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Manhattan Qualifies EightWrestlers For Sub-State

Manhattan Qualifies EightWrestlers For Sub-State

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Manhattan started the quest for a state title Friday in Wichita hosted by Wichita Southeast high school. With COVID-19 the road to state looks a bit different. With smaller regional sites brings an extra tournament in sub state. Joining the tribe were Derby, Washburn Rural, Junction City, Lawrence Free State, and Wichita Heights, East and Southeast.

        Assistant coach Danny Grater spoke to the team before the tournament and said, “the hay is in the barn”, meaning they have done all the work they could and it was time to have fun. The wrestlers did just that in round one of the tournament, getting nine wins out of ten matches. This had 12 Indians in the championship semifinals.

       The semifinal rounds were not even close to what coach Gonzales expected from his wrestlers with nine losses. Gonzales said, “he was taken by surprise”, but was happy for the three wrestlers who made the finals. Not surprised that Easton Taylor, Blaisen Bammes and Damian Ilalio to make the finals but knew the team needed to rally in the consolation semifinals to qualify for sub state. The tribe continued to struggle and came away with just four wins, with the three already qualified gave Manhattan seven qualified to sub state.

       The finals didn’t change for Manhattan, with Taylor being the only one that came away with a championship. As for Bammes and Ilalio they had final match ups with wrestlers they have defeated already this year, gave their opponents familiarity with their wrestling style. Both wrestled hard but just came up short, for Ilalio this was his first defeat in season.

        Manhattan had one champion in Taylor, two runner-ups Bammes and Ilalio.  Placing third were Tucker Brunner, Devin Seibert and Clayton Fehn and fourth place from Jantzen Borge and Jameal Agnew. Due to COVID-19 they wrestled out to sixth pace in case any of the top four finishers in each weight class are unable to compete in sub state because quarantine. Those wrestlers finishing fifth were; Landon Brunner Isaac Sinks, Jaxon Vikander, Ben DeJesus and finishing sixth was TJ Tiede. As a team the Indians finished fifth with 175 points behind winning team Washburn Rural 251.5, Derby 198.5, Free State 188.0 and JC 188.0.

TEAM RESULTS

1Topeka-Washburn Rural 251.5
2Derby 198.5
3Lawrence-Free State 188.0
4Junction City 186.0
5Manhattan 175.0
6Wichita-Southeast 28.0
7Wichita-East 20.0
8Wichita-Heights 14.0

KSHSAA 6A Regional 2 Results for Manhattan

113

Jantzen Borge (13-6) placed 4th and scored 12.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Jantzen Borge (Manhattan) 13-6 won by decision over Cole Molloy (Derby) 19-10 (Dec 7-4)
  • Semifinal – Jacob Tangpricha (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 27-2 won by fall over Jantzen Borge (Manhattan) 13-6 (Fall 1:54)
  • Cons. Semi – Jantzen Borge (Manhattan) 13-6 won by fall over Vincent Epps (Wichita-Southeast) 10-18 (Fall 2:07)
  • 3rd Place Match – Zachary Petrusky (Junction City) 29-5 won by major decision over Jantzen Borge (Manhattan) 13-6 (MD 10-2)

120

Jameal Agnew (17-4) placed 4th and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Jameal Agnew (Manhattan) 17-4 won by fall over D.J. Staley (Wichita-East) 3-12 (Fall 0:00)
  • Semifinal – Darius Shields (Lawrence-Free State) 17-1 won by decision over Jameal Agnew (Manhattan) 17-4 (Dec 8-3)
  • Cons. Semi – Jameal Agnew (Manhattan) 17-4 won by fall over Ethan Albright (Derby) 15-22 (Fall 2:47)
  • 3rd Place Match – Kayden Blake (Junction City) 19-17 won by decision over Jameal Agnew (Manhattan) 17-4 (Dec 2-1)

126

Landon Brunner (6-8) placed 5th and scored 6.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Henri McGivern (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 18-10 won by fall over Landon Brunner (Manhattan) 6-8 (Fall 1:46)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Landon Brunner (Manhattan) 6-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi – Ezra Birdashaw (Lawrence-Free State) 16-7 won by fall over Landon Brunner (Manhattan) 6-8 (Fall 4:40)
  • 5th Place Match – Landon Brunner (Manhattan) 6-8 won by major decision over Isaac Perez (Wichita-East) 1-15 (MD 12-4)

132

Easton Taylor (24-2) placed 1st and scored 26.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Easton Taylor (Manhattan) 24-2 won by fall over Anthony Petrusky (Junction City) 15-17 (Fall 1:18)
  • Semifinal – Easton Taylor (Manhattan) 24-2 won by fall over D`onte Goodman (Lawrence-Free State) 6-11 (Fall 1:05)
  • 1st Place Match – Easton Taylor (Manhattan) 24-2 won by fall over Knowlyn Egan (Derby) 27-9 (Fall 3:17)

