El Dorado, Kan.—Despite forfeiting two weight classes El Dorado defeats an intense Mulvane squad 48-18. Mulvane won only two other matches, but it wasn’t all dominance for El Dorado a majority of their victories came from decisions in matches that had an incredible amount of pace and activity.
In the 106 pound class El Dorado’s Jake Leckliter won by pin in just the first nine seconds over Amanda Duncan.
113 pounds served up more of the same a quick pin by El Dorado’s Reno Hughey within the first two minutes had the first two matches over and done with in a flurry.
The pace drastically changes after that, where ever match, other than the forfeits, goes to a decision. The first of which was a close 11-9 decision where Mulvane’s Blake Cusick defeated Daniel Thomas.
At 126 pounds it was a clear victory by El Dorado’s Bryce Morgan over Elijah White in a nine-to-one decision.
In the 132 pound class Kyle Macy doubled up on Mulvane’s Connor Penka in an eight-to-four victory.
El Dorado dominated the 145 and 152 pound weight classes. Austin Hughey and Gage Armstrong won by 15 point technical falls in both contests respectively, over Josh Rodriguez and Joe Targos.
At 160, El Dorado continued their dominance as Caleb Wallsmith out maneuvered Chase Miller in a major decision over Chase Miller, 13-4.
Mulvane’s Tanner Cusick won a tight eight-to-five decision over Marcus Walker in the 195 pound weight-class.
El Dorado finished out the night strong by winning the two heaviest weight classes. Manny Martinez and Jacobb Burnett won their matches by pin-fall putting a period on their victory over Mulvane.
Head Coach of El Dorado, Wes Reynolds, talked about how there was a bad taste left in his mouth after last year’s loss to Mulvane. Reynolds was upset about his team not making weight last year, “We lost by three points and that was kind of the determining factor of why we lost that [match]”.
Inspired by their short-comings from yesteryear Reynolds went on to say “We’re all working towards the same goal”. It’s a goal that every team is chasing, that ever elusive State Championship.