Archive for Monday, February 18, 2013

Basehor-Linwood to send five wrestlers to state

February 18, 2013

Cory McCleary was Basehor-Linwood's only individual champion Saturday in Tonganoxie.

Cory McCleary was Basehor-Linwood's only individual champion Saturday in Tonganoxie.

The Bonner Springs wrestling team had four individual champions Saturday at the Tonganoxie Class 4A regional tournament, but fell short of a team title. The Braves finished second in the team standings with 162.5 points — 21 points behind host school Tonganoxie.

Josiah Seaton (106), Justus Seaton (113), Jonathan Blackwell (152) and Aaron Puckett (160) each went undefeated to win individual titles. They are joined by runner-up D.J. Ballard (120) and third-place finisher Bryan Lanning (145) as qualifiers for next week's state tournament in Salina.

Meanwhile, Basehor-Linwood had five wrestlers make the state cut on the way to a fifth-place team finish. Cory McCleary (145) brought home the Bobcats' only individual title, accounting for 25.5 of the team's 95.5 points.

Other BLHS state qualifiers are third-place finishers Sam Seaton (126), John Hopper (152) and Zack Carter (195), as well as fourth-place finisher Seagar Smith (285).

Basehor-Linwood results

106 — Shayne Morris, 2-2 (N/A)

113 — Open

120 — Open

126 — Sam Seaton, 3-1 (Third)

132 — Open

138 — Josh Summers, 2-2 (N/A)

145 — Cory McCleary, 4-0 (First)

152 — John Hopper, 3-1 (Third)

160 — James Handke, 2-2 (N/A)

170 — Steven Struzzo, 0-2 (N/A)

182 — Open

195 — Zack Carter, 3-1 (Third)

220 — Open

285 — Seagar Smith, 4-2 (Fourth)

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