Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) There is a first time for everything and for the Dodge City Red Demon wrestling team sparked by a win earlier this season over Garden City, Dodge City wins the WAC championship for the first time.
After trailing early 12-3, Dodge came back with win in for straight matches three by technical fall and one by major decision. The Red Demons had to hold on late leading 34-12 they weathered the storm through the final match and kept the suspense going until Cole Trent lost to Chris Boman of Liberal in a 1-0 decision in holding on for the title.
Dodge at 12-2 will host regionals on Saturday, February 20th for the first time in eight years.
DC Coach Lars Leuders
DC wrestler Clay Weil
106 Joel Ostrom (Dodge City) over Luis Guereca (Liberal) (Fall :55)
113 Couy Weil (Dodge City) over Adrian Orozco (Liberal) (Fall 2:44)
120 Devon Griego (Dodge City) over Jose Lopez (Liberal) (Fall :31)
126 Juan Chavez (Dodge City) over Alex Chim (Liberal) (MD 11-0)
132 Clay Weil (Dodge City) over Payton Yancey (Liberal) (MD 14-2)
138 Tylor Garcia (Dodge City) over Emanuel Peralta (Liberal) (Fall 1:00)
145 Gregory McClurg (Liberal) over Howard Johnson (Dodge City) (MD 8-0)
152 Josh Martinez (Liberal) over Carlos Rojas (Dodge City) (Dec 9-4)
160 Nikeo Garcia (Liberal) over Adrian Garcia (Dodge City) (Fall 3:50)
170 Misael Monarrez (Liberal) over Lucio Montiel (Dodge City) (MD 14-5)
182 Chris Boman (Liberal) over Cole Trent (Dodge City) (Dec 1-0)
195 Victor Monarrez (Liberal) over Marcas Fisher (Dodge City) (Fall 2:00)
220 Zerek Rodriguez (Dodge City) over Payton Emery (Liberal) (Dec 2-1)
285 Elwin Trejo (Liberal) over Evan Darville (Dodge City) (Fall 3:45)
Team Score: 35 (DC) 32 (Liberal)