Thursday, Dec. 06 2012 12:02PM
To the last pin
LS, LSN, LSW each win dual at showcase
By Stephanie Yeagle
There was no outright winner of the Lee’s Summit R-7 Wrestling Showcase held Dec. 4 at Lee’s Summit. Each of the three schools, Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit North and Lee’s Summit West, won a dual.
“They were all really close and it was a great night of wrestling,” Lee’s Summit head coach Jay McGovern said. “I thought our kids wrestled really hard and competed. Juan Castaneda had a great match for us against Lee’s Summit North by getting us a big pin when he was behind. It was a great atmosphere for wrestling because of all the middle school matches that went on as well. Mark Lundy has been doing a great job of promoting wrestling for LSHS and spread posters around the community. He really helped in promoting these duals.”
Lee’s Summit took down Lee’s Summit North 36-34.
Starting at the 220-pound weight class, Tiger Theodore Propst won by pin over Tucker Diekmann in 1 minute, 41 seconds. Teammate Logan Drake (285) followed with a pin over Lee’s Summit North’s Tanner Vance in 3:07 to give Lee’s Summit a 12-0 lead. But the Broncos responded with a pin from Austin Hanson (106) over Skyler Reid in 2:15 and a win by forfeit for Ethan Nielsen (113) to tie the score at 12-12.
At 120, Lee’s Summit’s Theodore Broker won by a 9-3 decision over Julio Perez and at 126, Cartland Allen won by a 4-3 decision over Lee’s Summit North’s Luke Lepper to give the Tigers an 18-12 advantage. But Lee’s Summit North retaliated as Keegan McCormick (132) won by a 11-1 major decision over Alan Olivas and Ian Lindsey (138) won by pin over Braden Parrish in 47 seconds to put the Broncos up 22-18.
Lee’s Summit’s Coulter Allen (145) won by pin over Ryan Conrad in 4:47, but Lee’s Summit North’s Tyler Doak (152) won by a 15-11 decision over Kyler Milligan. Then Bronco Evan Weidner (160) won by an 8-4 decision over Brady Daniels and Lee’s Summit North had a 28-24 edge.
The last three matches decided it all. Lee’s Summit’s Juan Castaneda (170) won by pin over Nick Howerton in 5:38 to put the Tigers ahead at 30-28. Lee’s Summit North’s Maverick Tapscott (182) won by fall over Sheldon Ivory in 0:35 to give the Broncos a 34-30 lead, but Ali’i Loyola’s (195) win by pin for the Tigers over Brenden Perez in 0:54 sealed the victory.
Lee’s Summit North edged out Lee’s Summit West 34-31.
Wins for the Broncos included Austin Hanson (106), who defeated Shane Knox by a 16-2 major decision, Luke Lepper (126), who took down Levi Schmoll by a 9-6 decision, Keegan McCormick (132), who defeated Lawyer Morgan by pin in 48 seconds, Ian Lindsey (138), who defeated Steffon Fassett by a 6-3 decision, Evan Weidner (160), who pinned Kyle Niehaus in 2:15, Nick Howerton (17), who pinned Tyler Nelson in 5:09, Brandon Perez (195), who won by decision over Jaleel Denson and Tucker Diekmann (220), who won by forfeit.
Lee’s Summit West also had several wins. Jake Wood (113) won by a 6-4 decision over Ethan Nielson, Austin Eveler (120) won by pin over Julio Perez in 4:48, Logan Roach (145) won by a 10-4 decision over Clayton Russell, DJ Thorgerson (152) won by a 13-0 decision over Ryan Conrad, David Padget (182) won by a 5-4 decision over Jeff Martin and Nathan Hall (285) won by pin over Tanner Vance in just 50 seconds.
“It was a bit of a seesaw battle,” Lee’s Summit West head coach Ethan Hauck said. “We lost to them by just a very few points. It’s difficult to put a finger on it right now at this point...I think they performed with a lot of heart and that’s all you can ask. I think they are going to make some mistakes and they did. And that’s what cost us the dual.”
An early lead for Lee’s Summit West helped the Titans clinch their 42-40 victory over Lee’s Summit.
At 106, Lee’s Summit West’s Shane Knox won by pin over Skyler Reid in 1:42, followed by a win by forfeit for Jake Woods (113) and another win by fall for Austin Eveler (120) over Theodore Broker in 1:42 to give the Titans an 18-0 advantage.
“We kind of have to be that way, simply because we have a couple of openings,” Hauck said. “We have to get the ball rolling and see if we can hang on for the lead.”
The Tigers came back with a win by pin for Cartland Allen (126) over Levi Schmoll in 2:46 and a win by fall for Alan Olivas (132) over Lawyer Beckum in 3:00 to close the gap to 18-12.
At 138, Steffon Fassett (138) picked up a win by pin for the Titans over Braden Parrish in 0:33, but Lee’s Summit’s Coulter Allen (145) won by a 14-4 major decision over Logan Roach. Chase Chapman (152) pinned Lee’s Summit’s Kyler Milligan in 1:46, but Brady Daniels (160) pinned Lee’s Summit West’s Kyle Neihaus in 5:15 minutes. Titan Tyler Nelson (170) pinned Juan Castaneda in 3:36 minutes and the Titans led 36-22.
Despite a last effort push by the Tigers, as Ali’i Loyola (195) won by forfeit, Theodore Propst (220) won by forfeit and Logan Drake (285) pinned Nathan Hall in 3:13, the Titans still captured the victory.