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Basehor, Bonner Springs wrestlers star in state youth tournament Saturday

April 3, 2013

The Bonner Springs Wrestling Club placed 22nd out of 164 teams on Saturday at the Kansas State Wrestling Folkstyle Tournament in Topeka. Pictured from back row, left to right: Branden Martin, Trai Warburton, D.J. Ballard, T.J. Williams and Brandin Andrew. Front Row: Derek Duffett, Jackson McArthur, Ethan Witzke and Cruz Lara. Not pictured: Les Wessel.

The Bonner Springs Wrestling Club placed 22nd out of 164 teams on Saturday at the Kansas State Wrestling Folkstyle Tournament in Topeka. Pictured from back row, left to right: Branden Martin, Trai Warburton, D.J. Ballard, T.J. Williams and Brandin Andrew. Front Row: Derek Duffett, Jackson McArthur, Ethan Witzke and Cruz Lara. Not pictured: Les Wessel.

Ethan Cunning, left, and Peyton Reeves represented the Bobcat Wrestling Club on the medal stand Saturday at the Kansas State Wrestling Folkstyle Tournament in Topeka. Cunning capped a 42-0 season with a state title in his 8-and-under 76-pound bracket. Meanwhile, Reeves avenged a previous defeat to win his third-place match on Saturday.

Ethan Cunning, left, and Peyton Reeves represented the Bobcat Wrestling Club on the medal stand Saturday at the Kansas State Wrestling Folkstyle Tournament in Topeka. Cunning capped a 42-0 season with a state title in his 8-and-under 76-pound bracket. Meanwhile, Reeves avenged a previous defeat to win his third-place match on Saturday.

Seven Bonner Springs wrestlers placed at the Kansas State Wrestling Folkstyle Tournament Saturday in Topeka, led by D.J. Ballard’s state championship in the 113-pound high school bracket.

The Bonner Springs Wrestling Club finished 22nd out of 164 teams at the tournament. Competing in the 12-and-under bracket, T.J. Williams placed second at 140 pounds and Trai Warburton was also a runner-up at 165 points. Ethan Witzke placed third in the 8-and-under 73-pound bracket, and Cruz Lara (10-and under, 61 pounds) and Jackson McArther (10-and-under, 73 pounds) each placed fourth. Derek Duffett rounded out the club’s showing with a sixth-place finish in the 10-and-under 58-pound bracket.

Basehor’s Cunning undefeated

Ethan Cunning capped a perfect 42-0 season for the Bobcat Wrestling Club on Saturday, winning a state championship in his 8-and-under 76-pound bracket. Cunning defeated Zach Morford of the Wichita Blue Knights by a 9-6 decision.

Also on Saturday, Peyton Reeves (34-10) won the third-place match in the 10-and under 130-pound bracket, pinning Norton Wrestling Club’s Judson Wiltfong in 48 seconds to avenge a first-round loss in the third-place rematch.

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