• Keith Hjelle

Rowley Second; Slaybaugh, Danker Third at Tri-Center Invite

Updated: Jan 11

The competition was stiff at the Tri-Center Invitational tournament Saturday as the ACGC wrestlers finished in the middle of the pack at the fourteen team tournament. The Chargers scored 97.5 points to place seventh, while Missouri Valley and Plattview, Nebraska tied for the title with 181.5 points each.

The Chargers did not have a champion, but three of the stalwarts on the team finished in the top three in their respective weight classes. Cale Rowley, whose record now stands at 14-2, finished second at 152 lb. After drawing a bye in the first round, Rowley pinned opponents from Hinton and Treynor to advance to the title match where he lost by fall to Kaden Broer of West Monona.

The two Chargers with twenty plus wins for the season, Tegan Slaybaugh at 106 and Seth Danker at 138, both finished in third place. Slaybaugh lost a heart breaking sudden victory match in the semifinals to Riley Parkis of Kuemper Catholic, but bounced back to pin Ayden Sengmany of Treynor to claim the bronze. Slaybaugh is now 21-4 for the season.

Seth Danker lost his first match of the season when he dropped a 4-0 decision to Byrar Nadrchal of Platteview, Nebaska in the semis. In the match for third place Danker won a 12-3 major decision over Fred Veatch of Missouri Valley. Danker's record now stands at 23-1.

Folowing the meet coach Danker offered these comments: "Yesterday was a good day for the Chargers on the mat as a team. Everyone placed in their weight class. I think everyone would like to have a place or two higher, so it gives us something to keep pushing for. This tournament has some good competition for all the guys."

ACGC results:

106 lb: Tegan Slaybaugh (21-4) placed 3rd and scored 17.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Tegan Slaybaugh (AC/GC) received a bye Quarterfinal - Tegan Slaybaugh (AC/GC) won by fall over Jaxon Prichard (Westwood) (Fall 1:28) Semifinal - Riley Parkis (Kuemper Catholic) won in sudden victory over Tegan Slaybaugh (AC/GC (SV-1 2-0) 3rd Place Match - Tegan Slaybaugh (AC/GC) won by fall over Ayden Sengmany (Treynor High School) 14-10 (Fall 3:41)

132 lb: Austin Wetzel (4-3) placed 7th and scored 8.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Zackery Gebbie (Nodaway Valley) won by fall over Austin Wetzel (ACGC) (Fall 1:52) Cons. Round 1 - Austin Wetzel (AC/GC) 4-3 received a bye Cons. Round 2 - Austin Wetzel (AC/GC) won by fall over Damian Orr (West Monona) (Fall 3:40) Cons. Semi - Derek Gilbert (Westwood) won by fall over Austin Wetzel (AC/GC) (Fall 1:26) 7th Place Match - Austin Wetzel (AC/GC) won by fall over Gage Morgan (Hinton) (Fall 1:38)

138 lb: Seth Danker (23-1) placed 3rd and scored 15.5 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Seth Danker (AC/GC) received a bye. Quarterfinal - Seth Danker (AC/GC) won by tech fall over Grant Russell (West Monona) (TF-1.5 2:48 (18-3) Semifinal - Bryar Nadrchal (Platteview) won by decision over Seth Danker (AC/GC) (Dec 4-0) 3rd Place Match - Seth Danker (AC/GC) won by major decision over Fred Veatch (Missouri Valley) (MD 12-3)

145 lb: Dawson Muller (16-11) placed 6th and scored 9.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Dawson Muller (AC/GC) won by decision over Tom Heilman (Westwood) (Dec 10-6) Quarterfinal - Duncan Clark (Treynor High School) won by fall over Dawson Muller (AC/GC) (Fall 2:42) Cons. Round 2 - Dawson Muller (AC/GC) 16-11 received a bye Cons. Semi - Dawson Muller (AC/GC) won by fall over Carter Struble (West Monona) (Fall 1:35) 5th Place Match - Brock Mitchell (Lawton-Bronson) 21-6 won by major decision over Dawson Muller (AC/GC) 16-11 (MD 19-7)

152 lb: Cale Rowley (14-2) placed 2nd and scored 22.0 team points. Champ. Round 1-Rowley (AC/GC) received a bye Quarterfinal - Cale Rowley (AC/GC) won by fall over Dustin Leitru (Hinton) 7-11 (Fall 1:49) Semifinal - Cale Rowley (AC/GC) won by fall over Carson Burhenne (Treynor High School) 1 (Fall 2:48) 1st Place Match - Kaden Broer (West Monona) won by fall over Cale Rowley (AC/GC) (Fall 1:56)

160 lb: Cayden Jensen (16-12) placed 6th and scored 9.0 team points. Champ. Round 1-Cayden Jensen (AC/GC) received a bye Quarterfinal - Garrett Lindley (Hinton) 8-10 won by major decision over Cayden Jensen (AC/GC) (MD 9-0) Cons. Round 2 - Cayden Jensen (AC/GC) won by fall over Luke Hundtofte (Tri-Center) (Fall 0:21) Cons. Semi - Cayden Jensen (AC/GC) won by fall over Cy Handke (Lawton-Bronson) (Fall 3:45) 5th Place Match - Caleb Iliff (Treynor High School) won by decision over Cayden Jensen (AC/GC) (Dec 5-4)

160 lb: Devon Jackson (2-10) did not place. Champ. Round 1-Devon Jackson (AC/GC) won by fall over Luke Hundtofte (Tri-Center) 0-8 (Fall 1:17) Quarterfinal - Clyde Hildreth (West Monona) 5-3 won by fall over Devon Jackson (AC/GC) (Fall 2:28) Cons. Round 2 - SamBladt (Harlan) 2-4 won by decision over Devon Jackson (AC/GC) (Dec 4-2)

170 lb: Cristian Nolte (18-6) placed 4th and scored 13.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Cristian Nolte (AC/GC) 18-6 received a bye Quarterfinal - Cristian Nolte (AC/GC) won by fall over Carson Ross (Platteview) (Fall 1:51) Semifinal - Cael McLaren (St. Albert) won by fall over Cristian Nolte (AC/GC) (Fall 1:58) 3rd Place Match - Gage Clausen (Missouri Valley)won by fall over Cristian Nolte (AC/GC) (Fall 3:17)

195 lb: Bryce Rochholz (12-13) placed 7th and scored 4.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Bryce Rochholz (AC/GC) received a bye Quarterfinal-Ben O`Neill (St. Albert) won by fall over Bryce Rochholz (AC/GC) (Fall 3:07) Cons. Round 2-Bryce Rochholz (AC/GC) 12-13 received a bye

Cons. Semi-Brayden Tew (West Monona) won by fall over Bryce Rochholz (AC/GC) (Fall 0:52)

7th Place Match - Bryce Rochholz (AC/GC) won by fall over William Borgalia (Missouri Valley) (Fall 1:23)

Team scores: Missouri Valley 181.5, Platteville 181.5, West Monona 139, Harlan 138, Treynor 123, Hinton 102, ACGC 97.5, St Albert 89.5, Kuemper Catholic 85, Tri-Centr 76, Westood 74, Nodaway Vlley 67, Lawton-Bronson 55, Woodbine 55

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