Bullpup wrestlers face tough competition

By Steve Sell
January 12, 2015

MAIZE — McPherson High’s wrestling team, for the most part, went up against bigger schools on Saturday in the Maize Invitational.

The Bullpups were 12th in the team standings with 82 points, one reason being they didn’t take a full squad as they were open at five weights.

As far as points per wrestler, the Bullpups ranked much higher.

“This tournament was some very tough competition,” MHS coach Doug Kretzer said. “Our bigger guys really wrestled pretty well — (Kaleb) Jost, (Ross) Regier, (Michael) McKinney and (Ty) Goss. Luke Thompson had a couple big wins for a freshman at this tournament, too. We got a lot of matches. We really wrestled in some wars, I think we will grow from this tournament and we’ll see the results in the coming weeks.”

Undefeated 106-pounder Austin Eldredge missed the entire week with the flu and 113-pounder Andrew Trowbridge won his first two matches before becoming ill. Jost and Goss had the top Bullpup finishes as they were fourth at 182 and 285, respectively.

MHS has a tough dual on Thursday at Winfield, then competes Friday and Saturday in the prestigious Newton Tournament of Champions.

106 — Open

113 — Andrew Trowbridge, 2-0, 6th; Brynton Crews, 0-5

120 — Cole Kretzer, 2-3, 7th

126 — Open

132 — Shaden Swaim, 1-4, 8th

138 — Brice Kasting, 1-4, 8th

145 — Luke Thompson, 2-3, 5th

152 — Open

160 — Open

170 — Open

182— Kaleb Jost, 2-3, 4th

195 — Ross Regier, 3-2, 5th

220 — Michael McKinney, 2-2, 5th

285 — Ty Goss, 2-3, 4th