Haymakers Gain Steam At Raymond Central Invite
While competing against some of the best Class B wrestlers that Eastern Nebraska has to offer, the Haymakers finished quite well after hard-earned hardware was returned back to Cozad.
In the team race, the Haymakers were eighth overall with 86 points, Schuyler was able to claim the crown with 195 points.
Leading the way for the Red and Black were runner-up finishes by Jace Russman at 120 lbs. and Zeke Derr at 182 points. Russman was edged 5-4 by Celvin Lopez of Schuyler in the championship match. Derr was defeated in an offensive shootout 10-8 by Gavin Eason of Norris in the final round.
Finishing with bronze medalist honors for their work on the mat was Breckin Loftin (106) and Taylor Yancy (170). Lftoin was defeated in the quarterfinal round, only to recover quite nicely with four straight wins to earn third place. Yancy was also defeated in the quarterfinals and climbed back onto the medal stand with three straight pins.
Haymakter strongmen Robbie Fisher and Cade Stott brought home fifth and sixth place medals, respectively.