Wrestling: Tomala, Meyer lead Pierz to title at South St. Paul Invite

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The Pierz wrestling team emerged on top of the 16-team field at the South St. Paul Veldman Invite, Saturday, led by a pair of individual champions.

Senior Nathan Tomala took first place at 170 pounds and junior Brad Meyer was the champion at 152.

Sophomores Chris Ortman and Brandon Sullivan also reached the finals, finishing in second.

Senior Dustin Waytashek placed third, sophomores Ryley Smude and Evan Woitalla earned fourth, junior Travis Johnson took fifth and senior Trent Davis was sixth.

The 10th-ranked Pioneers host a tri against Osakis and Staples-Motley, Thursday.


South St. Paul Veldman Invite

106: Kolton Eischens, seventh place

113: Evan Woitalla, fourth place

120: Chris Ortman, second place

126: Brandon Sullivan, second place

152: Brad Meyer, first place

160: Trent Davis, sixth place

170: Nathan Tomala, first place

195: Dustin Waytashek, third place

220: Ryley Smude, fourth place

285: Travis Johnson, fifth place