Hoisington leads 3-2-1A after day one; Two area wrestlers into the finals

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Hays, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–When you get to the state wrestling tournament, you can always expect some surprises along the way. Two of the top three teams that qualified for the state tournament sent 10 kids to state from last weekends regionals. Hoisington finds themselves on top of the leaderboard after the first day. The Cardinals have put three in the finals. Rossville is in second, while Norton, the two-time defending champion, is in third. Scott City is in the top 10 after the first day, sitting in eighth place. Out of 12 area wrestlers in this weekends state tournament, 11 are still alive after the first day. Two wrestlers have made the finals, and have rematches in their championship match Saturday. Scott City’s Zach Tucker made his first final, and will take on Norton’s Ryan Johnson, who has defeated Tucker in their first two meetings of the season at 106. At 138, Caleb Austin from Greeley County will go for his first state title, as he is up against three-time champion Brandon Ball from Hoxie. Ball’s lone loss of the season came to Austin at the Phillipsburg Panther Classic on February 7. 

Day two of the tournament begins at 9 am Saturday.

Team Scores
Hoisington 86.5, Rossville 81, Norton 75.5, Silver Lake 56, Oberlin 48, St. Mary’s 45, Rawlins County 40, Scott City 38, Marion 35, Wabaunsee 34.5, Smith Center 33.5, Marysville 32, Caney Valley 29, Atchison County 28.5, Cherryvale 26, Lyons 25, Ellis 24, Anthony/Harper-Chaparral 23, Eureka 22.5, Hoxie 21, Greeley County 21, Oakley 20, Phillipsburg 20, Troy 20, Russell 15.5, Bennington 15, Council Grove 15, Burlington 14.5, Cimarron 13.5, Beloit 13, Minneapolis 13, Fredonia 12, Doniphan West 12, Douglass 9, Sabetha 8, Onaga 7, Osborne 7, Central Heights 7, Riley County 7, Wellsville 7, Bluestem 6, Jayhawk-Linn 6, St. Francis 6, Hill City 5, Republic County 4, Ellsworth 4, Sacred Heart 4, Sterling 4, Burden-Central 3.5, Pleasant Ridge 3, Garden Plain 3, Riverside 3, Hesston 2, Hillsboro 2, Trego Community 2, West Elk 1, Lakin 1, Wichita County 1, Plainville 1, Chase County 0, Southeast of Saline 0, Halstead 0, Herington 0, Fairfield 0, Stafford 0, Sublette 0

Finals
106: Zach Tucker, Scott City (34-9) vs Ryan Johnson, Norton (41-4)
113: Bryce Younger, Ellis (38-3) vs Bryce Gfeller, Rossville (26-2)
120: Hunter Ostertag, Atchison County (32-9) vs Dalton Duiltmeier, Silver Lake (41-5)
126: Riley Tubbs, Wabaunsee (43-2) vs David Hileman, Smith Center (39-8)
132: Tristan Porsch, Hoxie (39-1) vs Macrae Migchelbrink, Rawlins County (28-3)
138: Brandon Ball, Hoisington (42-1) vs Caleb Austin, Greeley County (43-0)
145: Jonathan Ball, Hoisington (43-1) vs Corey Tyler, St. Mary’s (50-1)
152: Greg Tooley, St. Mary’s (45-0) vs Christopher Ball, Hoisington (39-6)
160: Nick Reesor, Rossville (38-6) vs Chuck Schmidt, Eureka (20-3)
170: Josh Nelson, Marysville (36-3) vs Bryson Wesley, Oberlin (39-3)
182: Isaac Luellen, Rossville (20-0) vs Kaden Housel, Cherryvale (33-2)
195: Tristan Speer, Troy (23-0) vs Rex Diederich, Oberlin (40-2)
220: Kyle Palic, Marion (44-2) vs Luke Jacobs, Phillipsburg (36-3)
285: Jaden Helms, Chaparral (38-0) vs Jacob McCurdy, Lyons (37-2)

Area Wrestlers Alive
120: Johnney Perez, Lakin & Dylon Niswonger, Wichita County (Consolation 2nd Round)
132: Jarret Jurgens, Scott City (Consolation Semi-Finals)
145: James Jurgens, Scott City (Consolation 2nd Round)
170: Josh Seabolt, Cimarron (Consolation 2nd Round)
195: Cooper Griffith, Scott City (Consolation 2nd Round)
220: Wyatt Eitel, Scott City (Consolation 2nd Round); AJ Cooper, Cimarron (Consolation Semi-Finals)
285: Lane Hayes, Scott City (Consolation 2nd Round)