Archive for Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Tonganoxie eyeing 2nd consecutive tourney title

January 9, 2008

The Tonganoxie High wrestling team will play host to the annual Randy Starcher Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at THS.

The tournament will consist of 12 teams. The Chieftains won the tournament last year, but not every team could show up to THS because of inclement weather.

Last year was the only year in Jeremy Goebel's six years as coach that THS has won its tournament. Goebel said he'd like to see a nice crowd on hand for THS on Saturday.

"This tournament will have a special feeling, especially for the seniors," Goebel said. "It's a chance to compete at home in a tournament and have your buddies there. We're hoping to really get everyone excited for what's in store for the last month of Chieftain wrestling."

The double elimination tournament will be in a bracket format.

Here's a breakdown of each team competing in Saturday's tournament and returning state qualifiers from each team:

Tonganoxie

Classification: Kansas Class 4A

Place at state last year: 46th

Returning state qualifiers: Senior Cameron Adcox, 285

weight class; senior Wyatt Coffin, 160 weight class;

junior Matt Brock, 130 weight class

Oskaloosa

Classification: Kansas Class 3A

Place at state last year: 50th

Returning state qualifiers: Senior Zach Beach, 145

weight class

Central Heights

Classification: Kansas Class 3A

Place at state last year: 50th

Returning state qualifiers: None

Jayhawk Linn

Classification: Kansas Class 3A

Place at state last year: 40th

Returning state qualifiers: Senior Caleb Jackson, 285

weight class

Atchison

Classification: Kansas Class 4A

Place at state last year: Didn't qualify

Bishop Ward

Classification: Kansas Class 4A

Place at state last year: 47th

Returning state qualifiers: Senior Aaron Quisenberry,

152 weight class

Louisburg

Classification: Kansas Class 4A

Place at state last year: Didn't qualify

St. James Academy (Lenexa)

Classification: Kansas Class 4A

Place at state last year: Didn't qualify

Topeka West

Classification: Kansas Class 5A

Place at state last year: 22nd

Returning state qualifiers: Senior Austin Lorson, 112

weight class; junior Joshua Gueary, 135 weight class,

junior Floice Kemp, 215 weight class

Olathe Northwest

Classification: Kansas Class 6A

Place at state last year: 27th

Returning state qualifiers: Senior Dan Cooper, 119

weight class; senior Brad Cooper, 125 weight class

Blue Valley West

Classification: Kansas Class 6A

Place at state last year: 25th

Returning state qualifiers: Junior Mike Norris, 145

weight class; senior Brandon Abbott, 160 weight class;

senior Hunter Bakke, 189 weight class

Rock Port (Mo.)

Classification: Missouri Class 1 (enrollment 112)

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