For the first time since Joe Bach won back to back state title for LHS in 2007 and 2008, Liberal has a state champion wrestler. Junior Justin McPhail won in the finals 4-3 over a Gardner-Edgerton wrestler. Liberal's sophomore Trenton Wilson was sixth at 152. Sophomore Cody Smith at 130 and junior Adebayou Braimah at 140 won two matches each. Liberal finished 20th as a team and Andover Central won state. Hays took 6th and Great Bend was 11th.
In 4A at Salina at Salina Hugoton's Colton Lissolo won state at 215 pounds while Jason Perez of Ulysses took state at 103. Hugoton's Cody Hill was third at 145. Robbie Hines of Ulysses was 4th at 125. Patrick Weaver of Hugoton was 5th at 140 while Razzy Morales of Ulysses was 6th. Hugoton placed sixth with 63 points while Ulysses was 11th with 50 points. Andale won state.