MIAMI, Okla. — Riley Weir took first place in the 125-pound division as the Labette Cardinals wrestling program participated in its first open on Saturday at the Golden Norsemen Invite at NEO A&M.

Weir won three matches on the day, pinning NEO’s Karter Brink in the first round, winning via major decision over Barrett Stickelman of NEO A&M in the semifinals then beating another NEO wrestler, Alex Prince, in the championship match by fall.

“He’s getting back in shape and finally starting to wrestle,” Labette head coach Jeff Vesta said. “He’s trying to get his confidence back and up and it looks like it’s finally getting there.” 

Alex Young took fourth place at 149 pounds for Labette, winning three matches and losing two. Young’s first loss came to Blake Gonzalez of NEO A&M, the national champion at 141 pounds a season ago.

“He wrestled well in a tough bracket. The top two guys were national champions a year ago. He really did wrestle very well,” Vesta said of Young.

Jonathan Vincent took fourth place at 165 pounds for Labette, going 3-2 on the day.

“I’m proud of him,” Vesta said. “He came in as a 157 pounder but he’s been lifting, putting on some muscle and he’s really started doing well.” 

Donnie Hurd III placed third at 174 pounds for the Cardinals, with two wins and two losses.

“There were some close matches with our losses to good athletes,” Vesta said. “We’ll see those guys again. I look forward to seeing those matchups.” 

At 184 pounds, Labette’s Jeremiah Voliva took fourth place with three wins and a pair of defeats.

“We’re continuing to fix little mistakes and little things with him,” Vesta said. “He’s another one that stays in the wrestling room after practice every day.” 

Labette sent six heavyweights to the open with Michah Lieberman taking third place.

“We should have won that bracket with him,” Vesta said. “He was a little frustrated.” 

On Tuesday, Labette heads to another set of conference duals at Cloud County.

“We’re a young team that need more and more matches up to build that confidence,” Vesta said. “That was the first college match for a lot of guys in our lineup. So we’ll keep building off them.”

 

2021 GOLDEN NORSEMEN INVITE

LABETTE RESULTS

 

125

Riley Weir placed first

Champ. Round 1 - Riley Weir (Labette) BYE

Quarterfinal - Riley Weir (Labette) won by fall over Karter Brink (NEO A&M) (Fall 3:55)

Semifinal - Riley Weir (Labette) won by major decision over Barrett Stickelman (NEO A&M) (Maj 16-8)

Championship - Riley Weir (Labette) won by fall over Alex Prince (NEO A&M) (Fall 4:49)

 

133

Josue Meza-Fernandez DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Matt Robertson (Grand View) won by forfeit over Josue Meza-Fernandez (Labette) (FF)

Cons. Round 1 - Josue Meza-Fernandez (Labette) BYE

Cons. Round 2 - Luke Montgomery (NEO A&M) won by fall over Josue Meza-Fernandez (Labette) (Fall 6:14)

 

141

Cade Wathke DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Mitchell (Pratt) won by fall over Cade Wathke (Labette) (Fall 3:16)

Cons. Round 1 - Cade Wathke (Labette) BYE

Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Ewing (Neosho County) won by medical forfeit over Cade Wathke (Labette) (MFF)

 

149

Alex Young placed fourth

Champ. Round 1 - Alex Young (Labette) BYE

Quarterfinal - Blake Gonzalez (NEO A&M) won by fall over Alex Young (Labette) (Fall 5:00)

Cons. Round 2 - Alex Young (Labette) BYE

Cons. Round 3 - Alex Young (Labette) won by fall over Mason Carnes (NEO A&M) (Fall 0:58)

Cons. Semi - Alex Young (Labette) won by decision over Jaime Mitchell (Labette) (Dec 5-1)

Third Place Match - Joshua Parks (NEO A&M) won by fall over Alex Young (Labette) (Fall 1:58)

 

149

Jaime Mitchell DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Jaime Mitchell (Labette) won by fall over Corbin Ward (NEO A&M) (Fall 2:05)

Quarterfinal - Jaime Mitchell (Labette) won by decision over Logan M McDonald (Neosho County) (Dec 6-4)

Semifinal - Jake Beeson (Pratt) won by tech fall over Jaime Mitchell (Labette) (TF 16-0)

Cons. Semi - Alex Young (Labette) won by decision over Jaime Mitchell (Labette) (Dec 5-1)

 

157

Vernell Hawkins DNP 

Champ. Round 1 - Giovanni Bonilla (Grand View) won by fall over Vernell Hawkins (Labette) (Fall 4:31)

Cons. Round 1 - Vernell Hawkins (Labette) BYE

Cons. Round 2 - Vernell Hawkins (Labette) won by decision over Traylon Jackson (Labette) (Dec 9-6)

Cons. Round 3 - Jose Cervantes (Pratt) won by fall over Vernell Hawkins (Labette) (Fall 4:44)

 

157

Traylon Jackson DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Traylon Jackson (Labette) BYE

Quarterfinal - Tanner Abbas (Grand View) won by major decision over Traylon Jackson (Labette) (Maj 14-6)

Cons. Round 2 - Vernell Hawkins (Labette) won by decision over Traylon Jackson (Labette) (Dec 9-6)

 

165

Jonathan Vincent placed fourth 

Champ. Round 1 - Jayden Smith (NEO A&M) won by fall over Jonathan Vincent (Labette) (Fall 2:48)

