Whitewater’s Jaden Salmieri wins this Dec. 11 match against Cade Femrite of Belleville. Salmieri was one of five Whippets to finish second at last Saturday’s Mount Horeb Invitational. (Bob Mischka photo)

By Kevin Cunningham

Sports Correspondent

The Whitewater High School wrestling team competed in the Mount Horeb Invitational on Dec. 15, winning the 16-team meet.

Whitewater accumulated 198.5 points, while second-place Edgerton totaled 180.

“The team wrestled very well throughout the tournament, coming home with five runner-ups and four bronze medalists,” Whippets coach John Schimming said. “The coaching staff was very happy with the performance on the day as everyone competing finished in the top five of their weight class and many had some big pins along the way.”

Trenten Zahn, Jaden Salmieri, Carter Friend, Amaru Casas and Gehrig Monday reached their respective championship matches, but they all settled for second-place finishes.

“These guys wrestled extremely well throughout the day but just came up short of a championship,” Schimming said. “This will be something that will help fuel their fire and keep them hungry as the season progresses.”

Braulio Belmudez, Marcus DePorter, David Cushman and Fabian Gonzalez earned third places in helping push Whitewater to the top spot.

The team’s next match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start today (Dec. 20) at Beloit Memorial.

Whitewater will be at home again for an invitational starting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28 and 29, at UW-Whitewater’s Kachel Fieldhouse.

See more Whippets sports in the Dec. 20 Register.


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