Waldron, Rodkey win NECC MS wrestling titles

Lakeland Middle School wrestlers Remington Waldron and Kole Rodkey each brought home individual blue ribbons from the NECC Junior Tournament held Saturday at West Noble.

Waldron captured the 75-pound division title with a pin of Garrett’s Zander Treesh in 56 seconds in the finals. Waldron also pinned his two preliminary round opponents Braxton Beeman of Fremont and Grant Gill of Fairfield.

Rodkey clinched top honors in the 140-pound flight with an 11-2 major decision over Cristian Henson of West Noble. Rodkey pinned Angola’s Tysen Weible in the opening round and defeated Stetson Schmucker in the semifinals.

Waldron finished the season 21-1 record and Rodkey concluded the campaign 11-1.

One other Laker, Zac Brown, made it to the finals in his division. But after Eli Weible of Angola and Ryan Kochendorfer of Garrett in his first two matches in the 117-pound class, Brown was pinned by Garrett’s Linkin Carter in the title tilt.

Prairie Heights saw three of its grapplers – Loden Augenstein, Quintin Kjendalen and Austin Abbott – garner runner-up honors in their brackets.

Augenstein forged a major decision win over Garrett Forrest of Fremont in the semifinals of the 80-pound group. The Panther was then pinned by Garrett’s Ramon Sierra in the finals.

After beating Neveah McCue of Angola in the semifinals, Kjendalen was pinned by Abrum Swathwood of Garrett in the decisive match of the 90-pound division. Abbott reached the finals of the 160-pound class with a pin of Garrett’s Joshua Hogle and a decision over Jackson Shultz of Central Noble. Abbott lost in the finals by a pin to Landon Beasy of Fairfield.

Leading the Westview cause was Logan Conklin, who pinned Alex Thomas of Angola at 1:30 in the third-place match of the 175-pound flight.

Garrett sailed to the team championship with a tally of 288.5 points. Prairie Heights (116) tied for fifth, Lakeland (85) finished 10th and Westview (30) was 11th.

MEET SUMMARY
TEAM SCORES
Garrett 288.5; Central Noble
167; Eastside 161; Angola
147; Churubusco 116; Prairie
Heights 116; Fairfield 110;
West Noble 108; Fremont 96;
Lakeland 85; Westview 30
75 POUNDS
First Round
Remington Waldron (LL)
pinned Braxton Beeman
(FR); Grant Gill (FF) dec.
Carter Shegog (AN); Zander
Treesh (GA) dec. Wyatt Cox
(ES); Hayden Montgomery
(PH) dec. Braden Lortie (CN)
Semifinals
Waldron pinned Gill; Treesh
pinned Montgomery
Consolations
Shegog dec Beeman; Cox

