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Burley leads three GBHS wrestlers on all-conference first-team list
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Great Bend High Schools Chris Burley, who won a Class 5A State championship this season in the 126-pound weight class, was one of three Panthers selected first-team All-Western Athletic Conference. - photo by Kevin Price Great Bend Tribune

Great Bend High School’s wrestling team captured three All-Western Athletic Conference first-team selections this season.
Seniors Chris Burley (126-pound weight class), Bryce Hofmeister (160) and Gunar Brewer (220) were given the top honor.
Ryan DesLauriers (106), Arturo Sanchez (113), Greg Burley (132) and Jacob Crane (285) were all honorable mention.
Chris Burley won his second career Class 5A state title this season. He was runner-up last year at 120 and a state champion his sophomore season at 112.
Hofmeister captured fifth place at the state tournament, going 3-2 at Hartman Arena in Park City with three pins.
Brewer did not qualify for the state tournament, ending his senior season at a regional tournament at Panther Fieldhouse.
Sanchez, also a senior, was eliminated from the postseason during regional play as well.
Junior Greg Burley fell in a third-place match at the state tournament.
Crane, also a junior, was eliminated from the state tournament’s consolation bracket in the second round.
Junior Ryan DesLauriers ended his season at the regional tournament.
Hays’ Preston Weigel (195) was selected as WAC Wrestler of the Year.
WAC Coach of the Year was Garden City’s Carlos Prieto. He was also the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association Coach of the Year for 6A.

All-Western Atlhetic Conference Wrestling

First team
106 — Michael Prieto, Garden City
113 — Jaden McRoberts, Dodge City
120 — Clay Weil, Dodge City
126 — Chris Burley, Great Bend
132 — Tevin Briscoe, Garden City
138 — Dane Edwards, Dodge City
145 — Trevor Kennedy, Garden City
152 — Chris Adler, Garden City
160 — Bryce Hofmeister, Great Bend
170 — Kyler Myers, Hays
182 — Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Garden City
195 — Preston Weigel, Hays
220 — Gunar Brewer, Great Bend
285 — Montana Fuller, Garden City

Wrestler of the Year — Preston Weigel, Hays
Coach of the Year — Carlos Prieto, Garden City

Honorable mention
106 — Ryan DesLauriers, Great Bend
113 — Arturo Sanchez, Great Bend
120 — Matt Urrutia, Garden City
126 — Alex Castillo, Garden City
132 — Greg Burley, Great Bend
138 — AJ Hurtado, Garden City
145 — Ayodale Braimah, Liberal
152 — Trenton Wilson, Liberal
160 — Zach Finch, Garden City
170 — Anthony Gardner, Garden City
182 — Joe Lindenberger, Garden City
195 — Sammy Reyes, Garden City
220 — Samson Aldaco, Garden City
285 — Jacob Crane, Great Bend