4 Pioneers place at Logan View invite

Olberding brothers wrestle to titles


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.


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