Sam Chase

The Wakefield Trojan wrestling team traveled to Norfolk Catholic High School in Norfolk for the 2023 Class C-2 District wrestling tournament over last weekend.
Wakefield’s team faced some stiff competition, putting together 24 team points and finishing 15th in the field of teams. Battle Creek took first place with 205 team points, Bishop Neumann was second with 145.5 and Pierce took the third spot with 142 team points.
Coach Lucas Munter had this to say about the tournament:
“Well, we had four make it into the second day of districts, a freshman, two seniors, and a junior.  Freshman Domingo Centino was one point away in a tough match with a Norfolk catholic kid. We wrestled tough had a lot of close matches. Unfortunately, Sam Chase was the only one that made it into the heartbreak round.”
He also had good things to say about junior Sam Chase, “Sam wrestled a tough heartbreak round match against Carl from hartington Cedar and it came down to the wire.  I think he thought he had two at the end there and he didn't and kind of stopped wrestling.” Said Munter.  “I guess that's why we always tell them to wrestle to the whistle.”
“Anyway, Sam's a tough kid and he'll be back there next year and there's no doubt will be in that spot again and will be a better wrestler next year.  With freshman Domingo coming back I'm excited about the strength we have on that freshman group.”  
With a few close calls, and some losses in the “heartbreak” round – the Wakefield team did not qualify any teammates for the State Tournament in Omaha this weekend, closing out their season for the year.
Individual results for the Trojans included:
113: Samuel Chase pinned Koenig of Archbishop-Bergan; won 20-12 in major decision to Koehnen of Conestoga; lost by pin to Santiago of Norfolk Catholic and lost 5-3 to Carl of Cedar Catholic.
120: Lane Fischer lost by pin to Contreras of Norfolk Catholic; won with a bye and lost by pin to McDonald of Superior.
126: Calix Barge lost by pin to Daniel of Norfolk Catholic and lost by pin to Flores of Archbishop-Bergan.
132: Isaac Walsh lost by pin to Kansteiner of Conestoga; pinned Meyer of Archbishop-Bergan and lost by pin to Cattrell of Falls City.
138: Caleb Chase won 12-0 in major decision over Olson of Quad County Northeast; lost by pin to Hochstein of Cedar Catholic; won 5-3 over Avidano of Constoga and lost by major decision, 9-1, to Rasmussen of Pierce.
145: Domingo Centino pinned Dixon of Milford; lost by pin to MCGrew of Lincoln Christian; pinned Ericksen of Archbishop-Bergan and lost 2-0 to Dusek of Norfolk Catholic.
152: Kolton Fischer lost by pin to Allgood of Superior; pinned Anderson of Lutheran High Northeast and lost by pin to Mace of Archbishop-Bergan.
160: Ruben Vega lost by pin to Kubik of Lincoln Christian; won with a bye; and lost by pin to Lautenschlager of Bishop Neumann.
170: Ronnie Ramirez won with a bye; lost by pin to Bolling of Pierce; won with a bye; and lost by pin to Serkiz of Conestoga.
182: Bryan Ibarra lost by pin to Vrana of Bishop Neumann; won with a bye; and lost by pin to Rodis of Conestoga.