Lansing wrestling gets two third-place finishers at state
The high school wrestling season came to a close over the weekend with the 5A tournament being held Friday at Hartman Arena in Park City. Seven local wrestlers from Leavenworth, Lansing and Basehor-Linwood qualified for the top competition by placing in the top four wrestlers of their respective weight class at the sub-state tournament. Here are the state tournament results by weight class:
Leavenworth’s Julian Long was downed in the quarterfinals by top-seeded Nick Treaster of Newton by fall in 1:35. His day ended in the first consolation round against Goddard’s Levi Glover in 22 seconds.
Lansing’s Camden Maestas had a promising start to his day with a quarterfinal win against Maize’s Camden Padgett by a 3-0 decision.
Goddard’s Zachary Wessley sent Maestas to the consolation side with a 10-8 decision win in the semifinals. He failed to bounce back on the backside, falling to Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Jordan Habben by a 6-3 decision before grabbing fifth place due to an injury forfeit.
Basehor’s Connor McMillen dropped his quarterfinal match against Wessley by fall in 2:20, then saw his day end against Padgett in the consolation round by fall in 2:07.
Leavenworth’s Tristan Mercado dropped his quarterfinal match against Maize’s Connor Padgett by fall in 3:52 but bounced back against Pittburg’s Matt Smith with a 1-0 decision win in the consolation round. In the consolation semifinals, he fell to Shawnee Heights’ Caden Walker by 6-1 decision to move to the fifth-place match. Bishop Carroll’s Matthew Morrell got the best of him by a 6-1 decision to end the day in sixth place.
Lansing’s Jacob McLain entered the day with one loss all season and defeated Bishop Carroll’s Andrew Husband in the quarterfinals by fall in 4:14 to advance to the semifinals.
He suffered his second loss of the season against Kapaun Mt. Carmel’s Nathan Fury by 9-5 decision to move to the consolation semifinals. He defeated Heights’ Cole Manrose by fall in 4:47 and then downed Husband again by an 8-5 decision to take third place.
Basehor’s Tanner Parrish fell in his opening match to Bishop Carroll’s Hunter Trail by fall in 1:03, then saw his day end against Salina South’s Brandon Jeffries by fall in 19 seconds.
Lansing’s Dylan Ward entered the state tournament undefeated but quickly saw that change due to a quarterfinal upset against Maize’s Mitchael Casement by fall in 5:26. Ward bounced back in the consolation round with an 11-2 major decision win against KMC’s Noah Redcorn. He defeated Hays’ Gavin Meyers by a 4-1 decision to advance to the third-place match, then bested Andover Central’s Bronx Wood by 7-3 decision to take third place.