December 4, 2022

Garden City Buffaloes Dominate State Tournament to Win Their 8th State Wrestling Title

Wichita, KS (www.westernkansasnews.com) – Going wire to wire the Garden City Buffalo Wrestling team collected their 8th 6A State Championship over the weekend at the Hartman Arena in Wichita. Garden City finished first with 173.5 points, Junction City 2nd with 125.5 and Derby 3rd at 117.5. The Buffaloes concluded their season with two individual State Champions, freshman Michael Prieto at 106, sophomore Tevin Briscoe at 132 and three runner-up finishes by senior A.J. Hurtado at 138, senior Trevor Kennedy at 145 and senior Anthony Gardner at 170. Garden City also had freshman Alec Castillo place 4th at 126, Sammy Reyes finished 3rd at 195 and Chris Adler took 5th at 152. The rest of the Buffalo grapplers fought hard but came up short in their bid to make it to the medal rounds. Coach Carlos Prieto was selected as the 6A Coach of the Year as well and talks about the State Championship and the people that helped him and the team get their 8th title.

COACH PRIETO STATE CHAMPS 2013

2013 KSHSAA 6A Championships Results for Garden City

6A – 106 – Michael Prieto (41-2) placed 1st and scored 24.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Michael Prieto (Garden City) 41-2 won by tech fall over Brett Bergmeier (Overland Park-Blue Valley North) 23-12 (TF 15-0)
Quarterfinal – Michael Prieto (Garden City) 41-2 won by major decision over Lake Deam (Junction City) 14-11 (Maj 13-0)
Semifinal – Michael Prieto (Garden City) 41-2 won in overtime over Landon Wood (Maize) 22-9 (OT 4-2)
1st Place Match – Michael Prieto (Garden City) 41-2 won by decision over Doug Newcomb (Olathe-Northwest) 30-7 (Dec 7-0)

MICHAEL PRIETO STATE CHAMP 106 2013

6A – 113 – Efrain Sanchez (19-17) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Stuart Schafer (Olathe-North) 27-13 won by decision over Efrain Sanchez (Garden City) 19-17 (Dec 3-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Efrain Sanchez (Garden City) 19-17 won by major decision over Quen Barkyoumb (Olathe-Northwest) 10-20 (Maj 11-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Efrain Sanchez (Garden City) 19-17 won by decision over Barrett Cooper (SM East) 28-15 (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 3 – Masen McCracken (Wichita-Haysville-Campus) 36-9 won by decision over Efrain Sanchez (Garden City) 19-17 (Dec 4-0)

6A – 120 – Matt Urrutia (18-7) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Matt Urrutia (Garden City) 18-7 won by decision over Mike Kenny (Olathe-North) 25-12 (Dec 17-11)
Quarterfinal – Kevin Perez (Junction City) 36-5 won by decision over Matt Urrutia (Garden City) 18-7 (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Matt Urrutia (Garden City) 18-7 won by decision over Tyler Norton (Gardner-Edgerton) 17-19 (Dec 2-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Jacob Sims (Stilwell-Blue Valley) 26-13 won by decision over Matt Urrutia (Garden City) 18-7 (Dec 3-2)

6A – 126 – Alec Castillo (27-19) placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Alec Castillo (Garden City) 27-19 won by decision over Garrett Girard (Lawrence) 24-17 (Dec 5-1)
Quarterfinal – Alec Castillo (Garden City) 27-19 won by decision over Marcus Reece (Topeka) 30-12 (Dec 10-9)
Semifinal – Blake Stovall (Olathe-North) 34-7 won by major decision over Alec Castillo (Garden City) 27-19 (Maj 10-0)
Cons. Semi – Alec Castillo (Garden City) 27-19 won in overtime over Greg Jones (Wichita-Heights) 21-13 (OT 3-1)
3rd Place Match – Garrett Xanders (Derby) 32-12 won by decision over Alec Castillo (Garden City) 27-19 (Dec 7-4)

6A – 132 – Tevin Briscoe (40-4) placed 1st and scored 28.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) 40-4 won by pin over Chuck McBride (Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest) 18-16 (Pin 3:54)
Quarterfinal – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) 40-4 won by pin over Tanner Griffin (SM West) 20-6 (Pin 5:14)
Semifinal – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) 40-4 won by major decision over Tanner Madl (Stilwell-Blue Valley) 35-10 (Maj 12-2)
1st Place Match – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) 40-4 won by major decision over Dylan Beckner (Wichita-Northwest) 36-9 (Maj 13-3)

6A – 138 – AJ Hurtado (31-8) placed 2nd and scored 21.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – AJ Hurtado (Garden City) 31-8 won by pin over Reed Bowker (SM Northwest) 19-21 (Pin 1:31)
Quarterfinal – AJ Hurtado (Garden City) 31-8 won by major decision over Stephen Stamps (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 29-19 (Maj 11-2)
Semifinal – AJ Hurtado (Garden City) 31-8 won by decision over Josh Mullin (Manhattan) 25-13 (Dec 10-5)
1st Place Match – Dane Edwards (Dodge City) 34-3 won by major decision over AJ Hurtado (Garden City) 31-8 (Maj 11-1)

