Andover Central’s Paul Suhr moved from No. 1 rank in Class 5A to No. 1 rank in Class 4A.
Suhr didn’t have any problems proving that at the Winfield tournament this past weekend. Suhr won his first three matches with first-period pins before topping El Dorado’s Gage Armstrong 12-2 to win the 152-pound championship.
Suhr was one of five Jaguars to qualify for State. Central took second as a team with 139 points, far behind regional champion Augusta (229).
Nic Augustin didn’t have quite as easy a path as Suhr, but he came away with a regional title in the 145-pound division. Augustin snuck in the first takedown of the finals against Wellington’s Andrew Pelkey by grabbing and lifting Pelkey’s leg. Augustin escaped for the only point of the second period. In the third period, he gave up an escape and started stalling. Pelkely was awarded one stalling point, but Augustin held him off the rest of the way to win the match 3-2.
Central’s Dakota Rodd took second place in the 126-pound division after getting pinned by El Dorado’s Reno Hughey in the final second of the second period. Doug Hoffman also took second place after losing to Augusta’s Ian O’Laughlin after he was taken down at the edge of the mat. The referees rules that Hoffman was still in play before going onto the hardcourt, which may have negated the points.
Cameron Niemtschk, took third place at 132 for the Jaguars. Jace Brown also took third at 160 while Grant Schoonover placed fourth at 170 for Central.