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