dec. Lortie; Montgomery
dec. Shegog; Cox dec. Gill;
Gill dec. Shegog, 4-2 (5th
Place); Cox pinned Montgomery, 0:40 (3rd Place)
Championship
Waldron pinned Treesh, 0:56
80 POUNDS
Semifinals
Ramon Sierra (GA) received
a forfeit; Loden Augenstein
(PH) major dec. Garrett Forrest Consolations
Forrest won by forfeit (3rd
Place)
Championship
Sierra pinned Augenstein,
0:54
85 POUNDS
First Round
Korbyn Haifley (FR) dec.
Liam Rumfelt (FF)
Semifinals
Brock McCartney (GA)
pinned Haifley; Noah Dove
(ES) dec. Charlie Fleshman
(CH)
Consolations
Fleshman pinned Rumfelt;
Rumfelt won by forfeit (5th
Place); Fleshman dec. Haifley, 4-0 (3rd Place)
Championship
Dove dec. McCartney, 8-4
90 POUNDS
First Round
Sage Mercer (WV) dec. Karson Kline (LL)
Semifinals
Abrum Swathwood (GA)
pinned Mercer; Quentin
Kjendalen (PH) dec. Neveah
McCue (AN)
Consolations
McCue pinned Kline; Kline
won by forfeit (5th Place);
McCue pinned Mercer, 2:25
(3rd Place)
Championship
Swathwood pinned Kjendalen, 1:48
95 POUNDS
First Round
Landen Egly (GA) dec.
Gavin Christman (WN); Alex
King (FR) pinned Aiden
Sparks (CN); Alex Delacruz
(AN) pinned Nick Edwards
(LL)
Semifinals
Braden Gerke (ES) pinned
Egly; Delacruz dec. King
Consolations
Edwards dec. Sparks; Christman dec. King; Egly major
dec. Edwards; King dec.
Edwards, 12-5 (5th Place);
Christman won by default
over Egly (3rd Place)
Championship
Gerke dec. Delacruz, 3-2
102 POUNDS
First Round
Trace Handshoe (FR) pinned
Reily Gould (LL); Brennen
McCartney dec. Trapper Trenary (ES); Tate Jones (FF)
pinned Evan Powell (AN);
Cam Lattimore (CH) pinned
Derrick Kiern (CN)
Semifinals
Handshoe dec. McCartney;
Lattimore pinned Jones
Consolations
Trenary pinned Gould; Kiern
dec. Powell; Jones pinned
Trenary; Kiern major dec.
McCartney; McCartney dec.
Trenary, 10-4 (5th Place);
Jones pinned Kiern, 0:35 (3rd
Place)
Championship
Lattimore dec. Handshoe,
4-2
110 POUNDS
First Round
Graysen Ruch (WN) dec.
Memphis Keplinger (LL);
Carter Fielden (GA) pinned
Ruch; Conner Fish (CN) dec.
Caiden Funk (AN); Job Richman (ES) pinned Weston
Rasler (PH); Kolton Armstrong (FR) pinned Reese
Miller (FF)
Semifinals
Fielden pinned Fish; Armstrong pinned Richman
Consolations
Funk pinned Ruch; Rasler
major dec. Miller; Richman pinned Funk; Fish dec.

Rasler; Funk dec. Rasler, 4-0
(5th Place); Richman pinned
Fish, 0:46 (3rd Place)
Championship
Fielden pinned Armstrong,
1:42
117 POUNDS
First Round
Eli Weible (AN) pinned Matthew Sabin (WV); Brogan
Parks (WN) pinned Kyler
Castetter (FF); Linkin Carter
(ES) pinned Landon Rinehart
(PH); Adryan Dennis (CN)
dec. Hayden McNeeley (FR);
Zac Brown (LL) pinned
Weible; Ryan Kochendorfer
(GA) dec. Parks
Semifinals
Carter pinned Dennis; Brown
dec. Kochendorfer
Consolations
McNeeley pinned Rinehart;
Parks dec. Weible; Kochendorfer dec. McNeeley; Parks
dec. Dennis; Dennis major
dec. McNeeley, 13-4 (5th
Place); Parks dec. Kochendorfer, 10-7 (3rd Place)
Championship
Carter pinned Brown, 0:19
125 POUNDS
First Round
Dallas Davidson (AN)
pinned Bryan Cuenca (ES);
Case Krider (CH) major
dec. Nation Whittaker (FR);
Brayden Nusbaum (GA)
pinned Joe Button (WN);
Porter Kleeberg (CN) pinned
Layton Anglemyer (LL)
Semifinals
Davidson pinned Krider;
Kleeberg pinned Nusbaum
Consolations
Cuenca pinned Whittaker;
Button pinned Anglemyer;
Nusbaum major dec. Cuenca; Krider pinned Button;
Cuenca dec. Button, 4-2 (5th
Place); Krider dec. Nusbaum,
3-2 (3rd Place)
Championship
Kleeberg dec. Davidson, 1-0
132 POUNDS
First Round
Blake Lewis (GA) pinned
Keaton Weber (CN); Nate
Estep (FF) pinned Eric Neilson (AN); Ethan Fike (ES)
pinned Yosgart Diaz (WN)
Semifinals
Lewis dec. Evan Powell
(CH); Fike pinned Estep
Consolations
Neilson pinned Diaz; Estep
pinned Weber; Powell pinned
Neilson; Weber dec. Neilson,
7-0 (5th Place); Powell pinned
Estep, 1:36 (3rd Place)
Championship
Fike dec. Lewis, 4-0
140 POUNDS
First Round
Kyle Warrix (CN) pinned
Christian Lothamer (PH);
Kole Rodkey (LL) pinned
Tysen Weible (AN); Stetson
Schmucker (FF) dec. Corbin
Book (FR); Cristian Henson
(WN) pinned Warrix; Noah
VanWagner (GA) pinned
James Greutman (ES)
Semifinals
Rodkey dec. Schmucker;
Henson dec. VanWagner
Consolations
Book pinned Weible; Warrix
pinned Greutman; VanWagner pinned Book; Schmucker
pinned Warrix; Warrix dec.
Book, 8-1 (5th Place); VanWagner pinned Schmucker,
1:45 (3rd Place)
Championship
Rodkey major dec. Henson,
11-2
150 POUNDS
First Round
Ian Zayago (WN) dec. Jack
Larson (FF); Chandler
Johnson (WV) pinned Tyler Rearick (AN); Damyan
Duncan (CH) pinned Aiden
Givens (LL); Logan Melson
(PH) dec. Jackson Endsley
(GA); Hunter Ellinger (ES)
pinned Zayago; Weston Ott
(CH) pinned Johnson
Semifinals
Duncan pinned Melson; Ellinger pinned Ott
Consolations

