July 2, 2022

Arkansas City Repeats as Rocky Welton Tournament Champions


Garden City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–The Arkansas City Bulldogs have made two consecutive trips to the Rocky Welton Invitational in as many years. They will also go home tournament champions, hitting 200 points in the one of the state’s toughest tournaments. Taking up the runner-up spot in the 55th annual tournament was newcomer Piedra, Vista, NM with 152 points. Newton, Garden City and Cleveland, NM rounded out the top five. For area teams, Dodge City finished 10th, Scott City 13th, Ulysses 15th, Hugoton 19th, Liberal 25th and Holcomb 29th. Two area wrestlers in the finals were able to be victorious. Scott City’s Alex Kough won the 126-pound division over Newton’s Quentin Harrison 9-3, while Dodge City’s Dane Edwards took the 138-pound title with a win over Jesse Nieto from Cleveland. Cleveland, New Mexico’s Paul Mascarenas was named the Ed Cramer Memorial Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, after he won the 112-pound weight class.

Team Scores

Arkansas City 200, Piedra Vista, NM 152, Newton 142.5, Garden City 141, Cleveland, NM 137, St. James Academy 125, Baca County, CO 124, Andale 104, Centauri, CO 96, Dodge City 93, Great Bend 86, Randall, TX 81, Scott City 80, Emporia 76.5, Ulysses 72, Hays 69.5, Canon City, CO 68.5, Eagle Crest, CO 68, Hugoton 61.5, Chaparral 61, Maize 61, Bear Creek, CO 59, Monte Vista, CO 52, Sand Creek, CO 52, Liberal 49, La Junta, CO 37, Fairview, CO 30 Conifer, CO 17, Holcomb 7

Individual Results

106: 1. Logan Terrill, Arkansas City; 2. Michael Prieto, Garden City; 3. Diondre Garcia, Monte Vista; 4. Lawrence Sandoval, Piedre Vista; 5. Stephen Tujague, St. James; 6. Landon Wood, Maize

113: 1. Paul Mascarenas, Cleveland; 2. Joey Defore, Arkansas City; 3. Phillip Archuletta, Piedre Vista; 4. Jaysen Yakobson, Bear Creek; 5. Jaden McRoberts, Dodge City; 6. Hunter Furnish, Andale

120: 1. Jacob Palmgren, Piedra Vista; 2. Reese Cokeley, St. James; 3. Tyler Mies, Andale; 4. Stetson Loader, Baca County; 5. Clay Weil, Dodge City; 6. Cody Liles, Great Bend

126: 1. Alex Kough, Scott City; 2. Quinton Harrison, Newton; 3. PT Garcia, Bear Creek; 4. Brett Moon, Maize; 5. Ethan Coombs Centauri; 6. Dalton Dietrich, Arkansas City

132: 1. Jacob Rubio, Randall; 2. Tevin Briscoe, Garden City; 3. Greg Burley, Great Bend; 4. Kendal Biddle, Arkansas City; 5. Cody Smith, Liberal; 6. Anthony Juckes, Piedra Vista

138: 1. Dane Edwards, Dodge City; 2. Jesse Nieto, Cleveland; 3. Max Detwiler, Emporia; 4. Clay Seemann, Baca County; 5. JoAngel Cortez, Ulysses; 6. Melvin Gutierrez, Fairview

145: 1. Cody Eastman, Arkansas City; 2. Patrick Weaver, Hugoton; 3. Chris Thompson, Randall; 4. Trevor Kennedy, Garden City; 5. Ben Vanlerberg, St. James; 6. Aydale Briamah, Liberal

152: 1. Wyatt Villers, Arkansas City; 2. Lawson Fiss, Hugoton; 3. Zack Duwe, Chaparral; 4. Ryan Rino, Piedre Vista; 5. Jeremy Jaquess, Sand Creek; 6. Trenton Wilson, Liberal

160: 1. Micah Keys, Centauri; 2. Noel Torres, Emporia; 3. Kyle Armstrong, Andale; 4. Warren Kropp, Scott City; 5. Bryce Hoffmeister, Great Bend; 6. Zac Finch, Garden City

170: 1. Trent Salsbury, St. James; 2. Arturo Vigil, Cleveland; 3. Jared Langley, Newton; 4. Kyler Meyers, Hays; 5. Anthony Gardner, Garden City; 6. Tyler Sharpe, Baca County

182: 1. Levi Eck, Andale; 2. Terrell Stafford, Baca County; 3. Armando Sandoval, Ulysses; 4. Andy Muehlberger, St. James; 5. Anthony Abbott, Cannon City; 6. John Ellsaesser, Piedra Vista

195: 1. Preston Weigel, Hays; 2. Dillon Archer, Newton; 3. Johnny Loflin, Baca County; 4. Beau Henson, Randall; 5. Sage Eckman, Emporia; 6. Ben Smithey, Chaparral

220: 1. Clayton Panky, Cleveland; 2. Christian Acosta, Piedra Vista; 3. Dylan Cox, Andale; 4. Garrett Benell, Cannon City; 5. Raymond Gallegos, Newton; 6. Gunar Brewer, Great Bend

285: 1. Tuli Laulu, Sand Creek; 2. Clay Wilcox, Chaparral; 3. Garret Lee, Newton; 4. Mike Howshar, Eagle Crest; 5. Matt McGrew, Garden City; 6. Montana Fuller, Garden City

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