Ost, Nuss win for Trojans, who take 2nd at CV tourney
SPOKANE - James Ost (140) and Kendall Nuss (160) of Post Falls battled to win individual championships for the Post Falls Trojans, who finished second at the Inland Empire Classic at Central Valley High on Saturday.
"It was a great weekend for us," Post Falls coach Pete Reardon said. "I was real pleased overall with how we did. To have four finalists after sending seven to the semifinals, it was good for us."
Peter Berger (103) finished third, Mitch Crain (112) was second, Tanner Riekena (119) was fourth, Tyler Mahall (130) fifth, Tyler Booth (145) second, Nathan McLeod (152) fourth and Cole Jesienouski (171) was third for Post Falls, which faces Timberlake and Bonners Ferry on Tuesday at Timberlake.
"It was a great tournament for us," Reardon said. "The kids are competing well right now. We're nowhere near 100 percent yet. The kids aren't in the best shape of the season. It's an exciting place this high as a team and we know there's still work to be done."
Coeur d'Alene took fifth with 155 points as Kenny Staub (140) and Colin Comack (160) finished their respective classes in second.
University High won the team title with 190 points.
"There's a lot better wrestling in us," Coeur d'Alene coach Jeff Moffat said. "Some of our guys aren't quite in wrestling shape after football, but we wrestled tough."
A.J. Konda was fourth at 103, Hudson Staub fourth at 125, Kyle Siegwarth third at 130, Jake Graham fifth at 145, Johnny Peregrina fourth at 171, Caleb Davis was third at 189 and Drew Moreno was fifth at 285 to round out placers for Coeur d'Alene.
"Both Hudson Staub and Kyle Siegwarth wrestled tough," Moffat said. "Caleb Davis had an outstanding weekend and controlled each match he was in. I thought everyone wrestled well."
Coeur d'Alene will host Lakeland and Kellogg on Wednesday. Tri-State is Friday and Saturday at North Idaho College.
Bonners Ferry wins
at St. Maries tournament
ST. MARIES - The Lake City Timberwolves had champions in two classes to finish second in the St. Maries tournament with 140 points.
Bonners Ferry won the team title with 176 points.
"It was a great weekend for us," Lake City coach Corey Owen said. "Since I got here in 2008, this is the first trophy we've brought back from a tournament. We wrestled well today and when we got a chance to get a pin, we did and it paid off for us."
Calen Lambert (189) pinned Justin Roby of Grangeville in 5 minutes and 57 seconds and heavyweight Jacob Benson pinned Ty Beare of Kootenai in 3:58 at 285 pounds to win championships for Lake City.
Brian Griswold (171) finished second, Steven Collins (119) and Keegan Kelley (140) third and Derek Sheridian (130), Jared Lambert (135) and Justin Ballison (160) fourth for Lake City.
Lake City will face Kellogg and Lakeland Wednesday at Coeur d'Alene High.
Priest River's James Hegge pinned Nick Wells of Lake City in the 130-pound championship match in 2:31.
Timberlake had 10 placers to finish sixth, led by Kyle White, who won the 152-pound championship.
"I was pretty pleased with the effort after wrestling a dual on Thursday night," Timberlake coach Ryan Montang said. "We needed to change some things around. I told them after Thursday we needed to step up to our full potential."
Forrest Herring (152), Trevor Roth (140) and John Galloway (145) placed second, with Rocco Wingfield (103), Cam Rayner (112) and Drew Hill (125) coming in third and Alan Foote (285) and Scott Larson (103) were fourth for Timberlake.
Timberlake hosts Bonners Ferry and Post Falls on Tuesday.