES — Plainview 211.5, Creighton 171.5, Winside 152, Neligh-Oakdale 146, Crofton 125, Stanton 107, Randolph 98, Battle Creek 77, Pender 65, Laurel-Concord 35, Cedar Catholic 32.5, Osmond 32, Unattached 18 points, Elkhorn Valley 12, Creighton JV 11.
CHAMPIONSHIP: 103 — Karl Bonner, Battle Creek dec. Scott Kester, Neligh-Oakdale 6-0; 112 — Nathan Merchen, Crofton pin. Robbie Johnson, Stanton 3:56; 119 — Jake Jessen, Plainview dec. Clay Wintz, Creighton 4-2; 125 — Jake McManigal, Creighton pin. Garret Robinson, Randolph 2:49; 130 — Trey Boyer, Plainview pin. Chris Rohde, Randolph 1:52; 135 — Brandon Timm, Neligh-Oakdale maj. dec. Jordan Nelson, Crofton 18-6; 140 — Kyle Hilpipre, Osmond maj. dec. Zach Brokaw, Winside 14-5; 145 — Jerad Gubbels, Randolph dec. Jordan Brummels, Winside 4-2; 152 — Robert Dunn, Pender dec. Josh Scranton, Plainview 6-3; 160 — Tucker Bowers, Winside dec. Ethan Pospisil, Creighton 6-2; 171 — Colby Legate, Neligh-Oakdale dec. Trevor Wiebelhaus, Creighton 3-1; 189 — Ben List, Crofton dec. Nathan Wragge, Plainview 6-4; 215 — Ricky Lewis, Neligh-Oakdale maj. dec. Chase Langenberg, Winside 9-0; 285 — Tanner Timperly, Stanton dec. Jeremy Tarr, Plainview 4-1
THIRD: 103 — Dominic Miller, Crofton pin. Andy Doerr, Creighton 3:42; 112 — Jase Johnson, Pender pin. Tim Roland, Neligh-Oakdale 2:33; 119 — Levi Pofahl, Neligh-Oakdale pin. Austin Baldwin, Creighton JV 4:44; 125 — Teran Boyer, Plainview dec. Jaime Gray, Battle Creek 5-2; 130 — Dan Krupicka, Creighton pin. D.J. Sterk, Crofton 4:51; 135 — Kalin Koch, Winside dec. Paul Cheyney, Stanton 9-6; 140 — Ryan Kudera, Plainview dec. Andy Kahllhoff, Neligh-Oakdale 6-3; 145 — Caden Alexander, Plainview maj. dec. Ethan Johnson, Creighton 12-4; 152 — Landon Pospisil, Creighton pin. Greg Bradl, Stanton 3:55; 160 — Matt Marx, Battle Creek pin. Brett Clauson, Plainview 2:47; 171 — Jordan Nelson, Winside dec. Jordan Eckert, Battle Creek 9-7; 189 — Arik Diediker, Laurel-Concord pin. Bryant Borgmann, Stanton 1:37; 215 — Kyle Dump, Cedar Catholic pin. Alex Clark, Plainview 1:56; 285 — Brandon Wills, Unattached dec. Jysse Sleister, Crofton 4-3

FIFTH: 103 — Craig Dennis, Osmond dec. Trent Christiansen, Plainview 7-0; 112 — Bren Becker, Creighton dec. Nick Young, Battle Creek 1:23; 119 — Dakota Fernau, Battle Creek by default; 125 — Robbie Thomsen, Pender pin. Peter Hansen, Winside 1:58; 130 — Brett Lunz, Laurel-Concord pin. Nick Sonnenfelt, Stanton 1:39; 135 — Bryan Bach, Randolph pin. Dallas Simmons, Plainview 1:16; 140 — Andrew Nielsen, Creighton pin. Chaz Neuhaus, Unattached 0:59; 145 — Alex Filips, Crofton dec. Randy Oestrich, Stanton 5-2; 152 — Nic Rohde, Randolph pin. Brad Doffin, Winside 4:20; 160 — Jacob Korth, Randolph pin. Dustin Meyer, Elkhorn Valley 2:54; 171 — Trent Halsey, Plainview pin. Nathan Leise, Cedar Catholic 1:38; 189 — Brenn Kai, Pender over Ethan Taylor, Winside; 215 — Blake Kai, Pender dec. Michael Wurdinger, Stanton 6-3; 285 — Jared Brockmann, Winside maj. dec. Nathan Kathol, Cedar Catholic. Cedar Catholic 10-0