Salina, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Friday’s Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament at the Tony’s Pizza Event Center saw its fair share of surprises. It would be a day that four area schools, who had a combined 18 wrestlers, win at least one match to advance into Saturday, with only three area wrestlers eliminated.
Chanute advanced for wrestlers to Saturday’s finals matches, as they have a 45.5-point advantage over Marysville after the first day. The Comets brought 12 wrestlers to state, and only saw two wrestlers eliminated after opening day. Andale is just a half-point behind Marysville. The Bulldogs sent just one into the finals on Saturday, but didn’t lose anyone, and the Indians pushed four into the finals.
For area wrestlers, Ulysses was seventh after the first day and Scott City is in eighth. Both teams pushed a wrestler into Saturday’s finals. The Tigers have seven wrestlers alive, while the Beavers have six. Ayston Perez will wrestle for his first title at 285, while Scott City’s Kaden Wren is in his third consecutive state final, once again at 138 pounds.
Holcomb’s Sebastian Munoz was able to keep going after a consolation first round win, while Hugoton’s Gerardo Rubio pick up their lone consolation first round win.
Saturday’s wrestling continues with the Consolation Cross-Bracket round at 9 am.
Chanute 108.5, Marysville 63, Andale 62.5, Holton 57, tonganoxie 51, Winfield 47, Ulysses 42.5, Scott City 41, KC-Piper 39, Rose Hill 38 Paola 7, Iola 33, Mulvane 33, Pratt 31.5, Augusta 30, Clay Center 29, Frontenac 27.5, Concordia 26, Ottawa 25, Prairie View 23, Wamego 20, Colby 19.5, Buhler 19, Santa Fe Trail 19, Abilene 17, El Dorado 17, Louisburg 16, Nickerson 16, Baldwin 15, Fort Scott 15, Wellington 15, Chapman 13, Girard 13, Atchison 11, Burlington 9, Independence 7.5, Smoky Valley 7, Field Kinley 6.5, Eudora 6, Rock Creek 4, Osawatomie 3.5, Caney Valley 3, Columbus 3, Hesston 3, Hugoton 3, Jefferson West 3, Circle 3, Anderson County 2, Holcomb 1, Labette County 0, Clearwater 0
Saturday’s Championship (As well as area wrestlers alive)
Rhett Koppes, Clay Center, vs Trent Clements, Chanute
Alive: Quentin Pauda, Ulysses
Kolton Misener, Chanute, vs Devon Weber, Pratt
Chadwick Stahl, Muvane, vs Grayson Sonntag, Tonganoxie
Alive: Jonathan Lara, Ulysses
Braden Ledford, Winfield, vs Hector Serratos, Abilene
Preston Martin, Paola, vs Collin Creach, Ottawa
Alive: Sebastian Munoz, Holcomb
Kaden Wren, Scott City, vs Kolby Roush, Holton
Garrett Davis, Augusta, vs Jonny Crome, Marysville
Alive: Justus McDaniel, Scott City
Wil Jameson, Frontenac, vs Sam Elliott, Buhler
Alive: Noah Kliesen, Scott City
Anthony Ferguson, KC-Piper, vs Parker Winder, Chanute
Alive: Nakia Holmes, Ulysses
Steele Morin, Winfield, vs David Leck, Rose Hill
Alive: Caleb VanDegrift, Scott City
Hunter Schroeder, Concordia, vs Brayden Dillow, Chanute
Alive: Cale Goodman, Scott City; Adolfo Mendoza, Ulysses
Chanz Gerleman, Prairie View, vs Konnor Tannahill, Holton
Alive: Alex Corpus, Ulysses
Connor Searcy, Tonganoxie, vs Cayden Winter, Andale
Alive: Jace Garrison, Ulysses
Ayston Perez, Ulysses, vs Logan Brown, Iola
Alive: Gabe Bowers, Scott City; Gerardo Rubio, Hugoton