Pelster Takes Second At N-O Invite Saturday

NELIGH — The Wolfpack’s four varsity wrestlers brought home three medals Saturday from the Neligh-Oakdale Invitational.
Some of the best teams and individual wrestlers competed in the tournament and the competition was outstanding.
The Wolfpack medal parade was led by senior Ryan Pelster. Wrestling at 145 pounds, Pelster recorded two pins in four matches. In the championship round, he lost to defending state champion Jaydon Elge of Nebraska Christian.
Senior Andrew Fangman had another good tournament. He recorded three pins and finished third in the 170-pound weight class. Teammate Logan Henn, returning to action after a one-week absence, recorded one pin and finished fourth in the 113-pound weight class.
Individual results were:
113 — Logan Henn (Elgin Public/Pope John) received byes in the first two rounds; Alejandro Martinez (Elkhorn Valley) 23-6 won by major decision (10-0) over Henn; Henn won by fall over Cole Laible (West Holt) 10-12 (Fall 3:33); 3rd Place Match – Trace Baasch (Amherst) 11-3 won by decision over Henn 15-6 (Dec 5-0)
120 — Zac Hazen (Creighton) 22-2 won by fall over Geoffrey Carr (Elgin Public/Pope John) (Fall 0:47); Ben Thiele (West Holt) 13-11 won by fall over Geoffrey Carr (Elgin Public/Pope John) 1-13 (Fall 1:58)
145 — Ryan Pelster (Elgin Public/Pope John) won by fall over Austin Pokorny (Clearwater-Orchard) 2-20 (Fall 1:01); Pelster won by fall over Brady Wortman (Creighton) 18-13 (Fall 2:18); Pelster won by decision over Dawson Trampe (Amherst ) 9-2 (Dec 2-0); 1st Place Match – Jaydon Elge (Nebraska Christian) 27-1 won by tech fall over Pelster 19-6 (TF-1.5 5:37 20-5)
170 — Andrew Fangman (Elgin Public/Pope John) received a bye in the opening round; Fangman won by fall over Dominic Bolling (Clearwater-Orchard) 17-15 (Fall 0:24); Chris Petersen (Elkhorn Valley) 28-3 won by decision over Andrew Fangman (Dec 5-2); Fangman won by fall over Colton Cavaness (West Holt) 20-5 (Fall 2:25); 3rd Place Match – Fangman 24-3 won by fall over Ean Stacken (Creighton) 21-11 (Fall 0:56).