Cons. Round 1 - Jonathan Vincent (Labette) BYE

Cons. Round 2 - Jonathan Vincent (Labette) won by decision over Elias Hoke (NEO A&M) (Dec 5-0)

Cons. Round 3 - Jonathan Vincent (Labette) won by decision over Dalton Misner (Neosho County) (Dec 6-4)

Cons. Semi - Jonathan Vincent (Labette) won by decision over Juan Urbina (Pratt) (Dec 6-3)

Third Place Match - Taidon Wills (Pratt) won by fall over Jonathan Vincent (Labette) (Fall 0:41)

 

174

Donnie Hurd III placed third

Round 2 - Dayton Fields (NEO A&M) won by fall over Donnie Hurd III (Labette) (Fall 6:02)

Round 3 - Donnie Hurd III (Labette) won by fall over Tyson Villalpando (Neosho County) (Fall 3:20)

Round 4 - Donnie Hurd III (Labette) won by decision over Brandon Barrager (Neosho County) (Dec 3-1)

Round 5 - Cayden Atkins (Pratt) won by decision over Donnie Hurd III (Labette) (Dec 7-4)

 

184

Jeremiah Voliva placed fourth

Champ. Round 1 - Jeremiah Voliva (Labette) won by fall over Logan Hall (NEO A&M) (Fall 2:36)

Quarterfinal - Jeremiah Voliva (Labette) won by fall over Devin Swearinger (Neosho County) (Fall 2:32)

Semifinal - Deston Miller (Pratt) won by decision over Jeremiah Voliva (Labette) (Dec 9-8)

Cons. Semi - Jeremiah Voliva (Labette) won by decision over Logan Allen (Neosho County) (Dec 6-4)

Third Place Match - Jackson White (NEO A&M) won by major decision over Jeremiah Voliva (Labette) (Maj 14-1)

 

184

Darin Neal DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Jackson White (NEO A&M) won by fall over Darin Neal (Labette) (Fall 3:00)

Cons. Round 1 - Darin Neal (Labette) BYE

Cons. Round 2 - Walker Loudermilk (Neosho County) won by major decision over Darin Neal (Labette) (Maj 13-4)

 

197

Andrew Leitold DNP

Quarterfinal - Andrew Leitold (Labette) BYE

Semifinal - Seth Seago (NEO A&M) won by forfeit over Andrew Leitold (Labette) (FF)

Cons. Semi - Seth Sarasua (NEO A&M) won by forfeit over Andrew Leitold (Labette) (FF)

 

285

Wyatt Wells DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Wyatt Wells (Labette) BYE

Quarterfinal - Dan Baker (NEO A&M) won by fall over Wyatt Wells (Labette) (Fall 1:44)

Cons. Round 2 - Andrew Baker (Labette) won by decision over Wyatt Wells (Labette) (Dec 6-2)

 

285

Andrew Baker DNP 

Champ. Round 1 - Devon Dawson (Pratt) won by fall over Andrew Baker (Labette) (Fall 5:09)

Cons. Round 1 - Andrew Baker (Labette) BYE

Cons. Round 2 - Andrew Baker (Labette) won by decision over Wyatt Wells (Labette) (Dec 6-2)

Cons. Round 3 - Logan McDonald (Neosho County) won by fall over Andrew Baker (Labette) (Fall 2:22)

 

285

Jace Shiney DNP 

Champ. Round 1 - Kaleb Stone (NEO A&M) won by fall over Jace Shiney (Labette) (Fall 3:22)

Cons. Round 1 - Jace Shiney (Labette) BYE

Cons. Round 2 - Jace Shiney (Labette) won by fall over Riley Hollis (Labette) (Fall 0:49)

Cons. Round 3 - Christopher Harper (NEO A&M) won by decision over Jace Shiney (Labette) (Dec 3-0)

 

285

Micah Lieberman placed third

Champ. Round 1 - Micah Lieberman (Labette) BYE

Quarterfinal - Micah Lieberman (Labette) won by fall over Riley Hollis (Labette) (Fall 1:34)

Semifinal - Devon Dawson (Pratt) won by decision over Micah Lieberman (Labette) (Dec 6-3)

Cons. Semi - Micah Lieberman (Labette) won by fall over Logan McDonald (Neosho County) (Fall 5:23)

Third Place Match - Micah Lieberman (Labette) won by decision over Christopher Harper (NEO A&M) (Dec 9-4)

 

285

Riley Hollis DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Riley Hollis (Labette) won by fall over Logan McDonald (Neosho County) (Fall 2:15)

Quarterfinal - Micah Lieberman (Labette) won by fall over Riley Hollis (Labette) (Fall 1:34)

Cons. Round 2 - Jace Shiney (Labette) won by fall over Riley Hollis (Labette) (Fall 0:49)

 

285

Justin Mcgough DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Justin Mcgough (Labette) BYE

Quarterfinal - Justin Mcgough (Labette) won by decision over Kaleb Stone (NEO A&M) (Dec 4-3)

Semifinal - Dan Baker (NEO A&M) won by fall over Justin Mcgough (Labette) (Fall 2:01)

Cons. Semi - Christopher Harper (NEO A&M) won by fall over Justin Mcgough (Labette) (Fall 4:56)

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