Bobcats have Great showing at Joey Garrison Tournaments, Team Captures First Place In Open Tourney (02/14/14)
The Clarion Area Elementary and Junior High Wrestlers had a great showing at the Joey Garrison Novice and Open Tournaments, at Redbank Valley, last weekend. Coach Lee Weber shares this article.
Joey Garrison Novice (Redbank Valley) –0 2/08/14
Another awesome weekend for our young Bobcats! On Saturday at the Joey Garrison (Redbank Valley) Novice Tournament, we had a clutter (group of Bobcats) of wrestlers that dominated the tournament. Many of our wrestlers overpowered their opponents, in particular, our 1st place finishers. Half of our wrestlers placed 1st which included Mason Gourley, Derek Smail, Brady Pierce, Hayden Weber, Noah Harrison and Dawson Smail.
Logan Powell and Hayden Hindman wrestled strong in placing 2nd. Both are wrestling with much more intensity. Others who also wrestled and showing improvements are Kam Kerle, Isaac Lerch, Braylon Beckwith and Briggs Beckwith.
Brady Pierce, Logan Powell, Hayden Hindman, Kam Kerle, Isaac Lerch, Braylon Beckwith and Briggs Beckwith are truly first year wrestlers that are competing with the 2nd year wrestlers. That alone is a great accomplishment! Super job little Bobcats!
Mason Gourley – 1st Place (2-0)
Derek Smail – 1st Place (2-0)
Brady Pierce – 1st Place (3-0)
Hayden Weber – 1st Place (3-0)
Noah Harrison – 1st Place (3-0)
Dawson Smail – 1st Place (3-0)
Logan Powell – 2nd Place (2-1)
Hayden Hindman – 2nd Place
Kam Kerle – Participation
Isaac Lerch – Participation
Braylon Beckwith – Participation
Briggs Beckwith – Participation
Joey Garrison Open (RedbankValley) 02-09-14
It was a great team effort between our elementary and Junior High wrestlers! Half the group came from elementary and half came from Junior High and each group did their part to help us earn the 1st place trophy. Teams we finished ahead of were Redbank Valley, Dubois, Marion Center, Franklin, Brockway, Keystone, etc. Scoring big point for our team were our 1st place finishers which included Dawson Smail, Owen Reinsel, Login Dehner, Greg Duncan and Mike LeFay.
Wrestling hard and losing a close match in the finals were Jake Smith, Bryce Klawuhn and Frankie Weber. Ben Smith and Karlin Hiles continue to improve by coming back and taking 3rd place. Also contributing to the team by placing 4th were Chase Makray, Sterling Conner and Braden Makray.
We were not expecting to take 1st place coming in but our kids continue to improve and gaining confidence with each match. When everyone gives their best, rewards will come. Great job both teams!
Team Place: Bobcats 1st Place
Dawson Smail – 1st Place
Jake Smith – 2nd Place
Ben Smith – 3rd Place
Chase Makray – 4th place
Owen Reinsel – 1st Place
Login Dehner – 1st place
Frankie Weber – 2nd place
Greg Duncan – 1st place
Sterling Conner – 4th place
Mike LeFay – 1st place
Karlin Hiles – 3rd place
Braden Makray – 4th place
Bryce Klawuhn – 2nd place
(Thanks to Coach Weber for this article. Great showing, guys!!!!)