LINGLE – Nine Southeast Cyclones placed Saturday at the Dogger Invite, highlighted by first-place finishes from Greg Logsdon, Chase Lovercheck, Brady Tosh and Bryan Baker.
Logsdon, a 106-pounder, started his day with a bye, before pinning Joey Gonzalez (Saratoga) in the second period. Against Cheyenne Central’s Nathan Broomfield, he won by an 8-3 decision to advance to the first-place match, where he pinned Cheyenne East’s Kane Mihalek at the 4:31-mark.
Lovercheck (152) had a similar route to his title, starting with an opening round bye. He went on to beat Kaden Leonard (Scottsbluff JV) by a 17-2 decision, followed by a pin in the second period against East’s Landin Eldridge and a pin at the 1:24-mark in the title-match against Central’s Andrew Johnson.
At 170 pounds, Tosh had four opponents to get through before winning the title. He started the day with a pin in the first period over Hazael Mendoza (Scottsbluff JV), followed by another first-round pin against Lash Branigan (Burns/Pine Bluffs). In the semi-final, Tosh pinned Central’s Scott McKee at the 3:07-mark, before winning the title by an 8-3 decision against Burns/Pine Bluffs’ Kyle Thurin.
Baker (195) was the final Cyclone to take first. He started his day with two pins, beating Kimball’s Stephen Bateman in the third period and pinning Torrington’s Riley Grubbs in the second. In the championship match, Baker went the distance with Ben Banville (Burns/Pine Bluffs), winning by an 11-8 decision.
Heavyweight Hunter Woodruff was one of three Cyclones to take second. After an opening round by, Woodruff pinned Burns/Pine Bluffs’ Colten Tyner in 21 seconds. In the first-place match, the Southeast product lost to East’s Joshua Gross by a 1-0 decision.
Tate Carson started his day with a bye at 182 pounds, before pinning Eddie Elaire (Cheyenne Central JV) at the 1:03-mark. He went the distance in the title match, falling to Boe Clayson (Burns/Pine Bluffs) in an 8-5 decision.
Brock Blevins (120) was the final Cyclone to take second. After a first-round bye, Blevins pinned Saratoga’s Kaydon Koontz at the 1:29-mark, before a pin over Scottsbluff’s Alexander Longoria in the first. Saratoa’s Jaxon King handed Blevins a loss in the championship match in the third period.
Wyatt Lackman joined Blevins at 120 pounds, finishing fifth on the day after a bye. Starting his action, Lackman won by a 9-2 decision over Rhett Buhler (Natrona County JV), before being pinned in the first period against King. In the consolation semi-finals, Lackman was pinned in the second period, dropping to the fifth-place match, where he won by a 7-5 decision over Andrew Marquez (Gering JV).
Conner Smith (160) rounded out the Cyclone placers, taking fifth. His first match came in the form of an 8-3 sudden victory loss against Bradley Whitright (Cheyenne East JV). In the lower bracket, Smith pinned Central’s Zion Rhode in the second period, followed by a pin in the first over Mitchell Miller (Burns/Pine Bluffs). Natrona County’s Bryer Benham pinned Smith in the second period of the consolation semis, sending Smith to the fifth-place match, where he pinned Brady Dutcher (Natrona County JV).
Kaden Brothwell and Ethan Steinhausen rounded out the Cyclones wrestlers in Lingle on Saturday, with both going 0-2. Brothwell was pinned in the second period by Phillip Peppersack (Natrona County JV) and in the first against East’s Landon Trujillo. Steinhausen lost a 16-0 technical fall against Gering’s Jordan Overlin and was pinned in the first period against Burns/Pine Bluffs’ Miller.
The Cyclones tallied 175.5 to finish second. Cheyenne East’s JV squad took the top spot with 233.5 points. Cheyenne Central’s JV team rounded out the top three teams with 158 points, edging out Burns/Pine Bluffs’ 155.5 points.
Southeast continues its wrestling season when the Cyclones hit the road Saturday to compete in a tournament in Mitchell, Neb.