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The Stanton invite proved to be a challenging event for the Clearwater-Orchard wrestlers this weekend, but a number of Cyclones still came home after placing.
Clay Thiele led the way for the Cyclones, taking second at 182 pounds. He topped all three of his first opponents, including two pins, before falling in the championship bout to Collin Gale of Plainview.
Also at 182 pounds, Codey Snider took home fifth place. After starting the tournament with a loss to Thiele, he came back to pin three of his next four opponents.
Rafe Grebin took sixth for the Cyclones at 113 pounds. That was made possible by an 11-7 win over Arcadia-Loup City's Dylan Jepsen in the second round.
Stanton, NE Results for Clearwater-Orchard
106 - Spencer Kester (3-6) Lost by fall to Caden Meinke (Battle Creek); Lost by fall to Cruz Dyer (Hartington Cedar Catholic).
113 - Rafe Grebin (7-7) placed 6th. Lost by fall to Mason Bykerk (Norfolk Catholic); Won 11-7 over Dylan Jepsen (Arcadia-Loup City); Lost by fall to Keagan Mosel (Plainview); Lost by fall to Mason Bykerk (Norfolk Catholic).
120 - Eli Thiele (4-5) Lost by fall to Zack Barlean (David City); Lost by fall to Ethan Zegers (David City).
126 - James Kester (3-7) Lost by fall to Noah Styskal (David City); Lost by fall to Will Abler (Norfolk Catholic).
152 - Eli Macke (6-5) Lost 11-2 to Jarron Metzler (Oakland-Craig); Lost by fall to Moorghan Prusa (Stanton).
160 - Austin Pokorny (3-6) Lost by fall to Clayton Christensen (Wakefield); Lost 16-1 to Sebastian Montenegro (Madison).
170 - Houston Marino (3-5) Won by fall over Wyatt Taylor (Laurel-Concord); Lost by fall to Nick Oltmer (Madison); Lost by fall to James Escamilla (David City).
182 - Codey Snider (6-4) placed 5th. Lost 12-4 to Clay Thiele; Won by fall over Nicola Mereu (Arcadia-Loup City); Won by fall over Alexis Solorzano (Osmond); Lost 4-0 to Layne Heese (Pender); Won by fall over Ryan Webbert (Norfolk Catholic).
182 - Clay Thiele (10-2) placed 2nd. Won by fall over Brandon Swanson (Guardian Angels Central Catholic); Won 12-4 over Codey Snider (Clearwater-Orchard); Won by fall over Ryan Webbert (Norfolk Catholic); Lost by fall to Collin Gale (Plainview).
195 - Zach King (7-5) Won by fall over Giovani Salcedo (Wakefield); Lost 10-4 to Joey Otero (Norfolk Catholic); Lost 7-6 to Noah Lamprecht (Wakefield).
220 - Jaccob Bennett (3-4) Lost by fall to Kolby Johnson (Madison); Lost by fall to Seth Jimenez (David City).
285 - Donaven Nolze (1-7) Lost by fall to Justyn Hale (Oakland-Craig); Lost 2-1 to Cameron Nelson (Plainview).
285 - Anthony Marino (2-6) Lost by fall to Ethan Williams (Laurel-Concord); Lost by fall to Benjamin Oltmer (Madison).