BOYS TOWN, Neb. – Ottumwa sophomore Trevor Summers shook off his first loss of the season, scoring two victories in Nebraska at the Boys Town Invitational on Friday.
Summers (12-1) secured his first victory in the 160-pound bracket by pinning Omaha Roncalli junior Jabez Anderson in 59 seconds. In the semifinals, Summers battled Elkhorn South junior Ayden Welch, rallying for a 3-2 win by scoring a decisive take down in the final minute of the second period.
Summers will face unbeaten senior Trey Shananhan of Wahoo High School in the 160-pound title match. Shananhan scored first-period falls in the first two rounds, improving to 7-0 on the season.
Ottumwa finished the opening day of the Boys Town Invitational in seventh place as a team with 45 points. Chris Luedtke (113), Zachariah Shoemaker (138) and Corbin Grace (120) advanced to the semifinal rounds of their respective weight classes and will wrestle Saturday to clinch a place in the top six, as will heavyweight Noe Villatoro.
Action continues with third-round consolation matches beginning Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Placement matches including all championship finals will begin at 11 a.m.