GARDEN CITY – The Great Bend Panthers defeated No. 1 ranked 6A Garden City in seven of 11 contested matches Thursday night. The Buffaloes escaped with a 38-32 Western Athletic Conference dual match, thanks to 18 points earned on forfeit wins. The Panthers outscored the Buffaloes 32-20 in contested matches.
No. 1 state-ranked and defending state champion Wyatt Weber (138) and last year’s state runner-up and No. 4 ranked Kaden Spragis (120) led the way with victories. Weber pinned No. 4 ranked Sebastian Rodriguez (3:13). Spragis rolled past Logan Avalon 15-0.
Panther Emanual Prieto (113) upset No. 5 ranked Gael Terrazas 13-8. Also winning were Cooper Liles (132), Jace Schartz (145) and Matthew Johnson (182). Liles pinned Robert Corales (0:12). Schartz surprised No. 6 ranked Ethen Allen 8-2. Johnson knocked off No. 4 ranked Ben Dunlap 4-2.
GARDEN CITY 38, GREAT BEND 32
106—No. 5 Braydon Pacheco, GC, forfeit
113—Emanuel Prieto, GB def. No. 5 Gael Terrazas, GC, 13-8
120—No. 4 Kaden Spragis, GB def. Logan Avalon, GB, 15-0
126—No. 1 Ryan Heiman, GC pinned No. 4 Avery Wolf, GB, 1:19
132—Cooper Liles, GB pinned Robert Corales, GC, 0:12
138—No. 1 Wyatt Weber, GB pinned No. 4 Sebastian Rodriguez, GC, 3:13
145—Jace Schartz, GB def. No. 6 Ethen Allen, GC, 8-2
152—No. 5 Colin Kleysteuber, GC def. Skyler McMullen, GB, 16-2
160—Salvador Barintas, GC def. Vaiden Wenrich, GB, 12-3
170—Alonso Marquez, GC, forfeit
182—Matthew Johnson, GB def. No. 4 Ben Dunlap, GC, 4-2
195—Brody Schnoebelen, GB pinned Johnny Romo, GC, 1:00
220—Brayden Hill, GC pinned Keyven Schroeder, GB, 3:49
285—No. 1 Sebastian Lopez, GC, forfeit
Panthers;' Weber wins Garden City title
GARDEN CITY — No. 1 ranked defending state champion Wyatt Weber captured the gold medal at the Rocky Welton Wrestling Tournament. Weber won four matches and defeated Canon City's (Colo.) in the finals.
No. 4 ranked Kaden Spragis, last year's state runner-up, earned third place with a 6-1 victory.
Brody Schnoebelen (195) placed fifth
ROCKY WELTON INVITATIONAL
GREAT BEND RESULTS
113—Emanuel Prieto, GB, pinned; pinned Prieto; pinned Prieto; def. Preito, 3-2; 15TH—def. Prieto, 5-0
120—No. 4 Kaden Spragis, GB def.; Spragis pinned; Stokes, Newton def. Spragis, 5-1; Spragis def. 5-0; 3RD—Spragis def. 6-1
126—No. 4 Avery Wolf (27-5), GB pinned Wolf pinned; Wolf def. 11-2; def. wolf, 17-2; 7TH—Wolf pinned
132—def. Cooper Liles, GB, injury
138—No. 1 Wyatt Weber, GB pinned; Weber pinned; Weber def. Bybee, Newton, 6-3; 1ST—Weber pinned Canon City, Colo.
145—pinned Jace Schartz, GB; Schartz def. 17-2; pinned Schartz; 9TH—Schartz pinned
152—pinned Skyler McMullen, GB; def. McMullen, 6-0; 11TH—pinned McMullen
160—Vaiden Weinrich, GB, 12-3; Weinrich pinned; Weinrich pinned; def. Weinrich, 10-4; pinned Weinrich; 11TH—def. Weinrich, 5-2
182—pinned Matthew Johnson, GB; Johnson def. 4-2; pinned Johnson; def. Johnson, 9-2; 11TH—pinned Johnson
195—Brody Schnoebelen, GB pinned; Schnoebelen def.; pinned Schnoebelen; 5TH—Schnoebelen pinned
220—Keyven Schroeder, GB def. 3-0; pinned Schroeder; Schroeder pinned; 9TH—pinned Schroeder
pinned Gutierrez; pinned Gutierrez; pinned Gutierrez