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Kids Wrestling Club competes at state
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Back row, from left, Cody Lytle, Cody Liles, Ryan Deslauriers, Cody Lytle, Brandon Ball, Johnathan Ball, Christopher Ball, Dalton Barker and Jose Batres. Middle, Drew Liles, Stephan Baldwin, Carsyn Schooler, Brady Daniel, Brantley Baldwin, Damian Rivas and George Weber. Bottom, Keaton Sander, Josiah Ball, Wyatt Weber, Chase Walls, Emanuel Prieto and Nick Lucas/ - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

TOPEKA — The Great Bend Kids Wrestling Club had three kids advance to the championship match of the Kansas Kids Folk-Style State Tournament last Saturday and Sunday at the Kansas Expocentre.
Brandon Ball, who claimed a Class 3-1A state championship for Hoisington High School in the 120-pound weight class in February, squared off against Colby’s Dustin Reed in the championship match of the 126 class.
Reed won by decision, 5-3.
Johnathon Ball worked his way through the 110 class of the 14-and-under division, leaving him one win from a state championship. He faced Cole Moses of Maize, and the match was pushed into two overtime periods before Moses prevailed, 7-5.
In the 12-and-under division, Nick Lucas pinned his first opponent, won by a 3-0 decision in the second round and won be an 8-0 major decision in the semifinal match to leave him against Kendall Frame, who wrestles for Kansas Young Guns.
Frame won by major decision, 12-2.
Great Bend had three other kids place in the top six. Christopher Ball, who took fifth place in the 100 weight class of the 12-and-under division; Bryce Lytle, who finished in sixth place in the 110 weight class of the 12-and-under division; and Stephen Baldwin, who finished in fifth place in the 58 weight class of the 10-and-under division.
The Great Bend club had a roster of nearly 70 competitors during the regular season.
The club, which has been in existence since 1979, is coached by Daryl Lucas, as well as assistant head coach Corey Chansler and assistant coaches Jeremy Schooler, Raul Rivas, Rob Liles, Mike Daniel, Aaron Baldwin, Pablo Maciel, Mark Baldwin, Mouse Chansler, Brian Schridde, George Weber and Scott Sander.
Trace Shultz, an area wrestler competing with Stafford County, took first place in the 150 weight class of the 12-and-under division.
Austin McHenry and Justin Bradley finished in the top six for Hoisington.
Larned’s Brandon Lewis finished in sixth place in the high school division.

State tournament

At Topeka
Kansas Expocentre


Great Bend club results
43 — Emanuel Prieto, 0-2
43 — Josiah Ball, 1-2
55 — Wyatt Weber, 0-1
58 — Brantley Baldwin, 2-2
64 — Damian Rivas, 1-2
Area results
46 — AB Stokes, Larned, DNP
49 — Luke Baker, Larned, DNP
61 — John Szot, Hoisington, DNP

Great Bend club results
58 — Stephen Baldwin, 4-2, fifth place
61 — Drew Liles, 1-2
64 — Carsyn Schooler, 2-2
67 — Brady Daniel, 1-2
73 — George Weber, 1-2
Area results
79 — Derek Boxberger, Hoisington, DNP
85 — Wyatt Pedigo, Hoisington, DNP
130 — Cade Boxberger, Hoisington, DNP

Great Bend club results
92 — Dalton Barker, 1-2
96 — Nick Lucas, 3-1, second place
100 — Keaton Sander, 1-2
100 — Christopher Ball, 4-2, fifth place
110 — Bryce Lytle, 3-3, sixth place
Area results
76 — Tanner Cassity, Hoisington, DNP
150 — Trace Shultz, Stafford County, first place
165 — Justin Bradley, Hoisington, fifth place

Great Bend club results
110 — Johnathon Ball, 3-1, second place
115 — Cody Liles, 1-2
155 — Jose Batres, 1-2
Area results
155 — Austin McHenry, Hoisington, sixth place

High school
Great Bend club results
106 — Ryan DesLauriers, 2-2
126 — Brandon Ball, 3-1, second place
132 — Cody Lytle, 1-2
Area results
106 — Landon Harmon, Hoisington, DNP
138 — Brandon Lewis, Larned, sixth place