No one would complain if Wichita Northwest’s Saul Ortiz and Wichita West’s Kalin Collins had to wrestle every couple weeks. Both state runner-ups a season ago, Ortiz and Collins have now grappled twice this year.

Ortiz won round one in a dual at Wichita West, a controversial ending where Collins was disqualified for a late hip toss that sent Ortiz spiraling onto the gym floor.

“It kind of made me angry that I didn’t get to finish the match how it was. It’s been a rivalry between us,” said Collins. “It’s a loss, but in my book, it’s not really a loss.”

In only took nine days for the rematch. Ortiz and Collins met up in the 160-pound finals at the Bishop Carroll Invitational – and the ending still had its share of complaints.

A whirlwind of back-and-forth points gave Ortiz a 6-5 lead with less than 10 seconds to go in the third period.

“His defense was really good. He reversed me, and that had me scared,” Collins said. “I was nervous myself getting toward the end.”

That was still enough time for Collins to score two more. When he did, Ortiz was left looking quizzically at the referee, wondering how he had not scored some final points, too.

Northwest coach Eric Prichard said the ref was correct, but thought Ortiz could have been awarded an escape point, instead of taking a 7-6 loss.

“It was right,” Prichard said. “I thought we had one at the end. I didn’t think he had any control, so I was looking for one to tie it.”

Northwest still rolled to the team title with 142 points, followed by Mulvane and Newton. Jordan Bell was the lone individual champion for the Grizzlies, scoring a 3-2 win over Newton’s Noah Ornelas in the 220-pound match.

“There’s still a lot of room for improvement, all the way around. Even for me,” Bell said.

Collins had two teammates take titles. Freshman Idris Elias won at 106, and Marcus Phillips picked up a major decision at 132 over Winfield’s Trevor Smith.

Wichita Heights had two left standing unscathed. Forlanda Parker won a decision at 152. Sean Deshazer, the defending two-time state champion, continued his dominance with a tech fall at 126 pounds.

Deshazer said that at times, he can see he had a mental edge on his opponents. He is using each match to build his endurance.

“Right now, I haven’t been going full periods. I’m kind of tired. I try to stay calm and keep my breathing down and stay under control,” Deshazer said. “I do get tired, but I try not to show it.”

Perhaps Mulvane had the most impressive showing. The 4A school held its own against 5A and 6A squads. Title match pins from Logan Elliott (145) and Evan Elston (182) helped the Wildcats edge out Newton for second.

Newton still had plenty of hardware to take home. Jared Langley (182), Hayden Mock (195) and Ray Gallegos (285) all collected wins in the finals.

Andale’s Tyles Mies (138) and Zack Eck (113) ended the day as champions at the Bishop Carroll tourney. Pratt’s Cesar Regalado remained undefeated with a victory at 120 pounds.