Endsley pinned Givens;
Zayago dec. Johnson; Endsley major dec. Ott; Melson
pinned Zayago; Ott pinned
Zayago, 0:28 (5th Place);
Endsley dec. Melson, 5-4 (3rd
Place)
Championship
Duncan dec. Ellinger, 4-1
160 POUNDS
First Round
Colton Agler (CH) pinned
Randall Lannet (AN); Jackson Shultz (CN) dec. Jett
Gayheart (LL); Austin Abbott (PH) pinned Joshua Hogle (GA)
Semifinals
Landon Beasy (FF) pinned
Agler; Abbott dec. Shultz
Consolations
Gayheart dec. Hogle; Lannet dec. Shultz; Agler pinned
Gayheart; Shultz won by
default over Gayheart (5th
Place); Agler pinned Lannet,
0:28 (3rd Place)
Championship
Beasy pinned Abbott, 2:46
175 POUNDS
First Round
Alex Thomas (AN) pinned
Spencer Zook (PH); Drake
Richards (GA) pinned
Kayden Hammack (WN);
Logan Conklin (WV) pinned
Mason Troyer (FF)
Semifinals
Parker Boots (CN) dec.
Thomas; Richards dec.
Conklin
Consolations
Hammack pinned Troyer;
Conklin pinned Zook; Thomas dec. Hammack; Hammack
pinned Zook, 1:44 (5th Place);
Conklin pinned Thomas,
1:30 (3rd Place)
Championship
Boots pinned Richards, 1:34
195 POUNDS
First Round
Gabe Houser (AN) pinned
Derick Meyer (CN)
Semifinals
Aiden Hunt (GA) pinned
Houser; Jacob Lang (WN)
pinned Casen Hoyer (PH)
Consolations
Hoyer pinned Meyer; Meyer won by forfeit (5th Place);
Hoyer pinned Houser, 1:40
(3rd Place)
Championship
Hunt tech fall over Lang,
15-0
220 POUNDS
First Round
Chase Egly (GA) pinned
Jackson Josephthal (FF); Lucas Campbell (FR) pinned
Landon Granger (PH); Nick
Pottorff (AN) pinned Carter
Martin (ES)
Semifinals
Jonathan VanHalst (CN)
pinned Egly; Pottorff dec.
Campbell
Consolations
Granger pinned Martin; Josephthal pinned Campbell;
Egly pinned Granger; Granger pinned Campbell, 0:38
(5th Place); Egly pinned Josephthal, 1:10 (3rd Place)
Championship
VanHalst pinned Pottorff,
0:33
285 POUNDS
First Round
Jacob Reynolds (GA) pinned
David Almiray (FF); Trinton
Henson (WN) pinned James
Brickey (CN)
Semifinals
Reynolds pinned Joe Robbins (AN); Henson dec. William Egly (CH)
Consolations
Egly pinned Almiray; Robbins pinned Brickey; Almiray pinned Brickey, 0:56
(5th Place); Robbins pinned
Egly, 1:15 (3rd Place)
Championship
Henson pinned Reynolds,
1:46

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