Wayne takes second, Winside fifth at Green Machine meet
The Wayne High wrestlers earned runner-up honors at Saturday’s Green Machine Invitational in Wisner, while Winside finished fifth in the 12-team tournament.
Both teams came home with individual champions. Cameron Muhs (126), Juan Veragara (132) and Bero Vergara (160) all earned titles for the Blue Devils, while Koby Ellis was the lone champion for Winside at 113 pounds.
Other medalists for Wayne were Reece Jaqua (2nd, 120), Victor Kniesche (3rd, 138), Isaac Cliff (3rd, 145), Reid Korth (4th, 160), Garrett Schafer (3rd, 182), Daniel Maxson (3rd, 195) and Mike Leatherdale (3rd, 220).
Other medalists for Winside were Carter Jensen (4th, 120), Matthew Frederick (4th, 126), Mason King (2nd, 145), and Jon Escalante (2nd, 220).
Wayne closes out the pre-holiday schedule with a triangular Tuesday at Plainview, while Winside finishes up with the Bergan Invitational on Saturday in Fremont.
Results and area medal matches from the Green Machine Invite are as follows:
Schuyler 217, Wayne 154.5, Elkhorn 106.5, Stanton 87, Winside 81, Schuyler JV 54, Wisner-Pilger 40, Clarkson/Leigh 38, Scribner-Snyder 32, Winnebago 32, B-R/L-D 12, Cedar Bluffs 6.
113: 1. Koby Ellis, Winside, pinned Ernesto Chacon, Schuyler, 4:42 (round robin).
120: 1. Gavin Lampman, W-P, pinned Reece Jaqua, Wayne, 1:23; 3. Zak Hansen, Stanton, pinned Carter Jensen, Winside, 4:30.
126: 1. Cameron Muhs, Wayne, dec. Justin Noel, S-S, 4-0; 3. Denilson Martinez, Schuyler, pinned Matthew Frederick, Winside, 1:38.
132: 1. Juan Vergara, Wayne, tech. fall Brandon Wacker, Wayne, 18-2.
138: 3. Victor Kniesche, Wayne, pinned Lewis Dorris, W-P, 2:47.
145: 1. Miguel Carrasco, Schuyler JV, pinned Mason King, Winside, 3:51; 3. Isaac Cliff, Wayne, pinned Kelton VanPelt, Stanton, 3:56. (round robin)
160. 1. Berto Vergara, Wayne, dec. Seth Kment, Stanton, 3-2; 3. Isaac Hernandez, Schuyler, dec. Reid Korth, Wayne, 6-3.
182: 3. Garrett Schafer, Wayne, pinned Mario Encarnacion, Schuyler JV, 3:40.
195: 3. Daniel Maxson, Wayne, pinned Ezequiel Zavala, B-R/L-D, 2:42.
220: 1. Jesus Maganda, Schuyler, def. Jon Escalante, Winside, inj. def. 3. Mike Leatherdale, Wayne, pinned Landon Beaver, W-P, 3:55.