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Wrestling Round Up: Scouts fourth in Valentine

December 20, 2018

The David City wrestling team competed at the Valentine Invite on Friday and Saturday, placing fourth as a team and sending two to the top of the podium

At 145 pounds, Justin White pinned his first three opponents and then won by ultimate tiebreaker in the championship match.

Noah Styskal won gold at 152 for the Scouts. In his first three matches, Styskal recorded two pins and one technical fall. He then followed that up with two decision victories to clinch the gold medal.

Clayton Harris earned silver at 126. He won by pin in his first two matches and then won 11-8 in the semifinals. Harris was then defeated 6-1 in the championship.

Ethan Underwood placed third at 113.

Dylan Vodicka (160) and James Escamilla (195) both placed fourth.

East Butler at Wahoo Invite: The East Butler wrestling team competed at the Wahoo Invite on Saturday placing ninth out of 16 teams.

Colten Ratkovec at 170 had the best finish of any Tiger, placing second. He pinned his first two opponents before earning a 7-2 decision win in the semifinals. He later lost in the championship match 14-4.

The only other East Butler wrestler to place was Breckin Ratkovec who took fourth. He went 2-2 recording one pin during the tournament.

Shelby-Rising City at Platteview Invite: The Shelby-Rising City wrestling team placed 12th at the Platteview Invitational on Friday.

Mason Schleis won the 145-pound division. He had three decision victories and a tech fall during his championship run.

Grady Belt placed second after winning his first two matches then losing in the championship.

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for the Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsportss@lee.net

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