Top ranked Andale takes home 4A Sub-State Wrestling Title
McPHERSON, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - The Andale Indians qualified eight wrestlers for State to capture the team title of the first-ever Class 4A Sub-State 1 tournament.
McPherson hosted the sub-state tournament that served as the equivalent of the first day of the State Tournament. Eight wrestlers competed in each weight class. Four wrestlers advanced to the official state tournament next Saturday in Salina.
In weight class 106 pounds,
Marcus Terry of Augusta pinned Rose Hill’s Braden Tatum to take first place. Third place went to Colton Miller after a two to zero decision over Colby’s Kaeden McCarty.
Tucker Cell of Abilene pinned Cannon Carey from Augusta to win weight class 113 pounds. Pratt’s Dalton Weber captured third place with a five to four decision over Colby’s Aiden Cook.
Andale’s Owen Eck used a ten to two major decision over Quentin Pauda of Ulysses to take first place in weight class 120 pounds. Grady Fox of Augusta won third place over Collin McDaniel of Scott Community with a six to four decision.
The 126-pound weight class drew a loaded field with four of the eight wrestlers placing at the 2020 state tournament. Returning champion Hector Serratos of Andale won the Sub-State title with a five to two decision over 113-pound champion Devon Weber of Pratt. Winfield’s Braden Ledford came in second at State in 2020. He took third at Sub-State with a five to zero decision over Colby’s Tucker Wark.
In weight class 132 pounds, AJ Furnish of Andale took first place with a ten to seven decision over Mulvane’s Chadwick Stahl. In the third-place match, Scott Community’s Zach Rohrbough won a four to three decision over Kaiser Pelland of Pratt.
Tyler Voss of Colby won the 138-pound weight class with a seven-to-two decision over Keishaune Thompson from Pratt.
Third place went to Mulvane’s Trent Moses after he pinned Braden Wilson of Abilene.
Keegan Beavers of Rose Hill used a ten to one major decision over Clay Center Community’s Talyn Pfizenmaier to claim first place in weight class 145 pounds. Third place went to Andale’s Jonah Meyer after a six to three decision over Wamego’s Drew Brown.
In weight class 152 pounds, Ian Aouad of Andale won a seven to five decision over Tucker Jackson of Clay Center Community for first place. The third-place match went to Rose Hill’s Peyton Besco after an eight to zero major decision over Gabe Krug from El Dorado.
Sam Elliott of Buhler improved his record to 39-0 to take first in the 160-pound weight class after a fall decision over 2020 Class 3-2-1A 145-pound Champion Samajay Alboyd of Larned. Chris Dietrich from Mulvane took third place with a four to two decision over Wyatt Tubbs of Colby.
Augusta’s Garrett Davis used a ten to two major decision over Drew Burenheide of St. George-Rock Creek to claim first place in weight class 170 pounds. Keyan Miller of Concordia won third place with a five to four decision over Pratt’s Bryce Winsor.
Concordia senior and 2020 182 pound State second-place finisher Hunter Schroeder won first place with a six to four decision over Hayden Oviatt of Wamego. Justin Degollado of Ulysses took third place with a five to three decision over Iziah Cook of Pratt.
In the 195-pound weight class, Tommy Rogers of Rose Hill pinned Colby’s Nick Rehmer to take first place. Third place went to Augusta’s Jacob Money with a four to one decision over Riley Marx of Andale.
Andale’s Cayden Winter kept his record a perfect 19-0 by pinning Keegan McDonald of Clay Center Community to win the 220-pound weight class. Collin Scott of El Dorado won third over Goodland’s Dexter Dautel due to injury.
Dautel was the second Goodland wrestler that could not finish a match due to injury. Kyan Ensing won fifth place by injury default over Hogan Thompson of Pratt. Trainers and EMS personnel removed Ensing from the mat on a stretcher as a precaution after being knocked unconscious after a toss.
Gabriel Bowers of Scott Community pinned Colby’s Declan Ryan to win the 285-pound weight class. Bowers finished fifth at the 2020 State tournament. Fellow 2020 State finisher Mulvane’s Hunter Scott took third place with a six to one decision over Brandon Parker from Abilene.
Andale finished first comfortably with 158 team points. Colby came in second with 105 points. Augusta scored 91.5 points for third. Rose Hill finished fourth closely behind with 90 points. Pratt took fifth place with 89 team points.
“I think we wrestled pretty well today,” said Andale Head Coach Doug Eck. “The last three weeks we’ve gotten better each week. We gotta do it again this week if we want to reach our goal.”
Andale finished third in the team competition at the 2020 4A State tournament.
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