Buffalo wrestling sends four to finals

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Wichita, KS-Garden City’s hopes of a fifth straight state championship are very much alive after an up-and-down opening day. 

Garden City qualified four wrestlers for the finals: Jacob Holt (113 lbs), Jesse Nunez (182 lbs), Zeke Herrera (195 lbs) and Benny Hernandez (285 lbs). 

“It’s great to have a chance to get my first,” said Herrera, who will battle Zach Bowen from Haysville Campus on Saturday. “I was upset in the semifinals last year, so this is unbelievable.”

The difference this year compared to last is that Garden City is not looking down at teams; they’re looking up. The Buffaloes enter day two trailing Manhattan and Olathe North by 11 points. 

Team Scores

1. Manhattan 122.51. Olathe North 122.53. Garden City 111.54. Haysville-Campus 99.55. Wichita-South 72.56. Derby 66.06. Dodge City 66.08. Topeka-Washburn Rural 63.09. Junction City 52.010. Olathe South 47.011. Wichita-Northwest 38.012. Lawrence High 36.013. Hutchinson 31.514. Gardner Edgerton 31.015. BV Northwest 28.015. Olathe NW 28.017. Lawrence-Free State 26.518. Blue Valley 19.519. Wichita-Southeast 15.520. BV West 12.020. SM Northwest 12.020. Wichita-West 12.023. SM East 11.024. KC Wyandotte 10.025. SM South 9.526. Wichita-East 9.027. BV North 5.027. SM West 5.029. SM North 4.029. Topeka 4.031. Olathe East 2.0

Garden City Results

6A – 106 – Silas Pineda (30-10) placed 6th and scored 11.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Silas Pineda (Garden City) 30-10 won by fall over Kye Humphrey (Gardner Edgerton) 9-26 (Fall 0:18)
    Quarterfinal – Silas Pineda (Garden City) 30-10 won by fall over Ethan Hill (Derby) 13-10 (Fall 4:36)
    Semifinal – Keegan Slyter (Olathe North) 40-1 won by decision over Silas Pineda (Garden City) 30-10 (Dec 15-9)

6A – 113 – Jacob Holt (35-13) placed 2nd and scored 22.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Holt (Garden City) 35-13 won by fall over Aidan Randall (SM North) 22-15 (Fall 4:42)
    Quarterfinal – Jacob Holt (Garden City) 35-13 won by fall over Derek Journey (Haysville-Campus) 13-18 (Fall 0:28)
    Semifinal – Jacob Holt (Garden City) 35-13 won by decision over Charles Brockmann (SM Northwest) 38-3 (Dec 5-3)

6A – 120 – Andres Sanchez (28-17) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Andres Sanchez (Garden City) 28-17 won by decision over Gunner Murphy (Olathe North) 23-19 (Dec 7-5)
    Quarterfinal – Boo Dryden (Haysville-Campus) 44-2 won by fall over Andres Sanchez (Garden City) 28-17 (Fall 3:55)

6A – 126 – Kaj Perez (38-12) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Kaj Perez (Garden City) 38-12 won by major decision over Isaias Olson (SM South) 24-9 (MD 12-0)
    Quarterfinal – Gunnar Murray (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 34-3 won by decision over Kaj Perez (Garden City) 38-12 (Dec 3-0)

6A – 138 – Wyatt (forfeit) McElroy (30-17) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Brown (Olathe South) 25-15 won by forfeit over Wyatt (forfeit) McElroy (Garden City) 30-17 (For.)
    Cons. Round 1 – Jared (Forfeit) Hailey (BV North) 22-17 and Wyatt (forfeit) McElroy (Garden City) 30-17 (DFF)

6A – 145 – Curtis Near (31-14) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Curtis Near (Garden City) 31-14 won by decision over DeVonte Smith (SM Northwest) 37-12 (Dec 10-5)
    Quarterfinal – Tylor Garcia (Dodge City) 39-5 won by decision over Curtis Near (Garden City) 31-14 (Dec 8-3)

6A – 160 – Quinton LaPointe (13-6) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Quinton LaPointe (Garden City) 13-6 won by fall over Drew Anderson (BV West) 21-28 (Fall 3:02)
    Quarterfinal – Terrell Garraway (Olathe North) 36-7 won by fall over Quinton LaPointe (Garden City) 13-6 (Fall 5:37)

6A – 170 – Rico Cherico (24-13) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Rico Cherico (Garden City) 24-13 won by decision over Trevor Adam (Olathe NW) 23-16 (Dec 5-3)
    Quarterfinal – Nick Jouret (Olathe South) 41-3 won by fall over Rico Cherico (Garden City) 24-13 (Fall 3:08)

6A – 182 – Jesse Nunez (38-8) placed 2nd and scored 19.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Jesse Nunez (Garden City) 38-8 won by tech fall over Cody Marlette (Olathe NW) 15-7 (TF-1.5 4:00 (17-1))
    Quarterfinal – Jesse Nunez (Garden City) 38-8 won by decision over Garret Tierney (BV Northwest) 26-3 (Dec 6-3)
    Semifinal – Jesse Nunez (Garden City) 38-8 won by decision over Dylan Servis (Dodge City) 37-9 (Dec 7-2)

