Busy Wrestling Weekend for LHS at Garden City and Larned

Brock Kappelmann - January 31, 2022 6:42 am

Liberal Redskin Varsity boys took 7 wrestlers to one of the states toughest and most prestigious tournaments, Rocky Welton at Garden City Friday and Saturday. The goal for some of the boys was to improve from the last time they were able to go, place, or just get experience with tough foes. All of that was accomplished in the two full days of wrestling. Out of the 7 wrestler 3 would place in a tournament that featured 32 teams from Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Nebraska. The three placers were Tommy McClure who placed 11th, Irving Mendez at 6th, and Trystian Juarez who would end up 3rd. All three boys made it to the front side Quarters before falling on day one.

Tommy McClure Would go 3 and 3 in the tournament  Irving Mendez would wind up on the tough side of the bracket on day one, but would wrestle tough on the consolations side to come home medaling at 6th to continue his impressive senior season. Trystian Juarez would go on to avenge his only loss of the tournament when he would battle the backside and face Frankie Trivino from Scotts Bluff, whom he he had lost to in Quarter finals 5 to 3. This time Juarez would not let Trivino get the best as he would stick Trivino Early in the second period.

The other wrestlers who went were Aldo Hernandez, Amadeous Holler, Hudson Rice and Javon Allen. All would lose there first two matches on day one to be eliminated except for Allen who suffered an injury in his first match and was not able to continue.

 

Coaches Comments:

 

I was very proud of the character and sportsmanship that our wrestlers demonstrated at the Rocky Welton wrestling tournament.  Through big wins and hard losses, our young men represented Liberal High school on a very high level.  It was a great day to be part of an up and coming Angry Red wrestling team.  The Angry Red Mens and Womens teams have some extremely tough competition coming up with WAC duals the next two weeks.  Then both teams will be competing in the states toughest regionals, and then it’s on to the state tournaments.  We have a home girls dual with Dodge City on the 7th, and a home dual, which is senior recognition night, for the boys on the 10th vs Dodge City.  Please come out to the Big House to support our young men and womens’ wrestling teams.-Coach Fowler

 

64th Rocky Welton Invitational Results for Liberal

113

Amedeus Holler (2-7) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Aiden Shields (Valley Center) 10-7 won by fall over Amedeus Holler (Liberal) 2-7 (Fall 1:58)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Amedeus Holler (Liberal) 2-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Emanuel Prieto (Great Bend) 11-9 won by fall over Amedeus Holler (Liberal) 2-7 (Fall 1:46)

132

Irving Mendez (24-5) placed 6th and scored 17.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Irving Mendez (Liberal) 24-5 won by fall over Carson Hawkins (Bennett ) 3-3 (Fall 3:04)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Irving Mendez (Liberal) 24-5 won by fall over Kaleb Johnson (Olathe South) 12-14 (Fall 1:45)
  • Quarterfinal – Damian Mendez (Dodge City) 36-0 won by tech fall over Irving Mendez (Liberal) 24-5 (TF-1.5 4:12 (27-12))
  • Cons. Round 4 – Irving Mendez (Liberal) 24-5 won by fall over Robby Gutierrez (Great Bend) 18-13 (Fall 4:22)
  • Cons. Round 5 – Irving Mendez (Liberal) 24-5 won by fall over Carson Hawkins (Bennett ) 3-3 (Fall 1:49)
  • Cons. Semi – Connor Whiteley (Scottsbluff) 32-1 won by fall over Irving Mendez (Liberal) 24-5 (Fall 1:58)
  • 5th Place Match – Perry Swarm (Kearney) 27-17 won by decision over Irving Mendez (Liberal) 24-5 (Dec 5-2)

138

Aldo Hernandez (4-8) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Cisco Rivas (Kearney) 14-12 won by fall over Aldo Hernandez (Liberal) 4-8 (Fall 3:34)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Aldo Hernandez (Liberal) 4-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – John Jordan (Bennett ) 3-2 won by major decision over Aldo Hernandez (Liberal) 4-8 (MD 16-2)

145

Tommy McClure (31-8) placed 11th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Tommy McClure (Liberal) 31-8 won by fall over Briceson Bjork (Vista Ridge) 11-18 (Fall 3:26)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Tommy McClure (Liberal) 31-8 won by decision over Brendon Ferguson (Randall) 9-13 (Dec 4-2)
  • Quarterfinal – Zach Rohrbough (Scott City) 26-4 won by decision over Tommy McClure (Liberal) 31-8 (Dec 5-0)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Sam Nachtigal (Kearney) 28-16 won by decision over Tommy McClure (Liberal) 31-8 (Dec 5-2)
  • Cons. Round 5 – Dalton Meyers (Hays) 21-13 won by decision over Tommy McClure (Liberal) 31-8 (Dec 6-4)
  • 11th Place Match – Tommy McClure (Liberal) 31-8 won by decision over Julian Unpingco (Canon City) 14-10 (Dec 5-2)

170

Trystian Juarez (28-3) placed 3rd and scored 21.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Trystian Juarez (Liberal) 28-3 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Trystian Juarez (Liberal) 28-3 won by decision over Cody Engelbrecht (Andale) 20-14 (Dec 7-1)
  • Quarterfinal – Frankie Trevino (Scottsbluff) 36-7 won by decision over Trystian Juarez (Liberal) 28-3 (Dec 5-3)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Trystian Juarez (Liberal) 28-3 won by major decision over Alonso Frances (Scott City) 16-15 (MD 10-1)
  • Cons. Round 5 – Trystian Juarez (Liberal) 28-3 won by decision over Jonathan Catindig (Randall) 25-11 (Dec 7-1)
  • Cons. Semi – Trystian Juarez (Liberal) 28-3 won by fall over Cameron Bowyer (Valley Center) 20-10 (Fall 2:10)
  • 3rd Place Match – Trystian Juarez (Liberal) 28-3 won by fall over Frankie Trevino (Scottsbluff) 36-7 (Fall 2:39)

182

Javon Allen (18-7) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jake Knisley (Lewis-Palmer) 15-9 won by decision over Javon Allen (Liberal) 18-7 (Dec 4-3)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Javon Allen (Liberal) 18-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Zach Aldaz (Pueblo East) 15-16 won by injury default over Javon Allen (Liberal) 18-7 (Inj. 0:00)

285

Hudson Rice (17-7) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Elijah Hunt (Valley Center) 18-13 won by fall over Hudson Rice (Liberal) 17-7 (Fall 1:17)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Hudson Rice (Liberal) 17-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Daniel Duarte (Pueblo East) 23-12 won by fall over Hudson Rice (Liberal) 17-7 (Fall 3:52)

 

LHS girls and JV boys at Larned Saturday

The JV boys and Varsity girls traveled to Larned this weekend. Many wrestler came home with medals. Fourth place finished came from Emilio Salinas and Alexa Valenzuela.Third place medals came from Julian Orrantia, Edgar Dominguez, Julian Harvey, Yahir Gomez, Jacob Cutshall, Keirsie Carlile and Jasmine Rangel.Second place finished came from Mathew Trejo, Tre Dinkins and Bella Gutierrez.And first place medals were earned by Alex Schwindt, Pablo Sanchez, Mana Chanthasone and Leilani Torres.
The Varsity, JV and girls teams will all travel to Great Bend on Thursday for a dual.

 

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