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Indians Wrestle in Bill Voss Novice Tournament

On Saturday, February 9, eight Indian wrestlers competed in the Bill Voss Novice Tournament in Colby. Wrestlers from 21 communities competed in the event. Area competitors were from Atwood-Rawlins County, Brewster, Colby, Garden City, Goodland, Greeley County, Hays, Hays-TMP, Hill City, Holcomb, Hoxie, Lakin, Liberal, Norton, Oakley, Oberlin-Decatur Community, Phillipsburg, Scott City,  St. Francis, Trego Community, and Ulysses.

No team scores were kept. Many brackets were divided into A & B divisions. St. Francis had seven wrestlers win matches including Aaron White, Caleb Todd, Eli Mills, Shannon Rethke, Arthur Albuquerque, Sam Dovico, and Jayce Nider. Jayce Nider placed 1st in his division winning four matches. Shannon Rethke placed second in his division winning 4 matches and losing one. Caleb Todd was named Most Inspirational Wrestler at the tournament.

A complete listing of results for the St. Francis wrestlers is below.

126A - Aaron White's place is 5th and has scored 2.0 team points.
Click here to view Aaron's bracket.

Round 1 - Aaron White won by fall over Dylan Fulton (Scott City) (Fall 0:58)
Round 2 - Jacob Miller (Greeley County- Tribune) won by major decision over Aaron White (Maj 12-4)
Round 3 - Trey Stramel (Colby High School) won by fall over Aaron White (Fall 1:47)
Round 4 - Steven Sellers (Garden City) won by fall over Aaron White (Fall 3:03)

126B - Caleb Todd's place is 6th and has scored 3.0 team points.
Click here to view Caleb's bracket.

Round 1 - Ben Dunlap (Garden City) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 0:56)
Round 2 - Jacob Pfeifer (Hays-Thomas More Prep-Marian) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 3:31)
Round 3 - Orion Craig (Garden City) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 5:19)
Round 4 - Matthew Hafliger (Trego County) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 0:38)
Round 5 - Eli Mills (St. Francis) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 0:23)

126B - Eli Mills's place is 5th and has scored 7.0 team points.
Click here to view Eli's bracket.

Round 1 - Matthew Hafliger (Trego County) won by fall over Eli Mills (Fall 3:01)
Round 2 - Ben Dunlap (Garden City) won by fall over Eli Mills (St. Francis) (Fall 2:48)
Round 3 - Jacob Pfeifer (Hays-Thomas More Prep-Marian) won by fall over Eli Mills (Fall 1:39)
Round 4 - Orion Craig (Garden City) won by fall over Eli Mills (Fall 1:19)
Round 5 - Eli Mills (St. Francis) won by fall over Caleb Todd (Fall 0:23)

132B - Shannon Rethke's place is 2nd and has scored 16.0 team points.
​​​​​​​Click here to view Shannon's bracket.

Round 1 - Shannon Rethke won by decision over Derek Brown (Goodland) (Dec 10-6)
Round 2 - Shannon Rethke won by fall over Garrett Kuhn (Trego County) (Fall 5:03)
Round 3 - Shannon Rethke won by fall over Chris Brahmbhatt (Garden City) (Fall 3:08)
Round 4 - Shannon Rethke won by decision over Erwin Flores (Atwood) (Dec 8-4)
Round 5 - Damien Garcia-Peck (Garden City) won by fall over Shannon Rethke (Fall 1:35)

138A - Arthur Albuquerque's place is 4th and has scored 11.0 team points.
Click here to view Arthur's bracket.

Round 1 - Salvador Barintas (Garden City) won by fall over Arthur Albuquerque (Fall 1:35)
Round 2 - Jesus Segovia (Ulysses) won by fall over Arthur Albuquerque (Fall 3:09)
Round 3 - Manten Crow (Goodland) won by fall over Arthur Albuquerque (Fall 0:38)
Round 4 - Arthur Albuquerque won by fall over Julian Garcia (Liberal) (Fall 1:54)
Round 5 - Arthur Albuquerque won by fall over Trenton Werth (Hays High) (Fall 5:16)

138B - Sam Dovico's place is 4th and has scored 3.0 team points.
Click here to view Sam's bracket.

Round 1 - Sam Dovico won by fall over Tyler Patterson (Garden City) (Fall 3:26)
Round 2 - Brandon Kenny (Brewster) won by fall over Sam Dovico (Fall 1:26)
Round 4 - Michael Lehman (Greeley County- Tribune) won by fall over Sam Dovico (Fall 1:30)
Round 5 - Thomas Dennis (Colby High School) won by fall over Sam Dovico (Fall 1:55)

145B - Jayce Nider's place is 1st and has scored 17.0 team points.
Click here to view Jayce's bracket.

