SAN ANTONIO – Nathaniel Barris was the top finisher for the Beeville wrestling team at the Rough Rider Invitational.
Barris went 3-1 at the tournament and won a silver medal at the 170-pound weight class.
After an opening-round bye, he beat Texas School for the Deaf’s Darius Kellam with a third-period pin to reach the quarterfinals.
In the quarters, he pinned Travis’ Alan Martinez midway through the first period.
Barris then booked a ticket in the final by beating Reagan’s Christian Bonney 11-4 in the semifinals.
New Braunfels’ Jacob Goodner ended Barris’ run of three straight wins with a 9-0 major decision over the Trojan in the championship match.
At 126 pounds, Ethan Hodges finished third for the Trojans.
He beat Wagner’s Alan Arau 6-2 in the first round and John Paul II’s Gene Conklin with a pin in 19 seconds to reach the final four.
Reagan’s Zach Ruiz sent Hodges into the consolation bracket by pinning him late in the final period of their semifinal match.
Hodges rebounded by beating Madison’s Joseph Orozco 8-6 in the consolation semifinals and then pinning McCallum’s Christian Alfarco in 39 seconds in the third-place match.
Brandon Francisco and Randy DeLeon were the only other Trojans to win a match at the tournament.
At 182, Francisco’s win came via forfeit in the consolation bracket’s second round.
He lost his first match by pin 15 seconds into the third period, but then won by forfeit over Ray’s Markus Garcia.
In his next match, Francisco fell 14-12 to Churchill’s Max Incledon.
At 220, DeLeon’s win came via a pinfall in the consolation first round.
He was pinned in the first round in his opening match, but beat Carroll’s Anthony Pierce by pinfall 45 seconds into the final period to advance.
Madison’s Josh Brannon then beat DeLeon by pinfall 38 seconds into the first period.
Nicholas Rodriguez (113), Jessie Castro (138), Joseph Subia (145), Seth Hodges (152), Ernest Gomez (195) and Librado Martinez (heavyweight) each went 0-2 at the tournament.
Beeville finished 19th as a team with 55 points. Reagan won the title with 175.5 points.
On the girls side, Brianna Gobel went 2-2 for the Trojans.
She won by pinfall in 1:06 over Judson’s Pons Valerie, but lost a quarterfinal match to Canyon’s Savana Worthey 17-10.
In the consolation bracket’s fourth round, Gobel beat King’s Alyssa Manuel by pinfall in 53 seconds.
Reagan’s Julia Pensiero eliminated Gobel by pinning her with eight seconds left in the second period.
Beeville finished 22nd in the girls standings with nine points. Wagner won the team title with 110 points.