Wrestling: Zimmerman 5th at home invitational; Thunder, Royals have one champ each

Trentin Milless of Zimmerman was about to pin a Cooper opponent. Milless went on to place second at 138 pounds. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Trentin Milless of Zimmerman was about to pin a Cooper opponent. Milless went on to place second at 126 pounds. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

The Zimmerman Thunder placed fifth and had one champion, Austin May, at their own 10-team Zimmerman Invitational on Saturday.

Princeton placed first by a wide margin and had two individual champions in Nathan Hellman at 152 and Brent Chambers at 195.

May, a junior, took the 182-pound title with three wins, raising his record to 17-3. He had two pins, then a 7-4 conquest of Princeton’s Wyatt Ross in the finals.

Austin May (left) of Zimmerman tugged at Rockford's Kado Cano on the way to a third-period pin. May was the 182-pound champ. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Austin May (left) of Zimmerman tugged at Rockford’s Kado Cano on the way to a third-period pin. May was the 182-pound champ. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

May was coming off a big win Friday night in a dual meet against Foley when he beat May was coming off a big win Friday night in a dual meet against Foley when he beat Tyler Midas 7-1. Midas was ranked No. 2 at 195 in Class 2A.

The Thunder had two runners-up —Trentin Milless (14-8) at 126, losing 5-4 to Aaron Donnay of Glencoe-Silver Lake-Lester Prairie in the finals, and Billy Johann (10-10) at 195, losing 9-2 to Princeton’s Chambers in the finals.

Kaleb Kliever (7-12) placed third at 152. Hunter Smith (17-6) was fourth at 132. Placing fifth were Evan Carr (7-11) at 106, Mitch Gagne (5-8) at 113, Jacob Waalk (3-13) at 120, Chase Rosby (8-11) at 145, and Calvin Waterhouse (2-2) at 160.

Dominick xxxx of Rogers jousts with Landon Majerus of St. Charles. xxxx won by pin, and placed fourth at xxxx. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Dominek Skawiniak (right) of Rogers jousts with Landon Majerus of St. Charles. Skawiniak won by pin, and placed fourth at 220 pounds. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

The Rogers Royals participated, but with a largely JV lineup, and placed last, resting several starters after winning six dual meets on Thursday and Friday evening.

One Royal starter two did wrestle was the school’s all-time win leader, Phillip Anderson, who won the 138-pound title, beating Rockford’s Brad Johnson 4-3 in the finals. Dominek Skawiniak placed fourth at  220.

Other champions were Grand Rapids’ Cole Jones (106);  Glencoe-Silver Lake-Lester Prairie’s Jacob Jewett (113) and Dalton Clouse (220); St. Charles’ Jacy Ball (120), Andrew Dayland (160) and Tyler Heim (285); Rockford’s Ty Griffin (132); Albany’s Nick Mergen (145); and Pine Island’s Sam McPhail (170).

Team scoring
1. Princeton 206.5
2. Grand Rapids 140
3. Glencoe-Silver Lake-Lester Prairie 139
4. St. Charles 136
5. Zimmerman 128
6. Pine Island 117.5
7. Albany 102
8. Rockforld 75
9. Robbinsdale Cooper  63.5
10. Rogers 39

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