Norfolk Grapplers Take Fremont Invitational Title

FREMONT – Norfolk’s wrestling team is off to a good start to their 2017-18 campaign.

The Panthers took first at the Fremont Invitational on Friday. Norfolk’223 points put them well ahead of second place Fremont, with Sioux City East, Millard West and Elkhorn rounding out the top five.

Norfolk had three individual champs: Brayden Splater at 160, M.J. Montgomery at 220 and Conner Cowling at 285.

Norfolk will host their first dual on Tuesday against Battle Creek.

Full results for Norfolk:

106 – Weston Godfrey (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 14.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Weston Godfrey (Norfolk) 3-1 won by decision over Nate Hartman (Millard West) 9-9 (Dec 9-5)
Semifinal – Gabe Grice (Omaha Gross Catholic) 3-0 won by fall over Weston Godfrey (Norfolk) 3-1 (Fall 2:35)
Cons. Semi – Weston Godfrey (Norfolk) 3-1 won by fall over Korbin Arnold (Lincoln High) 1-2 (Fall 2:40)
3rd Place Match – Weston Godfrey (Norfolk) 3-1 won by decision over Nate Hartman (Millard West) 9-9 (Dec 9-4)

113 – Cory Armstrong Jr (0-2) placed 5th and scored 5.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Sean Heeney (Sioux City East) 41-7 won by fall over Cory Armstrong Jr (Norfolk) 0-2 (Fall 0:52)
Cons. Round 1 – Cory Armstrong Jr (Norfolk) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi – Carlos Ahumada (Fremont) 19-18 won by fall over Cory Armstrong Jr (Norfolk) 0-2 (Fall 2:00)
5th Place Match – Cory Armstrong Jr (Norfolk) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)

120 – Joseph Williams (1-2) placed 4th and scored 10.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Joseph Williams (Norfolk) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Rafe McClendon (Sioux City East) 16-23 won by fall over Joseph Williams (Norfolk) 1-2 (Fall 2:30)
Cons. Semi – Joseph Williams (Norfolk) 1-2 won by fall over Dalton McCallister (Elkhorn) 0-2 (Fall 3:54)
3rd Place Match – Plat Plot Soe (Lincoln High) 1-1 won by fall over Joseph Williams (Norfolk) 1-2 (Fall 1:36)

126 – Aaron Dittmer (1-1) placed 2nd and scored 16.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Aaron Dittmer (Norfolk) 1-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Aaron Dittmer (Norfolk) 1-1 won by decision over Luis Jeronimo (Omaha Gross Catholic) 3-1 (Dec 8-6)
1st Place Match – Cody Fielder (Fremont) 36-8 won by fall over Aaron Dittmer (Norfolk) 1-1 (Fall 5:34)

132 – Jackson Reeves (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 16.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Jackson Reeves (Norfolk) 3-1 won by fall over Blake Kidder (Elkhorn) 2-2 (Fall 1:50)
Semifinal – Cody Carlson (Fremont) 35-9 won by fall over Jackson Reeves (Norfolk) 3-1 (Fall 3:28)
Cons. Semi – Jackson Reeves (Norfolk) 3-1 won by fall over Cole Paladino (Omaha Gross Catholic) 0-3 (Fall 4:15)
3rd Place Match – Jackson Reeves (Norfolk) 3-1 won by decision over Ryan Guy (Woodbine) 5-3 (Dec 7-0)

138 – Jordan Cardone Kientz (2-2) placed 5th and scored 10.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Noah Molzahn (Fremont) 32-9 won by major decision over Jordan Cardone Kientz (Norfolk) 2-2 (MD 16-4)
Cons. Round 1 – Jordan Cardone Kientz (Norfolk) 2-2 won by fall over Caleb Wakehouse (Woodbine) 2-5 (Fall 0:58)
Cons. Semi – Ryan Choquette (Millard West) 1-2 won by decision over Jordan Cardone Kientz (Norfolk) 2-2 (Dec 14-9)
5th Place Match – Jordan Cardone Kientz (Norfolk) 2-2 won by fall over Christian Stephens (Woodbine) 0-3 (Fall 3:58)

