Regional Wrestling: 5 Things to Watch

during the Final Day of the 2016 KSHSAA Class 4A State Wrestling Championships at Bicentenial Center in Salina, Kansas on February 27, 2016. (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.com)

1) How each regional breaks down with ranked teams

6A:

Hutchinson Regional - #1 Garden City, #2 Manhattan, #4 Derby, #5 Campus, #6 Dodge City, #7 Wichita South, #9 Washburn Rural, #10 Wichita Northwest

Blue Valley Regional - #3 Olathe North, #8 Free State

5A:

Goddard Regional - #1 Goddard, #2 Ark City, #4 Valley Center, #7 Newton, #8 Andover, #10 Kapaun Mt. Carmel

Leavenworth Regional - #3 Mill Valley, #5 Pittsburg, #6 Blue Valley Southwest, #9 Shawnee Heights

4A:

Buhler Regional - #1 Abilene, #6 Clay Center, #10 Buhler

El Dorado Regional - #2 Andover Central, #3 Andale, #5 Pratt, #8 El Dorado

Santa Fe Trail - #4 Bonner Springs, #7 Basehor-Linwood, #9 Santa Fe Trail

Frontenac - *No Ranked Teams*

321A Regional:

Trego Regional - #1 Norton, #4 Smith Center, #5 Hoxie, #9 Oakley

Wabaunsee Regional - #3 Marysville, #7 Riley County, #8 Silver Lake, #10 Rossville

SE of Saline Regional - #2 Hoisington

Jayhawk Linn Regional - *No Ranked Teams*

2)Will the State Title runs continue in 6A, 5A, and 321A?

It's no secret that Garden City, Goddard, and Norton have been major wrestling powers in Kansas.

The four-straight state championships run by the Buffaloes and Lions started when state wrestling in 5A and 6A moved to Hartman Arena in 2013.

Norton's attachment to success Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays dates back to 2004. The Bluejays have won eight state championships in the facility since it began hosting the event in 1989.

3) No one going for fourth individual title this year

There are several going for their third-straight individual state championship this month.

In 5A, Goddard's Kameron and Kendall Frame both won titles in 2015 and 2016 within their respective weight classes. Between the two Tar Heel commits, they won state medals at 138 lbs and 145 lbs in 2015 and 145 lbs 152 lbs weight classes in 2016.

On track to be a 4-time state champion is Ark City junior Marcus Robinson. Robinson won state as a freshman at 106 lbs and again as a sophomore at 113 lbs.

Back for his final year is Andover senior Paul Stuart. Stuart won state at 120 lbs in 2015 and again at 132 lbs in 2016.

Heading to out to Pratt, Dylan Pelland is out for more 4A gold after winning state at 106 lbs in 2015 and again at 113 lbs in 2016. This season Pelland has been wrestling at 120 lbs.

Staying in 4A, Mulvane senior Anthony Scantlin will attempt to end his high school career with another state gold. Scantlin won the 132 lbs weight class in 2015 before moving up to 145 lbs to win state in 2016.

4) Wrestlers headed to wrestle D-I next year

Andale's Anthony Capul signed his national letter of intent to wrestle at Boise State in November. Capul battled two injuries that forced him to miss multiple wrestling seasons in high school, but he's one step closer to living his dream of wrestling at the next level. Capul senior had two other D-I offers from Michigan State and Minnesota.

Goddard's Kendall and Kameron Frame both committed to North Carolina on February 4. Goddard teammate Cale Davidson committed to wrestle at Wyoming last September.

Newton's Logan Treaster signed his national letter intent on February 1 to wrestle at the U.S. Naval Academy.

5) CatchitKansas.com

Be sure to come back to catchitkansas.com where we will have the latest list of State Qualifiers for each classification on Saturday.