Bullpup Wrestlers Win Abilene Invitational

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Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr.

ABILENE— It was a busy weekend for the McPherson High School wrestling as they competed in the Abilene Invitational this past weekend.  The varsity boys, girls and the junior varsity team all won their tournament and left with Abilene with a bunch of first-place finishers.

On Saturday, the boys were the top performers with a total of 252 points, beating out Scott City High School (199.5).  A total of nine players finished in the top three. Leading the Bullpups were Jonah Clarke (170), Mason Thrash (220) and Landon Frantz (195) as the trio were undefeated throughout the tournament and took home gold individually. Rhett Edmonson and Kourtney Craig only had one loss, making it to at least fifth round in their weight class. Craig had a rematch with Dax Hopp of Smoky Valley High School in the championship round, but Hopp was the winner once again and remains undefeated in his season.

 

 

 

The girls and junior varsity team concluded their tournaments on Friday. Natalie Hedlund, Amethyst Hale, Haley Schafer and Holli Giddings each won gold in their weight class. While Gavin Richardson, Javon Clemmons, Tristan Castillo, Curtis Landrum, Lane Thompson and Ryder Peterson were also victorious in their matches on the JV side.

Now on winter break, the Bullpups’ next matches won’t be until the second week of January. As the JV team will be in Concordia on Friday, Jan. 1o, the varsity teams will compete in the Burlington Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m.

Final Results of the Abilene Invitational

Varsity (Boys) 

106 

Treyton Pelnar, 4-1, 3rd

113

Brock Burgess, 3-2, 3rd

120

Lorenzo Cruzen, 3-2, 5th

126

Jace Anderson, 0-5, 10th

132 

Collin Pearson, 3-2, 5th

138

Landon Crews, 3-1, 2nd

145

Rhett Edmonson, 4-1, 2nd

152

Nate Rogers, 0-4, 7th

160 

Devin Frantz, 4-1, 3rd

170

Jonah Clarke, 5-0, 1st

182 

Kourtney Craig, 3-1, 2nd

195 

Landon Frantz, 4-0, 1st

220 

Mason Thrash, 5-0, 1st

 

Varsity (Girls)

101 G 

Natalie Hedlund, 3-0, 1st

101 G

Riley Baker 1-2, 3rd

109 GB

Aubree Martens, 1-1, 2nd

116 G

Amethyst Hale, 2-0, 1st

123 G

Braelynn Patterson, 0-3, 4th

123 G

Kaleigh Marbut, 2-1, 2nd

130 GA

Catalina Palacios, 1-1, 3rd

130 GB

MaKenzie Fors, 2-1, 2nd

136 G

Cara Hubenett, 1-2, 2nd

136 G

Jessica Kelling, 1-2, 4th

143 G 

Haley Schafer, 3-0, 1st

155 G

Holli Giddings, 3-0, 1st

170 G 

Brittani Burgess, 1-2, 3rd

191 G

Madison Skytte, 2-2, 3rd

Junior Varsity Boys

126

Skylar Lockard, 1-1, 2nd

138C

Gavin Richardson, 2-0, 1st

152A 

Javon Clemmons, 3-0, 1st

160 B 

Caden Burris, 1-1, 2nd

160 B 

Jaytin Gumm, 1-1, 2nd

170B

Gavin Jones, 1-1, 2nd

182 

Curtis Landrum, 2-0, 1st

195 

Ryder Peterson, 3-0, 1st

220B 

Lane Thompson, 3-0, 1st

285A

Conner McVicker, 1-1, 2nd

285 B

Tristan Castillo, 2-0, 1st

285 C

Mason Clark, 1-1, 2nd

285 C 

Bo Bacon, 0-2, 3rd

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