Whippet JV Wrestlers Dominate Conference Tourney

On Friday night, February 2, the Whitewater JV Wrestling Team kicked off the Conference weekend by traveling to Delavan-Darien High School to participate in the JV Rock Valley Conference Tournament Championships. The evening had all 11 schools in the conference gather to allow their JV competitors to have the opportunity to showcase their abilities as the year approaches an end.

JV Conference Champions

Whitewater had wrestlers at 11 of the weight classes, with the team winning 8 of those 11 weights and taking runner up in two of the other weight classes. This is a great sign for the Whippets as they really showed up and performed well on the evening. Whitewater has very deep weight classes at 157 and 165. Both of these weight classes were a 16 person bracket, and the top 5 finishers at 165 lbs were all from Whitewater! At Heavyweight, the podium saw the top three place finishers all from Whitewater!

Leading the way for the Whippets included champions Ruben Puc Chi (120 lbs), Eduard Jiron (150), Nate Black (157), Trevor Piper (165), Avi Kalra (175), Richi Kalra (190), Austin Retzlaff (215), and Deavion Olson (HWT). Each of these students wrestled very well throughout the night, many picking up a lot of pins. 

Coming in as Runner-up were Quinton O’Toole (126), Dahlton Vogel (144), Christian Minett (165), Marcus Seaver (190), and Keegan Peyer (HWT).

Rounding out the medalists and placing third included Braedyn Flores (120), Max Babcock (165), and Colton Liberto (HWT).

It was a very exciting night for the Whippet team to see that many students place so high in their weight classes. The coaching staff is very happy to see the students see these accomplishments as it showed the hard work and the improvement they have made since the beginning of the season in November. 

The JV team will close out their season on Tuesday night when they travel to Lake Geneva Badger to participate in one more tournament. Wrestling will begin at 5:00 at Badger High School.

Article and Photo Courtesy of John Schimming
Whitewater High School Head Wrestling Coach

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