WyCo wrestlers compete at Basehor tourney

Piper junior Branden Martin threw Frontenac’s Dylan Ensch in the championship match of the 182-pound class at the Bobcat Class tournament in Basehor, Kansas. Martin won the match with a 5-2 decision. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)
 

by Brian Turrel

Over two hundred wrestlers from Kansas and Iowa competed in the Bobcat Classic Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, including teams from Bonner Springs, Piper and Turner.

Piper’s Branden Martin won the championship in the 182-pound weight class, while classmates La’James White and Anthony Ferguson won second in the 160- and 170-pound classes. Martin remains undefeated this season with 17 wins and is the top-ranked wrestler in his class in the 4A division.

Cassius Vanderpool of Bonner Springs took third in the 126-pound class, and Trevor Andrew took fourth in the 106-pound class.

Bonner Springs took sixth in the team competition. Piper placed eighth and Turner 15th out of 23 teams.

Piper junior Anthony Ferguson was inches from pinning Bonner Springs senior Jackson McArthur in their 160-pound match. Ferguson won the match by fall in the first round and took second in the class. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Piper junior La’James White got leverage on Gardner-Edgerton’s Caden Rodriguez in their 170-pound match. White won the match on a 9-4 decision and took second in the class. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs senior Peyton Richardson wrestled Eudora’s Dayton Fraser. Richardson won a 12-2 major decision and took ninth in the class. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs sophomore Shane Daniels threw St. Thomas Aquinas senior Corbin Haskett in their 152-pound match. Daniels won the match by a 14-3 major decision and took ninth place in the class. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs senior Bryce Krone had the advantage over Turner freshman Gabe Cornett in their 220-pound match, but Cornett turned the tables and won by fall in the second round, taking sixth place in the class. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Bonner Springs senior Bryce Krone upended Fort Scott’s Isaac Hurst in their 220-pound match. Krone won by fall in the first round and took eighth place in the class. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Turner junior Cameron Robinson wrestled against St. James Academy senior Aidan Quinn in their 160-pound match. Robinson won by fall in the third round and took seventh in the class. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

Anthony Ferguson wrestled against St. Thomas Aquinas junior Jared Simma in the championship match of the 160-pound class. Simma won the match by fall in the first round. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

 

The referee raised Martin’s hand in victory after his championship win. (Photo copyright 2020 by Brian Turrel)

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