WICHITA — The magic number for the Great Bend High School wrestling team is 10.
The Panthers qualified 10 wrestlers for the Class 5A state tournament, and won the 5A regional tournament at Wichita Heights.
It was the first time since 1999 that Great Bend earned a team regional title.
The Panthers had three individual champions — Keaton Sander (120 pounds), Zack Schridde (138) and Kade Sander (152).
Another four athletes made it to the championship match, but fell — Cody Liles (126), Christian Rivas (160), Justin Henry (220) and Jacob Crane (285).
Ryan DesLauriers (113) and Cody Lytle (132) claimed third place in their respective weight division, and Andrew Reed (170) finished in fourth place.
— Kevin Price
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
Class 5A regional tournament
1. Great Bend, 156.5; 2. Newton, 132.5; 3. Salina Central, 130.5; 4. Valley Center, 123; 5. Wichita Heights, 100; 6. Maize South, 85.5; 7. Hays, 64; 8. Salina South, 59
Great Bend results
106 — Eric Vazquez lost to Rylan Kasitz, Maize South, 6-0; lost to Lorenzo Hill, Wichita Heights, 7-4
113 — Ryan DesLauriers lost to Brody Roberson, Newton, pin; def. Ryan Bertha, Maize South, pin; Third-place — def. Chance Sorell, Salina Central, pin
120 — Keaton Sander def. Deriece Burse, Salina Central, pin; def. Shalachi Stuber, Wichita Heights, pin; Championship — def. Nick Romig, Valley Center, 2-0
126 — Cody Liles def. Seth Leuthiphon, Salina Central, pin; def. Tyler Irwin, Salina South, 4-1; Championship — lost to Sean Deshazer, Wichita Heights, 13-6
132 — Cody Lytle def. Jake Thorell, Hays, pin; lost to Donivyn Will, Salina Central, 3-1; def. Leroy Gay, Wichita Heights, pin; Third-place — def. Sam Kissane, Maize South, 7-0
138 — Zack Schridde def. Kaleb Garibaldi, Salina South, 10-2; lost to Armond McCray, Wichita Heights, 5-3; def. Austin Dale, Hays, pin; Champinoship — def. Donny Boone, Valley Center, 6-1
145 — Mason Yellowwolf lost to Garrett Haskins, Wichita Heights, pin; lost to Russ Kohl, Hays, 6-5
152 — Kade Sander def. Robert Loeffler, Newton, pin; def. Konner Buxton, Hays, pin; Championship — def. John McNabb, Salina South, 6-4
160 — Christian Rivas def. Brett Hikemann, Salina South, pin; def. Zane Pickett, Valley Center, 14-1; Championship — lost to Dalton Peters, Salina Central, 10-0
170 — Andrew Reed def. Kiowa Higdon, Hays, 8-2; lost to Miles Balthazor, Valley Center, pin; def. Michael Mar, Salina South, 7-0; Third-place — lost to Javon Bembry, Wichita Heights, 6-3
182 — Masen Torres lost to Ethan Deterding, pin; lost to Shelton Robinson, Maize South, 8-1
195 — open
220 — Justin Henry def. Joey Soulivong, Salina South, pin; def. Jacob Funschelle, Maize South, pin; Championship — lost to Noah Ornales, Newton, 5-3
285 — Jacob Crane def. Nick Glenn, Maize South, pin; def. Vincent Scott, Hays, pin; Championship — lost to Raymon Gallegos, Newton, pin