138

Tucker Brunner (20-8) placed 3rd and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Tucker Brunner (Manhattan) 20-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Caleb Streeter (Lawrence-Free State) 18-3 won by fall over Tucker Brunner (Manhattan) 20-8 (Fall 5:01)
  • Cons. Semi – Tucker Brunner (Manhattan) 20-8 won by fall over Sirvantae Williams (Wichita-Southeast) 11-14 (Fall 2:00)
  • 3rd Place Match – Tucker Brunner (Manhattan) 20-8 won by fall over Jaime Villanueva (Junction City) 13-17 (Fall 2:02)

145

Blaisen Bammes (21-3) placed 2nd and scored 17.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Blaisen Bammes (Manhattan) 21-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Blaisen Bammes (Manhattan) 21-3 won by major decision over Troy Allen (Derby) 8-11 (MD 8-0)
  • 1st Place Match – CJ Neuman (Junction City) 23-5 won by fall over Blaisen Bammes (Manhattan) 21-3 (Fall 5:33)

152

Devin Seibert (17-11) placed 3rd and scored 16.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Devin Seibert (Manhattan) 17-11 won by major decision over Montae Oliver (Wichita-Southeast) 12-15 (MD 14-6)
  • Semifinal – Cason Lindsey (Derby) 30-2 won by fall over Devin Seibert (Manhattan) 17-11 (Fall 0:57)
  • Cons. Semi – Devin Seibert (Manhattan) 17-11 won by fall over Zach Shepley (Lawrence-Free State) 7-12 (Fall 3:27)
  • 3rd Place Match – Devin Seibert (Manhattan) 17-11 won by major decision over Griffin Bohanan (Junction City) 23-13 (MD 11-3)

160

Isaac Sinks (6-4) placed 5th and scored 5.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Isaac Sinks (Manhattan) 6-4 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Treyton Rusher (Derby) 32-6 won by fall over Isaac Sinks (Manhattan) 6-4 (Fall 3:01)
  • Cons. Semi – Jose Padilla (Junction City) 14-18 won by decision over Isaac Sinks (Manhattan) 6-4 (Dec 8-7)
  • 5th Place Match – Isaac Sinks (Manhattan) 6-4 received a bye () (Bye)

170

Jaxon Vikander (17-11) placed 5th and scored 11.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Jaxon Vikander (Manhattan) 17-11 won by fall over Vondonae Williams (Wichita-Southeast) 1-7 (Fall 0:29)
  • Semifinal – Matthew Marcum (Lawrence-Free State) 15-4 won by major decision over Jaxon Vikander (Manhattan) 17-11 (MD 11-1)
  • Cons. Semi – Logan Nabus (Junction City) 15-17 won by fall over Jaxon Vikander (Manhattan) 17-11 (Fall 2:32)
  • 5th Place Match – Jaxon Vikander (Manhattan) 17-11 won by fall over Vondonae Williams (Wichita-Southeast) 1-7 (Fall 0:35)

182

Ben DeJesus (15-10) placed 5th and scored 9.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Ben DeJesus (Manhattan) 15-10 won by decision over Chris Owens (Junction City) 16-11 (Dec 3-1)
  • Semifinal – Miles Wash (Derby) 23-6 won by decision over Ben DeJesus (Manhattan) 15-10 (Dec 6-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Dakota Everett (Wichita-East) 6-6 won by decision over Ben DeJesus (Manhattan) 15-10 (Dec 5-3)
  • 5th Place Match – Ben DeJesus (Manhattan) 15-10 won by fall over Chris Owens (Junction City) 16-11 (Fall 1:16)

195

TJ Tiede (14-5) placed 6th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – TJ Tiede (Manhattan) 14-5 won by fall over Lane Bernstorf (Derby) 10-13 (Fall 2:41)
  • Semifinal – Chase Calhoon (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 18-5 won by fall over TJ Tiede (Manhattan) 14-5 (Fall 0:40)
  • Cons. Semi – Alex Allison (Lawrence-Free State) 12-6 won by fall over TJ Tiede (Manhattan) 14-5 (Fall 3:45)
  • 5th Place Match – Zachary Berry (Wichita-Heights) 16-10 won by fall over TJ Tiede (Manhattan) 14-5 (Fall 1:47)

220

Clayton Frehn (8-11) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Clayton Frehn (Manhattan) 8-11 won by fall over Terry Ngyuen (Wichita-Southeast) 0-8 (Fall 0:57)
  • Semifinal – Zach Franco (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 17-13 won by decision over Clayton Frehn (Manhattan) 8-11 (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Clayton Frehn (Manhattan) 8-11 won by fall over Chris Roth (Wichita-East) 2-10 (Fall 0:34)
  • 3rd Place Match – Clayton Frehn (Manhattan) 8-11 won by fall over Cole Rorick (Lawrence-Free State) 15-6 (Fall 4:15)

285

Damion Ilalio (26-1) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Damion Ilalio (Manhattan) 26-1 won by fall over Victor Ndale (Wichita-Heights) 3-10 (Fall 0:29)
  • Semifinal – Damion Ilalio (Manhattan) 26-1 won by fall over Taveraige Maples (Wichita-Southeast) 8-23 (Fall 1:00)
  • 1st Place Match – David Huckstep (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 23-3 won by decision over Damion Ilalio (Manhattan) 26-1 (Dec 7-4)

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