MHS' Eldredge places 5th at Newton

By Steve Sell
January 20, 2014

NEWTON — If you can medal at the Newton Tournament of Champions, you can medal in any other high-caliber tournament.

McPherson High’s Austin Eldredge was the only Bullpup to come away with a placing Saturday at the Newton TOC, as he continues to stamp himself as one of the state’s top 106-pounders.

Eldredge finished the tournament going 4-2, which gave him a fifth-place standing.

MHS coach Doug Kretzer took only his experienced wrestlers to this prestigious event. Grand Island, Neb., was the team champion, handily outlasting Manhattan 183-138 for the title. Garden City (137 1/2), Arkansas City (127) and Mill Valley (126) completed the top five. The Bullpups scored 31 1/2 points.

Here are the MHS records:

106 — Austin Eldredge, 4-2, 5th

113 — Cole Kretzer, 0-2

120 — Ethan VanDorn, 1-2

138 — Jose Gloria, 2-2

145 — Todd Graber, 1-2

160 — Kobe Unruh, 1-2

170 — Kaleb Jost, 1-2

195 — Ross Regier, 0-2

285 — Ty Goss, 0-2.

• TROWBRIDGE SHINES AT ABILENE — McPherson High took the rest of its team to Abilene, with Andrew Trowbridge the Bullpups’ standout of the day.

Trowbridge won all three of his matches in the 106-pound class.

Here are the MHS results:

106 — Andrew Trowbridge, 3-0; SueAnn Buster, 0-3; Bailey Boyett, 0-3

113 — Shaden Swaim, 1-2

120 — Brice Kasting, 2-2

126 — Austin Gunter, 1-3

132 — TK Mukwindidza, 1-3; Jerome Dishman, 0-3

145 — Addie Lanning, 0-3

170 — Dylan Baldwin, 1-3

195 – Rene Banczyk, 0-3; Seth Spainhour, 0-4

220 — Alex Grennan, 0-4

285 — Jonathan McMurray, 0-2


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