Published Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12:01 am / Updated at 1:20 am
Grand Island rolls to Kearney Invite title

KEARNEY — The Grand Island Senior High wrestling team claimed the Kearney Invite with 210 points Saturday.

The Islanders used 13 medalists with five champions to take the Invite by 40 points over Lincoln Southwest.

Dante Rodriguez (120 pounds), Andrew Rojas (132), Billy Thompson (152), Chase Reis (195) and Javier Silva (220) all captured championships for Grand Island.

Rodriguez pinned Bellevue West’s Jake Garner in 2 minutes, 41 seconds at 120, while Rojas earned an 18-8 major decision over Hastings’ Nate Marrow at 132. Billy Thompson captured the 152 title with a 5-0 victory over Kearney’s Jameson Oertle, and Chase Reis won the 195 championship by pinning North Platte’s Jason Lienemann in 3:02.

Silva captured his first varsity title with a 32-second pin over Columbus’ Fernando Gomez at 220.

Blake Coen (fourth, 106), John Mottl (third, 113), Trey Trujillo (second, 126), Jared Williams (fifth, 138), Brian Najera (second, 160), Haris Talundzic (fourth, 170), Jose Ceballos (fourth, 182) and Juan Medina (third, 285) were the other Islander medalists.

Grand Island will be back in action at the East-West Dual Classic at Kearney Saturday.

Kearney Invite

Team Standings

Grand Island 210, Lincoln Southwest 170, North Platte 147.5, Bellevue West 135.5, Kearney 133.5, Lincoln East 113.5, Hastings 111.5, Columbus 77, Omaha Bryan 43.

Individual Standings

106 — Nolan Laux, Hastings, dec. Cameron Williams, Lincoln Southwest, 4-2.

113 — Isaac Stansbury, Kearney, pinned Jonah Navarette, North Platte, 4:42.

120 — Dante Rodriguez, Grand Island, pinned Jake Garner, Bellevue West, 2:41.

126 — Hunter Bamford, Kearney, dec. Trey Trujillo, Grand Island, 3-0.

132 — Andrew Rojas, Grand Island, maj. dec. Nate Marrow, Hastings, 18-8.

138 — Adam Willman, Lincoln East, pinned Evan Augustyn, Lincoln Southwest, 2:39.

145 — Kenny Martin, Lincoln Southwest, pinned Parker Ridgeway, Columbus, 1:11.

152 — Billy Thompson, Grand Island, dec. Jamison Oertle, Kearney, 5-0.

160 — T.J. Burbach, Lincoln Southwest, dec. Brian Najera, Grand Island, 7-5.

170 — Grant Holscher, North Platte, dec. Jared Torell, Lincoln Southwest, 6-4, OT.

182 — Preston Lauerback, Bellevue West, pinned Ryan Kubr, Columbus, 0:54.

195 — Chase Reis, Grand Island, pinned Jason Lienemann, North Platte, 3:02.

220 — Javier Silva, Grand Island, pinned Fernando Gomez, Columbus, 0:32.

285 — Eric Oltman, Lincoln Southwest, dec. Mike Quaas, Bellevue West, 9-2.

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