Buffalo wrestling qualifies 13 for state; finish 4th at regional

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Photo by Adam Shrimplin

Garden City, KS-The Garden City wrestling team finished fourth at the 6A regional meet, sending 12 of their 13 entries to next week’s state tournament. Derby won the team title.

Garden City had three individual regional champs: Diago Hernandez (120 pounds), Jacob Holt (132 pounds), and Josh Janas (138 pounds). They also produced three runner-up placers: Erik Dominguez (126 pounds), Alex Rodriguez (195 pounds), and Refugio Chairez (285 pounds)-he lost to Dodge City’s Evan Darville by decision in the finals.

State qualifiers: Silas Pineda (113 pounds; 4th place), Diago Hernandez (120 pounds; 1st place), Erik Dominguez (126 pounds; 2nd place), Jacob Holt (132 pounds; 1st place), Josh Janas (138 pounds; 1st place), Elijahblu Ruiz-Hernandez (145 pounds; 8th place), Jared Arellano (152 pounds; 8th place), Andrew Garcia (160 pounds; 4th place), Jacob Sims (170 pounds; 7th place), Alex Rodriguez (195 pounds; 2nd place), Tyler May (220 pounds; 8th place), Refugio Chairez (285 pounds; 2nd place).

Results

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Silas Pineda (37-11) placed 4th and scored 16.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Silas Pineda (Garden City) 37-11 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Silas Pineda (Garden City) 37-11 won by fall over Zachary Trenkamp (Wichita-South) 20-12 (Fall 5:52)

Semifinal – Easton Taylor (Manhattan) 32-6 won by decision over Silas Pineda (Garden City) 37-11 (Dec 6-5)

Cons. Semi – Silas Pineda (Garden City) 37-11 won by fall over Collin Smith (Gardner-Edgerton) 27-18 (Fall 1:58)

3rd Place Match – Caleb Douglas (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 28-9 won by injury default over Silas Pineda (Garden City) 37-11 (Inj. 0:00)

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Diago Hernandez (36-8) placed 1st and scored 26.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Diago Hernandez (Garden City) 36-8 won by fall over Ezra Birdashaw (Lawrence-Free State) 1-6 (Fall 1:45)

Quarterfinal – Diago Hernandez (Garden City) 36-8 won by fall over Elissio Martinez (Haysville-Campus) 10-11 (Fall 2:44)

Semifinal – Diago Hernandez (Garden City) 36-8 won by decision over Bowan Murray (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 24-13 (Dec 10-9)

1st Place Match – Diago Hernandez (Garden City) 36-8 won by decision over Couy Weil (Dodge City) 33-11 (Dec 6-4)

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Erik Dominguez (25-16) placed 2nd and scored 22.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Erik Dominguez (Garden City) 25-16 won by fall over Will Heavner (Topeka) 5-9 (Fall 5:51)

Quarterfinal – Erik Dominguez (Garden City) 25-16 won by major decision over Bryan Jurczewsky (Wichita-South) 24-15 (MD 10-1)

Semifinal – Erik Dominguez (Garden City) 25-16 won by major decision over Gavin Collins (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 19-9 (MD 8-0)

1st Place Match – Lou Fincher (Lawrence-Free State) 31-5 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Erik Dominguez (Garden City) 25-16 (UTB 3-2)

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Jacob Holt (33-3) placed 1st and scored 27.5 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Holt (Garden City) 33-3 won by fall over Dominic Chieu (Lawrence) 1-5 (Fall 0:48)

Quarterfinal – Jacob Holt (Garden City) 33-3 won by tech fall over Derek Sheler (Haysville-Campus) 17-13 (TF-1.5 4:29 (22-4))

Semifinal – Jacob Holt (Garden City) 33-3 won by fall over Blaisen Bammes (Manhattan) 29-15 (Fall 2:10)

1st Place Match – Jacob Holt (Garden City) 33-3 won by decision over Cason Lindsey (Derby) 25-8 (Dec 6-4)

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Josh Janas (33-16) placed 1st and scored 24.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Josh Janas (Garden City) 33-16 won by fall over Andrew Park (Lawrence-Free State) 11-12 (Fall 1:11)

Quarterfinal – Josh Janas (Garden City) 33-16 won by decision over Izaiah Delvalle (Hutchinson) 28-6 (Dec 2-0)

Semifinal – Josh Janas (Garden City) 33-16 won by decision over Jacob Mitchell (Manhattan) 26-17 (Dec 10-9)

1st Place Match – Josh Janas (Garden City) 33-16 won by decision over Garrett Edwards (Dodge City) 35-10 (Dec 8-4)

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Elijahblu Ruiz-Hernandez (10-17) placed 8th and scored 6.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Elijahblu Ruiz-Hernandez (Garden City) 10-17 won by decision over Matthew Cutshall (Topeka) 23-8 (Dec 9-6)

Quarterfinal – Darius Island-Jones (Manhattan) 24-18 won by major decision over Elijahblu Ruiz-Hernandez (Garden City) 10-17 (MD 8-0)

Cons. Round 2 – Elijahblu Ruiz-Hernandez (Garden City) 10-17 won by fall over JT Kimmel (Wichita-South) 10-25 (Fall 0:58)

