Jay grapplers dual Burlington, Pleasant Ridge

Junior 195-pound Cauy Rokey pins his Burlington opponent during their bout Thursday, January 18.
Freshman 126-pound Michael Gugelman attempts to gain hand control against this Burlington opponent during their bout Thursday, January 18.

The Sabetha Bluejay wrestling squad traveled to Burlington, on Thursday, Jan. 18, to wrestle the Burlington Wildcats and the Pleasant Ridge Rams. The Jays fell to the Wildcats 57-21 and defeated Pleasant Ridge 57-12.

Junior 285-pound Elliot Strahm uses a single-leg takedown in the final 15 seconds of this bout to secure his victory over this Burlington wrestler on Thursday, January 18.

The Jays got victories from freshman 113-pound Kaden Dillon, and juniors 195-pound Cauy Rokey and 285-pound Elliot Strahm in the opening dual against Burlington.

Freshman 138-pound Zach Grimm moves in for a takedown against this Burlington opponent during their bout Thursday, January 18.

Dillon continued his successful freshman campaign with a third period pin of Johnathan Williams. Rokey continued his dominance of opponents with a quick first period pin of Preston Langely.

In one of the most exciting matches of the evening, Strahm took T.J. Lang to his back with 15 seconds remaining in a 1-1 match. Strahm shot in with a single leg takedown and put Lang on his back for a 2-point takedown and a 3-point near fall to come away with the 6-1 decision.

“I am feeling really good right now,” Rokey said. “I have been putting in the work in the practice room and it is paying off. I am looking forward to the Holton Tournament on Saturday. There will be some tough competition there and if I wrestle like I am capable of wrestling, I am confident I have a chance of winning it.”

In the second dual, Dillon picked up his second win of the evening with an 8-3 decision over Trevor Ragland. At 182 pounds, senior Tanner Ukele picked up a first period pin of Seth Being.

“We had some really tough match-ups tonight against Burlington in the lower weights,” said Head Coach Ricky Creek. “I was counting on our upper weight wrestlers to come through for us and they did.”

Freshman 113-pound Kaden Dillon uses this cradle to score back points against this Burlington wrestler during their bout Thursday, January 18.

1.18.2018 @ Burlington

Pleasant Ridge

Burlington

Weight Class

Name

Opponent

Win/Lose

Score

Weight Class

Name

Opponent

Win/Lose

Score

106

Open

Open

106

Open

Cook

W

113

Dillon

Ragland

W

8-3

113

Dillon

Williams

W

Fall

120

Open

Open

120

Open

Totty

L

Forfeit

126

Gugleman

Open

W

Forfeit

126

Gugleman

Berkenmeier

L

Fall

132

Mitchell

Open

W

Forfeit

132

Mitchell

Totty

L

Fall

138

Grimm

Oatney

L

Fall

138

Grimm

Birk

L

Fall

145

B Brownlee

Open

W

Forfeit

145

B Brownlee

Johnson

L

6-0

152

K Brownlee

Open

W

Forfeit

152

K Brownlee

Open

W

Forfeit

160

Lowdermilk

Open

W

Forfeit

160

Lowdermilk

Bober

L

Fall

170

Tinklin

Gwartney

L

Fall

170

Tinklin

Mast

L

Fall

182

T Ukele

Beying

W

Fall

182

T Ukele

Bresheers

L

Fall

195

Rokey

Open

W

Forfeit

195

Rokey

Langley

W

Fall

220

Hill

Open

W

Forfeit

220

Hill

Kuhlman

L

Fall

285

Strahm

Open

W

Forfeit

285

Strahm

Langley

W

6-1

 

Tim Kellenberger123 Posts

Tim Kellenberger serves as Owner, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief for The Sabetha Herald since 2004. He specializes in sports reporting and column writing, as well as sports photography. Tim is a Grace University graduate with a dual degree in agricultural economics and human resource management. He lives in rural Sabetha with his wife and has four grown children and two grandchildren.

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