September 24, 2022

Building a winner; Buffs wrestlers finish 19th in Kansas City


Kansas City, MO-As people have come to expect over the last couple of years, Garden City’s brutal schedule has led to a strong March. Head Coach Carlos Prieto is banking on that trend to continue. 

In a two-day stretch that saw some of the best talent in the region, the Buffaloes finished 19th out of 40 teams at the 2014 Kansas City Stampede. 

“This was a really good test for our guys,” Prieto said afterwards. “This tournament definitely exposed some weaknesses.”

Which is what the veteran head coach was hoping for, because come March, those weaknesses should all but be patched up. 

Tevin Briscoe at 145 and Michael Prieto at 126 paced the Buffaloes with fifth and sixth place finishes respectively. But it was a grueling 48 hours for them and the rest of the squad. 

On Friday, the Buffaloes were just 25-23 in their 48 matches a far cry from their two-day demolition in Manhattan and Clay Center the week before. But the competition level was also that much higher. 

Freshman Kaj Perez, who started the weekend slowly, finished strong at 106 lbs, winning each of his last four matches. 

 

   
 
106
Cons. Round 1 – Kaj Perez (Garden City) over Lane Birch (Staley) (DQ)
 
106
Cons. Quarters – Kaj Perez (Garden City) over Jeremy Gore (Farmington) (TF 15-0 3:14)
 
106
Cons. Semis – Kaj Perez (Garden City) over Sergio Orozco (Dowling Catholic) (MD 8-0)
 
106
Round 1 – Denton Ward (Southmoore) over Kaj Perez (Garden City) (Dec 7-5)
 
106
Round 4 – Connor Brown (Oak Grove) over Kaj Perez (Garden City) (Fall 2:26)
 
106
Round 5 – Kaj Perez (Garden City) over Brady Bickert (Holt) (Dec 5-0)
 
106
Cons. 1st – Kaj Perez (Garden City) over Alex Valencia (Perry) (MD 10-2)
 
113
Round 1 – Jack Karstetter (Sand Springs) over Cris Vividor (Garden City) (TF 20-5 5:22)
 
113
Round 2 – Austin Pfister (Jesuit) over Cris Vividor (Garden City) (Dec 4-0)
 
113
Round 4 – Cevion Sevarado (Christian Brothers College) over Cris Vividor (Garden City) (Dec 10-9)
 
113
Round 5 – Jet Tryon (Oak Grove) over Cris Vividor (Garden City) (Fall 3:29)
 
120
Cons. Round 1 – Sammy Guevara (Garden City) over Gabe Wood (Granite City) (Dec 9-6)
 
120
Cons. Round 3 – adrian villesca (Tuttle) over Sammy Guevara (Garden City) (Fall 5:02)
 
120
Cons. Round 4 – Sammy Guevara (Garden City) over MAX YEARGAIN (Timberland) (Dec 7-6)
 
120
Cons. Round 5 – Robert Martinez (Southmoore) over Sammy Guevara (Garden City) (Fall 2:24)
 
120
Cons. Quarters – Zach Durbin (Seckman) over Sammy Guevara (Garden City) (Fall 3:35)
 
120
Round 1 – MAX YEARGAIN (Timberland) over Sammy Guevara (Garden City) (Dec 6-4)
 
120
Round 2 – Tyler Dieringer (Stillwater) over Sammy Guevara (Garden City) (Fall 3:13)
 
120
Round 3 – Jeff Heinz (Omaha Skutt Catholic) over Sammy Guevara (Garden City) (Fall 1:41)
 
120
Round 5 – Sammy Guevara (Garden City) over Marcos Rubio (Canyon Randall Hs) (Fall 4:45)
 
126
Champ. Round 1 – Michael Prieto (Garden City) over Christian Bowen (Goddard High School) (Dec 5-2)
 
126
Quarterfinals – Colby Smith (Holt) over Michael Prieto (Garden City) (Dec 12-7)
 
126
Cons. Round 2 – Michael Prieto (Garden City) over Hunter Roberts (Park Hill) (Dec 3-2)
 
126
Cons. Round 3 – Michael Prieto (Garden City) over Nate Keim (Collinsville) (TB-1 4-2)
 
126
Round 2 – Michael Prieto (Garden City) over SAM PANEITZ (Timberland) (MD 10-0)
 
126
Round 3 – Michael Prieto (Garden City) over Andy Atchley (Baylor School) (TF 15-0 5:07)
 
126
Round 4 – Michael Prieto (Garden City) over Gavin Boone (Ponca City Senior) (MD 10-0)
 
126
Round 5 – Michael Prieto (Garden City) over Shawn Kavadas (Oak Grove) (Fall 1:27)
 
126
5th Place Match – Matthew Schmitt (Platte County) over Michael Prieto (Garden City) (Dec 3-1)
 
