Weather accelerated the scheduled of the 54th Newton Invitational Tournament of Champions Friday at Ravenscroft Gym.
Two extra rounds of consolation matches were wrestled. Championship matches were wrestled through the semifinals. Four teams from northeast Kansas — Blue Valley Southwest, Lawrence, Olathe Northwest and Olathe South — withdrew because of the weather.
Everyone surviving the first day of competition has clinched a top-eight finish. Today’s competition has been moved up to 8 a.m. with the consolation quarterfinals, consolation semifinals and the medal rounds.
After the first day of competition, the Railers have four still wrestling, including two in the finals. Newton is eighth place out of 24 teams. Dodge City leads with 137 points, followed by Arkansas City at 126.5, Valley Center at 125.5, Manhattan at 112, Andover at 104, Wichita South at 100, Norton at 94, Newton at 93, Hutchinson at 85 and Bishop Carroll in 10th at 83.
“We had some tough matches today,” Newton coach Tommy Edgmon said. “We had some guys fight their way back. We have some small things we need to fix. The guys on the backside need to wrestle tough. They guys on the front need to take care of business.”
Logan Treaster at 120 pounds claimed a first-period pin and a major decision to reach the semis. Against Ryan Johnson of Norton in the semis, Treaster scored an early takedown with three near falls before scoring the pin with one second left in the first period.
“It’s been a long day,” Logan Treaster said. “They kept pushing back the semis. They were being cautious because of the weather. I kept getting ready for my match and they kept pushing it back. I was just trying to stay focused. I was trying to get off the mat as fast as I could. It’s a good feeling. I was glad I was able to get some bonus points.”
Treaster, 22-0, will face 19-2 Dallas Wilson of Wichita South in the finals. Both of Wilson’s losses this season are against Treaster.
“It’s going to be a very good finals,” Treaster said. “I have to get a takedown, ride him on top and get out on the bottom. He’s really aggressive. He’s going to come out at the gate. I’m going to have to get through that. … I love wrestling tactical matches. When a guy comes at me, I try and weather that. He’s not going to try and wrestle defensive and I enjoy that.”
“He’s seen him twice this year, and is looking forward to that rematch,” Edgmon said.
At 182 pounds, Wyatt Hendrickson won his first match by major decision, his second match by fall and his quarterfinal match of Dejaun Scott of Wichita Heights by fall in the second period.
In the semifinals against top-seeded Aryus Jones of Junction City, Hendrickson fell behind 4-2 after the first period and gave up a reversal in the second. Hendrickson then scored a reversal and back points to take the lead. Henrickson added a reversal in the third period with late back points for a 12-6 decision.
“We were just going around,” Hendrickson said. “I knew he knew how to wrestle. He could get out of different situations. I just needed to hit one solid move and got the reversal. I got the back points. I wasn’t intending to get that.”
Neither wrestler scored an escape in the match.
“Wyatt did some good things in the semis to knock off the no. 1 seed,” Edgmon said. “They both have awkward styles. It was not your traditional technical match. They are both weird, squiggly, funky wrestlers.”
In the finals, Hendrickson faces 25-2 Dylan Servis of Dodge City, who reached the finals with three pins and a major decision.
“The guy I beat was ranked no. 1 all class and this guy is no. 2 all class,” Hendrickson said. “I know he’s good. I’m going to have to come out strong. I have to make all my moves strong.”
Hendrickson didn’t place at the TOC last year.
“I have worked a lot,” Hendrickson said. “I worked out all summer. I wrestled some freestyle. I didn’t do football. I miss football, but this was worth it.”
Grant Treaster opened the day at 106 pounds with a pair of first-period pins to reach the semifinals. Against Griffin Baker of Andover Central in the semis, Treaster jumped out with the first takedown, but gave up a leg late in the first period and early in the second period, which led to a pair of Baker takedowns. Trailing 5-3 after two periods. Treaster scored two takedowns as well as a penalty point, but gave up two escapes, falling 7-6. Grant Treaster will compete in the consolation semifinals today.
Andrew Trowbridge fell in the quarterfinals by a 6-2 decision to Aiden Campbell of Maize at 126 pounds. In the fourth consolation round, Trowbridge pinned Malachi George of Wichita Heights in the second period. Trowbridge clinches a medal and advances to the consolation quarterfinals.
