REED CITY \u2014 It was cold outside on Saturday. But inside at the Reed City Invitational, the Pine River Bucks were on fire virtually all day. Pine River, which had four first-place finishers, took first overall as a team at 241. Reed City, with three-second place finishers was third at 147 behind Tri County with 151. The invitational with an individual scoring format, had 11 teams including a Reed City B team that was 11th with one sixth-place finish. For Pine River,\u00a0first-place finishers were Robert Ragatzki (119), Elliot VanDreumel (125), Justin Cole (135) and Kyle Nixon (145). Second-place finishers were Nate Park (103), Tony Moore (112), Darwin Dean (130), Adam Langworthy (171), Tyler McCurry (189) and Chase Morrison (285). \u201cIt was nice to get everyone out of the snow over here and make sure all our team was here to wrestle,\u201d said Pine River coach Tim Jones. \u201cWe got everybody here, everybody got a medal.\u201d Jones noted that Kyle Nixon, who passed the 150-career mark earlier this season, had another strong day. He defeated Adam Kehr 7-2 in the finals. \u201cThat was a highly touted match,\u201d Jones said. Reed City netted second-place finishes from Matt McGahey (119), Adam Kehr (145) and Evan Skiver (215). Also for the Coyotes, Andre Burks (189) was third, Thayne Stieg (130), Jon Green (171) and Alex Bush (285) were fourth. Shenouda Angious (103), Abanoub Angious (125) , Drake Walker (140), Troy Giese (152) and Devin Ward (160) were fifth. \u201cCompetition was tough today,\u201d said Reed City coach Roger Steig. \u201cLast week, we finished quite a ways behind Tri County in the Lakeview tournament. Today we led them until the last match of the day. We fell into third place. Our team the last few weeks have taken some steps forward. It\u2019s nice going into the conference meet and state tournament with things going our way a little bit.\u201d Pine River won its final two dual match of the Mid-Michigan Wrestling Conference season over Manton and Forest Area. The conference tourney is at Manton this Saturday. This Wednesday, Pine River is hosting a double dual with Benzie Central, Reed City and St. Louis. Pine River faces St. Louis and Reed City has Benzie in the first round. Pine River and Reed City square off in the second round. \u201cThen we\u2019ll auction the (Pine River) boys off to do work for whoever buys them,\u201d Jones said. \u201cThe highest bidder puts them to work and the money goes into the wrestling program.\u201d Reed City is home Feb. 5 for the Division 3 team districts. Pine River is hosting the Division 4 team districts Feb. 6.