SALINA — McPherson High senior Kaleb Jost came away with a fifth-place finish in the Kansas State Wrestling Championships on Saturday at the Bicentennial Center.
Jost had gone 2-1 on Friday, losing in the semifinals to eventual champion Curtis Rylant of Clearwater.
He lost a 9-2 decision to Blaine Ray of Ottawa in the consolation round, but came back for a fall over Grant Schoonover of Andover Central. Jost finished the year 35-13.
Senior Ty Goss, at 285, had gone 1-1 on Friday. Saturday, he started with a 2-0 verdict over Anders Vance of Louisburg, then lost a 4-3 decision to Santa Fe Trail’s Jake Hastings. Both of Goss’ losses were by a single point. Going 2-2, he finished 40-9.
Austin Eldredge, at 132, also had gone 1-1 on Friday. Saturday, he was defeated 4-1 by Buhler’s Justin Hershberger. Eldredge finished the year 27-8 and has one more year to go.
Sophomore Brynton Crews, at 126, followed up his 1-1 performance of Friday by losing by a fall to Jared Parenti of Ottawa. Crews’ final record was 15-14.
MHS senior Cole Kretzer had lost both of his matches on Friday and was 24-17 on the season at 120.
• VIKES’ LUSTFIELD TAKES 3RD — Smoky Valley’s 126-pounder Austin Lustfield battled his way to third place.
Lustfield, a junior who lost 3-2 in the semifinals on Friday to eventual champion Emmanuel Browne of Sumner, won both his matches on Saturday — 7-1 over Gad Huseman of Tonganoxie and 4-1 over Bryant Page of Andover Central. Lustfield finished the year 35-4.
Lustfield’s teammate Beck Elliott wound up taking sixth place at 170, losing to El Dorado’s Matt Triboletti after winning three matches in a row in the consolation round, two by falls and another by a 5-0 decision. The junior completed his season with a 35-15 record.
Allan Wampler, at 182, finished 1-2. He lost to Joel Katzer of Baldwin in his final match and finished the year 30-16 with one more chance next year.
The Vikes’ Austin Golden had gone 0-2 on Friday and like his teammates, he’s a junior. He was 22-11 on the year.