(Special to Eastern Kansas Sports)
This past Friday evening, December 11th, three teams across three classes 4A Louisburg, 5A Basehor-Linwood, and 6A Lawrence Free State faced off under the “Friday Night Fight Light” against one another in what turned out to be an electrifying start to the the season with several great matches, three period wars, and dominating pins! The Bobcats entered the dual evening without four of their varsity wrestlers in the lineup, however the eleven varsity wrestlers and five JV wrestlers that competed brought the H.E.A.T!
TEAM SCORES: Basehor-Linwood WINS 45-33 over LouisburgBasehor-Linwood FALLS 33-45 to Lawrence Free State
Individual Highlights and Results for the Evening:
Freshman Evan Vielhauer made some noise beginning his high school career with a pin over his Louisburg opponent! Went 1-1 for the evening.
Freshman Hudson Strahm went 1-1
Sophomore Alex Smith-Mendez went 0-2
Sophomore Connor McMillen at 132 went 2-0 with one pin!
Junior Cohen Suchy at 138 went 2-0 with two pins!
Sophomore Tyler Elven at 152 went 2-0 with two pins!
Freshman Logan Plum at 160 went 1-1
Junior Sam Hicks at 195 went 0-2
Junior Emanuel Vazquez at 220 went 1-1
Senior Zane Kincaid at 285 went 2-0!
Junior Aidan Baker and our “STANDOUT WRESTLER” of the evening at 145 went 2-0 with two pins!
JV Results: Freshman Jack Porterfield at 126 went 1-1 in his first ever wrestling matches gathering his first win of his wrestling career winning by PIN in the second period!
Freshman Quincy Jones went 1-0 in his first match of his high school wrestling career with a win by PIN in 16 seconds!
Freshman Thomas Coulter went 1-1 also picking up his first win with a PIN in 11 seconds in his first-ever wrestling matches!
Junior Tanner Parish picked up a win by PIN in 46 seconds going 1-0 for the evening!
Lastly, Freshman Alonso Luna and our JV “STANDOUT WRESTLER” of the evening went 2-0 in his first-ever wrestling matches with a win by win by TECH FALL in his first match and a PIN in the first period for his second match!
What an AWESOME start to the 20-21 wrestling season! The atmosphere screamed energy with everyone just so thankful to have the opportunity to compete again. Our team was prepared and our guys performed as good as I could have hoped!
We were aggressive, wrestled whistle to whistle, our conditioning was good, and while we didn’t win every match every wrestler competed fearlessly and brought everything they had through the entirety of every match! It was an outstanding night of wrestling from all teams!
Our next action comes quickly at Leavenworth High School on Tuesday, Dec. 15th starting at 5:00 PM.