The El Dorado Wildcat grapplers earned a 50-20 victory over the McPherson Bullpups Thursday at McPherson to claim El Dorado High School’s first ever league title.
“We finished the season 15-1 in duals and did something that has never been done before in school history which is to win a league title,” said El Dorado head coach Wes Reynolds.
Along with the Wildcats finishing 15-1 in duals this season, El Dorado has finished at least 5th in each of their invitational appearances, including three first place team wins at Eureka, Clearwater and their home invitational.
The Wildcats have moved from 9th to 5th in the KWCA rankings with their win over McPherson.
El Dorado has the #1 ranked wrestler in 4A at 145 lbs. in Austin Hughey.
Ranked #2 at 126 lbs. is senior Bryce Morgan.
Moving back into the state rankings is senior Kyle Macy at #4 in 132 lbs. and freshman Reno Hughey #6 at 113 lbs. senior Marcus Walker moves in at #6 at 220 lbs. for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats will be at the Chase County Invitational before regionals next Thursday.
“Our regionals are in Augusta so I hope we have some fans continue to follow us on our historic ride. One banner up now two to go,” said Reynolds.
El Dorado 50, McPherson 20
106 – Jake Leckliter, ED, dec. VanDorn, 6-4.
113 – Reno Hughey, ED, pinned C. Kretzer, 1:14.
120 – K. Kretzer, M, tech fall over Daniel Thomas, 16-0.
126 – Bryce Morgan, ED, tech fall over Boswell, 16-0. 132 – Kyle Macy, ED, pinned Taylor, 2:50.
138 – Fowler, M, dec. over Cole Reinhardt, 6-1.
145 – Stiles, M, pinned Greg Mathewes, 1:43.
152 – Gage Armstrong, ED, dec. Graber 9-5.
160 – Austin Powell, ED, pinned Baldwin, 1:06.
170 – Kyle Call, ED, pinned Jost, 5:08.
182 – Steenson, M, won by default.
195 – Manny Martinez, ED, pinned Regier, 1:43.
220 – Marcus Walker, ED, pinned Goss, 1:55.
285 – Jacobb Burnett, ED, dec. McKinney, 3-2.