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Barton wrestling earns one NJCAA qualifier
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Barton Community College’s Charles Neuman (165) punched a berth to the 2024 NJCAA Tournament March 1-2 at Council Bluffs, Iowa in Saturday’s NJCAA South Central District Wrestling Championship. 

Neuman made quick short work needing 26-second to produce a fall over Carl Albert's Mason Gordon to lock himself into the semifinals and clinch his national tournament berth. The freshman's hopes of a title bout took a slight turn in the semifinals dropping a 10-0 major decision to top ranked and eventual runner-up Cayleb Atkins of Pratt. Suffering a second straight major decision, Neuman settled for fifth place receiving a medical forfeit victory over Northwest Tech's Micah Castro for a 2-2 day.

The Cougars nearly came away with a second qualifier as Kaden Blake (149) finished seventh falling just a spot outside a qualifying berth. Blake lost to 149-division champion Jaden Tow Lance of Carl Albert State. Blake lost 17-3 before winning a 13-5 major decision to Cloud County's Tarik Adkins.

Three other Cougars reached the 7th place matches but came up short. Avery Wolf (133), Keenon Gonzales-Brown (184) and Dorian Hippen (197). Stephen Baldwin (141), Deryk Yott (157) and Nathan Agudzi-Addo (285) were winless.

Coach Nathan Broeckelman Barton Cougars scored 32 points to finish ninth. No. 14 Labette (159.5) edged No. 3 ranked Pratt (155) for the program's first District Championship.



133—Avery Wolf, BC (13-12), 8TH; Evans, Carl Albert pinned Wolf, 4:03; Wolf def. Goolsby, Colby, 15-0; Allal, NE Okla. Pinned Wolf, 3:18; 7TH—Field, Pratt def. Wolf, 11-5

141--Stephan Baldwin, BC (5-14); Glover, Carl Albert def. Baldwin, 11-7; Agee, Cowley def. Baldwin, 9-6, OT

149—Kayden Blake, BC (11-14), 7TH; Lance, Carl Albert def. Blake, 19-3; Tapia, Neosho def. Blake, 17-3; 7TH-- Blake def. Adkins, Cloud County, 13-5

157—Deryk Yott, BC (8-17); Carlson, Pratt def. Yott, 12-2; Jennings, Neosho def. Yott, 12-10;

165—CJ Neuman, BC (3-5), 5TH; Neuman pinned  Gordon, Carl Albert, 0:26; Atkins, Pratt def. Neuman, 10-0; Boone, Cloud def. Neuman, 13-0; 5TH—Neuman def. Micah Castro, NW Tech, injury

174—Kaden Foster, BC (7-25); Mason, Carl Albert def. Foster, 15-0; Brown, Colby pinned Foster, 1:16;

184—Keenon Gonzales-Brown, BC (4-18), 8TH; Simmons, NE Okla. Pinned Gonzales-Brown, 2:04; Chillcoat, Labette pinned Gonzales-Brown, 1:38; 7TH—Powell, Cloud pinned Gonzales-Brown. 0:44

197—Dorian Hippen, BC (4-13), 8TH;  Hall, Carl Albert pinned Hippen, 2:21; Dodge, NW Tech def. Hippen, 14-5

7th Place Match - Dilen Barrington-Miller (Neosho County Community College) 2-2 won by fall over Dorian Hippen (Barton) 4-13 (Fall 4:01)

285—Nathan Agudzi-Addo, BC (15-17); Agudzi-Addo pinned Strube, Neosho, 1:00; Fearon, Cowley def. Agudzi-Addo, 17-13; Tischer, Carl Albert def. Agudzi-Addo, 11-7