Wrestling: 2nd Place Finish at the Joe Fitch Invite

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com

Humboldt, Iowa — In a great early season test, Humboldt senior Joey Busse responded well. One night after opening up at Estherville Lincoln Central, Busse and the rest of the Wildcat wrestling team showed up in a big way, earning a second place finish at the Joe Fitch Invite, Friday night.

Bob Fitch, Joe’s oldest son, was in attendance for the invite.

Busse himself became a four-time individual champion Friday night, earning the top spot in the 150lb. weight class. Busse cruised to the first place finish as he has begun his senior year the right way.

In a clash of top-10 ranked wrestlers in 106, it was Pocahontas Area’s Jacob Mielke earning the top spot defeating Humboldt’s Cole Nelson, it what could have been a preview of a district or sectionals match.

Emmetsburg placed first as a team, scoring 281 points. Humboldt finished second with 256.5, Atlantic third with 256.

Humboldt’s finishers:

106- Cole Nelson-2nd
113-Gage Prenger-6th
120-Creston Craven-1st
126-Colby Clarken-4th
132-Jordan Jenson -2nd
138-Timmy Larson-5th
145-Tyler Vitzthum-4th
152-Joey Busse-1st
160-Levi Naeve-3rd
170-Logan Nilles-5th
182-Lucas Volf-6th
195-Joel Osborn-1st
220-Colten Goodell-2nd
285-Justin Jones-1st

The Wildcats will be back in action Tuesday, at home for a varsity quadrangular, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

You can hear all the hold-by-hold action right here on the Bolt.