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Four Panther wrestlers 2nd at Garden City
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Great Bend's Wyatt Weber wrestles Erick Dominguez from Garden City. - photo by Hugo Gonzalez

GARDEN CITY – Great Bend Panthers Kaden Spragis (29-2, 106), Avery Wolf (29-4, 113); Wyatt Weber (22-2, 138) and Scott Heilman (28-10, 182) earned runner-up finishes in the Rocky Welton Wrestling Invitational.

Dodge City placed first (186.5) ahead of runner-up Kearney, Neb. (157.5). Great Bend scored 119.5 points to finish sixth in the eight-team field.

In championship matches, Newton’s No. 1 Nick Treaster edged No. 2 Spragis 7-0; Kearney’s Archer Heelan pinned Wolf (2:40); Garden City’s No. 3 6A Erick Dominguez downed No. 3 Weber 5-1; and Goddard’s No. 2 Logan Davidson pinned Heilman (1:56).

Keyven Schroeder (22-9, 195) placed third with a pin over Valley Center’s Kyler Palmer (1:34).

Placing fifth were Robby Gutierrez (120), Austin Moore (138) and Matthew Johnson (160).


TEAM TOTALS—1—Dodge City 186.5; 2—Kearney, Neb. 157.5; 3—Goddard 149.5; 4—Newton 144; 5—Garden City 140.5; 6—Great Bend 119.5; 7—Scottsbluff, Neb. 108; 8—Valley Center 96.5

106—Kaden Spragis, GB 29-2, 2nd; Spragis pinned Wainscott, DC, 0:26; Spragis def. Canseco, Scottsbluff, 16-0; 1ST—Treaster, Newton def. Spragis, 7-1

113—Avery Wolf, GB, 29-4, 2nd; Wolf  pinned Huffman, VC, 0:36; Wolf  def. Castro, Scottsbluff, 8-0; 1ST—Heelan, Kearney pinned Wolf, 2:40

120—Robby Gutierrez, GB, 22-8, 5th; Lawrence, Kearney pinned  Gutierrez, 3:27; Helmers, Goddard def.   Gutierrez, 11-8; 5TH—Gutierrez pinned Smith GC, 4:43

132—Austin Moore, GB 13-13, 5th; Moore pinned Brahmbhatt, GC, 2:39; Mendez, DC pinned Moore; Craig, VC def. Moore, 4-2; 5TH—Moore pinned Brahmbhatt GC, 0:31

138—Wyatt Weber, GB 22-2, 2nd; Weber  def. Rodriguez, GC, 16-7; 1ST— Dominguez GC def.  Weber, 5-1

160—Matthew Johnson, GB 20-19, 5th; Boone, VC def. Johnson, 7-0; Johnson pinned Reyes, Newton, 4:55; Mobley, Scottsbluff pinned Johnson, 2:01; 5TH—Johnson  pinned  Marquez, GC,  4:30

182—Scott Heilman, GB, 18-10, 2nd; Heilman pinned Chairez, GC, 0:56; 1ST—Davidson, Goddard pinned Heilman, 1:56

195—Keyven Schroeder, GB 22-9, 3rd; Schroeder pinned Garcia, GC, 2:27; Buchanan, Newton  pinned Schroeder, 3:39; Schroeder  pinned Ahlers, Scottsbluff, 1:50; 3RD—Schroeder  pinned Palmer, VC, 1:34