Bearcats win 3rd straight Gator InvitePosted:
The Bearcat wrestling team won the Lincoln Northstar Gator Invitational for the third straight year. This invitational features 11 teams from Nebraska Class A. Kearney finished with 220.5 points ahead of runner up Lincoln Pius who had 153 points.
Salvidor Aguirre, Nick James, Ashton Arrants, and Trevar Bigelow all won individual championships for the Bearcats. Aguirre defeated Cody Fielder at 106 pounds from Fremont in the finals 1-0. Nick James dominated the 132 pound bracket. James won by technical fall and picked up two pins on his way to the championship. Ashton Arrants defeated Dax Galloway from Omaha Central 4-0 in the championship final at 138 pounds. Galloway is currently ranked 4th in the state. Trevar Bigelow claimed the title at 152 pounds by defeating Kylan Byars from Omaha Northwest 5-1.
Jordan Bober (120lbs) Trey Grube (160lbs) and Sean Jackson (220lbs) all finished as runner up at their respective weight classes. Bober defeated sixth ranked Ryan Smales from Bellvue West by fall prior to losing to top ranked Wesley Dawkins from Lincoln High School in the finals. Trey Grube also lost to number one ranked DJ Coleman from Millard North in the championship final. Sean Jackson picked up two pins prior to being defeated by fourth ranked Marcus Cisneros from Lincoln Pius.
Kearney picked up third place finishes from Phillip Moomey (113lbs), Gabe Crocker (126lbs), Parker James (145lbs), and Leo Palamo (182lbs). Andy Mason finished in 4th place at 195 pounds.
The Bearcats will be back in dual action Thursday at home against Columbus. This dual will be side by side with the University of Nebraska at Kearney as they take on Central Oklahoma University. Saturday the Bearcats at the Midwest Duals in Kearney. This is a 10 team dual tournament.