Trenary a state champion, two others make medal stand

Spencer Trenary secured a state championship in 21 at 285 pounds.

(Photo by Mug Shots by Jim)

Spencer Trenary has been focused and building toward this conclusion all season, and it culminated in a 285-pound 2A championship last Saturday night at the State Wrestling Tournament. Trenary pinned Weyer (Harlan) in 3:12, then after having his hand raised in victory proceeded up into the seats to get a bear hug from his father. The senior caps off an amazing season and high school career at 50-0 and over 150 wins total for the school. He did nothing less than pin every opponent he faced in Wells Fargo Arena this year, taking care of Peckham (Crestwood) in 5:14, Cremeens (Williamsburg) in 1:07 and Petion (West Delaware) in 1:24 prior to winning it all.

Two other members of the red and black crew made the stand as well in their respective brackets. Keaton Wilson ended up fifth at 145, starting off his run with a loss to Esmoil (W. Liberty) by fall. He would need to now come all the way through the backside to place as high as third, and quickly went to work in knocking off three opponents in succession. He scored a 6-5 win over Cardenas (Sioux Center), a fall in 1:13 over Olmos (Harlan) and a 9-5 win over Meyer (W. Delaware) to move into the consolation semifinal round. After losing by fall, he finished with a pin in just 23 seconds over Tool (PCM).

For the full story and more wrestling photos, see the Feb. 21st edition of the Monitor.