Eldredge 3rd at Newton T o C

By Steve Sell
January 15, 2017
Kendall Shaw

NEWTON — If you place in the Newton Tournament of Champions, the future bodes well since it’s like a state tournament.

McPherson High had five wrestlers place on Saturday as it more than held its own against the best of the best.

The Bullpups scored 85 points to take 13th out of 24 schools, nearly all of them Class 6A and 5A. Longtime Class 5A power Arkansas City emerged as the champion, with 6A powers Manhattan and Dodge City right behind.

Leading the way was Austin Eldredge, who came back through on the back side to take third place, going 5-1 on the weekend at 138.

MHS 106-pounder Rhett Edmonson advanced to the semifinals before taking fourth place, going 3-2.

Other Bullpups earning Top 8 finishes were Luke Thompson (7th, 3-2) at 170, EJ Kretzer (8th, 2-3) at 120 and Bailey Yarborough (8th, 2-1) at 182. Here are the MHS results:

106 — Rhett Edmonson, 3-2, 4th

113 — Landon Crews, 1-2

120 — EJ Kretzer, 2-3, 8th

126 — Seth Morgan, 0-2

132 — Open

138 — Austin Eldredge, 5-1, 3rd

145 — Scott Radke, 2-2

152 — Ben Hopkins, 0-2

160 — Mason Thrash, 0-2

170 — Luke Thompson, 3-2, 7th

182 — Bailey Yarborough, 2-1, 8th

195 — Alex Perkins, 1-2

220 — Alex Grennan, 2-2

HWT — Open


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