Coming into the final weekend of high school wrestling 32 wrestlers from the northwest Kansas area had a chance to medal and when the dust settled 25 wrestlers came home with hardware.
Hoxie brought home the most as they had all ten of their wrestlers who made it to the final weekend, place. Three of them earned state titles in Drew Bell, Drew Bretz & Derek Johnson and that led them to capturing a state title and capping off the perfect season.
The only other individual state champion was Oakley girls wrestler, Citori Bosserman.
Colby brought nine wrestlers to state and seven of them were state placers but none of them higher than 4th place. Colby boys ended up taking 8th as a team.
Hoxie—All 9 Placeed / Three took 1st: Drew Bell at 132, Drew Bretz at 138 & Derek Johnson at 145. OTHERS: Tate Wiemer took 2nd at 106. Wayne Shepard took 4th at 113. Carson Ochs took 6th at 120. Dayton Bell took 2nd at 126. Aiden Baalmen took 2nd at 160. Brandon Baker took 6th at 285.
Oakley—3 Placers: Eric Cain took 2nd at 138. Jonathan Temaat took 5th at 195 & Christian Koch took 4th at 220.
DCHS—2 Placers: Reece Grafel took 5th at 138 & Gavon Uehlin took 3rd at 182.
Rawlins Co—1 Placer: Cyrus Green took 3rd at 195
Colby—6 placed: Kaeden McCarty took 5th at 106. Aiden Cook took 6th at 113. Tucker Wark took 6th at 126. Tyler Voss took 4th at 138. Wyatt Tubbs took 5th at 160. Declan Ryan took 4th at 285.
Goodland — Dexter Dautel lost in the first round and DNP.
Oakley— 2 Placers: Citori Bosserman took 1st at 101 & Mycah Cain took 3rd at 120
Colby— 1 Placer: Amanda Yaeger took 6th at 120
Hoxie—Marissa Porsch took 3rd @ 132