PARK CITY — The Great Bend High School wrestling team finished in 14th place on Saturday at the Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament.
The Panthers put together 59.5 points at Hartman Arena.
St. James Academy won the team title with 180.5 points.
Individually, the Panthers were led by a pair of third-place performances — Kade Sander in the 152-pound weight class and Jacob Crane at 285.
Sander fell in the second round in a 4-2 decision, leaving him with four more matches to get back to third place.
Sander made it through the long road back to beat Bryan Burnett of Mill Valley with a 4-2 decision for third place.
Crane had the same situation, falling in the second round.
Crane rolled ahead, having two matches go into an ultimate tiebreaker, including third place. Crane topped Hays’ Vincent Scott 3-2 in an ultimate tiebreaker for third place.
Cody Liles (126) rebounded from a second-round loss to finish in sixth place.
— Kevin Price
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
Class 5A State Wrestling Tournament
At Pard City
Top 15 team scores
1. St. James, 180.5; 2. Goddard, 117.5; 3. Kapaun, 101; 4. Arkansas City, 100; 5. Carroll, 91; 6. Mill Valley, 88.5; 7. Newton, 85.5; 8. Aquinas, 83.5; 9. Wichita West, 72.5; 10. Seaman, 70.5; 11. Lansing, 66; 12. Shawnee Heights, 65; 13. Hays, 60; 14. Great Bend, 59.5; 15. Salina Central, 59
Great Bend results
113 — Ryan DesLauriers lost to Spexarth, Goddard, pin; lost to Tujague, St. James Academy, pin
120 — Keaton Sander def. Rhoads, Lansing, 15-0; lost to Maki, Andover, 3-2; def. Beran, Mill Valley, pin; lost to Wilson, Leavenworth, 8-5
126 — Cody Liles def. Bossingham, Andover, pin; lost to Cokeley, St. James Academy, 6-0; def. Summer, Lansing, pin; def. Perez, Arkansas City, 6-3; lost to Frame, Goddard, 11-0; Fifth-place — lost to Cheney, KC-Turner, 5-1
132 — Cody Lytle lost to Girard, Lansing, 6-5; lost to Freeman, KC-Turner, 10-4
138 — Zack Schridde lost to Phillips, Wichita West, 6-5; lost to Cole Hoing, Lansing, 7-4
152 — Kade Sander def. Cott, Topeka, pin; lost to Henes, St. Thomas Aquinas, 4-2; def. Butler, Leavenworth, 9-0; def. Ellingson, Eisenhower, 15-6; def. Biddle, Arkansas City, 3-1; Third-place — def. Burnett, Mill Valley, 4-2
160 — Christian Rivas lost to Smith, Arkansas City, 5-1; def. Harrington, Leavenworth, pin; lost to Collins, Wichita West, 5-3
170 — Andrew Reed lost to Hall, Shawnee Height, pin; lost to Anderson, Mill Valley, pin
220 — Justin Henry lost to Pink, Arkansas City, pin; def. Wood, Pittsburg, lost to Feist, St. James Academy, pin
285 — Jacob Crane def. Dowdy, KC-Turner, pin; lost to Toelkes, Shawnee Heights, pin; def. Powers, Kapaun Mt. Carmel, pin; def. Borjas, Liberal, 3-2; def. Johnson, Salina Central, 5-2; Third-place — def. Scott, Hays, 3-2