4A – Larned’s returning state champion No. 4 ranked Samajay Alboyd was pinned by Buhler’s No. 1 ranked Sam Elliott for the second consecutive weekend in the championship round. Alboyd will have to win two matches to earn his third shot against Elliott Feb. 27 at the 4A state tournament at Salina.
Larned’s Carter Atteberry (28-10) won one match and placed sixth. Gatkin Hoch (29-11, 132) also competed.
MCPHERSON 4A SUBSTATE
132—Gatlin Hoch, Larned, 29-11; No. 1 Stahl, Mulvane pinned Hoch, 0:58; Pelland, Pratt def. Hoch, 4-2
160— No. 4 Samajay Alboyd, Larned, 35-6, 2nd; Alboyd pinned Loader, Clay Center, 0:54; Alboyd def. No. 6 Dietrich, Mulvane, 14-5; 1ST—No. 1 Sam Elliott, Buhler pinned Alboyd, 3:56
220—Carter Atteberry, Larned, 28-10, 6th; No. 4 McDonald, Clay Center def. Atteberry, 11-4; Atteberry pinned Lynch, Winfield, 4:48; Dautel, Goodland pinned Atteberry, 4:48; 5TH—No. 5 Schneider, Nickerson def. Atteberry, forfeit