HOISINGTON — Hoisington High School’s wrestling team qualified seven athletes for the Class 3-1A state tournament, which will be held on Friday and Saturday at Fort Hays State University.
The tournament starts at 9 a.m.
The Cardinals, who finished in second place as a team, will have Landon Harmon (120 pounds), Brandon Ball (132), Jonathan Ball (138), Austin McHenry (170), Avery Urban (195), Kagan Blackwell (220) and Chance Boor (285) representing them at the tournament.
Brandon Ball, who already has two 3-1A state titles under his belt, qualified with a regional title. He is like the No. 1 seed as he is the top-ranked wrestler in his weight class on the latest Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll.
Brandon Ball’s record heading into the tournament is 40-0 his season.
Blackwell is also coming off a regional title performance, entering the tournament with a record of 38-7.
Jonathan Ball and Urban made it to their respective championship matches, but finished as runners-up.
Jonathan is 38-2 this season, and Urban is 37-4.
Harmon and McHenry finished in third place at the regional tournament.
McHenry is 37-7 this season, and Harmon is 23-16.
Boor finished in fourth place, taking a 23-13 record to the state tournament.
— Kevin Price
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
Class 3-1A State Regional
Hoisington Activity Center
1. Beloit, 180; 2. Hoisington, 144; 3. Lyons, 102.5; 4. Ellsworth, 90.5; 5. Gypsum-SE of Saline, 87; 6. Minneapolis, 86; 7. Anthony/Harper-Chap., 55; 8. Hesston, 54.5; 9. Bennington, 52; 10. Halstead, 43; 10. Salina-Sacred Heart, 43; 12. Cheney, 40; 12. Lincoln, 40; 14. Stafford, 32; 15. Salina-St. Johns Military, 24; 15. Sylan-Lucas, 24; 17. Belleville-Republic Co., 22; 18. Garden Plain, 19; 19. Sterling, 17; 20. Beloit-St. Johns, 21. Osborne, 13; 22. Langdon-Fairfield, 6; 23. Moundridge, 0
113 — Kody Lang, Hoisington lost to Kody Kind, Bennington, 13-6; def. Quentin Morris, Osborne, pin; lost to Krueger, Lincoln, 8-3
120 — Landon Harmon, Hoisington, def. Colby Harrison, St. Johns Military, pin; lost to Schottler, Lyons, 17-1; def. Brandon Kern, Ellsworth, 14-1; Third-place — def. Gunnar Gassmann, Garden Plain, 6-4
126 — Terance Croslin, Hoisington lost to Jim Weller, SE Saline, pin; def. Vincent Meyer, Garden Plain, pin; lost to Kevin Conteras, Lyons, pin
132 — Brandon Ball, Hoisington def. Dustin Williams, Beloit, pin; def. Troy Daniels, Minneapolis, pin; def. Tommy Jenkins, Hesston, pin; Championship — def. T.J. Ragnoni, Bennington, 13-0
138 — Jonathan Ball, Hoisington def. Guy Fillinger, Belleville-Republic Co., pin; def. Mikey Aguilar, Stafford, 17-1; Championship — lost to Carter Wessling, Beloit, 2-1
145 — Cameron Richter, Hoisington lost to Tyler Smith, Halstead, pin; lost to Gunner Schaffter, 5-1
152 — Hunter Hanzlick, Hoisington lost to Cody Clarke, Lyons, 5-0; def. Tevin Rice, Ellsworth, 6-1; def. Derek Naegele, Osborne, 11-6; lost to Brodey Watts, St. Johns Military, 10-3
160 — Jeremy Breit, Hoisington lost to Jacob Griffith, Minneapolis, 13-2; lost to Mitchell Vincent, Lyons, pin
170 — Austin McHenry, Hoisington def. Randall Martin, Lincoln, pin; lost to Dalton Langham, Beloit, pin; def. Jake Wingfield, Hesston, pin; Third-place — def. Ray Farnsworth, Belleville-Republic Co., 10-2
182 — Justin Bradley, Hoisington def. Luke Alpers, Stafford, pin; lost to Evan Brandt, Beloit, 11-7; def. Brandon Roop, Belleville-Republic Co., pin; def. Ethan Haase, Ellsworth, 10-2; lost to Kyle Sherwood, Cheney, pin
195 — Avery Urban, Hoisington, def. Jon Garber, Beloit, pin; def. Jason Martinez, SE of Saline, 17-1; Championship — lost to Quentin Clark, Minneapolis, 7-5
220 — Kagan Blackwell, Hoisington def. Sam Suelter, Lincoln, pin; def. Juan Guzman, Hesston, pin; def. John Mosher, Beloit, 7-0; Championship — def. Nathan Bower, St. Johns Military, 5-2
285 — Chance Boor, Hoisington lost to Jacob McCurdy, Lyons, pin; def. Robbyn Mehl, Ellsworth, 4-2; def. Tanner Gremmel, Minneapolis, 3-1; def. Mikel Cottenmyre, Belleville-Republic Co., pin; Third-place — lost to Jaden Helms, Anthony/Harper, pin