Johnson Champion at Vianney Tournament

Brentwood coach Roy Hughes talks to his wrestlers before the final rounds at St. John Vianney Saturday in Kirkwood. (All photos by Steve Bowman)
Brentwood coach Roy Hughes talks to his wrestlers before the final rounds at St. John Vianney Saturday in Kirkwood. (All photos by Steve Bowman)

Eagles 9-1 in duals after routing Burroughs, Chaminade

 
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net

A lot of us are trying to lose a few pounds in the new year. Brentwood High school wrestlers Deshaun Johnson and Gary Silerio certainly were on Saturday morning as they desperately tried to make weight for the St. John Vianney Tournament in Kirkwood.

Both have been wrestling this season at least one weight class above last year. Johnson has been at 160 with a goal of reaching last year’s 152. Silerio has been at 152 with a goal of hitting 145. BHS coach Roy Hughes told them they needed to hit the goals by the Saturday tournament.

They both did and Johnson went on to win the tournament at 152 pounds. Silerio reached the title match at 145 pounds but lost 3-2 to Maplewood’s Matt Green, who is 15-4. Five other Brentwood wrestlers took second place as well, keying the team to a third-place finish out of eight teams.

Brentwood's Deshaun Johnson takes the victory stand of the 160-pound weight class. He's between second-place John Doe (left) and third-place Jim Smith.
Brentwood’s Deshaun Johnson takes the victory stand of the 160-pound weight class. He’s between second-place John Doe (left) and third-place Jim Smith.

On Friday after wrestling practice Johnson weighed 157. Needing to cut about 5 pounds, that night he went jogging in his neighborhood and “I ran until I couldn’t run anymore,” he said. At 6:30 a.m. Saturday at BHS, before leaving for Vianney, he weighed 154, “so I ran up and down the hallways of the school, then did situps on the bus.” On the scale at Vianney he was 152.2, just enough to qualify for the 152-pound weight class.

Silerio weighed 147 at BHS Saturday morning, so he ran through the halls and stairwells trying to shed 2 pounds. By weigh-in time at Vianney he was 144.3, easily qualifying to compete at 145.

Johnson and Silerio certainly didn’t look weak from all the weight loss. Johnson especially – he recorded four pins, each in under 2 minutes.

“I was pretty tired but after I drank a couple of Gatorades and got something to eat I felt better,” said Johnson, who is 28-2. “It was more of a mental thing for me to overcome. Instead of thinking, ‘Woe is me, I had to cut all this weight,’ I had to get that out of my head and just focus on doing my best.”

Taking second place for BHS, along with Silerio, were Narvell Jordan, Tayveon Brown, Justin Shipley, Sam Tilton and Donovan Obando. Placing third were Chase Lynch and Richard McQuay. Lynch went 2-1 and boosted his record to 22-9.

Assistant coach Mic Boshans (left) and head coach Roy Hughes watch Chase Lynch defeat James Pyle-McGlynn of Herculaneum.
Assistant coach Mic Boshans (left) and head coach Roy Hughes watch Chase Lynch defeat James Pyle-McGlynn of Herculaneum.

49th Vianney Tournament team scores
1. St. John Vianney, 127.5 points
2. Maplewood-Richmond Heights, 116
3. Brentwood, 105.5
4. Herculaneum, 51
5. SLUH, 44.5
6. Sumner, 43.5
7. Chaminade, 39.5
8. O’Fallon Christian, 27.5.

49th Vianney Tournament – Brentwood results

120 — Zach Arrindell (1-4) placed 4th and scored 4 team points. He was pinned in 1:47 by Herculaneum’s James Todaro (16-2), was pinned in 0:58 by MRH’s Ronald Stewart (19-3), and lost by technical fall, 20-4, to Sumner’s Keith Clay (9-8).

Zach Arrindell gets above Sumner's Keith Clay.
Zach Arrindell gets above Sumner’s Keith Clay.

126 — Chase Lynch (22-9) placed 3rd and scored 11 team points. He lost a 13-4 major decision to Herculaneum’s James Pyle-McGlynn (7-7), won a 15-6 major decision over Sumner’s Keon Hollis (13-11), and in the third-place match won a 13-4 major decision over Pyle-McGlynn.

