46th Ken Cole Invitational - 285 pounds
Millbern avenges two losses, including beating the LACL champ
April 14th, 2023 | Written by: Staff writer



(2) Gabriel Millbern
2nd (1) Ryan Fobbs Erath
3rd Ethan Peron Southside
4th (3) William Perry Lafayette
5th Winston Napoli Catholic
6th (4) Ethan Vigneaux Kaplan

Everything was going Ryan Fobbs' way after a 3-1 loss in his third match to Kaplan's Ethyn Vigneaux in the Jacob McMillan semifinals.  Fobbs placed third in that event but came back to win the Public-School Wrestling Championships via a 1-0 win over Vigneaux, and the LACL over Catholic's David Russell.  In the PSWC semifinals Fobbs also defeated Walker's Gabriel Millbern 6-2.  The only thing one can possibly bet on re a match involving Millbern is that, win or lose, as soon as he catches his breath he is smiling.  Fobbs, seeded first, used two falls and an 11-2 MD over Vigneaux to make the finals.  Millbern used much less energy as his first two falls were recorded in under a minute and his semifinals fall over Lafayette's William Perry took 2:34.  Millbern caught Fobbs off balance in the finals, and such a mistake can be devastating in the 285 lbs. weight class.  It was for Fobbs as Millbern was able to jump on top of Fobbs and score his fastest fall of the tournament in 33 seconds.

Perry made it to the consolation finals, as he was expected to do as the #3 seed.  But he fell to unseeded Ethan Peron of Southside in 3:33.  Another unseeded wrestler, Catholic junior Winston Napoli, placed fifth due to a forfeit by Vigneaux.


(1) Ryan Fobbs (ERA) pinned (4) Ethyn Vigneaux (KAP) in 3:59
(2) Gabriel Millbern (WLK) pinned (6) William Perry (LAF) in 2:34

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Third-Sixth Place

Ethan Peron (SS) pinned (6) William Perry (LAF) in 3:33 to place 3rd
Winston Napoli (CAT) defeated (4) Ethyn Vigneaux (KAP) via a forfeit to place 5th 

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(2) Gabriel Millbern (WLK) pinned (1) Ryan Fobbs (ERA) in 0:33


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