MAIZE — It was quite a week for McPherson High heavyweight Ty Goss.
On Thursday, Goss’ pin in the final match of the night gave the Bullpups a 39-36 victory over arch-rival Buhler.
Saturday, Goss went through his class undefeated with a 5-0 record for the Bullpups’ best finish in the high-powered Maize Invitational.
“Ty had an outstanding tournament with all wins coming by fall,” MHS coach Doug Kretzer said. “He's run his record to 18-3 with 15 falls. Going into the Newton Tournament of Champions (next weekend), he's got the opportunity to really make a statement.”
The other Bullpups saw some top-flight talent and high finishes were hard to come by. MHS finished 10th in a field that included several bigger-class schools.
“Maize is a very tough single-day tournament,” Kretzer said. “Most our kids got five matches. Competition at this tournament is tremendous. With the exception of Ty, a lot of our kids had some ups and downs throughout the day, but getting that number of matches I felt good by the end of the tournament that we were wrestling tough and improving.”
MHS’ Austin Eldredge was 3-2 for third place at 132, while Kaleb Jost was another Top 4 finisher by taking fourth at 182 by going 2-3.
MHS is back home on Thursday to take on Winfield, then competes Friday and Saturday at Newton as it’s another busy week.
“We're already thinking about the dual Thursday with Winfield,” said Kretzer, whose team is 8-3 in head-to-heads. “Should be a great matchup with league title implications on the line.”
106 — EJ Kretzer, 3-2, 7th place
113 — Seth Morgan, 1-4, 9th place
120 — Cole Kretzer, 3-2, 5th place
126 — Brynton Crews, 1-4, 8th place
132 — Austin Eldredge, 3-2, 3rd place
138 — Scott Radke, 2-3, 6th place
160 — Luke Thompson, 1-4, 9th place
170 — Caleb Giddings, 1-4, 11th place
182 — Kaleb Jost, 2-3, 4th place
195 — Dylan Baldwin, 1-4, 8th place
220 — Alex Grennan, 3-2, 5th place
285 — Ty Goss, 5-0, 1st place