At 132 pounds, Brody Roberson fell 5-4 to Montez Robinson of Arkansas City in the first tie-breaker period of the quarterfinals. In the fourth consolation round, Roberson scored a second-period reversal against Manhattan’s Clayton Wilson, but gave up a reversal of his own. In the third period, Roberson gave up an escape and a takedown for a 5-2 loss.
Boone Roberson at 113 pounds lost his first match, but won his next two to reach the fourth consolation round, where he lost to Taygen Fletcher of Holton 7-4.
Kadin McBee at 145 pounds opened the day with a loss, followed by two wins. In the fourth consolation round, McBee fell behind to Wichita East’s Samual Loerke early, falling 6-4.
Cyle Gautschi at 220 pounds lost in the first round, but won his next two matches. In the fourth consolation round, he lost a 2-1 decision to Dylan Jensen of Hutchinson. Gautschi gave up a penalty point before the match started for not having his head gear adjusted.
Dante Harper at 170 pounds lost his first match, won his second and lost by fall in the fourth consolation round to Tevin Petrie of Norton.
Colby Beer at 195 pounds lost his first match, won his second and lost in the fourth consolation round to Jackson Flowers of Gardner-Edgerton 3-1 in overtime.
Josh Edson at 138 pounds. Austin Gehring at 152 pounds, Bryan Cusick at 160 pounds, and Brecken Wedel at heavyweight all finished 0-2.
106 — Grant Treaster: 1. bye; 2. W Camdyn Unterseher, Norton 1:05; QF. W Cameron Smith, Holton :30; SF. L Griffin Baker, Andover Central 7-6.
113 — Boone Roberson: 1. bye; 2. L Carter Nold, Valley Center 7-5; C1. bye; C2. W Tristan Bissell, Winfield :59; C3. W Alejandr Sanchez, Wichita South 7-2; C4. L Taygen Fletcher, Holton 7-4.
120 — Logan Treaster: 1. bye; 2. W Colton Ensz, Bishop Carroll :41; QF. W Joe Braun, Manhattan 13-1 maj.dec.; SF. W Ryan Johnson, Norton 1:59.
126 — Andrew Trowbridge: 1. bye; 2. W Nilton Sandoval, Emporia 4-1; QF. L Aiden Campell, Maize 6-2; C4. W Malachi George, Wichita Heights 2:40.
132 — Brody Roberson: 1. bye; 2. W Ryan Betha, Maize South 8-4; QF. L Montez Robinson, Arkansas City 5-4 TB1; C4. L Clayton Wilson, Manhattan 5-2.
138 — Josh Edson: 1. L Jaden Evans, Wichita East 3:12; C1. bye; C2. L Tanner Bogenhagen, Junction City 8-4.
145 — Kadin McBee: 1. bye; 2. L Anthony Gould, Leavenworth 17-2 tech.fall (5:30); C1. bye; C2. W Ben Heide, Maize South 5-3; C3. W Chase Ramirez, Valley Center :22; C4. L Samual Loerke, Wichita East 6-4.
152 — Austin Gehring: 1. L Jensen McDermott, Gardner-Edgerton 11-0 maj.dec.; C1. bye; C2. L Ace Eisenbath, Horton 12-9.
160 — Bryan Cusick: 1. L Courtez Orange, Wichita Heights 5-3; C1. bye; C2. L Esias Fiores, Hutchinson 6-3.
170 — Dante Harper: 1. bye; 2. L Austin Anderson WNW 5:37; C1. bye; C2. bye; C3. W Carlos Rojas, Dodge City 10-1 maj.dec.; C4. L Tevin Petrie, Norton 5:00.
182 — Wyatt Hendrickson: 1. W Kaden Lewis, Valley Center 9-0 maj.dec.; 2. W Gabe Arredondo, Bishop Carroll :45; QF. W DeJuan Scott, Wichita Heights 2:59; SF. Aryus Jones, Junction City .
195 — Colby Beer: 1. bye; 2. L Ansony Quezada, Dodge City 11-3 maj.dec.; C1. bye; C2. bye; C3. W Jawonnis Hilton, Junction City 5-4; C4. Jackson Flores, Gardner-Edgerton 3-1 OT.
220 — Cyle Gautschi: 1. L Jacob Quiggle, Maize 3-2; C1. bye; C2. W Bryce Westmoreland, Derby 2:16; C3. W Hunter Christensen, Manhattan 5-2; C4. L Dylan Jensen, Hutchinson 2-1.
HWT — Brecken Wedel: 1. L Ben Hauser, Maize 3-2; C1. bye; C2. L Chase Scott, Wichita East 1-0.