January 29, 2023

Red Demon Wrestlers Take Care of Visiting Hays

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) If there was any sense of concern after Hays opened up a 9-0 lead in Thursday night’s dual wrestling meet with Dodge City it did not show. 

 The Indians could not field competitors at 195 and 220 pounds.  That is an automatic six points each and after the slow start Dodge City dominated to a 60-8 win at the high school Field House , continuing to build on the momentum they gained by upsetting number one ranked Garden City a week earlier 34-29.

Since that win over Garden City, Dodge has had tournament championship win at Maize, moved from fifth to third in the state rankings and dominated Hays.  During the match Dodge City finished with five pins of Hays wrestlers accounting for half of the Red Demons total points.

Dodge City: 60                   Hays: 8

 152:  Austin Dale (Hays) pinned Jose Vargas (DC); 3:46

160:  Kreighton Myers (Hays) dec. Preston Moon (DC); 7-4

170:  Weston Moon (DC) dec. Jonathan Springer (Hays); 6-1

182:  Cole Trent (DC) dec. Brayden Dorzweiler (Hays); 3-2

195:  Ansony Quezada (DC) won by forfeit (Hays)

220:  Osbaldo Mendez (DC) won by forfeit (Hays)

285:  Zerek Rodriguez (DC) pinned Trey VanPelt (Hays); 4:35

106:  Joel Ostrom (DC) pinned Corey Hale (Hays);  1:51

113:  Couy Weil (DC) pinned Cy Bender (Hays); 1:08

120:  Devon Griego (DC) maj. Tadin Flinn (Hays); 11-2

126:  Devon Plaza (DC) maj. Nate LaPorte (Hays); 17-9

132:  Clay Weil (DC) pinned Kyle Casper (Hays); 3:36

138:  Tylor Garcia (DC) pinned Peyton Garrison (Hays); 0:15

145:  Howard Johnson (DC) maj. Conrad Vajnar (Hays); 18-9

Note:  1 Team Point deducted from Hays for Team Bench Misconduct

Post-match comments from DCHS Coach Lars Leuders

Post-match comments Tylor Garcia

The Red Demons make the long trip next weekend to Clinton, Iowa for a tournament with a solid hold on the third spot in the state 6A’s wrestling poll.