Bobcats finish third at Summerland Invite


January 11, 2024

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Twists and turns • Jesse Thiele flips Jackson DeBondt, Sioux City West, during a first-round match, Saturday, at the Summerland Invite. Thiele won the match, 2-1, and went on to finish third in the 144-pound division.

Six Bobcat wrestlers earned medals, Saturday, at the Summerland Invitational.

The team finished third in the 15-team field, scoring 110 points. Ravenna took top honors, with 177 points, while Wisner-Pilger ended second, with 136.

Ethan Kester flawlessly worked his way through the 138-pound bracket, pinning WP's Gabe Liemann in :44 and the Bobcat's Connor Thomson in 1:20. In the semifinal, he defeated Trevor Steffen, GACC, 6-3 and in the championship match, claimed an 11-7 decision over Grady Rasmussen, Ravenna.

Austin Mendoza earned a silver medal. In the opening round of 126-pound competit...

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