2nd Annual Purple-White Scrimmage

White Team pulls away in 2nd annual intra-squad dual!

27 November, 2012

A new LHS wrestling tradition continued Tuesday evening as the Wildcats held their 2nd annual Purple-White Scrimmage, an intra-squad competition in which the top two wrestlers in each weight square off in a formal dual to see who will represent LHS at the varsity level. Thirty-three wrestlers competed in matches that were either varsity wrestle-offs, ranking matches, or exhibition matches. Although the White Team started off slowly, the wrestlers didn’t look back as they cruised to a 73-34 victory.

The scrimmage featured 8 varsity wrestle-off matches, 4 ranking matches, and 7 exhibition matches. The Louisburg Wildcats are returning 1 state qualifier in senior Cullen Hood, who has made three trips to state and placed 5th in state at 103 lbs. in 2011. Hood (126 lbs.) had no opponent for his challenge match, but he came away with a first-round pin in an exhibition match against fellow senior Austen Scott. At 120 lbs., sophomore Zach Knox won a 12-3 major decision and at 160 lbs., senior Dylan York won by default. The rest of the challenge matches were victories by pin: senior Austen Scott at 132 lbs., junior Ben Powers at 138 lbs., senior Kyle Edwards at 152 lbs., sophomore Brenton Wrigley at 170 lbs., freshman Kole McNatt at 195 lbs., and freshman Anders Vance at 220 lbs. Filling in the rest of the varsity line-up will be freshman Adam Harris at 106 lbs., freshman Parker Cates at 113 lbs., senior Curtis Lemke at 145 lbs., junior TJ McKiearnan at 182 lbs., and senior Kade Larson at 285 lbs.

Again this year, the Purple-White Scrimmage featured a group of Honorary Coaches. This year, we welcomed Coach Don Meek, LHS Athletic Hall-of-Famer Mike Meek, and LHS wrestling alum Greg Graham. Don Meek is credited with founding the Wildcat Wrestling program in 1969, when he was serving at athletics director for LHS. In the 1970-71 season, the Wildcats were undefeated in dual competition and had our first state champion. His son Mike Meek competed for long-time LHS coach Dee Graham and was a stand-out athlete in three sports. Greg Graham, son of Dee Graham, was a 4-time state qualifier for the Wildcats while wrestling for his father in the 1980s.

Winners of the varsity wrestle-offs will compete at the Ft. Scott Duals this weekend. The Wildcats will have 5 duals against a tough slate of teams including Ft. Scott, Blue Valley Southwest, Paola, Shawnee Mission West, and Anderson County. All other Wildcat Wrestlers will compete at the Blue Valley North JV tournament.

Varsity Challenge Matches:
120 lbs. – Zach Knox (Purple) def. Austin Huber (White) md 12-3    (4 – 0)
132 lbs. – Austen Scott (Purple) def. Spencer Bowman (White) wbf 1:42     (10 – 0)
138 lbs. – Ben Powers (White) def. Jimmy Dolan (Purple) wbf 0:51 (10 – 6)
152 lbs. – Kyle Edwards (White) def. Jacob Bolton (Purple) wbf 2:00    (10 – 12)
160 lbs. – Dylan York (White) def. Shea Cox (Purple) default    (10 – 18)
170 lbs. – Brenton Wrigley (White) def. Cooper Skeem (Purple) wbf 4:59    (10 – 24)
195 lbs. – Cole McNatt (White) def. Nephi Rodriguez (Purple) wbf 5:00    (10 – 30)
220 lbs. – Anders Vance (Purple) def. Bradley Trageser (White) wbf 1:43    (16 – 30)

Ranking Matches:
120 lbs. – Christopher Turner (Purple) def. Malachi Bowman (White) wbf 1:40    (22 – 30)
145 lbs. – Dillin Roberts (White) def. Kaelee Allen (Purple) wbf 1:12    (22 – 36)
152 lbs. – Sean Dennis (Purple) def. John Hastings (White) wbf 3:06    (28 – 36)
160 lbs. – Blaise Staver (White) def. Jordan Crowder (Purple) wbf 3:00    (28 – 42)

Exhibition Matches:
132 / 138 lbs. – Zach Jones (White) def. Jacob Mitchell (Purple) wbf 5:15    (28 – 48)
145 / 152 lbs. – Curtis Lemke (Purple) def. Jordan Crowder (White) wbf 1:02    (34 – 48)
145 / 152 lbs. – John Hastings (White) def. Tristen Shrock (Purple) wbf 0:44    (34 – 54)
113 / 120 lbs. – Austin Huber (White) def. Parker Cates (Purple) md 12-2    (34 – 58)
126 / 132 lbs. – Cullen Hood (White) def. Austen Scott (Purple) wbf 1:45    (34 – 64)
170 / 182 lbs. – Brenton Wrigley (White) def. TJ McKiearnan (Purple) dec. 5-3    (34 – 67)
220 / 285 lbs. – Kade Larson (White) def. Anders Vance (Purple) wbf 1:21   (34 – 73)

Next Competition:
Varsity — Ft. Scott Duals (Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012)
JV — Blue Valley North JV (Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012)

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