The Brothers Treaster did it for a second straight day at the 57th Newton Invitational Tournament of Champions with each of them claiming a title.
Senior Grant at 120 pounds edged second-ranked (KWCA, Class 5A) Jason Henschel of Goddard 4-2 for a TOC title. Moments earlier, freshman Nick at 106 pounds, edged senior Ian Demoss of Maize South 3-2. Demoss was ranked third in 5A.
Newton finished the tournament in eighth.
Goddard won the 24-team field with 213.5 points, followed by Blue Valley Southwest at 190, Maize at 183.5, Olathe South at 159.5 and Washburn Rural at 159.
Newton scored 108.5 points.
“Being in the top 10 in such a dominant field with top teams in 5A and 6A, I’m really happy with our finish,” Newton coach Tommy Edgmon said. “We were sixth coming in the day. This shows us what we need to work on. This will help get us a seed over some of these guys at regionals.”
Grant Treaster opened his match with a first-period takedown. He was rode out in the second period and gave up an escape to start the third. He added a takedown with 37 seconds left, giving up a late escape.
Grant was voted outstanding wrestler of the tournament by the coaches.
“I was just trying to score points,” Grant said. “That takedown in the first was huge. That gave me the momentum. I picked bottom (in the second period) trying to get away and get up 3-0. That didn’t happen. That’s something I can work on, so it doesn’t happen again.”
Henschel and Treaster are assigned to the same regional, so the two could meet again at both regionals and state.
“There could be a lot more match-ups, but you never know,” Grant said. “I have a lot of things to work on. I need to improve on that. There were more takedown opportunities. I need to work more on bottom and control on top and riding, working on turns.”
Grant was named the outstanding wrestler of the meet in a vote of the coaches.
Nick Treaster scored first in his match with an escape late in the second period. Demoss followed with an escape with 1:35 remaining, but Nick finished a shot with 49 seconds left to regain the lead. Demoss scored an escape with 38 seconds remaining, but couldn’t finish a shot in the closing seconds.
“It was a close one,” Nick Treaster said. “I wanted to score first, which I did. I was hoping to get a takedown early.”
It was the first meeting between the two in high school competition. The two are assigned to the same regional.
“I have to work on closing my space to take shots,” Nick said. “I can’t just stay outside. If I do that, I have a better shot to win.”
“They wrestled some really tough opponents,” Edgmon said. “They rose to the top and they did what they needed to do.”
A.B. Stokes opened the day at 113 pounds in the fourth consolation round with an 11-1 major decision to clinch a medal. In the consolation quarterfinals, Stokes pinned Samuel Dickey of Arkansas City late in the second period, avenging Stokes’ loss in the first round.
Stokes’ winning streak came to an end in the consolation semifinals, when he was pinned in the second period by Jayce Caviness of Stilwell, Okla.
In the fifth-place match, Stokes took an early lead on Jake Barnes of Holton, going on to claim a 12-3 major decision.
“He was on the back side right away, but he battled back,” Edgmon said. “He beat the kid that beat him in the first round. That was nice.”
Colin Bybee, at 126 pounds, clinched a medal with a 3-0 decision over Sam Duling of Bishop Carroll. In the consolation quarterfinals, Bybee dropped a 4-2 decision to Tate Saunder of Manhattan.
In the seventh-place match, Bybee fell behind 4-0 to Ben Bluel of Olathe South, falling 4-2.
“He had to wrestle a lot of matches,” Edgmon said. “He came back and wrestled well.”
Sawyer Mock at 138 pounds, gave up a takedown to Matt Gottschalk of Bishop Carroll with 19 seconds left in the fourth consolation round to fall 6-4, ending his tournament at 3-2.
Avery Dutcher lost a 12-4 major decision in the fourth consolation round at 132 pounds to Bowan Murray of Washburn Rural, ending his tournament at 2-2.
At 220 pounds, Ricky Parga was pinned in the fourth consolation round by Andrew Davis of Washburn Rural in the third period, ending the tournament 1-2.
Newton returns to dual meet competition at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ravenscroft Gym against Derby.
“We have a big dual this week and then an off weekend for our guys,” Edgmon said. “We come back with the Garden City tournament and then start to work on state and regionals.”
106 — Nick Treaster (4-0): F. W Ian Demoss, Maize South 3-2
113 — 5. A.B. Stokes (6-2): C4. W Zachary Trentkamp, Wichita South 11-1 maj.dec.; CQF. W Samuel Dickey, Arkansas City 2:51; CSF. L Jayce Caviness, Stilwell, Okla., 2:24; 5th. W Jake Barnes, Holton 12-3 maj.dec.
120 — Grant Treaster (5-0): F. W Jason Henschel, Goddard 4-2
126 — 8. Colin Bybee (3-3): C4. W Sam Duling, Bishop Carroll 3-0; CQF. L Tate Sauder, Manhattan 4-2; 7th. L Ben Bluel, Olathe South 4-2.
132 — Avery Dutcher (2-2): C4. L Bowan Murray, Washburn Rural 12-4 maj.dec.
138 — Sawyer Mock (3-2): C4. L Bishop Carroll 6-4.
220 — Ricky Parga (1-2): C4. L Andrew Davis, Washburn Rural 3:34.