The #9 ranked Wildcats home wrestling season came to an end Thursday night with an El Dorado blowout victory over Winfield 52-15.
“We came out and wrestled hard. It wasn’t our best action but we have a big tournament this weekend and will see a lot of the teams we will see at regionals,” said El Dorado coach Wes Reynolds.
For the Wildcats seniors, it was the final time they would wrestle on their home mat in front of their home crowd.
“It feels really special for me and us seniors to win league and get another banner in here for this group of seniors,” said El Dorado senior Cole Reinhardt.
Reinhardt closed out his home career with a pin victory in just 41 seconds.
“It has been absolutely wonderful having all these seniors and to be able to be with them since they were freshmen to the young men they are now has been a privelige and real fun expericence,” said Reynolds.
The #2 ranked senior Bryce Morgan went out on top with a 6-2 decision victory.
At 160 lbs. senior Caleb Wallsmith battled through three rounds for a pin victory in his final home match.
“It is a huge opportunity and privilege to be a part of this program, just going out there and dominating like we have this year the feeling is irreplacable,” said senior Caleb Wallsmith.
Senior Kyle Call wrestling at 170 lbs won his final home match by pin as well for the Wildcats.
El Dorado will participate in the Rose Hill Invitational this weekend which will feature 20 plus teams from the region.
“We are going to go in there with what we have and that is all you can ever do and it will give us a gauge of how hard we will need to work toward the end of February,” said Reynolds.
Winfield at El Dorado Wrestling Jan 31, 2013
106 E – Jake Leckliter wins by decision 7-4 over W – Bryce Ledford 3-0
113 E – Reno Hughey wins by decision 11-4 over W – Cole Conover 6-0
120 E – Daniel Thomas wins by a pin in 2:45 over W – Caleb White 12-0
126 E – Bryce Morgan wins by decision 6-2 W – Dylan Bowman 15-0
132 W – Trevor Smith wins by decision 4-0 over E – Kyle Macy 15-3
138 E – Cole Reinhardt wins by a pin in 41 seconds over W – Chris Conover 21-3
145 W – Issac Bailey wins by a pin in 5:25 over E – Greg Matthews 21-9
Page 2 of 2 - 152 E – Gage Armstrong wins by a pin in 20 seconds over W – Braden Miller 27-9
160 E – Caleb Wallsmith wins by a pin in 5:16 over W – Tim Grammon 33-9
170 E – Kyle Call wins by a pin in 1:41 over W – Miguel Mercado 39-9
182 E – Open W – Open
195 E – Manny Martinez W - Open 45-9
220 E – Marcus Walker W - Open 51-9
HWT W – Josh Horn wins by a pin in 5:54 over E – Jacobb Burnett 51-15
Junior Varsity Matches
138 W – Payton Smith wins by a pin in 2:22 over E – Brent Herrman