Wildcat Wrestling Calendar

2013-14.CalendarClick here to see the 2013-14 Wildcat Wrestling team calendar. Check back here for updates — any changes will be reflected on this calendar.

Be sure to bookmark this page. You can also access the calendar by clicking on “Supporters” in the menu at the top of the page and then clicking “Wildcat Wrestling Supporters.” If you have a Gmail account, you can also copy the events over to your own personal calendars for your own reference.

Please keep in mind that from week-to-week, we receive updates with tournament information. Certain coaches meetings may require changes with weigh-in and departure times.

Labor Day at the Legion, 2013

Labor Day FundraiserOnce again, the Louisburg High School wrestling team will be selling funnel cakes at the American Legion Post 250 during the annual Labor Day celebration!

Our goal is to raise $800 to go toward additional uniforms, video equipment, and meals for the team during weekend competitions in the 2013-14 season. Look for the booth with the LHS Wildcat Wrestling banner and follow your nose to the smell of freshly-fried funnel cakes!

The Labor Day parade begins at 10:00am and the festivities at the Legion begin immediately following the conclusion of the parade. The address for American Legion Post 250 is 403 S 9th St. in Louisburg.

Please come on out — not just to support the Wildcat Wrestlers, but also for lots of family fun!

Freedom Fest 2013

July 4th Fundraiser

This Independence Day, we’ll be at the Freedom Fest at Lewis-Young Park selling funnel cakes and ice cream as we celebrate Independence Day.

Begin at 6:00pm, come out and enjoy activities and attractions such as a fly-over and presentation by the color guard, a national anthem performance by the Louisburg Jazzy Band, live music by the Middle Creek Band, a duet by Louisburg talent show contestants Jessica Brummel and Hannah Gentile, a kiddie train, Greggo the Balloon Man, inflatables, door prizes, give-aways, and several options for food.

At dark, we’ll get to watch a great fireworks show!

Our fund-raising goal is to make $1,200 to go toward purchases of video-recording equipment for the team, team bags, breakfasts and lunches for the wrestlers on competition days, and the yearbooks given out at the end of the season banquet.

Summer Wrestlers, Winter Champions

It’s an old cliche, I know, but if you’ve been around the sport long enough, you know this to be true. Look at the tops of the medal stands each season — especially the end of February. You’ll find that the champions have also put in the time during the spring and summer months to get better. Here are some summer wrestling options:

June 11-14 – Baker University Wrestling Camp (Camp Flyer: click here)

Resident (includes room and meals) $295
Commuter (with meals) $195
Commuter (no meals) $150

July 15-18 – Wildcat Wrestling Team Camp (Camp Flyer: click here)

All high school wrestlers are expected to be here for Team Camp! Notify Coach Bovaird with any schedule conflicts.

Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am – Open Mats

Right after football weights, come on up to the wrestling room for some open-mat workouts. This will be weekly, from June 12 to July 31. If there’s enough demand, we will also open up the room one night a week.

July 27 – Sunflower State Games

Hosted by Seaman High School in Topeka. Register at http://www.sunflowergames.com/wrestling, $30 registration fee. If we have 15 Louisburg Wrestlers signed up, Coach Bovaird will also compete in the games (he’ll wear a singlet if we have 20 wrestlers).

You don’t get better by sitting around watching the world go by. Make a commitment this summer to do your part to bring LHS Wrestling back to the top!

Louisburg Wrestling T-Shirts for Sale

We have lots of t-shirts for sale — contact Coach Bovaird if you’re interested in buying one.  First-come, first-serve, while quantities last!


  • Short Sleeve T-Shirts — $5
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirts — $7
  • Hooded Sweatshirts — $15
  • Beanies — $5
2011 Camp 2011 Team Camp
1 Youth Large1 Youth Medium
1 Adult Small
(all short sleeve)
2012 Camp 2012 Team Camp
1 Youth Medium
1 Youth Large
1 Small
4 Medium
3 Large
1 X-Large
(all short sleeve)
2012 SQ 2012 State Qualifiers
1 Medium
(all short sleeve)
2012 Team Gear Purple 2012 Team Shirt
1 Medium (long sleeve)
1 Medium (short sleeve)
3 Large (short sleeve)
4 XXL (short sleeve)
2012 Team Gear 2012 Team Shirt
1 Small
1 Medium
1 Large
1 Large (hoodie — $15)
1 X-Large (hoodie — $15)
2013 Team Gear 2013 Team Shirt
 beanie Beanies

2013 Wildcat Wrestling Team Camp


Beginners Camp:
Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11
6:00 – 8:15pm each evening, for novice wrestlers and youth wrestlers
Advanced Camp:
Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18
6:00 – 8:15pm each evening, for high school wrestlers, experienced middle school wrestlers, and experienced youth wrestlers