6A – 195 – Zeke Herrera (38-5) placed 2nd and scored 24.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Zeke Herrera (Garden City) 38-5 won by fall over Enrique Cabrera (Olathe South) 15-26 (Fall 0:51)
    Quarterfinal – Zeke Herrera (Garden City) 38-5 won by fall over Dylan Chesterman (Hutchinson) 19-9 (Fall 3:46)
    Semifinal – Zeke Herrera (Garden City) 38-5 won by fall over Jackson Flowers (Gardner Edgerton) 32-16 (Fall 3:43)

6A – 220 – Lorenzo Ruiz Hernandez (23-19) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Josh Cruz (BV Northwest) 38-7 won by fall over Lorenzo Ruiz Hernandez (Garden City) 23-19 (Fall 2:44)
    Cons. Round 1 – Baker Lister (Blue Valley) 29-8 won by fall over Lorenzo Ruiz Hernandez (Garden City) 23-19 (Fall 4:20)

6A – 285 – Benny Hernandez (36-4) placed 2nd and scored 22.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Benny Hernandez (Garden City) 36-4 won by fall over Nathan Harrell (Olathe North) 15-20 (Fall 1:32)
    Quarterfinal – Benny Hernandez (Garden City) 36-4 won by fall over Derrick Taylor (BV Northwest) 36-13 (Fall 2:14)
    Semifinal – Benny Hernandez (Garden City) 36-4 won by decision over Luis Rodrequez (Wichita-Southeast) 21-18 (Dec 4-2)

Dodge City Results

6A – 113 – Couy Weil (32-8) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Couy Weil (Dodge City) 32-8 won by fall over Brady Pellman (Olathe NW) 10-17 (Fall 2:48)
    Quarterfinal – Dane Erickson (SM East) 26-13 won by decision over Couy Weil (Dodge City) 32-8 (Dec 1-0)

6A – 120 – Kenedy Escobedo (26-14) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Drake Taysom (Gardner Edgerton) 17-7 won by fall over Kenedy Escobedo (Dodge City) 26-14 (Fall 4:39)
    Cons. Round 1 – Kenedy Escobedo (Dodge City) 26-14 won by fall over Victor Cuevas (SM West) 26-12 (Fall 2:41)

6A – 126 – Devon Griego (20-17) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Jevon Parrish (Olathe North) 34-1 won by tech fall over Devon Griego (Dodge City) 20-17 (TF-1.5 3:31 (19-4))
    Cons. Round 1 – Devon Griego (Dodge City) 20-17 won in sudden victory – 1 over Austin Miller (Olathe South) 23-24 (SV-1 8-6)

6A – 145 – Tylor Garcia (39-5) placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Tylor Garcia (Dodge City) 39-5 won by fall over Connor Wiggins (Blue Valley) 19-15 (Fall 1:47)
    Quarterfinal – Tylor Garcia (Dodge City) 39-5 won by decision over Curtis Near (Garden City) 31-14 (Dec 8-3)
    Semifinal – Tylor Garcia (Dodge City) 39-5 won by decision over Javier Contreras (KC Wyandotte) 36-2 (Dec 5-1)

6A – 182 – Dylan Servis (37-9) placed 6th and scored 11.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Servis (Dodge City) 37-9 won by fall over Anthony Swann (Olathe South) 23-26 (Fall 0:20)
    Quarterfinal – Dylan Servis (Dodge City) 37-9 won by fall over Montez Jones (Wichita-East) 26-14 (Fall 3:12)
    Semifinal – Jesse Nunez (Garden City) 38-8 won by decision over Dylan Servis (Dodge City) 37-9 (Dec 7-2)

6A – 195 – Ansony Quezada (32-10) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Ansony Quezada (Dodge City) 32-10 won by fall over Logan Caldwell (BV West) 25-23 (Fall 1:41)
    Quarterfinal – Jackson Flowers (Gardner Edgerton) 32-16 won by fall over Ansony Quezada (Dodge City) 32-10 (Fall 5:24)

6A – 220 – Marcos Fisher (29-8) placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Marcos Fisher (Dodge City) 29-8 won by decision over Brandon Medina (Olathe NW) 11-10 (Dec 15-10)
    Quarterfinal – Marcos Fisher (Dodge City) 29-8 won by decision over Alex Pena (KC Wyandotte) 27-8 (Dec 10-5)
    Semifinal – Marcos Fisher (Dodge City) 29-8 won by fall over Josh Cruz (BV Northwest) 38-7 (Fall 4:53)

6A – 285 – Evan Darville (11-10) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 – Derrick Taylor (BV Northwest) 36-13 won by fall over Evan Darville (Dodge City) 11-10 (Fall 5:25)
    Cons. Round 1 – Evan Darville (Dodge City) 11-10 won by fall over Nathan Harrell (Olathe North) 15-20 (Fall 1:33)