Archive for Thursday, February 5, 2009

Seaton takes 3rd at G.C.

February 5, 2009

Basehor-Linwood wrestler Symon Seaton placed third in the 125-pound weight class at one of the state’s toughest wrestling tournaments on Saturday.

He led the Bobcats at the Garden City High School wrestling tournament, which has been voted in some online polls as the toughest wrestling tournament in the state of Kansas.

Seaton opened the tournament by pinning Liberal’s Adebayo Braimah and then earning a 4-2 decision against Scott City’s Jesus Contreras. After falling in the semifinals to Dalton Kelly of Almosa (Colo.) High, 8-1, Seaton bounced back with an 11-2 major decision over Nathaniel Lujan of Rio Rancho (N.M.) High. That earned Seaton a spot in the consolation finals where he fended off Garden City’s Lane Greenlee, 3-1.

Seaton’s performance led the Basehor-Linwood wrestlers in the tournament. Wrestlers gained invaluable experience just two weeks before the Kaw Valley League Championships and the postseason push.

Basehor-Linwood placed 21st out of 27 teams at the tournament with 40 points. Rio Rancho won the team title with 227 points, Roosevelt (Colo.) was second with 206 and Emporia finished third with 154.

Seaton was the Bobcats’ lone medalist.

Mike Torrez finished 1-2 in the 103-pound weight class. Antonio Ferro finished 0-2 in the 112-pound weight class. Miles Brown went 1-2 in the tournament with a bye victory and two losses in the 130-pound weight class.

Derek Pike went 1-2 in the tournament in the 135-pound weight class.

Garret Kahle finished with a 2-2 record at 140 pounds.

Joe Johnson finished 0-2 in the tournament in the 145-pound weight class. Chandler King finished 2-2 in the 160-pound weight class. Justin McLaughlin finished 1-2 in the 215-pound weight class.

Zach Wilson finished 0-2 in the 285-pound weight class.

BLHS next competes at 5 p.m. today at Mill Valley.

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