CRETE – After finishing 2-1 at the Fairbury Quadrangular the Waverly wrestling team traveled to Crete for a 15-team invitational on Dec. 14.
The Vikings finished fifth as a team after scoring 121.5 points.
170-pound junior Evan Canoyer captured first place at the meet and scored 25.5 points for the Vikings. Canoyer won three matches including a narrow 2-1 decision over Burton Brandt of Syracuse in the 170-pound championship match. The three wins improved Canoyer’s season record to 11-1.
Viking Wyatt Fanning improved to 9-2 on the season after splitting a pair of matches and finishing second in Crete.
Fanning was pinned by Seth Firmanik of Fairbury in the 195-pound title match up.
Four other Vikings finished fourth at the Saturday meet.
113-pounder Drew Hollibaugh was pinned by Konner Schluckebier of Milford in the match for third place. Hollibaugh finished 3-2 in Crete.
126-pounder Trae Greve also finished fourth at the meet after compiling a record of 2-2. Greve was pinned by Nathan Patak of Wilber-Clatonia in the match for the third place. The loss dropped Greve’s record to 6-2 on the season.
138-pounder Garrett Jenkins also finished fourth at the Crete Invitational after splitting four matches.
Viking Robbie Wilson improved to 7-7 on the season after finishing 3-2 in Crete. He also finished in fourth place.