Chase Lynch has the leg of Herculaneum's James Pyle-McGlynn. Lynch won the match for third place.
Chase Lynch has the leg of Herculaneum’s James Pyle-McGlynn. Lynch won the match for third place.

132 — Alex Arndt (1-2) scored no points. He was pinned in 1:02 by O’Fallon Christian’s Daniel Motto (6-3) and was pinned in 3:18 by Herculaneum’s Drew Gibson (1-12).

Assistant coach Mic Boshans shouts advice to Justin Shipley in his match with Danny Conley of Chaminade.
Assistant coach Mic Boshans shouts advice to Justin Shipley in his match with Danny Conley of Chaminade.

138 — Narvell Jordan (11-8) placed 2nd and scored 14 team points. He pinned MRH’s Jacob Tatum (6-16) in 1:14, pinned Chaminade’s Matt Proskey (9-10) in 1:55, and in the first-place match was pinned in 3:13 by MRH’s Trey Williams (9-1).

Narvell Jordan clashes with Trey Williams of MRH.
Narvell Jordan clashes with Trey Williams of MRH.

145 — Gary Silerio (25-4) placed 2nd and scored 12.50 team points. He pinned Herculaneum’s Drake Byers (1-10) in 1:47, won a 5-4 decision over SLUH’s Danny Trittler (6-4), and in the first-place match lost a 3-2 decision to MRH’s Matt Green (15-4).

Gary Silerio attacks MRH's Matt Green in the match for first place at 145 pounds. Silerio lost 3-2.
Gary Silerio attacks MRH’s Matt Green in the match for first place at 145 pounds. Silerio lost 3-2.

152 — Deshaun Johnson (28-2) placed 1st and scored 18 team points. He pinned O’Fallon Christian’s Braden Knoesel (9-6) in 1:39, pinned Herculaneum’s Cole White (14-3) in 1:26, pinned SLUH’s Nate Henty (4-17) in 0:59, and pinned Sumner’s Dontrez Banks (8-9) in 1:50.

Deshaun Johnson finishes off Dontrez Banks of Sumner to win first place at 160 pounds.
Deshaun Johnson finishes off Dontrez Banks of Sumner to win first place at 160 pounds.

160 — Tayveon Brown (12-8) placed 2nd and scored 14 team points. He was pinned in 1:58 by Vianney’s Jonathan Mataya (15-18), pinned Herculaneum’s Justin Montgomery (3-13) in 2:11, and pinned MRH’s Evan Roberts (3-12) in 5:43.

Tayveon Brown is in control of Herculaneum's Justin Montgomery.
Tayveon Brown is in control of Herculaneum’s Justin Montgomery.

170 — Joseph Dreyer (7-9) placed 4th and scored 3 team points. He pinned Herculaneum’s Wes Oppy (4-10) in 1:14, was pinned in 1:05 by O’Fallon Christian’s Clay Culwell (8-6), was pinned in 1:58 by SLUH’s Henry Mungenast (17-6), and lost a 9-1 major decision to Vianney’s Michael Tonini (12-8).

Joe Dreyer (left) wrestles Michael Tonini of Vianney.
Joe Dreyer (left) wrestles Michael Tonini of Vianney.

182 — Justin Shipley (18-5) placed 2nd and scored 14 team points. He pinned Sumner’s Andrew Rodgers (9-5) in 3:16, and in the first-place match lost a 22-6 technical fall to Chaminade’s Danny Conley (20-1).

Justin Shipley (left) looks for an option against Danny Conley of Chaminade.
Justin Shipley (left) looks for an option against Danny Conley of Chaminade.

195 — Sam Tilton (13-5) placed 2nd and scored 4.00 team points. He pinned Sumner’s Promise Cooper (4-6) in 1:51 and lost 12-10 in a tie breaker to SLUH’s Alex Hymes (5-9).

Sam Tilton (right) is on the way to beating Promise Cooper of Sumner
Sam Tilton (right) is on the way to beating Promise Cooper of Sumner

220 — Donovan Obando (10-6) placed 2nd and scored 4 team points. He pinned O’Fallon Christian’s Colin Kissell (0-6) in 0:50, and was pinned in 3:01 by Sumner’s Daniel Young (14-7).

