Bonner Springs, Turner top Kaw Valley wrestling tourney

Turner junior Cameron Bates, left, took down Tonganoxie sophomore Connor Searcy in their 195-pound match. Bates won the match on points 5-1. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Wrestlers from the seven Kaw Valley League high schools met on Saturday in Lansing to compete for the league championship. Bonner Springs won the team championship, followed by Turner in second, and Tonganoxie in third.

Turner junior Cameron Bates was recognized during the tournament for achieving his 100th career win, a fourth-round victory over Bonner Springs junior Dominick Jennings in the 195-pound weight class.

Weight class winners were:
106 pounds: Cruz Lara, Bonner Springs
113 pounds: Derek Duffett, Bonner Springs
120 pounds: Byron Kirkwood, Turner
126 pounds: Aidan McMcClellan, Tonganoxie
132 pounds: Jacob Sullivan, Bonner Springs
138 pounds: Korbin Riedel, Tonganoxie
145 pounds: Kaden Jacobson, Basehor-Linwood
152 pounds: Branden Martin, Piper
160 pounds: Caden Searcy, Tonganoxie
170 pounds: Jon Trowbridge, Basehor-Linwood
182 pounds: Ricardo Yanez, Turner
195 pounds: Cameron Bates, Turner
220 pounds: Caleb Willis, Bonner Springs
285 pounds: Braiden McKee, Lansing

Bonner Springs junior Zane DeLeon, left, threw Tonganoxie senior Devon Duncan in their 182-pound match. Duncan won the match on a pin late in the second period. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs freshman Cruz Lara, top, got the upper hand against Lansing freshman Camden Maestas. Lara won the 106-pound match on points 8-2. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bishop Ward’s Jonathan Montoya, right, faced off with Turner’s Jeremiah Coleman in the 152-pound weight class. Coleman won the match on a pin in the second period. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs senior Adam McClure, right, pulled down Turner sophomore Joseph Castle in their 285-pound match. McClure won the match on a 2-0 decision and took third place in the class. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs sophomore Xavier Seaton, left, and Piper sophomore Tyson Lanter tried to get leverage in their match in the 120-pound weight class. Seaton won on a pin in the final seconds of the second period. Seaton placed second in the class and Lanter placed third. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Turner senior Matthew Hook, left, wrestled against Piper sophomore Jacob Swatek in the 170-pound weight class. Hook won the match on a pin early in the second period. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Basehor-Linwood sophomore Kaden Jacobson, right, wrestled Bonner Springs junior Joe Tapia in the 145-pound weight class. Jacobson won the match on points 10-6. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs junior Caleb Willis, right, caught hold of Tonganoxie sophomore Brent Caray and won on a pin in the first period of their 220-pound match. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Lansing freshman Malachi Tinnel, left, shot through to take the legs out from under Bonner Springs junior Holden Lentz in their 152-pound match. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs freshman Corbin Bell, top, immobilized Lansing freshman Lane Gates. Bell won the 126-pound match on points 7-2 and placed third in the class. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

Bonner Springs freshman Derek Duffett, left, wrestled Tonganoxie freshman Hunter Harris in the 113-pound weight class. Duffett won the match on a pin in the second period. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

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