SERGEANT BLUFF - Cherokee's Zac Anderson was champion of the 152-pound division at Saturday's Sergeant Bluff-Luton Wrestling Invitational here.
Anderson, a talented junior grappler, swept three foes to claim his crown, including pinning Austin Sandbulte of Sioux Center in 2:30, recording a major decision 13-0 over Dustin Scott of Westwood, and winning by sudden victory with a 10-8 overtime decision over Josh King of host SB-L.
On the way to his runner-up finish, Letsche beat Felipe Felipe of Sioux Center 6-5, won in overtime 2-1 over Cole Oltmans of Akron-Westfield, and lost 6-3 to Jordan Rozeboom of SB-L in the finals.
Weaver pinned Peter Baccum of Sioux Center in 1:59 in his opening match, before losing 22-9 to eventual champion Matt Steffen of Kingsley-Pierson. Weaver then pinned Cory Escra of A-W in 1:43, and beat Jake Becker of Westwood 7-2 to take third place.
Cherokee also finished fifth in two weight clases, with freshmen Austin Agnitsch fifth at 112, and Michael Rosewall fifth at 215. Agnitsch was 0-2, and Rosewall 2-2 for the day. Rosewall pinned Nathan Mellies of Woodbury Central in :28, was pinned by Chet Willer of A-W in 3:14, was pinned by Alonso Flores of West Sioux in 2:24, and pinned Zach Pratt of Kingsley-Pierson in :52.
Manny Bustos was sixth after compiling a 1-3 match record for the day.
Host SB-L won the team title with 233.5 points, followed by Sioux Center 146, Westwood 142.5, A-W 133.5, Lawton-Bronson 126.5, Woodbury Central 125.5, K-P 104.5, Cherokee 96, West Sioux 78, and Sioux City Heelan 53.
"This was a new tournament for us," said Cherokee coach Jason Wood. "We wrestled pretty well all day. It takes a lot of endurance to wrestle up to five matches in one day. Zac had an exciting finals match, taking down Josh King of SB-L in sudden victory for the 10-8 decision. Jack wrestled a hard-fought finals match with Jordan Rozeboom of SB-L. Miah added a pair of pins to place third, and Rick battled back for third after losing in the semifinals."
The Braves host Emmetsburg Thursday night, and travel to the Sibley-Ocheyedan Tournament Saturday.