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Panthers dominate duals tournament
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WICHITA — The Great Bend High School wrestling team won eight of its 13 matches in the first-place dual against host Kapaun Mt. Carmel on Saturday at the Duwane Miller KMC Duals Tournament.
“I think we wrestled well,” Panthers head coach Norbert Muth said. “We placed first, obviously, that’s where we wanted to be.
“As a coach, you always want to be better. You always see things that you can improve on, but I think we did good this weekend.”
The Panthers, who are ranked No. 6 in the latest Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll, swept four rounds of pool play, the closest dual being a 61-15 dismantling of Wichita West, to advance to the first-place dual.
“On paper, I thought we’d do fairly well in pool play,” Muth said. “Looking at the teams, I thought Augusta, other than Kapaun, was the only team that was on par with us.”
Senior Chris Burley, a Class 5A state champion as a sophomore in the 112-pound weight class, swept all five of his matches, winning by fall in all but his match against Kapaun’s Jacob Millis.
While he was the only Great Bend wrestler to go undefeated in all five duals, he was the only one undefeated on the day as five others ran into an open weight class against incomplete teams.
Greg Burley (132), a junior and Chris’ younger brother, went 4-0. As did Kade Sander (138), Zach Schridde (145) and Bryce Hofmeister (160).
Justin Henry (195) finished 3-0.
Great Bend wrestles on Saturday at Paola, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Duwane Miller KMC
Dual Tournament


At Wichita
Kapaun Mt. Carmel

First-place dual
Great Bend 34, Kapaun Mt. Carmel 27

Pool play results
Great Bend 61, Wichita West 15; Great Bend 65, Wichita Campus 12; Great Bend 69, Wichita Southeast 3; Great Bend 63, Olathe Northwest 12

Great Bend results
113 — Arturo Sanchez lost to McCracken, Campus, fall; def. Egan, KMC, fall
120 — Cody Liles lost to Phillips, Wichita West, Decision; def. Miller, Campus, decision; def. Bakyoumb, Olathe Northwest, fall; def. Le, KMC, fall  
126 — Chris Burley def. Smith, Wichita West, fall; def.Roberson, Campus, fall; def. Hurley, Wichita Southeast, fall; def. Pardue, Olathe Northwest, fall; def. Millis, KMC, major decision
132 — Greg Burley def. Camarillo, Wichita West, fall; def. Reist, Campus, fall; def. Anderson, Olathe Northwest, fall; def. Burrus, KMC, decision
138 — Kade Sander def. Fales, Wichita West, fall; def. Allen, Campus, fall; def. Fackrell, Olathe Northwest, fall; def. Wilson, KMC, decision
145 — Zach Schridde def. Wolf, Wichita West, major decision; def. Taborsky, Campus, major decision; def. Armstrong, Wichita Southeast, decision; def. Le, KMC, decision
152 — Emerson Campbell def. Israel, Campus, fall; def. Farnsworth, Wichita Southeast, fall; def. Macaluso, Olathe Northwest, decision; lost to Nece, KMC, decision
160 — Bryce Hofmeister def. Baldrdan, Campus, fall; def. Casagrande, Wichita Southeast, fall; def. Butler Smith, Olathe Northwest, decision; def. Wescott, KMC, fall
170 — Darian Yager def. Townson, Campus, fall; def. Ross, Wichita Southeast, fall; def. Knight, Olathe Northwest, fall; lost to Hand, KMC, fall
182 — Joe Lindenberger def. Dennett, Wichita West, decision; def. Chrisco, Campus, major decision; def. Albrecht, Olathe Northwest, decision; lost to Heiland, KMC, fall
195 — Justin Henry def. Shay, Wichita Southeast, fall; def. Villareal, Olathe Northwest, fall; def. Harp, KMC, decision
220 — Ryan Clark def. Saunders, Wichita West, fall; def. Majano, Campus, fall; def. Walker, Wichita Southeast, fall; lost to Keating, Olathe Northwest, fall; lost to LaFluer, KMC, fall
285 — Jacob Crane def. Flores, Wichita West, fall; def.Bastian, Campus, fall; lost to Ford, Wichita Southeast, decision; def. Schnable, Olathe Northwest, fall; def. Sullentrop, KMC, fall

— Kevin Price