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Carlos Mora and Easton Zapien Make State

Brock Kappelmann - February 17, 2019 8:08 am

Two Liberal wrestlers make state in Liberal’s first year in 6A.  The Redskins competed at a loaded 6A Garden City regional at the Garden Friday and Saturday.  145 pound senior Carlos Mora and 160 pound freshman Easton Zapien both made state.  Mora took 6th at 145 and Zapien was 8th.  This was a regional with seven of the top nine ranked teams in 6A.  The regional also boasted of 58 ranked wrestlers compared to 26 at Blue Valley in Overland Park.  Here are Liberal’s results.  Interviews with Carlos, Easton, and coach Kyle Molina are coming next week.

KSHSAA 6A Regional @ Garden City Results for Liberal

106

Gaspar Falcon (7-8) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jantzen Borge (Manhattan) 8-19 won by decision over Gaspar Falcon (Liberal) 7-8 (Dec 10-3)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Ben Mellenbruch (Lawrence-Free State) 13-16 won by decision over Gaspar Falcon (Liberal) 7-8 (Dec 5-0)

113

Irving Mendez (11-17) place is unknown and scored 2.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Trey Shanks (Lawrence-Free State) 18-14 won by fall over Irving Mendez (Liberal) 11-17 (Fall 1:14)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Irving Mendez (Liberal) 11-17 won by tech fall over Kevin Tran (Wichita-Southeast) 15-22 (TF-1.5 4:44 (22-7))
  • Cons. Round 2 – Zachary Trenkamp (Wichita-South) 20-12 won by fall over Irving Mendez (Liberal) 11-17 (Fall 1:47)

126

Cristobal Sanchez (12-18) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Prelim – Cristobal Sanchez (Liberal) 12-18 won by fall over Ean Cousens (Wichita-Southeast) 2-10 (Fall 1:25)
  • Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Collins (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 19-9 won by fall over Cristobal Sanchez (Liberal) 12-18 (Fall 2:00)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Carlos Gaeta (Gardner-Edgerton) 8-5 won by fall over Cristobal Sanchez (Liberal) 12-18 (Fall 4:53)

132

Enrique Franz (1-5) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Blaisen Bammes (Manhattan) 29-15 won by fall over Enrique Franz (Liberal) 1-5 (Fall 1:11)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Anthony Petrusky (Junction City) 12-16 won by decision over Enrique Franz (Liberal) 1-5 (Dec 9-2)

145

Carlos Mora (14-6) placed 6th and scored 9.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Carlos Mora (Liberal) 14-6 won by fall over Lavance Murray (Wichita-Southeast) 18-18 (Fall 2:59)
  • Quarterfinal – Cole Wells (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 9-5 won by injury default over Carlos Mora (Liberal) 14-6 (Inj. 5:10)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Carlos Mora (Liberal) 14-6 won by decision over Damon Cantu (Hutchinson) 22-18 (Dec 4-3)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Carlos Mora (Liberal) 14-6 won by decision over Elijahblu Ruiz-Hernandez (Garden City) 10-17 (Dec 3-1)
  • Cons. Semi – Marcelino Otero (Dodge City) 22-13 won by fall over Carlos Mora (Liberal) 14-6 (Fall 4:14)
  • 5th Place Match – Darius Island-Jones (Manhattan) 24-18 won by decision over Carlos Mora (Liberal) 14-6 (Dec 5-4)

160

Easton Zapien (21-14) placed 8th and scored 6.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Easton Zapien (Liberal) 21-14 won by fall over Chance Branson (Lawrence-Free State) 9-7 (Fall 1:37)
  • Quarterfinal – Bubba Wilson (Manhattan) 37-2 won by fall over Easton Zapien (Liberal) 21-14 (Fall 0:21)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Easton Zapien (Liberal) 21-14 won by decision over James Hancock (Junction City) 16-16 (Dec 8-3)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Samuel Rushin (Wichita-West) 25-7 won by fall over Easton Zapien (Liberal) 21-14 (Fall 4:29)
  • 7th Place Match – Jake Brunton (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 22-17 won by fall over Easton Zapien (Liberal) 21-14 (Fall 1:27)

170

Tony Rivero (0-3) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Joey Eddis (Lawrence-Free State) 31-5 won by fall over Tony Rivero (Liberal) 0-3 (Fall 1:43)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Brendan Oshel (Gardner-Edgerton) 18-15 won by decision over Tony Rivero (Liberal) 0-3 (Dec 6-3)

182

Frank Gomez (2-13) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Triston Wills (Derby) 29-5 won by fall over Frank Gomez (Liberal) 2-13 (Fall 0:25)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Dustin Diaz (Haysville-Campus) 20-16 won by fall over Frank Gomez (Liberal) 2-13 (Fall 3:26)

195

Jose Aguilera (13-9) place is unknown and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Gentry Dennison (Lawrence) 9-8 won by fall over Jose Aguilera (Liberal) 13-9 (Fall 3:50)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Jose Aguilera (Liberal) 13-9 won by fall over Christian Oldnettle (Wichita-South) 4-7 (Fall 0:35)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Armando Monreal (Dodge City) 11-7 won by decision over Jose Aguilera (Liberal) 13-9 (Dec 11-4)

220

Jaime Arenivas (13-16) place is unknown and scored 1.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Caden Cress (Topeka-Washburn Rural) 23-9 won by fall over Jaime Arenivas (Liberal) 13-16 (Fall 1:21)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Jaime Arenivas (Liberal) 13-16 won by decision over Angel Aguilera (Dodge City) 3-4 (Dec 2-1)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Tristan Geddes (Hutchinson) 22-13 won by fall over Jaime Arenivas (Liberal) 13-16 (Fall 1:39)

285

Zeth Mansell (18-18) place is unknown and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Damion Ilalio (Manhattan) 23-13 won by fall over Zeth Mansell (Liberal) 18-18 (Fall 1:30)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Zeth Mansell (Liberal) 18-18 won by fall over DeShawn Nichols (Wichita-West) 8-13 (Fall 1:56)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Ejae Jewsome (Lawrence) 26-9 won in tie breaker – 1 over Zeth Mansell (Liberal) 18-18 (TB-1 4-3)

 

 

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