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  • Val T.

Behind 5 individual champs, Rochester wrestling wins TRC 4-peat


Sports Editor, RTC

The Rochester wrestling team celebrates with the trophy after winning their fourth consecutive Three Rivers Conference title. Weight class champions included, kneeling from left, Wyatt Davis (150), Brady Beck (HWT), Brant Beck (165), Layne Horn (126), Alex Deming (215). (photo provided by Paul Deming)

Rochester sophomore Layne Horn won his second straight conference title when he won the 126-pound class at Maconaquah Saturday. Horn pinned Northfield’s Elijah Gahl in 42 seconds in the championship match. Horn is 35-0 and ranked No. 7 in the state, according to Horn was the 106-pound champion in 2023. (photo provided by Paul Deming)

The Rochester boys wrestling team scored 242.5 points to win its fourth consecutive Three Rivers Conference title at Maconaquah Saturday.

North Miami was second with 185.5 points.

Rochester had five individual weight class champions: Layne Horn (126), Wyatt Davis (150), Brant Beck (165), Alex Deming (215) and Brady Beck (HWT). No other school had more than three individual champions.

All five of Rochester’s individual champions are ranked in the top 20 in the state in their weight class, according to Horn, Brant Beck, Deming and Brady Beck are all undefeated on the season.

Brady Beck won his fourth consecutive TRC title.

Rochester also had all 14 of its wrestlers place.

After receiving a bye, Horn needed only 1:12 of mat time to win his two matches by fall and win his title.

Rochester junior Wyatt Davis stands atop the podium at Maconaquah Saturday after winning the Three Rivers Conference title at 150 pounds. Davis defeated Maconaquah’s Ty Galvin 6-2 for the title. (photo provided by Paul Deming)

Davis was the No. 1 seed at 150 and pinned Lewis Cass’ James Strong and and North Miami’s Benson Eckrote in under a minute to reach the final. Then, he beat Maconaquah senior Ty Galvin 6-2, handing Galvin just his fifth loss of the season while improving to 25-3 himself.

Rochester sophomore Brant Beck stands atop the podium after he won the 165-pound title at the Three Rivers Conference tournament at Maconaquah Saturday. Beck went 3-0 with a fall and two technical falls. He is 34-0 and ranked No. 6 in the state. (photo provided by Paul Deming)

Brant Beck won by fall over Maconaquah’s Jeffery Wilson in 1:29 in the quarterfinals before defeating Manchester’s Bryan Fields and North Miami’s Jordan Simon by technical fall.  Beck was leading Fields 26-11 at the 3:44 mark and Simon 24-9 at the 4:00 mark when those matches ended.

The conference title is the first for Brant Beck, a sophomore.

Rochester’s Alex Deming controls Manchester’s Preston Duffy from the top position during their Three Rivers Conference championship match at 215 pounds at Maconaquah Saturday. Deming won 6-3 for his third consecutive conference title. He also won at 195 pounds in 2022 and 2023. Deming is 35-0 and ranked No. 6 in the state. (photo provided by Paul Deming)

Deming won by first-period falls over North Miami’s Logan Smith and Lewis Cass’ Elijah Martin to reach the final. He then beat Manchester’s Preston Duffy 6-3 in the final to improve to 35-0.

Deming also beat Duffy 15-7 in a dual meet earlier this year.

Rochester’s Brady Beck acknowledges the crowd after defeating Peru’s Trevi Hillman-Conley 8-2 in the heavyweight championship match at the Three Rivers Conference tournament at Maconaquah Saturday. Beck won his fourth straight TRC title, also winning at 220 pounds in 2021, 2022 and 2023. He is 34-0 and ranked No. 2 in the state this season. (photo provided by Paul Deming)

Brady Beck pinned Wabash’s Jess Norris in 28 seconds and Whitko’s Lucas Wagner in 51 seconds to reach the final. He finished his day with an 8-2 win over Peru’s Trevi Hillman-Conley in the final. 

Beck, ranked No. 2 in the state, also won a 12-1 decision over Hillman-Conley in a dual at Peru on Dec. 6.

Second-place finishers included Grant Holloway (106), D.J. Basham (132) and Kale Shotts (144).

Holloway, a freshman,  won by two first-period falls before losing a 14-5 major decision to Manchester’s Rex Moore in the final.

Basham pinned Southwood’s Hayden Jones in the first period and then beat Maconaquah’s Evan Ogelsby 8-2 in the semifinals before Lewis Cass junior Eli Bowyer pinned him in 2:36 in the final.

Shotts, a freshman, pinned Maconaquah’s Gabe Jenkins and won a decision over Northfield’s Corbin Goshert before losing by fall in 44 seconds to No. 1 seed Riley Kling of North Miami in the final.

Ethan Amezquita (157), Declan Gard (175) and Colin Weiand (190) all finished third.

Reed Perry (113) and Brantlyn Brady (138) both took sixth place.

Konor Fugate (138) finished eighth.

Rochester will travel to Plymouth for the sectional this Saturday. Rochester has won three consecutive sectionals, though those sectionals were held at Peru.

TRC wrestling tournament results: Rochester 242.5, North Miami 185.5, Maconaquah 182, Manchester 140.5, Peru 116.5, Northfield 109, Lewis Cass 106, Wabash 68, Whitko 61, Southwood 45.5

Rochester results

106 – Grant Holloway – second, 113 – Reed Perry – sixth, 120 – Konor Fugate – eighth, 126 – Layne Horn – champion, 132 – D.J. Basham – second, 138 – Brantlyn Brady – stxh, 144 – Kale Shotts – second, 150 – Wyatt Davis – champion, 157 – Ethan Amezquita – third, 165 – Brant Beck – champion, 175 – Declan Gard – third, 190 – Colin Weiand – third, 215 – Alex Deming – champion, HWT – Brady Beck – champion

TRC individual champions

106 – Rex Moore (Manchester), 113 – Braylon McIntire (North Miami), 120 – Jordan Korreckt (North Miami), 126 – Layne Horn (Rochester), 132 – Eli Bowyer (Lewis Cass), 138 – Carter Booth (Wabash), 144 – Riley Kling (North Miami), 150 – Wyatt Davis (Rochester), 157 – Isaiah Burlingame (Manchester), 165 – Brant Beck (Rochester), 175 – Ethan Farnell (Maconaquah), 190 – Elias Cressell (Wabash), 215 – Alex Deming (Rochester), HWT – Brady Beck (Rochester)

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