Cons. Round 3 – Carlos Mora (Liberal) 14-6 won by decision over Elijahblu Ruiz-Hernandez (Garden City) 10-17 (Dec 3-1)

7th Place Match – Brandon Fiedler (Wichita-West) 20-9 won by fall over Elijahblu Ruiz-Hernandez (Garden City) 10-17 (Fall 2:09)

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Jared Arellano (24-18) placed 8th and scored 8.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Jared Arellano (Garden City) 24-18 won by fall over Jordan Kryfka (Lawrence-Free State) 16-12 (Fall 5:49)

Quarterfinal – Crew Squires (Derby) 17-2 won by decision over Jared Arellano (Garden City) 24-18 (Dec 6-2)

Cons. Round 2 – Jared Arellano (Garden City) 24-18 won by fall over Angel Martinez (Wichita-North) 12-16 (Fall 4:32)

Cons. Round 3 – AJ Rodriguez (Gardner-Edgerton) 31-14 won by decision over Jared Arellano (Garden City) 24-18 (Dec 11-5)

7th Place Match – Dalton Sparling (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 14-7 won by fall over Jared Arellano (Garden City) 24-18 (Fall 4:26)

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Andrew Garcia (20-12) placed 4th and scored 18.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Garcia (Garden City) 20-12 won by fall over James Hancock (Junction City) 16-16 (Fall 0:31)

Quarterfinal – Malachi Karibo (Wichita-South) 39-4 won by major decision over Andrew Garcia (Garden City) 20-12 (MD 8-0)

Cons. Round 2 – Andrew Garcia (Garden City) 20-12 won by fall over Tavion Gray (Hutchinson) 17-17 (Fall 0:47)

Cons. Round 3 – Andrew Garcia (Garden City) 20-12 won by fall over Jake Brunton (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 22-17 (Fall 2:45)

Cons. Semi – Andrew Garcia (Garden City) 20-12 won by decision over Taidon Wills (Derby) 23-10 (Dec 7-2)

3rd Place Match – Jashon Taylor (Dodge City) 34-13 won by decision over Andrew Garcia (Garden City) 20-12 (Dec 2-1)

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Jacob Sims (20-17) placed 7th and scored 7.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Sims (Garden City) 20-17 won by fall over Levi Allen (Hutchinson) 28-13 (Fall 1:05)

Quarterfinal – Quentin Saunders (Wichita-West) 26-1 won by fall over Jacob Sims (Garden City) 20-17 (Fall 2:53)

Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Sims (Garden City) 20-17 won by decision over Brendan Oshel (Gardner-Edgerton) 18-15 (Dec 4-2)

Cons. Round 3 – Caemen Blake (Topeka) 20-13 won by decision over Jacob Sims (Garden City) 20-17 (Dec 10-3)

7th Place Match – Jacob Sims (Garden City) 20-17 won by decision over Sadiki Smith (Junction City) 21-13 (Dec 4-2)

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Cole Thompson (17-17) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Vince Vehige (Topeka) 23-8 won by major decision over Cole Thompson (Garden City) 17-17 (MD 12-1)

Cons. Round 1 – Cole Thompson (Garden City) 17-17 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 – Jullian Galindo (Dodge City) 22-19 won by decision over Cole Thompson (Garden City) 17-17 (Dec 4-2)

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Alexavier Rodriguez (39-9) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Alexavier Rodriguez (Garden City) 39-9 won by fall over Christopher McLeod (Wichita-Southeast) 2-4 (Fall 1:21)

Quarterfinal – Alexavier Rodriguez (Garden City) 39-9 won by decision over Terrance Adeleye (Junction City) 25-5 (Dec 7-6)

Semifinal – Alexavier Rodriguez (Garden City) 39-9 won by decision over Robert Houston (Manhattan) 28-12 (Dec 5-3)

1st Place Match – Preston Williams (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 28-2 won by decision over Alexavier Rodriguez (Garden City) 39-9 (Dec 9-6)

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Tyler May (22-14) placed 8th and scored 7.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Mario Perez (Wichita-West) 22-14 won by decision over Tyler May (Garden City) 22-14 (Dec 1-0)

Cons. Round 1 – Tyler May (Garden City) 22-14 won by fall over TJ Landrum (Wichita-South) 8-9 (Fall 3:17)

Cons. Round 2 – Tyler May (Garden City) 22-14 won by fall over Arturo Chavez (Junction City) 14-11 (Fall 3:55)

Cons. Round 3 – Tristan Geddes (Hutchinson) 22-13 won by fall over Tyler May (Garden City) 22-14 (Fall 0:53)

7th Place Match – Caden Cress (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 23-9 won by fall over Tyler May (Garden City) 22-14 (Fall 2:21)

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Refugio Chairez (24-9) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Refugio Chairez (Garden City) 24-9 won by fall over Erik Villereal-Medina (Wichita-East) 6-10 (Fall 0:40)

Quarterfinal – Refugio Chairez (Garden City) 24-9 won by decision over Ronnie Washington (Derby) 31-11 (Dec 3-1)

Semifinal – Refugio Chairez (Garden City) 24-9 won by decision over Payton Collins (Wichita-South) 7-4 (Dec 3-0)

1st Place Match – Evan Darville (Dodge City) 32-2 won by decision over Refugio Chairez (Garden City) 24-9 (Dec 7-3)