Tonganoxie wrestling in 2nd place at Holton Regional heading into second day
Tonganoxie is in a tie for second place heading into the second day of competition at the Class 4A Holton Regional.
Bonner Springs, ranked No. 3 in 4A, leads the field with 134 after the first day.
Holton and Tonganoxie both have 104 points.
Basehor-Linwood is in fourth with 75, while Baldwin and Santa Fe Trail are tie4d for fifth with 59.5
Bishop Miege is in seventh (51.5), Eudora eighth (39), Wamego ninth (27), Atchison 10th (24.5) and Jeff West 11th (15.5). Piper is in 12th with 8. Bishop Ward, Sumner and Hayden all were scoreless after the first day.
Tonganoxie is guaranteed five wrestlers at state, as Korbin Riedel (42-3), Patterson Starcher (35-3), Gad Huseman (28-1), Justin Hand (36-7) and Connor Searcy (40-5) all will compete for regional championships Saturday at Holton High School.
The team’s other five wrestlers could join them with state berths by picking up some victories through the consolation brackets. The top four wrestlers in each weight class advance to state next Friday and Saturday in Salina.
Hunter Harris (16-22) vs. Piper’s Nick Lawson (13-19) or Baldwin’s Benton Flory (7-29).
Caden Searcy (14-5) vs. Wamego’s Devan Garcia (6-16)
Devon Duncan (27-13) vs. Atchison’s Austin Destimore (8-17).
Brent Caray (0-2) vs. Hayden’s Clayton Stephenson (13-15)
Nick Montiel (0-2) vs. Piper’s (29-9)
Korbin Riedel (42-3) vs. Holton’s Lawson Henry (42-7)
Patterson Starcher (35-3) vs. Basehor-Linwood’s Kaden Jacobson (36-5)
Gad Huseman (28-1) vs. Bonner Spring’s Holden Lentz (31-11)
Justin Hand (36-7) vs. Basehor-Linwood’s Jon Trowbridge (32-1)
Connor Searcy (40-5) vs. Atchison’s Riley Smith (22-9)