By Anthony Jones
TROY — All levels of Triad wrestling have produced quality performances across the opening weeks to their season.
The varsity boys team’s most recent action came on Dec. 2, when they traveled to Glenwood High School’s Tyler Cox Memorial Invite. Triad finished fourth out of seventeen teams with 141 total points.
Earning the team’s highest placement, Shane Seip battled into second place in the 113 pound division. The freshman grappler scored two wins by fall before losing the championship match by fall.
Will Kelly, Glen Henry and Ben Baumgartner all added third place finishes for the team at the event.
Kelly, who competed in the 106 division, won his opening round with a fall in 42 seconds. He lost his semifinal bout to the eventual champion before winning the third place match by fall.
At 120, Henry won his bouts via a fall and a 6-0 decision. Baumgartner scored his 132 division victories with a 66 second fall, a 21-7 major decision and a 10-7 decision.
Jacob Perez provided their lone fifth place finish from 144, starting with a 1-0 decision in his opening round. After being sent to the consolation bracket, he scored consecutive falls before ending his day with a 7-2 decision win.
Landon Lynn added a sixth place finish for the team, while Dylan McCain, CJ Duhachel and Pearce Goodfield all took seventh. Camden Wise added an eighth place performance as well.
The freshman boys team most recently competed on Dec. 1, when they won the Granite City tournament.
Division champions at that tournament included Seip, Bryce Cast, Gavin Woolverton and Alec Gilomen. Third-place finishers included Brody Owen, Saxton Jenkins, Grady Miller and Joseph Tappel.
Triad’s winning effort was also aided by fifth-place days from Christian Kohl and Dillyn Williams.
The Lady Knight wrestling team has racked up victories as well, most recently at the Granite City tournament.
With a 2-1 on the mat record, Claire Boehne produced the team’s best record prior to medically forfeiting the remainder of her tournament. She finished in sixth place overall.
Kelsey Davis had another strong performance, going 2-2 and taking fourth place. Her two losses came against the eventual champion and third-place wrestlers.
The program’s only other victory came from Imani Hawkins to go 1-2. Other competitors, Lyla Hoffstot and Harmony Martin, both finished 0-2.
Triad’s girls lineup also competed on Nov. 21 at Edwardsville, where they battled the hosts and Highland.
In that competition, Martin finished 2-0 and was the only Lady Knight to best Edwardsville. Daisy Smith and Davis both finished 1-1 at the competition, while Hawkins finished 0-2.