Wildcat Wrestling celebrates 2013-14 season

As the weather warms up and everyone focuses on spring time, the Wildcat wrestling team gathered last Tuesday to celebrate the end of the 2013-14 season.

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the annual team awards:
Wrestler of the Year: Ben Powers
Wildcat of the Year: Dillin Roberts
Workhorse Award: Sean Dennis
Newcomer of the Year: Joey Goode
JV Wrestler of the Year: Mason Koechner

Several of the Wildcats were also awarded varsity letters: (#) indicates number of years lettered
Seniors: Ben Powers (3), Spencer Bowman (1)
Juniors: Sean Dennis (2), Joey Goode (1), Austin Huber (3), Zach Knox (3), Brenton Wrigley (2)
Sophomores: Parker Cates (2), Jimmy Dolan (1), Zach Jones (1), Dillin Roberts (1), Bradley Trageser (2), Anders Vance (2)
Freshmen: David Bindi (1), Mason Koechner (1), Dylan Meyer (1)

Other Honors include senior Ben Powers being named 1st Team KWCA Academic All-State. Junior Zach Knox was named 1st team on the Miami County Republic Tri-County Spotlight Team at 126 lbs. Other Wildcats making the team were David Bindi at 106 lbs., Parker Cates at 113 lbs., Ben Powers at 138 lbs., Sean Dennis at 152 lbs., and Joey Goode at 195 lbs. These five were Honorable Mention.

2013—2014 Team Accomplishments:
2nd place Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament
2nd place Parsons 3rd Annual Vikings Duals
3rd place Fort Scott Duals
3rd place Topeka Invitational Tournament
KWCA Academic All-State Honorable Mention
10-7 Dual Record

Here is the 2013-14 season by the numbers:
1383.5 Team points scored
486 Fans on Facebook
244 Individual victories
132 Season pins
48 Tournament placers
38 Wrestlers on the roster at the end of the season
27 Single season wins (Z. Knox)
19 Seconds (fastest pin of the year, B. Wrigley)
16 Varsity letter-winners
11 of 25 Starters had double digit wins
10 Dual victories
9 Wrestlers with .500 or better records
7 Finals appearances in tournaments
6 Tri-County Spotlight Wrestling Team members
5 HS wrestlers in the LKWC (D. Bindi, B. Hupp, Z. Jones, J. Dolan, M. Koechner)
5 Wrestlers breaking into the top-5 all-time stats
4 Wrestlers with 20 or more wins (D. Bindi, Z. Knox, B. Powers, S. Dennis)
3 USAW-Kansas State Qualifiers (D. Bindi, J. Dolan, M. Koechner)
3rd Team finish at Topeka Invitational and Fort Scott Duals
2.965 Team GPA
2 Frontier League runners-up (P. Cates, S. Dennis)
2nd Team finish at Tonganoxie Invitational and Parsons Duals
1 Tournament champion (B. Powers, Topeka Inv.)
1 KWCA Academic All-State wrestler (B. Powers)
1 LHS all-time stats record broken
1 Wicina Wrestling Scholarship finalist (B. Powers)


Click here to see a PDF version of the 2013-14 team yearbook.


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