Four Fort Calhoun wrestlers placed Saturday during the Duane Carlson Invitational at Logan View High School.
Ely and Lance Olberding claimed the 113- and 120-pound titles, while Trey McCoy and John McKennan claimed fourth-place honors at their weights. The Pioneers' overall effort, meanwhile, earned them seventh-place standing as a team.
FCHS' Tristen Hansen got his team off to a winning start at Logan View, earning a pin to open the day at 138 pounds. The Pioneer started the second period of his 0-0 match with the Raiders' Evan Bushlow from the bottom position, but quickly worked his way out from underneath and into a cradle hold.
“I just needed the two points to get up and then, hopefully, just work the rest out,” Hansen said.
Though Bushlow held the Fort Calhoun 138-pounder's leg, he was able to pull back hard on the wrestler and pin him in short order during the second period.
“I just love this sport,” Hansen said afterward, cracking a slight smile.
From there, the Pioneers won four of their next five matches. Grant Nixon, Ely Olberding and Lance Olberding earned pins, while McCoy tallied an 18-2, second-period technical fall.
Ely Olberding finished 3-0 overall. The sophomore earned a 2-0 decision against Columbus Lakeview's Owen Bargen for the 113-pound tourney title.
Lance Olberding was also 3-0, but with two pins and a tech fall. His 120-pound final lasted just 1:14 before a pin.
McCoy was 2-2 at 106 pounds to claim fourth place, while McKennan was 1-2 at 132 pounds with the same end result as his teammate. Hansen (one) and Grant Nixon (two) also earned Fort Calhoun wins at Logan View on Sautrday.