Archive for Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Junior high wrestlers finish season at Clark

January 3, 2007

The Tonganoxie Junior High wrestling team turned in its best finish at the Clark tournament earlier this month in Bonner Springs.

The Warriors finished in second place with 194 points. Shawnee Heights, a Topeka school, won the tournament with 206.

The tournament marked the final competition this season for TJHS.

"It was a great year," coach Jeremy Goebel said. "It was fun coaching those kids and I hope they stick with the sport because they have a lot of potential."

Bo Pursel finished the year with a perfect 10-0 record, including nine pins.

Caleb Himpel led the team in wins. He went 21-2 with 19 pins and placed second at the Clark meet.

Justin Soetaert, Tyler Newman and Tucker Hollingsworth all had first-place finishes at Clark. Soetaert went 9-5 on the season with seven pins, Newman was 17-13 with 11 pins and Hollingsworth finished 10-2 with 10 pins.

Other wrestlers who finished with strong records were: Matt Soetaert (12-3, 9 pins), Vinnie Angell (14-6, 13), Jake Willis (10-3, 7), Patrick Rachford (12-4, 9) and Ian McClellan (16-6, 15).

Individual records
Pins are in parentheses
¢ Reed Bartels 1-15 (1), 4th at Clark
¢ Bo Pursel 10-0 (9)
¢ Anthony Baker 8-10 (6)
¢ Nick Meador 5-9 (3)
¢ Matt Soetaert 10-3 (9), 2nd at Clark
¢ Justin Soetaert 9-5 (7), 1st at Clark
¢ Jeff Sims 8-2 (6), 2nd at Clark
¢ Caleb Himpel 21-2 (19), 3rd at Clark
¢ Danielle Mann 9-7 (7)
¢ Michael Christoneson 0-5
¢ Brett Bales 8-6 (8)
¢ Vinnie Angell 14-6 (13), 2nd at Clark
¢ Derrick Wright 1-3 (1)
¢ Jake Willis 10-3 (7)
¢ Alvin Cox (4-11) (4)
¢ Patrick Rachford 12-4 (9)
¢ Tyler Newman 17-3 (11), 1st at Clark
¢ Tyler Hand 10-7 (9)
¢ Ian McClellean 16-5 (15), 3rd at Clark
¢ Tyler Gonser 10-10 (9)
¢ Shane Starcher 6-9 (5)
¢ Chance Hopkins 4-18 (2)
¢ Matt Chisolm 2-11 (2)
¢ucker Hollingsworth 10-2 (10), 1st at Clark
¢onas Myers 8-9 (5) 4th at Clark
¢ Hank Somers 3-12 (1)
¢ Gage Gardner 10-9 (1)
¢ Heath Moore 13-9 (13)

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