**On the evening of Friday, 7/19, we plan to host a cook-out for all Louisburg Wrestling supporters. There will be no camp session that evening. More information will be given out at camp.
Location: Louisburg High School main gym
Contact: Bobby Bovaird, LHS Head Coach
(913) 424-0999 (cell phone)
Cost: $35 (includes shirt, insurance, awards) — please make checks payable to Bobby Bovaird
Awards: Most Outstanding Wrestler, Workhorse Award, Most Improved, Best Attitude
Objectives: to teach and practice the wrestling skills, techniques, and philosophy of the Louisburg Wildcats Wrestling squad; build team unity at all age levels; reinforce fundamental wrestling skills
Please fill out the attached form, detach, and mail with $35 check to:
Bobby Bovaird, Head Wrestling Coach
1311 N 1st St. East
Louisburg, KS 66053
Deadline: June 15, 2013

2012-13 Season Award Winners!

award-winners-picCongratulations to all of the Wildcat Wrestlers for an outstanding season. Thank you all for your hard work, your great attitudes, and the fond memories. This is a great start to a new tradition for Louisburg High School wrestling, and I’m proud of you all!

Here are the award winners for the 2012-13 season:

Varsity Letter-winners
Seniors: Curtis Lemke, Austen Scott, Blaise Staver, and Dylan York
Juniors: Ben Powers
Sophomores: Shea Cox, Sean Dennis, Austin Huber, Zach Knox, Cooper Skeem, and Brenton Wrigley
Freshmen: Jacob Bolton, Parker Cates, Bradley Trageser, and Anders Vance

Team Awards
Wrestler of the Year: Curtis Lemke
Wildcat of the Year: Ben Powers
Workhorse Award: Zach Knox
Newcomer of the Year: Sean Dennis
JV Wrestler of the Year: Jacob Mitchell

KWCA Awards
Curtis Lemke – Academic All-State, Honorable Mention
Regional Wrestlers – Team Academic Championship, 1st Team (3.338 GPA)

Miami County Republic Tri-County Spotlight Team
Sean Dennis (152 lbs.) – Honorable Mention

2013 Season Banquet Rescheduled!


2013 Louisburg Wildcats

Wrestling Banquet RESCHEDULED!

When: Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 pm
Where: LHS Cafeteria
Cost: Nothing!

Dessert Banquet—each family bring one dessert to share
What is provided: Drinks, plates, napkins, and cutlery
Dress: Wrestlers wear nice pants and nice shirts (ties are optional)

Due to the oddly-timed snowfall, we have to reschedule the 2013 wrestling banquet. Instead of asking everyone to prepare a dish or entrée for the rescheduled date, we are now going to do a dessert banquet.

Please plan to make enough of your dessert dish to feed your own family, plus 3-4 others, to share with other families. Please RSVP ASAP!

You can contact Coach Bovaird at (913)424-0999 or by email at bovairdr@usd416.org.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

4A Regionals

Wildcats’ season ends at regionals

February 15-16, 2013

For the first time since 2007, the Wildcats end their season without any state qualifiers. In a stacked regional tournament, three wrestlers came one match away, but in the end, the competition was too tough. Chanute won the tournament with 164 points, followed by Fort Scott and then Prairie View. League rival Paola finished in 9th place with three state qualifiers. Louisburg was 15th with no state qualifiers.

For the second year, sophomore Austin Huber (120 lbs.) was one match away from qualifying for the state tournament. Huber had a tough draw, facing the #1 seed in the quarterfinals and losing 2-8. One the backside, he won a tight 1-0 match before falling to the 3rd seed in the consolation semifinals. Senior Austen Scott (132 lbs.) made a great run at a state berth, but despite winning three matches, came up short in the end. Scott had two pins and a revenge win against a Paola opponent. Junior Ben Powers (138 lbs.) was drawn into the bracket to face the #1 seed right off the bat, but he then won two straight matches (one of them being a revenge win from the first meet of the season) before losing to a Frontenac wrestler. Sophomore Sean Dennis (152 lbs.) had really come on strong at the end of the season, making it to the consolation semifinals, but couldn’t overcome his Prairie View opponent, losing by fall.

Senior Curtis Lemke (145 lbs.) ended up having perhaps the toughest bracket in the tournament. In a very deep weight, Lemke lost a heartbreaker in the first round, but bounced back to earn a quick pin in the next round. On his road to state, he would have to face three familiar faces: one whom he’d beaten earlier in the year and two more who had already beaten him in previous meets. Lemke gave his next match everything he could, but he got caught on his back and pinned, ending his season much earlier than anyone would have liked. Seven other LHS wrestlers stepped on the mats, hoping to qualify for state. Freshman Parker Cates (113 lbs.), sophomore Zach Knox (126 lbs.), sophomore Shea Cox (160 lbs.), sophomore Cooper Skeem (170 lbs.), sophomore Brenton Wrigley (182 lbs.), freshman Bradley Trageser (220 lbs.), and freshman Anders Vance (285 lbs.) all went 0-2 at regionals.

