The Pittsburg High School wrestling team made its season debut Saturday in the rigid competition of the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational and finished 14th out of 16 schools.
Pittsburg senior Jeremiah Jones had the best individual finish of second place, his only loss in the 120-pound championship match against Markus Simmons of Broken Arrow. Jones pinned Chris Rodriquez of Shawnee Mission East and Kaleb Trausch of Omaha Skutt Catholic.
Other notables for Pittsburg: Levi Kester (106) in eighth, Brett Cobb (132) eighth, Quincy Muathe (152) sixth and Zach Stewart (285) in seventh.
Notably, sophomore Muathe pinned three opponents — Devin Moore of Bishop Carroll, Colton Horne of Baldwin and Luke Treiber of Topeka Seaman. Muathe pinned them in 7 minutes, 31 seconds, the 15th fastest time. Tim Miklus of Southeast Polk pinned three opponents in 1:50.
Jones and Kester each pinned two opponents apiece. Kester had the third single fastest pin time of the day: 18 seconds. Kegan Wakefield of Iowa City West pinned his man in 15 seconds and Ben Bradley of Bishop Carroll worked his magic in 14 ticks. Pittsburg collectively finished with 10 pins.
Pittsburg continues its tough early-season schedule with the Tulsa Union tournament on Friday and Saturday.
GARDNER-EDGERTON WRESTLING INVITATIONAL
Team results: Southeast Polk (Iowa) 252, Broken Arrow (Okla.) 234, Omaha Skutt Catholic (Neb.) 171.5, Iowa City West 157, St. James Academy 149.5, Manhattan 127, Topeka Seaman 126, Platte County 103, Gardner-Edgerton 97.5, Shawnee Mission East 80.5, Olathe North 77.5, Baldwin 76.5, Bishop Carroll 72.5, Pittsburg 68.5, Olathe Northwest 54.5, Lawrence Free State 39.
106 pounds: 1. Nolan Hellickson, Southeast Polk; 2. Brian Peska, Omaha Skutt Catholic; 3. Stephen Tujague, St. James Academy; 4. Jacob Bonham, Gardner-Edgerton; 5. Matthew Schmitt, Platte County; 8. Levi Kester, Pittsburg.
Page 2 of 3 - 113: 1. J.T. Sloboth, Omaha Skutt Catholic; 2. Jase Stone, Manhattan; 3. Stuart Schafer, Olathe North; 4. Khamin Crow, Topeka Seaman; 5. Vince Valentin, Broken Arrow.
120: 1. Markus Simmons, Broken Arrow; 2. Jeremiah Jones, Pittsburg; 3. Ethan Karsten, Platte County; 4. Kaleb Trausch, Omaha Skutt Catholic; 5. Aaron Meyer, Southeast Polk.
126: 1. Chris Walters, Iowa City West; 2. Nathan Clark, Broken Arrow; 3. Blake Stovall, Olathe North; 4. Johnny Blankenship, Platte County; 5. Dallas Vesta, Manhattan; 14. Logan Fields, Pittsburg.
132: 1. Zack Edwards, Broken Arrow; 2. Briar Dittmer, Southeast Polk; 3. Gavin Jorns, Shawnee Mission East; 4. Frank Deloa, Omaha Skutt Catholic; 5. Brandon Fuller, Topeka Seaman; 8. Brett Cobb, Pittsburg.
138: 1. Kegan Wakefield, Iowa City West; 2. Bryce Shoemaker, Baldwin; 3. Dylan Buchheit, Southeast Polk; 4. Andrew Tujague, St. James Academy; 5. Nick Hines, Omaha Skutt Catholic; 14. Ethan Davis, Pittsburg.
145: 1. Tanner Bailey, Broken Arrow; 2. Jake Walker, Omaha Skutt Catholic; 3. Colin Strickland, Southeast Polk; 4. Davis Matthews, Manhattan; 5. Ben VanLerberg, St. James Academy.
152: 1. Paden Bailey, Broken Arrow; 2. Jack Mitchell, Shawnee Mission East; 3. Michael Leeper, Manhattan; 4. Matt Pratt, St. James Academy; 5. Sam Jones, Southeast Polk; 6. Quincy Muathe, Pittsburg.
160: 1. Dustin Williams, Gardner-Edgerton; 2. Tim Miklus, Southeast Park; 3. Jason Von Bargen, Baldwin; 4. Nick Hollins, Omaha Skutt Catholic; 5. Austin Chauncey, Manhattan; 11. Jason Wools, Pittsburg.
170: 1. Bryant Guillen, Topeka Seaman; 2. Dylan Blackford, Southeast Polk; 3. Trent Salsbury, St. James Academy; 4. Michael Forshee, Manhattan; 5. Steven Allen, Broken Arrow; 6. Christopher Dugan, Bishop Carroll; 9. Will Mengarelli, Pittsburg.
182: 1. Brock Warren, Broken Arrow; 2. Andy Muehlberger, St. James Academy; 3. Emilio Fowler, Gardner-Edgerton; 4. Jon Reuter, Shawnee Mission East; 5. Nick Nolting, Bishop Carroll.
195: 1. Mickey Pelfrey, Iowa City West; 2. Christian Vaverka, Broken Arrow; 3. Nick Jensen, Omaha Skutt Catholic; 4. Tommy Marquez, Bishop Carroll; 5. Ethan Anderson, Southeast Polk.
Page 3 of 3 - 220: 1. Bryce Fisher, Southeast Polk; 2. Micah Kelsay, Iowa City West; 3. Nathan Stanley, Topeka Seaman; 4. David Feist, St. James Academy; 5. Marco Psihountas, Olathe Northwest; 13. Leigh Brantley, Pittsburg.
285: 1. Jacob Scanlan, Southeast Polk; 2. Dylan Hall, Topeka Seaman; 3. Colin Foerstner, Iowa City West; 4. Dakota Cohu, Olathe North; 5. Darin Feist, St. James Academy; 7. Zach Stewart, Pittsburg.
FORT SCOTT TEAM DUAL TOURNEY
Team results: 1. Blue Valley Southwest; 2. Fort Scott; 3. Paola; 4. Anderson County; 5. Louisburg; 6. Shawnee Mission West.
Round 1: Fort Scott def. Louisburg 49-24, Blue Valley SW def. SMW 48-21, Paola def. Anderson County 49-27.
Round 2: Fort Scott def. Paola 43-30, Anderson County def. SMW 45-30, Blue Valley SW def. Louisburg 51-21.
Round 3: Fort Scott def. Anderson County 51-24, Louisburg def. SMW 42-33, Blue Valley Southwest def. Paola 41-22.
Round 4: Blue Valley SW def. Fort Scott 47-26, Paola def. Shawnee Mission West 43-21, Anderson County def. Louisburg 41-31.
Round 5: Fort Scott def. Shawnee Mission West 45-18, Blue Valley West def. Anderson County 60-15, Paola def. Louisburg 36-30.