Eagle grapplers faced their toughest week yet in competition. Three events, with two to five bouts each, in four days tested both their resolve and stamina. Cameron Carr and Kaden Dady are still battling injuries, but the team showed up and gave it their level best, showing improvement in takedowns, points, and pins.

Brady-Arapahoe-North Platte St. Pat’s Triangular

On Jan. 5, Brady hosted a triangular on their home turf to start the busy week. The wrestlers also celebrated Parent’s Night, featuring the team’s lone senior leader, Jeremy Larson.

The first dual was Brady versus Arapahoe Warriors. Levi Jurjens (160 lb), Cameron Carr (195 lb) and Dale Shaner (106 lb) all received forfeits due to no competitors in their weight class. The Warriors received four forfeits.

At 113 lbs, Wayne Lee (Arap.) won by fall over Isaac Shaner (Br.) at 1:36. At 138 lbs, Jeremy Larson (Br.) won by fall over Ashton Downey (Arap.) at 2:30. At 145 lbs, Tristan White (Arap.) won by fall over Aidan Mullen (Br.) at :43. At 170 lbs, Triston Stearns (Br.) won over Jordan Smith (Arap.) at 5:37. At 285 lbs, Levi Kerner (Arap.) won by fall over Kaden Dady at 2:47.

Final point score for the dual was Arapahoe, 42; Brady, 30.

The Eagles then faced off against North Platte St. Pat’s Irish in the final dual of the night. Dale Shaner (106 lbs), Isaac Shaner (113 lbs), Jeremy Larson (132 lbs), and Cameron Carr (195 lbs) all received forfeits. St. Pat’s received three forfeits.

At 145 lbs, Matthew Phelps (NPSP) won by fall over Aidan Mullen (Br.) at :29. At 160 lbs, Gaven Nutter (NPSP) won by fall over Levi Jurjens (Br.) at :15. At 182 lbs, Justin Schroll (NPSP) won over Triston Stearns (Br.) by decision, 11-4. At 220 lbs, Landon Nichols (NPSP) won by fall over Kaden Dady (Br.) at 5:27.

Final point score for the dual was St. Pat’s, 39; Brady, 24.

Brady-Perkins County-Doniphan/Trumbull Triangular

On Jan. 7, the Eagles hosted the Perkins County Plainsmen first in the triangular, with Levi Jurjens (160 lbs) receiving a forfeit. Perkins County also received one forfeit.

At 120 lbs, Mason Toner (PC) won over Isaac Shaner (Br.) by fall at 1:40. At 138 lbs, Jeremy Larson (Br.) won over Colton Pouk (PC) by decision, 11-4. At 145 lbs, Brient Wood (PC) won over Aidan Mullen (Br.) by fall at 1:52. At 170 lbs, Triston Stearns won by fall over Henry Taylor (PC) at 1:19. At 220 lbs, Brandon Knoles (PC) won over Cameron Carr (Br.) by fall at 1:17. At 285 lbs, Austin Meyer (PC) won over Kaden Dady (Br.) by fall at 2:24.

Final score for the dual was Brady, 15; Perkins County, 30.

Next, Brady squared off against Doniphan-Trumbull, with Levi Jurjens (160 lbs), Triston Stearns (170 lbs), and Kaden Dady (220 lbs) receiving forfeits. The Cardinals received no forfeits.

At 113 lbs, Isaac Shaner (Br.) won over Zachary Burkey (DT) by fall at 1:01. At 138 lbs, Jeremy Larson (Br.) won by fall over Chase Groff (DT) at :48. At 145 lbs, Bryan Shafer (DT) won by fall over Aidan Mullen (Br.) at 5:24.

Final score for the dual was Brady, 30; Doniphan-Trumbull, 12.

Dundy County-Stratton Tournament

The Eagles traveled to Benkelman on Friday, Jan. 8 to complete their run of meets for the week, and several wrestlers found success on the mat. The win/loss record doesn’t always tell the full story, and the Eagles have been steadily improving throughout the season on attacking, scoring points on bottom, and mental toughness. This tournament showcased some of that hard work, with all athletes finishing in the top five, and all garnering at least one win each. The Eagles earned a fifth place finish in overall team standings on the day.

113

Isaac Shaner (5-11) placed 2nd and earned 14 team points.

In round one, Shaner won by fall over Karson Klumpe (Camb) at 1:55. In round two, Cadde Beeby (MC) won by fall over Shaner at 1:56.

132

Jeremy Larson (20-0) placed 1st and earned 30 team points.

In round two, Larson won by fall over Bryce Wolfe (MV) at :58. In round three, Larson won by fall over Hunter Perks (Camb) at 1:11. In round four, Larson won by fall over Rafe Hill (Arap) at 1:27. In round five, Larson won by fall over Jon Peterka (Suth) at 5:48.

138

Aidan Mullen (5-15) placed 4th and earned 13 team points.

In round one, Mullen won by fall over Louie Doyle (MV) at 3:46. In round two, Samuel Foster (Suth) won by fall over Mullen at :28. In round three, Mullen received a bye. In the championship bracket, Ashton Downey (Arap) won by fall over Mullen at 1:58. In the 3rd place match, Adam Corbett (Camb) won by fall over Mullen at 3:46.

152

Levi Jurjens (1-11) placed 5th and earned four team points.

In round one, Josh Gage (MV) won by fall over Jurjens at 1:40. In round two, Tate Felber (MC) won by fall over Jurjens at :14. In round three, Klarissa Rinne (DCS) won over Jurjens by decision, 11-6. In round four, Tye Stanton (Camb) won by fall over Jurjens at :35. In round five, Jurjens won by fall over Trey McCrumb (WP) at 2:32.

170

Triston Stearns (16-3) placed 1st and earned 26 team points.

In round one, Stearns won by fall over Ethan Carl (WP) at 1:47. In round two, Stearns won by fall over Aydan Kaps (Suth) at 1:48. In round three, Stearns won by fall over Jordan Smith (Arap) at 1:21.

195

Cameron Carr (2-6) placed 3rd and earned 11 team points.

In round one, Gavin White (Suth) won by fall over Carr at :42. In round two, Julien Grindle (Camb) won by fall over Carr at 1:02. In round three, Carr won over Aspen Henderson (MV) by fall at 1:19.

220

Kaden Dady (11-7) placed 4th and earned eight team points.

In round one, Bobby Evans (Camb) won by fall over Dady at 4:23. In round two, Dady had no match. In round three, Dady won by fall over Cole Hamilton (WP) at 1:20. In round four, Alec Langan (MC) won by injury default over Dady. In round five, Keithen Huntley (Camb) won by injury default over Dady.

Come and watch the Eagles wrestling club this week at the home triangular against Maxwell and Mullen on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. Spectators are allowed, but masks and temperature checks are required. On Jan. 15, the Eagles will travel to Sumner for the SEM Tournament, with a start time of 12 p.m. Check Brady Public School’s Facebook page for the spectator and streaming information for that contest. Go Eagles!