HASTINGS — The Petoskey High School varsity wrestling team finished in fifth place Saturday at the nine-team LH Lamb Invitational.
Host Hastings won the tournament title, followed by Bronson, Charlotte, and Lakewood-Lake Odessa.
For the Northmen, James Gazarotto finished a team-best second in the heavyweight division. Gazarotto was seeded No. 4 in his class and in the final match was rolled and pinned by the No. 2 seed.
“James was having a good match in the finals against the No. 2 seed,” Gross said.
Also for the Northmen, finishing in third place in their respective weight classes was Scott Kibbe, Mike Kibbe, Trevor Denoyer and Jordan Haggerty.
Placing fourth was Trevor Giallombardo, Rob Kibbe and Cam Plath.
Petoskey will host Alpena in a Big North Conference dual match at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.
PETOSKEY JV INVITE
Boyne’s Wandrie goes 5-0
Boyne City’s Zach Wandrie finished with a a 5-0 record to pace the Ramblers Saturday at the Petoskey JV Invitational.
Wandrie, wrestling at 215 pounds, opened with a 1 minute, 36 second pin win over Kingsley’s Chase Gace, then defeated Petoskey’s Drew Wilson, 5-3; pinned Gaylord’s Tim Roney in 1:12; pinned Traverse City West’s Jonah Tannis in 12 seconds and defeated Gavin Shaw of West Branch Ogemaw Heights, 6-0.
Also for Boyne, Chandler Roberts, 152, finished with a 4-1 record. Roberts pinned Dylan Sternman of Manton in 1:01; pinned Brandon Munsey of Ogemaw Heights, 2:17; won via forfeit of Nick Spink of Kingsley; fell by pin in 2:51 to Micah Burroughs of Manton and then pinned Greyson Krane of Gaylord in 4:38.
Also finishing at 4-1 was Boyne’s Carter Wilmot at 140 pounds. Wilmot pinned Tristan Blanzy of Gaylord, 3:03; pinned Garret Sidall of Manton, 1:26; pinned Levin Warren of Kingsley, 18 seconds; lost by pinn to Mancelona’s Mike Meadows, 1:32; and pinned Jake Florenski of Petoskey, 1:26.
Also for Boyne, Will Calo, 215, finished at 2-2, while Francis Rosales, 189, went 1-4.
For Petoskey, Nick Fettig finished first in his division, while Scott Kondrat, Cliff Schroeder adn Jordan Marihugh all finished second.
Drew Wilson and Clayton Sigmann were third in their resective divisions.