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.
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.
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).
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