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Great Bend wrestlers place at state
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The Great Bend Wrestling Club featured the following place-winners at the 2017 USAWKS State Folkstyle Championships at Topeka Gage Fritz, 14U, state champion; Jace Schartz, 10U, third place; Alex Randolph, 14U, state runner-up; Braxton Richter, 6U, state runner-up; Breanna Ridgeway, 12U girls state champion/girls national champion; Cal Schartz, 6U, state runner-up/8U, fourth place; George Weber, 14U, state runner-up; Cooper Liles, 10U, fourth place; and Drew Liles, 14U, fourth place.

TOPEKA — Gage Fritz and Breanna Ridgeway of the Great Bend Wrestling Club captured state championships at the 2017 USAWKS State Folkstyle Championships at Topeka.
Gage Fritz (14U, 150 pounds) defeated Tommy Carroll of East Kansas, 12-4, in the championship match.
Breanna Ridgeway (12U, 134 pounds) pinned Lezlie Cramer in 48 seconds and won 7-4 in a best-of-three format to capture the state title and girls national championship.
Placing as state runners-up were Great Bend’s Alex Randolph (14U, 135 pounds); Braxton Richter (6U); and George Weber (14U, 130 pounds) and Cal Schartz (6U, 49 pounds) and (8U, fourth place).
Jace Schartz (10U, 79 pounds) placed third and Cooper Liles (10U, 73 pounds) and Drew Liles (14U, 110 pounds) finished fourth.

8U, 49—Cal Schartz, Great Bend; Schartz def. Kolton Whisler, Mulvane, 4-2; Schartz def. Bradley Doornbos, Council Grove, 14-1; Brooks McGinnis, Mulvane def. Schartz, 6-4, OT; Schartz def. Whisler, Mulvane, 6-0; 3rd Place—Mykayle Sutton Salina def. Schartz, 7-2

8U, 49—Hayden Liles, Great Bend; Jackson Hermann, Carroll Jr. def. Liles. 6-4; Liles pinned Sheperd Young, De Soto. 2:38; Liles def. Ryder Harrison, Topeka Blue Thunder, 6-2; Cael Puderbaugh, Jr. Vikings def. Liles, 2-0

10U, 73—Cooper Liles, Great Bend, 4th; Liles def. Maximos Butcher, Kansas Young Guns, 10-2; Liles def. Kyler Jackson, Jackson County, 8-2; Hagen Blanck, Paola def. Liles, 4-0; Liles def. Justin Shields, Lion Elite, 7-6; 3rd Place—Spencer Mosier Ark City Takedown def. Cooper Liles Dec 4-3

10U, 79—Jace Schartz, Great Bend, 3rd; Schartz def. Jacob Johnson Maize, 11-0; Schartz def. Benedict Holthaus Topeka Blue Thunder, 9-1; Creyo Koop Elk County def. Schartz, 7-2; Schartz def. Jacob Johnson, Maize, 8-3; 3rd Place—Schartz def. Tucker Wark Colby, 4-3

10U, 100—Matthew Johnson, Great Bend; Johnson def. Jaxon Gatton, Central, 13-2; Ben Traw, SW Timberwolves def. Johnson, 1-0, OT; Johnson def. Gunner Carey, Augusta, 9-0; Tucker Jackson, Clay County def. Johnson, 3-0

12U, 72—Skyler McMullen, Great Bend; Gavin Moore, Wichita Blue Knights def. McMullen, 8-4; McMullen pinned Jack Elsten, Sunflower Kids, 4:00; Trevor Vasquez, De Soto def. McMullen, 9-1

12U, 84—Wyatt Weber, Great Bend; Weber def. Colin Bybee Maize, 6-4; Camden Padgett, Hillsboro pinned Weber, 4:28; Weber def. Andrew Bretz, Hoxie, 7-1; Jevin Foust Ark City, def. Weber, 2-0

12U, 110—Chayse Gruber, Great Bend; Gruber def. Dalton Hilyard, Bulldog, 4-3; Tyler Elven, Bonner Springs def. Gruber, injury; Nicholas Vincent, Topeka Blue Thunder def. Gruber, injury

12U, 115—Scott Heilman, Great Bend; Gabe Maki, Andover def. Heilman, 19-2; Heilman pinned Trenton Smith, Columbus, 2:19; Elix Hernandez Salina def. Heilman, 2-0

12U, 134—Breanna Ridgway, Great Bend, 1st; Ridgway pinned Lezlie Cramer, 0:48; Ridgway def. Cramer 7-4

14U, 85—Brantley Baldwin, Great Bend; Luke Porter, Haysville def. Baldwin, 4-2; Cayden Dotson, Lion Elite def. Baldwin, 4-0

14U, 90—Stephan Baldwin, Great Bend; Baldwin def. Israel Garza, Kansas Young Guns, 4-2; Derek Duffett, Bonner Springs def. Baldwin, 8-1; Joe Triscornia, Olathe Falcons def. Baldwin, 6-3

14U, 95—John Szot, Great Bend; Szot pinned Gage Cooper, Team Lightning, 2:56; Ethan Cronk, SW Timberwolves def. Szot, 16-0; Szot def. Ryan Owens, Olathe Falcons, 11-8; Chadwick Pinkley, Mulvane pinned Szot, 0:55

14U, 110—Drew Liles, Great Bend, 4th; Liles def. Fenton Brozek, Kansas Young Guns, 12-0; Liles def. Malachi Vann, Fort Scott, 4-3; Grant Treaster, Newton def. Liles, 5-1; Liles def. Kael Pappan, Ark City, 2-1; 3rd Place—Joshua Janas, Greater Gold def. Liles, 3-1

14U, 130—George Weber, Great Bend; 2nd; Weber def. Britton Forsythe, Maize, 17-0; Weber def. Tony Ferguson, Bonner Springs, 5-3, OT; Weber def. Izaiah Delvalle Hutchinson, 3-1, OT; 1st Place—Nolan Craine, Kansas Young Guns pinned Weber, 4:30

14U, 135—Alex Randolph, Great Bend, 2nd; Randolph pinned Matt Morrell Kansas Young Guns, 3:26; Randolph pinned Grant Roush, Jr. Kaw, 4:13; Randolph def. Josh Edson, Newton, 8-6; 1st Place—Branden Martin, Bonner Springs def. Randolph, 14-3

14U, 150—Gage Fritz, Great Bend, 1st; Fritz pinned John Parke, Derby, 2:17; Fritz def. Brayden Dillow, Chanute, 19-1; Fritz def. Landon Frantz, MAC, 7-1; 1st Place—Fritz def. Tommy Carroll, East Kansas, 12-4

High school 138—Braxton Schooler, Great Bend; Zack Eck, Brawlers pinned Schooler, 1:30; Brynton Crews, MAC pinned Schooler, 5:00