Jay grapplers crown two league champions

The Big Seven League Wrestling Tournament was held on Friday, Feb. 9, in Holton. Seven league members participated in this year’s tournament.

The Jays placed eight wrestlers in the tournament and finished in fourth place with 107 points. Holton captured the team title with 194 points followed by Riverside with 172, Perry Lecompton with 112 and then Sabetha.

The Jays crowned two champions in the tournament — freshman 113-pound Kaden Dillon and junior 152-pound Kamden Brownlee.

“I was really happy with today’s results,” Dillon said. “This was my first league title, and this will help me in my seeding for next week’s regional tournament. It also gives me some momentum heading into next week.”

“This was my second league title,” Brownlee said. “The championship match was a great match. [Kinstin] Juhl is a great wrestler and this will help me improve and give me a better seeding in next week’s tournament.”

Senior 145-pound Brandon Brownlee, sophomore 160-pound Walker Lowdermilk, sophomore 195-pound Carson Ukele, and junior 285-pound Elliot Strahm all placed second in the tournament. Sophomore 132-pound Braden Mitchell placed third, and senior 182-pound Tanner Ukele placed fourth in the tournament.

“We just kept finding ways to win today,” said Head Coach Ricky Creek. “We are heading into next week with no injuries and no sickness. This was a good tune-up for us today.”

The Jays head to Silver Lake on Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17, to compete in this year’s regional tournament. The top four placers in each weight bracket will earn a state berth.

2.9.2018 Big 7 League @ Holton

TEAM 1

Weight Class

Name

Opponent

Team

Win/Lose

Score

113

Dillon

Mathis

RV

W

Fall

Woodson

PL

W

5-2

126

Gugleman

Kelly

JW

L

Fall

Metcalf

PL

L

Fall

132

Mitchell

Gilliland

HOL

L

10-0

Karn

RIV

L

Fall

Root

PL

W

3-2

138

Grimm

Gibson

JW

L

Fall

Roush

PL

L

Fall

145

B Brownlee

Scott

JW

W

6-0

Resler

RIV

L

2-0

152

K Brownlee

Smith

RV

W

9-4

Juhl

RIV

W

5-1

160

Lowdermilk

Eisenbarth

HOL

W

Fall

Seimears

RIV

L

3-2

182

T Ukele

Robb

PL

L

Fall

Howerton

RV

W

9-6

Juhl

RIV

L

Fall

195

C Ukele

Buchtel

RV

W

Fall

O Connor

HOL

W

2-1

MacKnight

RIV

L

19-6

220

Hill

Shane

RV

L

Fall

Dick

RIV

L

Fall

285

Strahm

Bonham

PL

W

Fall

Smith

RIV

W

Fall

Tannahill

HOL

L

Fall

Tim Kellenberger127 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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