132
Round 1 – Curtis Near (Garden City) over Alex Atchley (Baylor School) (Dec 13-7)
 
145
Champ. Round 1 – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) over Bryson Nuckles (Ark City High School) (Fall 2:36)
 
145
Quarterfinals – Tristan Moran (Stillwater) over Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) (Dec 6-3)
 
145
Cons. Round 2 – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) over Jason Box (Neosho) (Dec 9-7)
 
145
Cons. Round 3 – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) over Kendall Frame (Goddard High School) (Dec 7-1)
 
145
Round 3 – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) over Martin Brunnert (Holt) (Fall 3:13)
 
145
Round 4 – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) over Camron Haines (Farmington) (MD 17-5)
 
145
Round 5 – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) over caleb Powell (Baylor School) (MD 8-0)
 
145
5th Place Match – Tevin Briscoe (Garden City) over Griffin Riley (Collins Hill) (Dec 9-4)
 
152
Champ. Round 1 – Daniel Cartagena (Allen Hs) over Quinton LaPointe (Garden City) (Fall 1:17)
 
152
Cons. Round 1 – Zane Basma (Sand Springs) over Quinton LaPointe (Garden City) (Dec 4-2)
 
152
Cons. Round 2 – Kaden Sauer (Dowling Catholic) over Quinton LaPointe (Garden City) (Dec 4-1)
 
152
Round 1 – Quinton LaPointe (Garden City) over Ryan Davidson (Staley) (MD 12-3)
 
152
Round 2 – Jacob Woodard (Bettendorf) over Quinton LaPointe (Garden City) (Fall 5:21)
 
152
Round 3 – Quinton LaPointe (Garden City) over Fabian Gallegos (Canyon Randall Hs) (Fall 3:35)
 
152
Round 4 – Quinton LaPointe (Garden City) over Cameron Gutierrez (Southmoore) (Fall 1:14)
 
152
15th Place Match – Quinton LaPointe (Garden City) over Tony Connor (Collinsville) (M. For.)
 
160
Champ. Round 1 – Sam Williams (Neosho) over Jesse Nunez (Garden City) (Dec 7-2)
 
160
Cons. Round 1 – Jesse Nunez (Garden City) over Charley Genisio (Staley) (Dec 3-2)
 
160
Cons. Round 2 – Johnny Blankenship (Platte County) over Jesse Nunez (Garden City) (MD 12-3)
 
160
Cons. Round 3 – Jesse Nunez (Garden City) over Austin Keller (Holt) (Dec 9-5)
 
160
Round 3 – Jesse Nunez (Garden City) over Payton Malcolm (Ponca City Senior) (TF 17-1 3:38)
 
160
Round 4 – Jesse Nunez (Garden City) over Alex Svec (Dowling Catholic) (Dec 6-0)
 
160
Round 5 – William Seibert (Farmington) over Jesse Nunez (Garden City) (Dec 9-3)
 
160
9th Place Match – Jesse Nunez (Garden City) over Donovan Sutherland (Baylor School) (M. For.)
 
170
Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Buckley (Kearney) over Zac Finch (Garden City) (Dec 10-4)
 
170
Cons. Round 1 – Zac Finch (Garden City) over Kyle Thompson (Granite City) (MD 9-1)
 
170
Cons. Round 2 – Zac Finch (Garden City) over Cayman Seagraves (Baylor School) (TF 15-0 4:13)
 
170
Cons. Round 3 – Brett Woodruff (Goddard High School) over Zac Finch (Garden City) (Fall 0:54)
 
170
Round 1 – Zac Finch (Garden City) over Emilio Monsivais (Holt) (Dec 7-0)
 
170
Round 2 – Zac Finch (Garden City) over Kelsey Kintz (Bettendorf) (TF 17-0 2:45)
 
170
Round 4 – Zac Finch (Garden City) over Deven Brewer (Westmoore) (Inj. [time])
 
170
Round 5 – LUKE MOORE (Thompson HS) over Zac Finch (Garden City) (Fall 0:54)
 
170
7th Place Match – Garrett Miller (Allen Hs) over Zac Finch (Garden City) (Dec 8-6)
 
