For once, McPherson High’s wrestling team took it easy on their fans’ hearts.
Instead of Thursday’s dual with Augusta coming down to the final match to decide the outcome and keep the fans on the edge of their seats, the Bullpups assumed command early and went on for a 51-30 victory.
MHS remains unbeaten at home at 4-0. It is now 10-3 in duals and 3-0 in AVCTL Division III as it continues on its quest to win the league title.
“Tremendous team effort from the top to the bottom of the varsity lineup,” MHS coach Doug Kretzer said. “The team was hungry and really wanted this dual. They've got aspirations to be league champs and they gave themselves a chance to do that by earning this win.”
The Bullpups were uber-aggressive, winning eight matches by falls. Kaleb Jost, at 182, won his match in a stunning 17 seconds. Ty Goss, at 285, also made quick work as he recorded a fall just 49 seconds in.
Also scoring falls were EJ Kretzer at 106, Cole Kretzer at 120, Scott Radke at 138, Brice Kasting at 145, Luke Thompson at 160 and Dylan Baldwin at 195. Ben Hopkins won by decision at 126.
The Bullpups have no time to rest as they compete today and Saturday in the Prairie Classic in Hays.
• VARSITY •
106 — EJ Kretzer (M) defeated Briggs Erwin (A) by fall
113 — John George (A) defeated Seth Morgan (M) by fall
120 — Cole Kretzer (M) defeated Gage Mason (A) by fall
126 — Ben Hopkins (M) defeated Alvin George (A) 13-8
132 — Josh Moore (A) defeated Brynton Crews (M) by fall
138 — Scott Radke (M) defeated Josh Moore (A) by fall
145 — Brice Kasting (M) defeated Sam Rinkenbaugh (A) by fall
152 — Rob Winzer (A) defeated Noah Bratcher (M) by fall
160 — Luke Thompson (M) defeated Andrew Duncan (A) by fall
170 — Scott Hooglugt (A) defeated Caleb Giddings (M) by fall
182 — Kaleb Jost (M) defeated Wade Hall (A) by fall
195 — Dylan Baldwin (M) defeated Jesse Clark (A) by fall
220 — Cole Edwards (A) defeated Alex Grennan (M) by fall
285 — Ty Goss (M) defeated Ben Volkman (A) by fall
• JUNIOR VARSITY •
113 — Mya Kretzer lost by fall
113 — Hannah Moore lost by fall
138 — Tyler Scott won by fall
145 — Noah Scott won by a fall
152 — Garrett Rausch won by fall; lost by fall
152 — Cade Harris lost by fall; won by fall
160 — Jerome Dishmon lost by fall; lost by fall
195 — Seth Spainhour lost by fall
220 — Donovon Bailey lost by fall; won by fall
285 — Jared Ruth won by fall
285 — Karsten Hardeman lost 7-6 dec.