McClure and Juarez Perfect in Hoisington
Brock Kappelmann - December 18, 2022 10:23 am
The Redskin boys wrestling team traveled to Hoisington for the Corner Classic. With injuries, illness, and holiday travel, the Redskins would only have 6 of their 14 varsity wrestlers compete with other weight classes filled by backups or in some cases 3rd string wrestlers. The Angry Red rolled with it and still managed a 3rd place finish led by 2 of their senior leaders Trystian Juarez and Tommy McClure. Both Juarez and McClure would dominate their brackets. Juarez would go 4 and 0 pinning his 1st two opponents, an injury forfeit win in the champions bracket, and dispatching Larned’s Luke Fisher 6 to 0. McClure, who won his bracket last year in Hoisington, would pin all 5 of his opponents to repeat as the 144 champion. Other Varsity wrestlers would face some very skilled competition from smaller schools that brought state qualifiers and placers as well. Trey Dinkins would finish 6th in a heavyweight class littered with some top performers in the state. Aiden Schwindt would only lose his first match to a good Hoisinton wrestler, Deryk Yott, but would put in a brilliant performance pinning his next 4 opponents to take away 3rd place. Julian Orrantia would skilfully put himself in the championship match only to fall to WAC rival Triston Tomlinson of Great Bend. Bryan Casas would go 2 and 2, but take home 3rd. The rest of the boys would take lumps early but show vast improvement and a major fight to finish the tournament strong. The Boys are off until January but will still be working hard to improve with some 2-day practices over the break.