Tonganoxie wrestling roundup
Adcox 3rd at NCWA nationals
Former Tonganoxie High wrestler Cameron Adcox was named an all-American by the National Collegiate Wrestling Association after placing third at the NCWA national tournament this past weekend in Hampton, Va.
Adcox, a 285-pounder, wrestles on the Kansas State University club team. He qualified for the national tournament by winning his regional.
The former Chieftain scored a pinfall in the third-place match of his 32-man bracket.
The NCWA is for club teams at schools without NCAA varsity wrestling programs.
Maus wrestles at classic
Tonganoxie High senior Jeremie Maus was selected to compete in the 18th Annual Metro Wrestling Classic, which pits area Kansas wrestlers against competitors from Missouri.
Representing Kansas in the 171-pound weight class, Maus lost March 10 at Kansas City Kansas Community College to Missouri’s Blaine Conner, of Platte County.
Conner, who was second at the Missouri Class 2 state tournament, pinned Maus, fifth at the Kansas Class 4A state tournament, in the first round.
Missouri won eight matches to Kansas’ seven at the dual event.
Academic honor for Kaighin
The Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association recognized Tonganoxie High senior Zach Kaighin for his work in the classroom.
Kaighin received honorable mention on the KWCA academic all-state team.
Club members advance
The Tonganoxie Wrestling Club sent 16 members to a sub-district tournament this past weekend in Holton and each one qualified for the upcoming district tourney.
Fifteen Tonganoxie grapplers placed in the top four, which qualifies a wrestler for the next round on the way to state. But because some other sub-district sites didn’t have enough competitors, the top six advanced from the Holton sub-district.
This coming Saturday at Topeka, the Tonganoxie wrestlers will have to finish in the top four of a district tournament to move on to state the following week.
Sub-districts at Holton
First: Asher Huseman, Korbin Reidel and Dalton Tavis.
Second: Zach Kaighin, Matthew McKnight, Justin Soetaert, Isaac Stein and Joseph Wolf.
Third: Gad Huseman, Kolton McCrary, Dominic Stean and Seth Wolf.
Fourth: Jake Hahn, Patterson Starcher and Ashton Truitt.
Sixth: Luke Carey.