HAYS — Bethany College’s wrestling team won the 5th annual Kansas Cup this weekend with a team score of 131.5.
The Swedes were followed Fort Hays State University (131), Neosho County Community College (105), Baker University (86.5), Labette Community College (49), Pratt Community College (43), Benedictine College (41), Newman University (36.5), Northwest Kansas Technical College (35) and Colby Community College (16.5).
"It is exciting to win the Kansas Cup and a lot of that is because we have had some rough times at this tournament the past two years," Bethany coach Jacob Marrs said. "The momentum is building for our program and we must continue to be brutally honest with ourselves so that we can identify and strengthen our weaknesses with the limited time that is left. It is exciting to see how high we can push the ceiling on our potential, and it is going to take a commitment to maximizing each day the rest of the way.”
All 10 Swedes wrestlers placed in the Top Five of their respective weight divisions.
Results are as follows:
125: Quinton Harrison, 2-2, 4th place – won by fall at 4:46 and 1:14
133: Ty Kolterman, 2-2, 4th place – won by forfeit and won by injury default
141: Dane Edwards, 4-0, 1st place – won by fall at 2:39 and 2:53 and won by decisions of 7-4 and 5-3
149: Colby Crank, 3-0, 1st place – won by technical fall, won by fall at 1:55, and won by 10-3 decision
157: Jonathan Blackwell, 3-1, 3rd place – won by major decisions 10-2 and 11-2 and won by 8-4 decision
165: Junior Jordon Ward, 2-2, 4th place – won by major decisions of 12-4 and 11-2
174: Matt Atwood, 3-2, 4th place – won by 12-9 decision and won by fall at 2:30 and 4:56
184: Spencer Wilson, 2-2, 5th place – won by decision of 6-5 and won by injury default
197: Taylor Baird, 2-1, 2nd place – won by decisions of 6-1 and 3-0
285: Zach Anderson, 3-1, 3rd place – won by fall at 2:22 and won by decisions of 2-0 and 6-4
The Swedes return home to host a dual against York College on Tuesday. It will be Swedes and Parents Night. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m.