Archive for Friday, February 15, 2013

Braves in second, Bobcats seventh at regional wrestling

February 15, 2013

— The Bonner Springs wrestling team is in second place, while Basehor-Linwood checks in at seventh after one day of Class 4A regional tournament action in Tonganoxie.

The Braves had five wrestlers reach the finals in their respective weight classes and racked up 120.5 team points — second only to host school Tonganoxie's 148.5. Meanwhile, Basehor-Linwood has one finalist and 40.5 team points.

Josiah Seaton (106), Justus Seaton (113), D.J. Ballard (120), Jonathan Blackwell (152) and Aaron Puckett each punched their state tickets and will represent Bonner Springs in Saturday's championship round. Finals matchups are listed below.

Bryan Lanning (145) and Les Wessel (285) fell in the semifinals, but can clinch a state berth with one more win on Saturday. Opponents will be determined for both wrestlers when consolation cross-bracketing begins at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Braves have six other wrestlers still alive on the back side of the bracket, but each must win multiple matches to avoid elimination.

Basehor-Linwood's Cory McCleary (145) was the only Bobcat to wrestle his way to the finals. Shayne Morris (106), Sam Seaton (126) and John Hopper (152) reached the semifinals before suffering their first losses. All three can secure top-four finishes with one more win. Five other Bobcats are one win from elimination, but can still wrestle their way into the consolation finals with multiple wins.

Team scores

  1. Tonganoxie, 148.5; 2. Bonner Springs, 120.5; 3. Baldwin, 112; 4. Spring Hill, 90.5; 5. Jeff West, 47.5; 6. De Soto, 43.5; 7. Basehor-Linwood, 40.5; 8. Atchison, 36; T9. Ottawa, 30; T9. Perry-Lecompton, 30; 11. Sumner, 24; 12. Santa Fe Trail, 20; 13. Eudora, 19.5; 14. Piper, 12; 15. Bishop Ward, 8.

Bonner Springs results

Name, record, next opponent

106 — Josiah Seaton, 2-0, Tucker Schreiner (JW)+

113 — Justus Seaton, 2-0, Hunter Miller (DES)+

120 — D.J. Ballard, 3-0, Jon Pratt (BAL)+

126 — Kolbe Seaton, 0-1, Justin Smith (P-L)

132 — Coltin Bulkley, 0-1, Opponent TBD

138 — Dominic Salvino, 1-1, Braxton McCluskey (BW)

145 — Bryan Lanning, 1-1, Opponent TBD*

152 — Jonathan Blackwell, 3-0, Asher Huseman (TON)+

160 — Aaron Puckett, 2-0, Tyler Harris (ATC)+

170 — Jacob Folsom, 1-1, Steven Struzzo (B-L)

182 — Patrick Ballard, 0-1, Opponent TBD

195 — Open

220 — Johnathan Carter, 1-1, Isaiah Davis (SUM)

285 — Les Wessel, 2-1, Opponent TBD*

Basehor-Linwood results

Name, record, next opponent

106 — Shayne Morris, 2-1, Opponent TBD*

113 — Open

120 — Open

126 — Sam Seaton, 1-1, Opponent TBD*

132 — Open

138 — Josh Summers, 0-1, Brandin Bell (OTT)

145 — Cory McCleary, 3-0, Blake Lewis (SH)+

152 — John Hopper, 1-1, Opponent TBD*

160 — James Handke, 0-1, Josh Zeller (SFT)

170 — Steven Struzzo, 0-1, Jacob Folsom (BON)

182 — Open

195 — Zack Carter, 0-1, Wyatt Stuart (EUD)

220 — Open

285 — Seagar Smith, 1-1, Andrew Ramirez (BW)

*Needs one win to clinch state berth

+Already clinched state berth

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