Wrestling club has six place in state tournament
TOPEKA — The Concordia Kids Wrestling Club had six wrestlers place in the top six in their respective divisions in the Kansas Kids Folkstyle Championships at the Kansas Expocentre.
Hunter Schroeder won four straight matches on his way to a first-place finish in the 95-pound class in the 10-and-under division.
Schroeder pinned Brooks Lowe, Blue Valley, in 18 seconds; Michael Casement, Maize, in 2:19; and Branden Martin, Bonner Springs, in 55 seconds to advance to the championship match. He won a 4-1 decision over Hunter Prochaska, Beloit, to capture the title.
Alec Ngo, 75 pounds, 14-and-under, placed second. He lost a 12-0 major decision to Brodric Shirley, Frankfort, and pinned Konnor Roth, Phillipsburg, and Joshua Begnoche, Tiger Wrestling.
Blake Leiszler placed third in the 80-pound class in the 14-and-under division. He pinned Zack Sherman, Hoxie, in 1:24, and then lost 12-7 to Michael Spangler, Wichita.
Leiszler, beat Christopher Gleason, Mission Valley, 10-0 and then downed Drake Taysom, East Kansas, 8-6 in the third-place match.
Sajen Kemling finished third in the 52-pound class in the 10-and-under division. He pinned Robert Crooks, Ottawa Mat Masters, in 1:35; lost 4-0 to Casin Lawrence, Slyterdome; defeated Austin Kreutzer, Jr. Panthers, 15-0; and pinned Christopher Smith, Parsons, in 50 seconds.
Zachary Strait, 100 pounds, 14-and-under, placed fifth. He pinned Bryson Markovich, Mill Valley; defeated Jaryd Weber, Brawlers, 3-2; lost to Conner Ward, Legacy, 7-0; lost to Jevon Parrish, Olathe Southside Falcons, 6-4; and defeated Brett Hull, Derby, by forfeit.
Kameron Knox finished sixth in the 80-pound class in the 8-and-under division. He pinned Conner Murry, Sunflower Kids; defeated Dylan Thompson, Caney 6-0 lost 7-3 to Cameron Bowyer, Valley Center; lost 10-0 to Roberto Trujillo, Emporia; and lost 14-8 to Gabriel Cornett, Turner.
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