6A – 145 – Trevor Kennedy (34-12) placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Trevor Kennedy (Garden City) 34-12 won by pin over Cody Rader (Gardner-Edgerton) 14-27 (Pin 0:28)
Quarterfinal – Trevor Kennedy (Garden City) 34-12 won by decision over Davis Matthews (Manhattan) 36-9 (Dec 1-0)
Semifinal – Trevor Kennedy (Garden City) 34-12 won by decision over Colton Almos (SM Northwest) 40-11 (Dec 7-6)
1st Place Match – Andrew Millsap (Junction City) 39-1 won by decision over Trevor Kennedy (Garden City) 34-12 (Dec 5-1)

6A – 152 – Chris Adler (32-14) placed 5th and scored 14.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Chris Adler (Garden City) 32-14 won by pin over William Burrows (Wichita-East) 15-9 (Pin 2:33)
Quarterfinal – Jack Mitchell (SM East) 30-3 won in sudden victory – 1 over Chris Adler (Garden City) 32-14 (SV-1 3-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Chris Adler (Garden City) 32-14 won by pin over Foster Hartman (Stilwell-Blue Valley) 23-19 (Pin 4:12)
Cons. Round 3 – Chris Adler (Garden City) 32-14 won by decision over Jacob Paxton (Overland Park-Blue Valley West) 36-13 (Dec 11-7)
Cons. Semi – Jeryl Denton (Junction City) 40-6 won by pin over Chris Adler (Garden City) 32-14 (Pin 0:19)
5th Place Match – Chris Adler (Garden City) 32-14 won by major decision over William Burrows (Wichita-East) 15-9 (Maj 13-3)

6A – 160 – Zach Finch (27-14) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Devonte Wilson (Junction City) 10-6 won by major decision over Zach Finch (Garden City) 27-14 (Maj 10-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Zach Finch (Garden City) 27-14 won by tech fall over Tyler Moulden (Olathe-North) 16-15 (TF 17-2)
Cons. Round 2 – AJ Totta (Stilwell-Blue Valley) 33-13 won by decision over Zach Finch (Garden City) 27-14 (Dec 5-4)

6A – 170 – Anthony Gardner (29-9) placed 2nd and scored 24.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Anthony Gardner (Garden City) 29-9 won by pin over Tommy Dettenwanger (SM East) 14-26 (Pin 0:46)
Quarterfinal – Anthony Gardner (Garden City) 29-9 won by pin over Michael Forshee (Manhattan) 26-19 (Pin 1:59)
Semifinal – Anthony Gardner (Garden City) 29-9 won by pin over Alan Clothier (Lawrence) 41-4 (Pin 4:19)
1st Place Match – Laphonso McKinnis (SM Northwest) 38-9 won by decision over Anthony Gardner (Garden City) 29-9 (Dec 16-11)

6A – 182 – Juan Carlos Rodriguez (16-16) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Blake Mann (Overland Park-Blue Valley Northwest) 17-8 won in tie breaker – 1 over Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Garden City) 16-16 (TB-1 2-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Garden City) 16-16 won by tech fall over Aaron Davis (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 22-22 (TF 19-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Jon Reuter (SM East) 24-9 won by decision over Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Garden City) 16-16 (Dec 5-4)

6A – 195 – Sammy Reyes (32-12) placed 3rd and scored 19.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Sammy Reyes (Garden City) 32-12 won by pin over Matt Loy (Olathe-South) 19-20 (Pin 0:57)
Quarterfinal – Sammy Reyes (Garden City) 32-12 won by major decision over Ed Linquist (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 21-16 (Maj 13-2)
Semifinal – Seth Pesek (Gardner-Edgerton) 32-5 won in overtime over Sammy Reyes (Garden City) 32-12 (OT 7-4)
Cons. Semi – Sammy Reyes (Garden City) 32-12 won by pin over Blake Bradford (Derby) 28-15 (Pin 2:01)
3rd Place Match – Sammy Reyes (Garden City) 32-12 won by decision over James Denton (Junction City) 33-12 (Dec 8-1)

6A – 220 – Samson Aldaco (16-18) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Caleb Franklin (Wichita-North) 29-2 won by pin over Samson Aldaco (Garden City) 16-18 (Pin 3:37)
Cons. Round 1 – Ryan Carter (Overland Park-Blue Valley North) 13-13 won by major decision over Samson Aldaco (Garden City) 16-18 (Maj 10-2)

Garden City High School Athletic Director Martin Segovia has been a part of many of the 8 State Wrestling Championships for the Buffaloes, as an athlete, Coach and now as an Administrator and talks about the legacy this program is building and all the sports at Garden City High School.

MARTIN SEGOVIA GCHS STATE TITLE 2013

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