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Tonganoxie High senior Korbin Riedel stands at the podium with his championship bracket. Riedel capped an undefeated season with Tonganoxie's first state wrestling champion in school history.

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PERFECTION: Riedel caps undefeated season with Tonganoxie's first state champion in program history; Searcy becomes 2nd matches later

Korbin Riedel’s goal had been unchanged since his freshman year, but history had shown it to be a tall order in Tonganoxie. The senior’s end goal always was to be a state champion. The THS wrestling room has plenty of wall plaques indication accolades and state medalists, but there was a void: no state champions. The wall decor soon will be changing. On Saturday, Riedel became Tonganoxie High’s first gold medalist — and the program’s first undefeated champ to boot.


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