182
Cons. Round 1 – Antonio Perez (Garden City) over Dusty Loftin (Tuttle) (Dec 3-0)
 
182
Cons. Round 3 – Shane Flandermeyer (Westmoore) over Antonio Perez (Garden City) (Dec 3-2)
 
182
Cons. Round 4 – Antonio Perez (Garden City) over John Vap (Goddard High School) (Fall 1:15)
 
182
Cons. Round 5 – Antonio Perez (Garden City) over Dusty Loftin (Tuttle) (Fall 2:22)
 
182
Cons. Quarters – Christian McBroom (Canyon Randall Hs) over Antonio Perez (Garden City) (Fall 3:05)
 
182
Round 2 – Cee Monsivais (Holt) over Antonio Perez (Garden City) (Fall 3:10)
 
182
Round 3 – Guy Patron Jr (Jesuit) over Antonio Perez (Garden City) (Fall 0:59)
 
182
Round 5 – Jackson Mikkelson (Creston Orient-Macksburg) over Antonio Perez (Garden City) (Dec 6-1)
 
195
Cons. Round 1 – Zeke Herrera (Garden City) over Joe Deluca (Holt) (Fall 1:30)
 
195
Cons. Quarters – Zeke Herrera (Garden City) over LUKE HESTER (Thompson HS) (Fall 5:42)
 
195
Cons. Semis – Zeke Herrera (Garden City) over Austin Fry (Ponca City Senior) (Fall 3:17)
 
195
Round 2 – Delvin Jordan (Sand Springs) over Zeke Herrera (Garden City) (Fall 1:13)
 
195
Round 4 – Jared Nickelson (Farmington) over Zeke Herrera (Garden City) (Fall 1:17)
 
195
Round 5 – Jayden Bears (Staley) over Zeke Herrera (Garden City) (Fall 2:46)
 
195
Cons. 1st – Zeke Herrera (Garden City) over Jared Nickelson (Farmington) (Fall 3:24)
 
220
Cons. Round 1 – Benny Hernandez (Garden City) over Benjamin Raulston (Ponca City Senior) (Dec 8-5)
 
220
Cons. Round 3 – Benny Hernandez (Garden City) over Arlington (AJ) Wellington (Collins Hill) (MD 19-5)
 
220
Cons. Round 4 – Benny Hernandez (Garden City) over Nick Hoover (Staley) (Dec 6-2)
 
220
Cons. Quarters – Jordan Finn (Westmoore) over Benny Hernandez (Garden City) (Dec 7-6)
 
220
Round 1 – Benny Hernandez (Garden City) over Dalton White (Canyon Randall Hs) (Fall 3:40)
 
220
Round 2 – Benny Hernandez (Garden City) over Kadon Hulett (Creston Orient-Macksburg) (Dec 6-3)
 
220
Round 3 – Garrett Beier (Perry) over Benny Hernandez (Garden City) (Fall 1:15)
 
220
Round 5 – Casey Jumps (Platte County) over Benny Hernandez (Garden City) (Dec 7-2)
 
220
Cons. 5th – Benny Hernandez (Garden City) over Caden Reimers (Omaha Skutt Catholic) (Dec 6-5)
 
285
Cons. Round 1 – Aaron Lozano (Garden City) over Cody Fox (Collinsville) (Fall 3:25)
 
285
Cons. Quarters – Aaron Lozano (Garden City) over Tauivi Olamaleva (Blue Springs) (Fall 0:43)
 
285
Cons. Semis – Dillon Grieme (Kearney) over Aaron Lozano (Garden City) (Dec 1-0)
 
285
Round 1 – Otto Pfneisel (Seckman) over Aaron Lozano (Garden City) (Dec 3-2)
 
285
Round 2 – Elijah Alger (Dowling Catholic) over Aaron Lozano (Garden City) (Dec 3-1)
 
285
Round 4 – Aaron Lozano (Garden City) over Brandon Mason (Tuttle) (Fall 5:03)
 
285
Round 5 – Ben Elledge (Neosho) over Aaron Lozano (Garden City) (Dec 1-0)
 
285
Cons. 3rd – Aaron Lozano (Garden City) over Otto Pfneisel (Seckman) (Fall 5:57)