HOWELLS — Cedar Catholic’s Kerby Hochstein earned a gold medal at Saturday’s Howells-Dodge Invitational.
Cedar Catholic finished the day in fifth place as a team.
Millard South claimed the team title with 152.5 team points, followed by Archbishop Bergan (140), Howells-Dodge (83), Summerland (74) and Cedar Catholic (70).
Cedar had a great opening-season tourney, placing six wrestlers on the medal stand.
Eric Hoesing ended the day with a silver medal in the 182-pound weight class.
Keegan Carl finished his first-ever varsity tournament with a bronze medal in the 106-pound weight class. Another wrestling newcomer, senior Jacob Keiser, also earned a bronze medal in his first-ever varsity tournament.
Conner Hochstein earned his way into the third-place match, but fell to Fremont Bergan’s Kade McIntyre in the third-place match and had to settle for fourth place. Nash Albers fell to Wakefield-Allen’s Gabe Lamprecht in the fifth-place match.
TEAM SCORES: Millard South 152.5, Archbishop Bergan 140, Howells-Dodge 83, Summerland 74, Cedar Catholic 70, Oakland-Craig 46, Wakefld-Allen 43, GACC 40, Elkhorn South 38.5, Ponca 36, Stanton 35, Luth High NE30, Elgin -Pope John 20, Scribnr-Snydr 16.5, Clarksn-Leigh 15, Madison 12
106 — FIRST: Carter Beckman, EPPJ; SECOND: Kaden Larkin, Millard South; THIRD: Keegan Carl, Cedar Catholic; FOURTH: Luke Fallquist, Elkhorn South
138 — FIRST: Cal Janke, Archbishop Bergan dec. Lucas Hilliard, Oakland-Craig 6-4; THIRD: Logan Ferris, Millard South pin. Devyn Farrier, Stanton 2:42; FIFTH: Gabriel Lamprecht, Wakefield-Allen pin. Nash Albers, Cedar Catholic 0:38
145 — FIRST: Kerby Hochstein, Cedar Catholic dec. Wyatt Verzani, Wakefield-Allen 6-4; THIRD: Gage Teut, Millard South by forfeit; FIFTH: Damien Erickson, Stanton dec. Ethan Baumert, GACC 16-11
152 — FIRST: Austin Sloger, Millard South pin. Damon Crawford, GACC 2:45; THIRD: Kade McIntyre, Archbishop Bergan dec. Conner Hochstein, Cedar Catholic 12-7; FIFTH: Owen Pruss, Archbishop Bergan pin. Cole Grovjohn, Howells-Dodge 1:39
182 — FIRST: Issiah Borgmann, Stanton; SECOND: Eric Hoesing, Cedar Catholic ; THIRD: Ethan Villwok, Archbishop Bergan; FOURTH: Trevor Schumacher, Howells-Dodge; FIFTH: Cash Meier, GACC
195 — FIRST: Jazper Ames, Lutheran High Northeast; SECOND: Colton Thiele, Summerland; THIRD: Jacob Keiser, Cedar Catholic; FOURTH: Dylan Wilson, Elkhorn South; FIFTH: Matt Logue, Ponca