Louisburg walked away from the regional tournament without any state qualifiers, but ultimately they were able to keep their heads raised high. The majority of the varsity squad was either freshmen or sophomores, and many of them were only first- or second-year wrestlers. In the off-season, the Wildcats have a lot of work to do, but with the intensity, pride, and faith that the wrestlers possess, next season is already looking promising!

Individual Results:
106 lbs. – open
113 lbs. – Parker Cates (fr.) 0-2
120 lbs. – Austin Huber (so.) 1-2
126 lbs. – Zach Knox (so.) 0-2
132 lbs. – Austen Scott (sr.) 3-2, 2 falls
138 lbs. – Ben Powers (jr.) 2-2, 1 fall
145 lbs. – Curtis Lemke (sr.) 1-2, 1 fall
152 lbs. – Sean Dennis (so.) 2-2, 1 fall
160 lbs. – Shea Cox (so.) 0-2
170 lbs. – Cooper Skeem (so.) 0-2
182 lbs. – Brenton Wrigley (so.) 0-2
195 lbs. – open
220 lbs. – Bradley Trageser (fr.) 0-2
285 lbs. – Anders Vance (fr.) 0-2

Team Placing: 15th out of 15 teams

Frontier League Duals

Huber, Dennis, and Wrigley lead Wildcats at League

February 8-9, 2013

The Wildcats came away with two dual victories and three league runners-up at the 2013 Frontier League Duals. The team title came down to Baldwin and Spring Hill facing off. Ending with a tie score, the champion was determined to be Baldwin, who had more pins than Spring Hill. Paola was in 3rd, followed by Ottawa in 4th. Louisburg finished 5th ahead of DeSoto and Eudora.

Sophomores Austin Huber (120 lbs.), Sean Dennis (152 lbs.), and Brenton Wrigley (182 lbs.) each finished the weekend with records of 5-1. Huber had two wins by fall, while Dennis had two wins by fall and one by technical fall. Wrigley won one match by fall and notched a couple of key decisions. Senior Curtis Lemke (145 lbs.) had hoped to improve on his league runner-up finish from last season, but couldn’t overcome opponents from Paola and Spring Hill. Lemke finished in 3rd place. Sophomore Zach Knox (126 lbs.) looked strong this weekend, losing to the eventual champion from Baldwin by a score of 6-9. Knox nearly had him pinned, but he ended up in 4th place.

Freshman Parker Cates (113 lbs.), senior Austen Scott (132 lbs.), and freshman Anders Vance (285 lbs.) all earned key pins for the Wildcats. Vance’s pin came at the end up the DeSoto dual, securing us a team victory. Junior Ben Powers was 1-5 at 138 lbs., and freshman Bradley Trageser was 2-4 at 220 lbs. Sophomores Shea Cox (160 lbs.) and Cooper Skeem (170 lbs.) also represented the Wildcats at the league tournament.

The Frontier League Duals is the first step in the championship series. Next week, the Wildcats travel to Pittsburg for the 4A Regional Tournament. The top four placers in each weight class qualify for the 4A State Tournament in Salina.

Individual Results:
106 lbs. – open
113 lbs. – Parker Cates (fr.) 2-4, 1 fall
120 lbs. – Austin Huber (so.) 5-1, 2 falls, 2nd place
126 lbs. – Zach Knox (so.) 3-3, 1 tech fall, 4th place
132 lbs. – Austen Scott (sr.) 2-4, 1 fall
138 lbs. – Ben Powers (jr.) 1-5
145 lbs. – Curtis Lemke (sr.) 4-2, 1 fall, 3rd place
152 lbs. – Sean Dennis (so.) 5-1, 2 falls, 1 tech fall, 2nd place
160 lbs. – Shea Cox (so.) 0-6
170 lbs. – Cooper Skeem (so.) 0-4
182 lbs. – Brenton Wrigley (so.) 5-1, 1 fall, 2nd place
195 lbs. – open
220 lbs. – Bradley Trageser (fr.) 2-4
285 lbs. – Anders Vance (fr.) 1-5, 1 fall

Dual Results: (2-4 record)
Ottawa 43, LHS 26 (L)
Baldwin 53, LHS 24 (L)
LHS 45, Eudora 33 (W)
Spring Hill 63, LHS 9 (L)
LHS 37, DeSoto 36 (W)
Paola 63, LHS 18 (L)

Team Placing: 5th out of 7 teams

Next Competition:
4A Regionals @ Pittsburg (February 15-16, 2013)