Steele, Clothier third at state; Baldwin 4A champ

? Lawrence High junior wrestler Alan Clothier and Free State freshman Tate Steele both took third place in their respective weight classes at the Class 6A state tournament on Saturday at Hartman Arena.

Clothier, a 182-pounder, won by a 6-3 decision in his third-place match against Blue Valley Northwest senior Chris Lyons after trailing 3-1 entering the final period. He won by pin in 2:56 in the consolation semifinals. Clothier finished the season with a 42-1 record.

“Sometimes kids just don’t bounce back from (a semifinals loss),” LHS coach Pat Naughton said. “That’s one thing about Alan, he just looks at it like another challenge. That’s what he did. He went out with a purpose. He went out against Junction City (in the consolation semifinals) and was all about business and really just dominated that match.”

The 106-pounder Steele won by technical fall to advance to the third-place match, then defeated Olathe North freshman Jevon Parrish by a 6-4 decision. Steele, who had a 36-2 record this year, won in the consolation semifinals by technical fall, 15-0.

“You get tough competition, so his last two matches were tremendously hard,” FSHS coach Mike Gillman said. “He dominated the kid from Hutchinson in the semifinals of the consolation, and placed third … so that’s a pretty good tournament for him.”

Free State junior Cameron Shanks (120 pounds) and freshman Isaiah Jacobs (126 pounds) advanced to the consolation quarterfinals before losing by pin and a 2-0 decision, respectively.

The Firebirds finished 19th in the team standings with 30.5 points, and the Lions took 21st with 24 points.

“There were a couple of shocking moments for a couple kids, ‘Oh, I didn’t know how crazy this was. I didn’t know how big this was,'” Gillman said. “For them to see that is awesome. For next year, the sky is the limit for us. We’ll return all of our state qualifiers except one, so the future is bright at Free State, for sure.”

Baldwin High’s wrestling team won its first-ever team title in Class 4A, edging Chanute, 113-105, for first place. Thomas Lisher (138 pounds) and Jon Pratt (152) both won state championships in their weight classes.

Class 6A State

Saturday at Park City

Team scores: Garden City 183, Olathe North 174.5, Dodge City 136, Derby 121, Junction City 102.5, Manhattan 100, Wichita Northwest 94, Blue Valley Northwest 73, Wichita South 63.5, Haysville 55.5, Maize 52, Olathe Northwest 47, Washburn Rural 46.5, Hutchinson 42.5, Gardner-Edgerton 42, Blue Valley 42, Wichita West 38, SM East 32, Free State 30.5, Olathe East 29, Lawrence 24, Olathe South 22, SM North 19, Wichita Southeast 17.5, SM West 16, SM Northwest 15, Wichita North 9, Blue Valley North 7, SM South 6, Topeka 4, Wichita East 2.

Consolation Round 1

LHS results

113 pounds: Bennett King, LHS, def. Alex Garcia, Blue Valley North, 5-3.

120 pounds: Caysean Campbell, Garden City, def. Carson Jumping Eagle, LHS, 5-3.

126 pounds: Dylan McDonald, Gardner-Edgerton, def. Ja’Melle Dye, LHS, 5-2.

145 pounds: Justin Onwugbufor, Wichita Northwest, def. James Cooper, LHS, 7-0.

152 pounds: Cy Burghart, LHS, def. Garret Tierney, Blue Valley Northwest, 10-7 (UTB).

170 pounds: Santino Gee, LHS, def. Carlos Martinez, Manhattan, 11-0.

Free State results

132 pounds: Sid Miller, FS, pinned Connor Kerth, Blue Valley North, 3:54.

138 pounds: Alec Castillo, Garden City, def. Ben Hill, FS, 7-5.

145 pounds: Jaden McRoberts, Dodge City, pinned James Wensel, FS, 0:28.

152 pounds: Zach Jaso, Olathe North, pinned Wyatt Stevens, FS, 0:39.

195 pounds: Cole Trent, Dodge City, def. Sky Carey, FS, 8-4.

220 pounds: Zerek Rodriguez, Dodge City, pinned Nick Eddis, FS, 3:52.

285 pounds: Colin Kenney, Blue Valley Northwest, pinned Luke Winchester, FS, 1:31.

Consolation Round 2

LHS results

113 pounds: Darrion Taylor, Manhattan, def. Bennett King, LHS, 13-0.

152 pounds: Nick Jouret, Olathe South, pinned Cy Burghart, LHS, 4:18.

160 pounds: Kevin Folsom, Wichita Northwest, def. Tucker Wilson, LHS, 3-0.

170 pounds: Eric Foerster, Blue Valley Northwest, def. Santino Gee, LHS, 5-4.

Free State results

113 pounds: John Fonseca, Wichita West, def. Shayn Morris, FS, 6-4 (SV).

120 pounds: Cameron Shanks, FS, def. Khalil Franklin, Wichita South, 11-9 (SV).

126 pounds: Isaiah Jacobs, FS, def. Dylan McDonald, Gardner-Edgerton, 13-10.

132 pounds: Jared Stevens, Wichita West, def. Sid Miller, FS, 5-4.

Consolation quarterfinals

Free State results

120 pounds: Taylor Jokerst, Olathe Northwest, pinned Cameron Shanks, FS, 2:04.

126 pounds: Gabe Padilla, Junction City, def. Isaiah Jacobs, 2-0.

Consolation semifinals

LHS results

182 pounds: Alan Clothier, LHS, pinned J`Quan Robinson, Junction City, 2:56.

Free State results

106 pounds: Tate Steele, FS, def. Brian Gates, Hutchinson, 15-0.


LHS results

182 pounds: Alan Clothier, LHS, def. Chris Lyons, Blue Valley Northwest, 6-3.

Free State results

106 pounds: Tate Steele, FS, def. Jevon Parrish, Olathe North, 6-4.

Class 4A State

Saturday at Salina

Leading team scores: Baldwin 113, Chanute 105, Holton 87, Abilene 85, El Dorado 78.5, Basehor-Linwood 70, Smoky Valley 69, Colby 61.5, Santa Fe Trail 59, Spring Hill 54.

Baldwin placings

106 — Levi Green, 4th; 138 –Thomas Lisher, 1st; 152 — Jon Pratt, 1st place; 160 — Owen Tuckfield, 3rd; 170 — Joel Katzer, 6th; 182 — Joel Halford, 3rd; 195 — Jake Katzer, 4th.