Wichita West’s Quentin Saunders sets sights on 3rd straight state wrestling title

Published: Feb. 10, 2021 at 10:25 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The high school wrestling postseason is just two days away, and Wichita West junior Quentin Saunders has his sights set on bringing home his third consecutive state title.

He’s a two-time 6A state champion and has just one loss on his record in his entire high school career.

“There’s always more to gain, more to get and more to achieve,” Saunders said. “So why be satisfied?”

After winning the 170 title as a freshman, Saunders moved up to win the 182-title last season and will look to defend that title this season.

“Some successful wrestlers make it look easy and he is one of those guys,” West High School Wrestling Coach Kenny Taylor said. “That’s not to disrespect any opponents he has ever wrestled before, but he makes it look easy and is very confident in his ability to go out and perform.”

The University of Northern Colorado commit is the top wrestler in the state in his weight class. Few have even managed to score on him in his high school career. He’s also won multiple national and global tournaments, including four Triple Crowns.

“He’s definitely one of the best wrestlers Kansas has ever produced,” Taylor said.

Saunders said he’s chasing history, with the goal of joining elite company as a four-time state champion. Even then though, he said he won’t be satisfied.

“I’m just going to keep working hard and staying focused, that’s all I’m here to do.”

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