Casey leads Blaze at Pierce tourney; two others also medal

PIERCE — Getting back in the swing of things after the Holiday break, the Quad County Northeast Blaze came away with three medals Saturday at Pierce.

The 20-team tournament saw a lot of quality action, and the Blaze had some good performances, highlighted by Kolby Casey’s runner-up finish at 195 pounds.

Casey went 4-1 on the day and won all four matches by a pin.

He faced a state-ranked wrestler in the finals and was pinned late in the first period by Logan Booth of Logan View to finish with the runner-up medal.

The Blaze had two other wrestlers come home with sixth-place medals.

Tie Hollandsworth went 2-3 on the day at 145 pounds to finish in sixth place, while Colby Wathor earned a sixth-place medal with a 2-2 day at 170 pounds.

QCNE wrestles in a triangular at O’Neill St. Mary’s on Thursday and has a dual at Winnebago on Friday before taking part in Saturday’s Winside Invitational.

Pierce Invitational

Team Standings

Logan-Magnolia 242, Plainview 181.5, Pierce 179, Logan View 110, Howells-Dodge 90.5, West Point-Beemer 82, Wisner-Pilger 75, Battle Creek 71, Crofton/Bloomfield 63, Norfolk Catholic 58.5, North Bend Central 58.5, Shelby-Rising City 56, Stanton 53.5, Quad County Northeast51.5,Hartington CedarCatholic 37.5, Winnebago 23, Mount Michael 20, Pierce JV 19.5, Guardian Angels CC 4, Clarkson/Leigh 0.

QCNE Medalists

145: 5. Wyatt Smydra, NC, pinned Tie Hollandsworth, QCNE, 4:28.

170: 5. Dylan Oviatt, L-M, maj. dec. Colby Wathor, QCNE, 14-4.

195: 1. Logan Booth, LV, pinned Kolby Casey, QCNE, 1:58.

Other QCNE Results

113: Carer Olson, 0-4.

126: Gabe Wortman, 0-3.

145: Sutton Ehlers, 0-2.

152: Nolan Ohlrich, 2-3.

160: Ajay Gubbels, 0-3.

182: Levi Jackson, 2-3; Israhel Vance, 0-2. 285: Fischer Carson, 0-3.

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