Chanute dominates way to 4A Wrestling Title
Chanute dominated the Class 4A field at the State Wrestling Championships held at Salina's Tony's Pizza Events Center to win their first ever state title.
The Comets had 100 points and 10 wrestlers still alive going into the second day. They would add 51 more points and two state champions on the way to their team title.
In weight class 106 pounds, Chanute's Trent Clements won over Rhett Koppes of Clay Center Community by an 8-5 decision. Quentin Pauda of Ulysses took third after defeating Ryan Pankov of Paola by pin fall. Mulvane's Hunter Dietrich claimed fifteen after a 5-4 decision over Andy Lin of Augusta.
Pratt's Devon Weber took the 113 pound weight class crown by defeating Kolton Misener of Chanute in a 2-0 decision. This was the Pratt junior's second state title after winning 106 pounds last year. In the third place match, Grady Fox of Augusta defeated Andale's Caleb Pavlacka in a 3-2 decision. Jake Barnes of Holton won fifth against Jake Stanton of Caney Valley with a 3-0 decision.
The state title for weight class 120 pounds went to Grayson Sonntag from Tonganoxie. He won a 10-6 decision over Chadwick Stahl of Mulvane. Osawatomie freshman Chance Mitzner won third place after pinning Ryan Owens of Louisburg. In the fifth place match, Colby's Tyler Voss won a 2-1 decision over Chanute's Trey Dillow.
In a matchup of returning state champs, Hector Serratos of Andale defeated Braden Ledford of Winfield in a 5-2 decision. Serratos won weight class 120 pounds last year. Ledford took the 113 pound title in 2019. William Stroda of Abilene pinned Isaac Novotny from Marysville for third place. Louisburg's Cade Holtzen took fifth place by pinning Colton Seely of Chanute.
Preston Martin of Paola won his fourth state championship with a 5-0 decision over Collin Creach of Ottawa. Santa Fe Trail's Christian Rowe claimed third with a 8-4 decision over Keegan Beavers of Rose Hill. Ty Leedy of Chanute took fifth after pinning Pratt's Koda Dipman.
Kaden Wren from Scott Community won a 11-0 major decision over Kolby Roush of Holton to win the 138 pound state championship. Fort Scott's Jacob Stinnett took third after a 4-3 decision over Wamego's Adler Pierson. In the fifth place match, Holden Andrews from Eudora pinned Dawson Lapping of Frontenac.
In weight class 145 pounds, Jonny Crome of Marysville pinned Augusta's Garrett Davis to take the state championship. Tonganoxie's Gabriel Bailey won a 1-0 over Trent Jones of Iola to take third place. Logan McDonald of Chanute won fifth place over Justus McDaniel of Scott Community by injury default.
Sam Elliott of Buhler pinned Frontenac's Wil Jameson with two seconds left in the first period to take the 152 pound state title. Andale's Dawson Chavez took third with a 9-4 decision over Jake Knowles of El Dorado Winfield's Chance Price used a 4-2 decision over Brady McDonald from Chanute to take the fifth place match.
In the longest match on the state championship mat, Piper's Anthony Ferguson won a 4-3 decision in the ultimate tie-breaker over Parker Winder of Chanute. Third place went to Burlington's Cael Johnson after his pin fall of Wamego's Hayden Oviatt. Eli Aouad of Andale claimed fifth place after a 7-0 decision over Rock Creek's Drew Burenheide.
In weight class 170 pounds, David Leck of Rose Hill won a 3-1 decision over Winfield's Steele Morin to take the state title. Kai Wernli from El Dorado took third place with a pin of Marysville's Noah Ackerman. Piper's LaJames White used a 8-4 decision over Jarin Gomez of Nickerson to win fifth place.
Chanute's Brayden Dillow took the 182 pound weight class state championship over Hunter Schroeder of Concordia with a 7-3 decision. In the third place match, Branden Martin of Piper won a 4-2 decision over Durbie McReynolds from Girard. Daidrien Aho of Ottawa took fifth place with a 1-0 decision over Marysville's Storm Slupianek.
Konnor Tannahill of Holton pinned Prairie View's Chanz Gerleman to win the 195 pound weight class state championship. Kanden Young of Wellington won third place with a 4-2 decision over Marysville's Garron Champoux. In the fifth place match, Hagan Booi of Colby defeated Smoky Valley's Tanner Luttig in a 9-2 decision.
In weight class 220 pounds, Connor Searcy of Tonganoxie pinned Andale's Cayden Winter to win the state title. Wellington's Kenny Fehrman won third place with a 8-4 decision over Zachery Ferris of Chapman. Zach Phillips of Winfield took the match with a 1-0 decision to claim fifth place over Anderson County's Dallas Higginbotham.
Logan Brown of Iola pinned Ayston Perez of Ulysses in the 285 pound weight class final to win his school's first ever state championship. In the third place match, Evan Dean of Santa Fe Trail won a 4-1 decision over Atchison's Nick Funk. Scott Community's Gabriel Bowers used a 3-0 decision over Hunter Scott of Mulvane to take fifth place.
In the team score category of the meet, Chanute won the state title with 151 total points. Last year's champions, Marysville, took second with 94 points. Andale came in third with 88.5 points. Tonganoxie claimed fourth place with 73 points. Holton placed fifth after scoring 65 points. Piper took sixth with 61 points. Winfield followed in seventh scoring 59.5 points. Scott Community amassed 57 points for an eighth place finish. Ulysses scored 56.5 points to take ninth. Iola rounded out the top ten with 51 total points.