By Alan Carman
The Imperial Republican
Head Wrestling Coach Matt Vlasin was a little disappointed in his team’s performance Saturday at the Chase County Wresling Invitational.
The boys looked flat and seemed to lack the intensity needed, said Vlasin.
Bryson Fisher was the top finisher with fourth place in the 138 pound weight class.
Adam Burpo and Hunter Dillan both got fifth place medals, while Austin White finished in sixth.
Khris Kuhlmann finished the day 0-2.
Even though the tournament had 15 teams in attendance, many of the brackets had to be dropped to eight-man for lack of competitors.
Sedgwick County dominated the tournament, scoring 217 points with the nearest team being Gordon-Rushville in second at 167.5.
The rest of the team scoring was: Cambridge 122, Sidney 107.5, Bridgeport 100, Dundy Co.-Stratton 99, Bayard 93.5, Ogallala 92, Hershey 50, Garden Co. 47, Chase Co. 45, Hitchcock Co. 38, Perkins Co. 30, Minatare 24 and Wauneta-Palisade 15.
113: Adam Burpo decisioned by Zack Wright (HC) 5-1, bye, major decisioned by Brandon Bush (Og) 14-1, pinned Jesse Evans (DCS) 0:25 for fifth place.
132: Hunter Dillan pinned Hector Anaya (SC) 3:38, decisioned by Robert Niezwaag (Bay) 14-7, bye, pinned Mace Bixby (G-R) 1:32, decisioned by Marc Cinocco (Min) 14-9, pinned Jackson Ebbers (Cam) 1:58 for fifth place.
138: Bryson Fisher bye, decisioned by Garrett Toner (Per) 8-3, pinned Chris Gallegos (Oga) 4:06, pinned Shane Child (G-R) 0:49, decisioned Wesley Christensen (Bpt) 10-7, pinned by Garrett Toner (Per) 1:54 for fourth place.
145: Austin White pinned Trace Doyle (Cam) 2:36, decisioned Nick Duvall (SC) 4-2, major decisioned by Tyrell Reichert (DCS) 15-3, major decisioned by Michael Muggli (Sid) 13-1, decisioned by Nick Duvall (SC) 3-1 in sudden victory for sixth place.
160: Khris Kuhlmann bye, pinned by Trenton Applegate (Bay) 3:34, bye, pinned by Marcus Fox (DCS) 1:14.
Next action for the Longhorns is the John Higgins Invitational in Lexington on Saturday.
This tournament is one of the toughest of the year for the Longhorns as many of the teams are Class A and B schools. Both varsity and JV begin at 8 a.m. MT.