Round 2 - Jayce Nider won by forfeit over Colter Palmer (Brewster) (FF)
Round 3 - Jayce Nider won by fall over Dylan Edwards (Hill City) (Fall 0:44)
Round 4 - Jayce Nider won by fall over Chan Lee (Garden City) (Fall 5:03)
Round 5 - Jayce Nider won by major decision over Tyson Glennenmeier (Norton Community) (Maj 9-0)

195 - Gregor Burr's scored 0.0 team points.
​​​​​​​Click here to view Gregor's bracket.

Quarterfinal - Rowdy Farr (Colby High School) won by fall over Gregor Burr (Fall 1:00)
Cons. Round 1 - Adolfo Mendoza (Ulysses) won by fall over Gregor Burr (Fall 2:08)

 

Coach’s Awards:

Key Match Award:  Jayce Nider defeating Hanson of Rawlins County in a redemption match

Coach’s Award:  Caleb Todd

Practice Wrestler:  Shannon Rethke

Most Outstanding Wrestlers:  Jayce Nider: went 7-0 throughout the whole weekend, continues to get better every week.

Coach Dylan Loyd shared the following comments on the week, "The season is really starting to wind down in a hurry and regionals is now here. This past week we traveled to Colby to take part in the Bill Voss Invitational. Typically, in years past we don’t send as many to this tournament due to point restrictions. Unfortunately, this season we had two tournaments canceled so we had some points to spare. This tournament is a good one to send guys to that have missed time. It never hurts to get that extra mat time heading into regionals. I feel like this group is ascending and they are starting to peak at the right time. This group really has grown and really has improved and as coaches we are very proud of them because this season hasn’t been easy. They wrestled against tough competition, our practices have been tough, but mentally this group has stayed focused and I’m excited for them heading into this week.

Individually, Aaron White has a rough go the past couple of weeks. He hasn’t had the results that I know he would like to have but, luckily this season isn’t over yet. He’s got some improvements that need to be made but, he has the skill set to leave a mark this weekend. But tough thing is that’s up to him; He has to want it for himself. Caleb Todd really has come a long way since the beginning of the season. He was able to win a very prestigious award at this tournament was voted by all coaches as the Most Inspirational Wrestler of the whole tournament. That speaks volumes of how he is perceived by other coaches. He does a lot of things the right way, he works hard, he’s coachable, and he’s just an all-around good kid who you want on your team. I am excited for him to of been able to win that award and that’s something that he can use as motivation as he heads into this offseason. Eli Mills had a tough weekend. He didn’t perform like we would have liked but, that’s part of wrestling you’re not always going to compete at a high level. Eli has had a decent year, he’s been able to do somethings that he can use to build on as he moves forward. He’s not a finished product but, he has somethings that he can work with as he continues his career. Shannon Rethke might be our most improved wrestler from where he was 2 months ago to where he is now. He really had a good season. He has come a long way and I am excited for his future. He does a good job of seeking out competition in the wrestling room every day. That’s how you get better and he works hard. If he gets in the weight room with Coach Fawcett this offseason he will make some huge gains and can hit the ground running next season. Arthur Albuquerque was able to get some good wins this weekend. He’s another one who has really improved and the more mat time he can get right now the better. For a first-year wrestler and never having been exposed to this sport he’s done extremely well. I hope this has been an experience for him that he will never forget. Sam Dovico has been a joy to coach. She really has a tremendous attitude and she works extremely hard. I’m really proud of her and for what she stands for. It’s not easy to try a sport, especially wrestling, and to go out and compete against boys. She has had a great season and really is a natural. I can’t say enough good things about Sam and the impact she has had on our program. She’s been a joy and we will most definitely miss her. Jayce Nider had himself a great weekend going 7-0. He’s got a lot of momentum going into regionals this weekend and he keeps on getting better. He was able to get a redemption match this weekend and that will pay huge dividends in his confidence moving forward. He’s got a lot of natural skills and I’m excited to continue to work with him and watch him develop. Gregor Burr had a tough weekend. He just gets himself into some tough positions that just comes with time. This is a sport where experience can really help you and get you fairly far and Gregor hasn’t wrestled enough to get that mat awareness yet. However, from the first day of practice to now he has come a long way. He’s got a great attitude and he works hard. Those two attributes will take you a long way not only in this sport but in life. Regional week is here and we’re excited. We are looking forward to watching this group compete this weekend and achieve some goals they have set for themselves this season. I think it’s important going into this weekend knowing that you are prepared and to take it all in and relax. Enjoy the process, enjoy the moment, and be grateful for everything. If you are good enough, you’re good enough. If you know every day you haven’t cut any corners, you’ve done all that’s been asked and more, you’ve lived the lifestyle that this sport requires then at the end of the day you have nothing to worry about. The work has been done, and as one of my coaches always use to preach to us come this time of year - the cream will rise to the top!  This group is good enough to make noise and do something special, the time is now - go do it!"

The Indians will be competing in the Regional Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, February 15 and 16.

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