November 29, 2022

Goodland wins 4A Regional in Colby; 10 area wrestlers to state

Colby, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–The Goodland Cowboys took the team title at the Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament in Colby on Saturday in the two-day tournament. Goodland also qualified the most wrestlers out of any team with eight. Abilene finished in second, while Smoky Valley’s late run pushed them into third place. Ulysses qualified seven to state, as they got five through the backside on Saturday, while Scott City had two third-place finishers, and Hugoton is sending one wrestler to state. The Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament was Austin Cook of Smoky Valley, and the Regional Coach of the Year was Goodland’s Joe Sramek.

The Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament will take place Friday and Saturday, February 28-March 1 at the Bi-Centennial Center in Salina.

Team 
Goodland 160; Abilene 149.5; Smoky Valley 136; Colby 128.5;  Ulysses 123; Clay Center 96; Buhler 95; Chapman 77; Concordia 76; McPherson 71; Scott City 57; Russell 45; Larned 29; Hugoton 26; Nickerson 13

Finals
106
Championship: Tate Carney, Colby, won by maj dec over Tate Withington, Goodland 15-5
3rd Place: Logan McDowell, Abilene, won by dec over Austin Eldredge, McPherson 6-1

113
Championship: Hunter Kiser, Abilene, won by dec over Tristen Cooper, Goodland 10-6
3rd Place: Chance Maynard, Buhler, won by fall over Cole Larsen, Concordia 2:10

120
Championship: Zane Baugh, Abilene, won by maj dec over Aaron Avelar, Goodland 14-2
3rd Place: Caleb Sare, Smoky Valley, won by dec over Zach Miller, Ulysses 7-5

126
Championship: Caysen Smith, Abilene, won by dec over Cameron Miller, Concordia, 3-2
3rd Place: James Jurgens, Scott City, won by dec over Luis Mendoza, Ulysses 4-2

132
Championship: Brandon Archuletta, Smoky Valley, won by dec over Hunter Mullin, Clay Center 5-2
3rd Place: Mario Rodriguez, Ulysses won by dec over Austin Hernandez, Goodland 8-7, 2 OT

138
Championship: Chase Prester, Russell, won by dec over Brook Bahe, Goodland 4-2
3rd Place: Blake Anguiano, Abilene, won by dec over Brett Schroeder, Colby 7-2

145
Championship: Seth Strauss, Abilene, won by dec over Grady Ware, Clay Center 6-3
3rd Place: Bryce Rodriguez, Ulysses, won by fall over Kelton Suchy, Russell 1:36

152
Championship: Scott Whitson, Buhler, won by dec Thomas Rickley, Clay Center 10-6
3rd Place: Juan Anguiano, Ulysses, won by dec over Bryce Arnberger, Colby 10-7

160
Championship: Jon Peden, Goodland, won by tech fall over Gabe Ware, Clay Center 17-1
3rd Place: Stone Hayden, Chapman, won by fall over Koby Unruh, McPherson 2:17

170
Championship: Austin Cook, Smoky Valley, won by dec over Colton Cooper, Goodland 7-2
3rd Place: Warren Kropp, Scott City, won by inj def over Zack Witt, Chapman

182
Championship: Spencer Bird, Smoky Valley, won by inj def over Andrew Taylor, Colby
3rd Place: Dalton Brand, Russell, won by dec over Garrett Taylor, Goodland 9-7 OT

195
Championship: Skyler Hittle, Concordia, won by dec over Diego Maravilla, Ulysses 
3rd Place: Bradley Campbell, Hugoton, won by fall over Henry Hickert, Buhler 1:39

220
Championship: Otto Orosco, Ulysses, won by fall over Jon Yates, Buhler :42
3rd Place: Austin Hart, Colby, won by fall over Kyle Marks, Concordia :53

285
Championship: Brix Brickey, Smoky Valley, won by dec over Jason Zook, Chapman 7-2
3rd Place: Kaiden Reed, Larned, won by fall over Ethan Jay, Colby 5:00

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