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Nine Sunflower wrestlers qualify for state

March 22, 2006

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Nick Pursel, top, works a leg ride at the District championship meet Saturday. Pursel captured a championship in his age division to advance to the State meet this weekend.

Nick Pursel, top, works a leg ride at the District championship meet Saturday. Pursel captured a championship in his age division to advance to the State meet this weekend.

Mid-America Nazarene University's Cook Center was at capacity all day Saturday, where the best youth wrestlers in northeast Kansas gathered for the District Championships.

Sunflower Kids Wrestling posted 25 wins and 15 pins, yielding nine State Championship Qualifiers for next weekend's two-day event at the Topeka Expocentre.

Capturing District championships for Sunflower include Hunter Haralson, Levi Flohrschutz, Reece Conklin, Nick Pursel and Blake Greenfield. Also qualifying for the State tournament was Alan Clothier, Caden Lynch, Josh Hanson and Brandon Brown.

Sunflower Wrestler Caden Lynch, right, battles with Paola's Isaac Dulgarian at Districts Saturday at the Cook Center. Lynch will be competing in State this weekend.

Sunflower Wrestler Caden Lynch, right, battles with Paola's Isaac Dulgarian at Districts Saturday at the Cook Center. Lynch will be competing in State this weekend.

The club goes into next weekend with five top-seeded wrestlers and hopes to put at least that many in the championship rounds. All the action takes place at the Topeka Expocentre on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8 a.m.

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