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GB wrestlers finish 4-1 at Valley Center
Three Panthers finish 5-0
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By Jim Misunas

VALLEY CENTER — The Great Bend wrestling team placed third with a 4-1 dual record, losing to Valley Center 43-25.
Panthers Conrad Montoya (132), two-time state place-winner Keaton Sander (138) and Noal Presson (285) all finished with 5-0 records. Jeff Spragis (152) finished 4-1.
“The dual we lost to Valley Center (43-25), had two matches that could have easily gone the other way,” said Great Bend coach Nathan Broeckelman. “Our wrestlers competed tough and did not back down from anyone. I’m looking forward to the next few weeks to see where we sit before Christmas.
“I was extremely pleased with how our varsity stepped up this first tournament. This tournament is a great week, a good test to see how well our first two and a half weeks of practice have gone. Our young guys performed well and got their name out for others to notice.”

106—Drew Liles, GB, pinned Kyle Eck, WC, 0:43; 113—Carsyn Schooler, GB def. Brady Pacha, WC, 7-5; 120—Eric Vazquez, GB pinned Matt Gottschalk, WC, 1:48; 126—George Weber, GB pinned Jaleb Gann, WC, 0:40; 132—Conrad Montoya, GB pinned Carlos Davis, WC, 2:23; 138—Keaton Sander, GB pinned Conner Klausmeyer, WC, 0:57; 145—Gage Fritz, GB pinned Kyler McGlachlin, WC, 4:11; 152—Jeffrey Spragis, GB pinned Karson Dugan, WC, 4:47; 160—Ryan Murphy, WC pinned Braulio Vargas, GB, 2:11; 170—Payton Mauler, GB pinned Landon Zweiser, WC, 4:40; 182—Brady Bockpinned, WC pinned Hector Olivas, GB, 0:47; 195—Gave Arredondo, WC pinned Kevin Miramontes, GB, 3:32; 220—Aaron Arredondo, WC def. Blake Ridgel, GB, 8-2; 285—Noah Presson, GB pinned Sean Hallacy, WC, 3:37

106—Griffin Baker, AC def. Liles, GB, 7-0; 113—Christian Hannon, AC def. Schooler, GB, 13-6; 120—Bryant Page, AC def. Vazquez, GB, 5-0; 126—Josh Patch, AC pinned Weber, GB, 3:46; 132—Montoya, GB def. Gunner Gentzler, AC, injury; 138—Sander, GB, pinned Eric Goodrum AC, 1:24; 145—Fritz, GB pinned Dominic Mumford AC, 2:23; 152—Spragis, GB pinned Michael Simon AC, 3:43; 160—Vargas, GB pinned Nathan Leonard AC, 1:31; 170—Mauler, GB def. Jack Weins, AC, 9-7; 182—Kell Wood AC, pinned Olivas, GB, 1:20; 195—Miramontes, GB def. Murphy Owenby, AC, 11-9; 220—Isaac Rozario, AC pinned Ridgel, GB, 1:35; 285—Presson, GB pinned Patrick Skinner AC, 3:51

106—Liles, GB, forfeit; 113—Anthone White, WH def. Schooler, GB, 6-4; 120—Vazquez, GB, pinned Dylan Dutton, WH, 0:30; 126—Weber, GB, pinned Malichi George, WH, 3:00; 132—Montoya, GB, pinned Andrew Thornton, WH, 0:52; 138—Sander, GB def. Aevodric Gilkey, WH, 9-4; 145—Fritz, GB, pinned Tyler Murray, WH, 0:50; 152—Spragis, GB pinned Torian Jenkins, WH, 1:13; 160—Courtez Orange, WH pinned Josh Hamilton, GB, 1:17; 170—Terry Jenkins, WH def. Mauler, GB, 13-8; 182—Dejuan Scott, WH pinned Olivas, GB, 0:45; 195—Ridgel, GB, pinned Kendal Davis, WH, 3:58; 220—Miramontes, GB, pinned Ryan Deppershmidt, WH, 4:52; 285—Presson, GB, pinned Chris Hardwick, WH, 3:45

106—Liles, GB, forfeit; 113—Ashten Dodson, D def. Schooler, GB, 19-3; 120—Vazquez, GB pinned Cadin Harris, D, 1:10; 126—Weber, GB pinned August Farmer, D, 3:20; 132—Montoya, GB def. Hunter Miller, D, 13-3; 138—Sander, GB pinned Connor Porter, D, 2:18; 145—Fritz, GB, forfeit; 152—Spragis, GB pinned Will Landis, D, 5:36; 160—Vargas, GB pinned Kaden Pichler, D, 0:29; 170—Zach Dressler, D pinned Mauler, GB, 1:25; 182—Joey Nuzum, D pinned Olivas, GB, 3:23; 195—Seth Fouts, D pinned Ridgel, GB, 3:04; 220—Donovan Green, D pinned Miramontes, GB, 0:46; 285—Presson, GB, pinned Tim Farmer, D, 1:19

106—Liles, GB def. Quentin Kirk, VC, 16-1; 113—Carter Nold, VC def. Schooler, GB, 7-5; 120—Mike Turkali, VC def. Vazquez, GB, 7-0; 126—Devin Gomez, VC def. Weber, GB, 19-5; 132—Montoya, GB, pinned Eli Clouse, VC, 2:00; 138— Sander, GB, pinned Dallas Boone, VC, 2:00; 145—Gage Fritz, GB def. Braeden McKenney, VC, 19-4; 152—Bailey Massey, VC def. Spragis, GB, 10-5; 160—Tyler Boone VC pinned Vargas, GB; 170—Payton Stoffel, VC, pinned Hamilton, GB; 182—Kaden Lewis, VC pinned Olivas, GB, 2:00; 195—Sam Weldon, VC pinned Miramontes, GB; 220—Chase Holle, VC pinned Ridgel, GB; 285—Presson, GB def. Tony Caldwell, VC, 4-2

The Panther JV wrestlers saw 18 of 20 wrestlers place in the top five of their weight divisions.
“It‘s always a great day when you bring home medals from 90 percent of your wrestlers,” Broeckelman said. “They gained mat-time as we have a lot of first-year wrestlers. We hope to carry that momentum into our home junior varsity meet this weekend.”

1st places—132—Alex Randolph; 145—Brayden Powell; 152—Aron Reyes;
2nd places—120—Owen Ridgeway; 126—Quinn Hoffman; 126—Gerrardo Torres; 138—Israel Esparza
3rd places—113—Gabe Schwager; 126—Skylar Burkes; 170—Andrew Wettengel; 182—Ever Chavez;
4th places—106—Natalie Garza; 132—Connor Stone; 152—Eli Witte ; 160—Dylan Lamb; 285—Edgar Villegas; 285—Jesus Villegas
5th place—285—Barrett Lutt
DNP—145—Quan Garcia; 145—Jacob Hanrahan