145 – Joshua Licking (2-1) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Joshua Licking (Norfolk) 2-1 won by fall over Robert Lauby (Elkhorn) 25-25 (Fall 5:44)
Semifinal – Joshua Licking (Norfolk) 2-1 won by decision over Alex Kleider (Sioux City East) 34-19 (Dec 15-13)
1st Place Match – Levi May (Millard West) 37-13 won by fall over Joshua Licking (Norfolk) 2-1 (Fall 3:32)

152 – Blake McDonald (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 14.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – caleb Duncan (Lincoln High) 2-1 won by fall over Blake McDonald (Norfolk) 3-1 (Fall 3:21)
Cons. Round 1 – Blake McDonald (Norfolk) 3-1 won by fall over Aman Dean (Sioux City East) 6-10 (Fall 1:48)
Cons. Semi – Blake McDonald (Norfolk) 3-1 won by decision over Mason Reiger (Fremont) 17-25 (Dec 7-0)
3rd Place Match – Blake McDonald (Norfolk) 3-1 won by major decision over Brendon Steffes (Elkhorn) 8-20 (MD 10-2)

160 – Brayden Splater (3-0) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Brayden Splater (Norfolk) 3-0 won by fall over Riley Fox (Fremont) 15-14 (Fall 0:31)
Semifinal – Brayden Splater (Norfolk) 3-0 won by decision over Jack Gaines (Millard West) 22-27 (Dec 3-0)
1st Place Match – Brayden Splater (Norfolk) 3-0 won by fall over Patrick Fischer (Sioux City East) 22-20 (Fall 5:35)

170 – Zachary Hintz (2-2) placed 4th and scored 10.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Zachary Hintz (Norfolk) 2-2 won by decision over Connor Weis (Omaha Gross Catholic) 2-2 (Dec 5-1)
Semifinal – Josh Schmutz (Elkhorn) 29-16 won by decision over Zachary Hintz (Norfolk) 2-2 (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Semi – Zachary Hintz (Norfolk) 2-2 won by decision over George Atkins (Lincoln High) 1-3 (Dec 3-0)
3rd Place Match – Dylan Harper (Sioux City East) 12-19 won in tie breaker – 1 over Zachary Hintz (Norfolk) 2-2 (TB-1 11-4)

182 – Blake Forsythe (12-6) placed 3rd and scored 16.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Blake Forsythe (Norfolk) 12-6 won by fall over Dawson DeBell (Sioux City East) 2-2 (Fall 3:22)
Semifinal – Colton McCurdy (Fremont) 17-23 won by fall over Blake Forsythe (Norfolk) 12-6 (Fall 2:48)
Cons. Semi – Blake Forsythe (Norfolk) 12-6 won by decision over Jon Walker (Sioux City East) 1-3 (Dec 4-1)
3rd Place Match – Blake Forsythe (Norfolk) 12-6 won by fall over Drew Walters (Sioux City East) 12-25 (Fall 2:29)

195 – Dalton Freiberg (2-1) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Dalton Freiberg (Norfolk) 2-1 won by fall over Jacob Belleville (Woodbine) 0-2 (Fall 1:21)
Semifinal – Dalton Freiberg (Norfolk) 2-1 won by decision over Omar Garibo (Fremont) 21-18 (Dec 8-6)
1st Place Match – Joey Wolf (Woodbine) 8-0 won by fall over Dalton Freiberg (Norfolk) 2-1 (Fall 5:18)

220 – Matthew Montgomery (3-0) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Matthew Montgomery (Norfolk) 3-0 won by fall over Devan Vandemark (Woodbine) 2-2 (Fall 1:14)
Semifinal – Matthew Montgomery (Norfolk) 3-0 won by fall over Dalton Dwyer (Sioux City East) 11-26 (Fall 1:02)
1st Place Match – Matthew Montgomery (Norfolk) 3-0 won by fall over Jesus DeLuna (Fremont) 8-13 (Fall 0:14)

285 – Conner Cowling (3-0) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Conner Cowling (Norfolk) 3-0 won by fall over Hudson Barnum (Woodbine) 0-2 (Fall 0:16)
Semifinal – Conner Cowling (Norfolk) 3-0 won by fall over Brett Swanson (Elkhorn) 14-18 (Fall 1:09)
1st Place Match – Conner Cowling (Norfolk) 3-0 won by fall over Giovani Lopez (Omaha Gross Catholic) 2-1 (Fall 1:18)

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