Trio leads Wildcats with third place finishes at home invitational

2014-15.05.Wildcat Classic

Louisburg Wildcat Classic

January 10, 2015

With just one open weight and several unattached wrestlers entered in the tournament, the LHS Wildcats made a pretty good showing at the Louisburg Wildcat Classic Invitational. Louisburg finished in 6th place with 128.5 points. Rockhurst won the championship with 230 points, Baldwin was second with 206.5, and Lansing was third with 165. Three wrestlers finished in 3rd place in their respective weight class, and two finished in 4th place.

The Wildcats were led by 113-pound sophomore David Bindi, 139-pound freshman Ryan Adams, and 220-pound sophomore Mason Koechner. Adams, whose sole loss in the tournament was against a state-ranked opponent from Baldwin, had three pins and a major decision. Koechner was 4-1 with three pins. His lone loss was a 3-0 decision to a state-ranked opponent from Baldwin. Bindi, who is returning after sitting out due to a concussion, had two tough losses, but recorded three pins on the day. Freshman Kyle Allen made his varsity debut, wrestling unattached at 120 lbs. and taking 4th place. Junior Jimmy Dolan had an incredible tournament, but dropped two matches and finished 4th at 182 lbs. Sophomore Nathan Keegan was 2-2 at 120 lbs., earning 1 pin and 1 major to take 5th place, and senior Zach Knox was 3-2 at 132 lbs., earning 1 tech fall and 1 major to take 5th place.

Freshman Thad Hendrix was 6th place at 106 lbs., junior Jordan Crowder was 6th place at 170 lbs., and junior Bradley Trageser was 6th place at 220 lbs. Each of them earned at least one win by pin. Sophomore Dylan Meyer wrestled unattached at 132 lbs., losing by major decision to teammate Knox for 6th place. Sophomores Connor Green (145 lbs.) and Ben Hupp (160 lbs.) were each 2-2 and finished 9th in their respective weights. Junior Dillin Roberts, wrestling unattached at 160 lbs., finished 10th in his weight. Freshman Tucker Batten was 9th at 126, and junior Zach Jones was 8th at 152.

Some notable performances include Allen winning his first varsity medal at his first varsity meet of the season, Hendrix earning the tournament’s fastest pin in 0:09, and Koechner leading the team with his 19th win of the season.

Next week, the Wildcats will travel to Topeka High School for the Topeka Invitational Tournament. We hope to improve on our third-place finish from last season.

Individual Results:
106 lbs. – Thad Hendrix (fr.) 1-3, 1 pin, 6th place
113 lbs. – David Bindi (so.) 3-2, 3 pins, 3rd place
120 lbs. – Nathan Keegan (so.) 2-2, 1 pin, 1 major, 5th place
120 lbs. – Kyle Allen (fr.) 1-3, 1 pin, 4th place (unattached)
126 lbs. – Tucker Batten (fr.) 0-4, 9th place
132 lbs. – Zach Knox (sr.) 3-2, 1 tech fall, 1 major, 5th place
132 lbs. – Dylan Meyer (so.) 1-3, 6th place (unattached)
138 lbs. – Ryan Adams (fr.) 4-1, 3 pins, 1 major, 3rd place
145 lbs. – Connor Green (so.) 2-2, 2 pins, 9th place
152 lbs. – Zach Jones (jr.) 1-4, 8th place
160 lbs. – Ben Hupp (so.) 2-2, 1 pin, 9th place
160 lbs. – Dillin Roberts (jr.) 2-3, 2 pins, 10th place (unattached)
170 lbs. – Jordan Crowder (jr.) 2-3, 1 pin, 6th place
182 lbs. – Jimmy Dolan (jr.) 3-2, 1 major, 4th place
195 lbs. – open
220 lbs. – Mason Koechner (so.) 4-1, 3 pins, 3rd place
285 lbs. – Bradley Trageser (jr.) 2-3, 1 pin, 6th place

Team Placing:
6th place out of 13 teams (128.5 points)

Next Competition: Topeka Invitational (January 17, 2015)

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