KEOSAUQUA — The Van Buren County wrestling team battled to a fourth-place finish at the Warriors’ own invitational tournament on Saturday. The Warriors scored 108 points in the meet to finish in the top half.
Moravia won the invite, scoring 139 points. Durant was second, with 138. WACO had just one wrestler at the tournament and finished in eighth place, with 12.
Van Buren County had one win on the day. Brent Tedrow dominated the 220-pound bracket, collecting three pins on the way to victory.
Tedrow started his day by pinning teammate Keanu Miller in 1:26. Miller defeated Durant’s Dakota Adams via pinfall in 1:16, and he finished his day with a title-winning victory over Gate Hart of Hallsville, pinning him in just 41 seconds.
VBC also had three wrestlers finish in second; Korbin Camp, at 126 pounds, Preston Bust at 182 pounds, and Josiah Westercamp, at 285 pounds.
Camp lost his first match of the day, falling to Noah Grage on a pin in the second period. He fought back to win his next match 10-6 over Moravia’s Calvin Walton, and then pinned Nathan Herbold of Hallsville (Mo).
Buss had three pins to begin the day. He took down Moravia’s Cameron Nicolleto in 27 seconds, Hallsville’s Riley Barnes, in 36 seconds, and Muscatine’s Matthew Burghoffer-Enriquez in 44 seconds.
Buss advanced to the championship match against Durant’s Dylan Grage. He fell in 1:09.
Westercamp won two matches over Muscatine wrestlers. He pinned Jacob Reynolds in 48 seconds and followed that win with a 21-second pin of Henri Gross. Westercamp was defeated by Chad Kent in the final.
WACO’s only wrestler at the meet was John McLaughlin, who took second place in the 106-pound bracket. McLaughlin was one of just two 106-pounders at the meet.
McLaughlin had two matches against 106-pound champion Dalton Ervin, of Moravia. He was pinned in 1:06 in his first match, and fell in 1:49 in the second.
1. Moravia 139
2. Durant 138
3. Hallsville (Mo) 115
4. Van Buren County 108
5. Muscatine JV
6. Corydon 84.5
7. Mediapolis 76
8. WACO 12