Archive for Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tonganoxie hosting annual grappling tournament Saturday

December 16, 2008

Ten prep wrestling teams will visit Tonganoxie High on Saturday as the Chieftains host the 2008 Randy Starcher Memorial Wrestling Tournament.

Visit www.tonganoxiemirror.com on Saturday for results and photos from the tournament and see next week’s edition of The Mirror for additional coverage.

Tonganoxie

Coach: Jeremy Goebel. Finish at state last year: 15TH at 4A (36.5 points). 2008 state qualifiers returning: Matt Brock, 130, fourth as a junior (140 this year); Kevin Hamm, 119, DNP as a junior (145 this year); Steve Davis, 171, DNP as a junior (189 this year). Ranked this year: Matt Brock, senior, third; Steve Davis, senior, sixth.

Atchison

Coach: Ed Crouse. Finish at state last year: 37th at 4A State (12 points). 2008 state qualifiers returning: None. Ranked this year: No one currently.

Bishop Ward

Coach: Marty Brock. Finish at state last year: 47th at state (3 points). 2008 state qualifiers returning from 2007-08: Alex Orel, 145, DNP as a sophomore. Ranked this year: No one currently.

Blue Valley West (junior varsity)

Coach: Randy Lowe. Finish at state last year: 26th at 6A (11 points). 2008 state qualifiers returning: Connor Grantham, 112, DNP as a sophomore; Kevin Madden, 130, DNP as a junior; Ryan Jalowiec, 135, DNP as a junior; Sean French, 140, 11th as a junior; Mike Arend, 145, DNP as a sophomore; Tyler Bullis, 215, DNP as a junior; Chris Waggoner, 285, 11th as a junior. Ranked this year: Tyler Bullis, sr., 215, eighth; Chris Waggoner, sr., 285, fifth.

Immaculata

Coach: Larry O’Donnell. The Raiders reinstated wrestling this season after a hiatus during the last few years. Therefore, they have no results from the 2007-08 state tournament and have no grapplers currently ranked.

Jayhawk Linn

Coach: Brett Kramer. Finish at state last year: 40TH at 3-2-1A (4 points). 2008 state qualifiers returning: Alan Johnson, 215 as a junior in 2007-08, DNP.

Louisburg

Coach: Greg Darrington. Finish at state last year: 29th at 4A (20 points). 2008 state qualifiers returning: Bryce Hood, 125, third as a sophomore. Ranked this year: Austin Hood, jr., 103, fifth; Bryce Hood, jr., 130, third.

Oskaloosa

Coach: Jared Bammes. Finish at state last year: Scored 4 points at 3-2-1A. 2008 state qualifiers returning: None.

Perry-Lecompton

Coach: Trevor Gray. Finish at state last year: 21st at 4A (31 points). 2008 state qualifiers returning: John Mehl, 112, DNP as a sophomore; Colton Miller, 125, DNP as a sophomore; Jacob Callahan, 130, DNP as a junior. Ranked this year: No one currently.

Piper

Coach: Zach Davies. Finish at state last year: 31st in 4A (19 points). 2008 state qualifies returning: Derrick Weller, 119, fourth as a sophomore; Joe Bauswell, 215, DNP as a sophomore. Ranked this year: Derrick Weller, jr., 125, first; Joe Bauswell, 215, fourth as a sophomore.

Rock Port (Mo.)

Coach: Kyle Ross. Finish at state last year: 45th in Missouri Class 1A (0 points). 2008 state qualifiers from returning: Jacob Erdman, 189, DNP.

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