Donovan Obando (left) receives his second-place medal at 220 pounds.
Donovan Obando (left) receives his second-place medal at 220 pounds.

285 — Richard McQuay (19-11) placed 3rd and scored 7 team points. He pinned MRH’s Chris Skaggs (1-7) in 0:54, pinned MRH’s Eric Wilson (2-6) in 1:43, was pinned in 0:38 by Herculaneum’s Damion Koyn (9-10), and was pinned in 0:19 by Vianney’s James Laaker (22-10).

Richard McQuay (right) ponders his first move against Damion Koyn of Herculaneum.
Richard McQuay (right) ponders his first move against Damion Koyn of Herculaneum.

BHS 57, Chaminade 11 at John Burroughs tri
106: double forfeit
113: Brad Sanchez, Chaminade, pinned Neal Bhattacharya, 1:40
120: Zach Arrindell, BHS, won forfeit
126: double forfeit
132: Chase Lynch, BHS, 8-7 over Nick Mollet
138: Caleb Murphy, BHS, won forfeit
145: Narvell Jordan, BHS, pinned Alex Hart, 3:56
152: Gary Silerio, BHS, won forfeit
160: Deshaun Johnson, BHS, won forfeit
170: Joe Dreyer, BHS, won forfeit
182: Danny Conley, Chaminade, Tech. fall, 19-4, 3:40, over Justin Shipley
195: Sam Tilton, BHS, won forfeit
220: Buddy Karsten, BHS, won forfeit
285: Richard McQuay, BHS, won forfeit

BHS 42, John Burroughs 29 at Burroughs tri
106: double forfeit
113: Neal Bhattacharya, BHS, won forfeit
120: Adam Banga, JB, pinned Zach Arrindell, 1:20
126: double forfeit
132: Chase Lynch, BHS, pinned Evan Williams, 3:03
138: Zach Schmidt, JB, pinned Caleb Murphy, 0:56
145: Narvell Jordan, BHS, pinned Sam Mulligan, 5:06
152: Gary Silerio, BHS, pinned Isaac Bledsoe, 1:11
160: Deshaun Johnson, BHS, pinned Dhruv Shetty, 2:22
170: Jason Kemp, JB, pinned Joe Dreyer, 4:31
182: Justin Shipley, BHS, pinned Aidan Reid, 1:27
195: Sam Tilton, BHS, pinned Louis Rothweiler-Lightfoot, 2:00
220: Tom Bolstad, JB, Tech. fall, 19-4, 1:44, over Buddy Karsten
285: Lawrence Jones, JB, pinned Richard McQuay, 0:30

Brentwood’s record: 9-1 in dual, tri, quad meets
Dec. 1: 1-1 at Principia tri meet, losing to Principia 55-18, beating Priory 39-21
Dec. 3: 2-0 at Brentwood tri meet, beating Gateway 47-24, St. Mary’s 42-27
Dec. 4-5: 4th among 8 at John Burroughs Tournament
Dec. 8: beat St. Francis Borgia 52-12
Dec. 10: 3-0 at quad, beating Hancock 48-24, Christian O’Fallon 57-18, Lutheran North 54-14
Dec. 12: 10th among 19 at Union Tournament
Dec. 19, 2nd among 10 at Brentwood Invitational
Jan. 7: 2-0 at John Burroughs tri, beating Chaminade 57-11, Burroughs 42-29
Jan. 9: 3rd among 8 at St. John Vianney Tournament
Remaining:
Jan. 13, 5 p.m., Brentwood tri with Clayton, Ladue
Jan. 15-16, St. Charles Invitational
Jan. 21, 5 p.m., tri with Herculaneum, Orchard Farm
Jan. 23, 8 a.m., Lathrop Tournament
Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m., Brentwood tri with Parkway North, Webster Groves
Jan. 28, 5 p.m., Brentwood tri with Cleveland, Lift for Life
Feb. 12-13, Class 1 District 1 championships, Whitfield
Feb. 18-20, Class 1 state championships, Columbia

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