Wrestling recap: Tonganoxie takes 4th, FSHS nets 5th at Leavenworth Challenger

A few area wrestling teams were in action at the 31st annual Leavenworth Challenger on Saturday afternoon.

Liberty (Mo.) ended up winning the tournament with 329 points, while Washburn Rural and Bonner Springs rounded out the top three. Tonganoxie led the way among area squads by claiming fourth with 92 points. Free State finished fifth with 72.5 points, while Lawrence High placed eighth with 37.5 points.

A pair of wrestlers led the way for the Chieftains by notching first in their respective weight class.

Grayson Sonntag won all five of his matches to place first in the 120-pound weight class, defeating Lawrence’s Kevin Honas in the championship match. Connor Searcy won by a 3-2 decision over Callum Trester of Liberty in the championship match of the 220-pound weight class.

Madyson Gray was the only Firebird to place first in the Leavenworth tournament. She won the 136-pound weight class in the girls competition, posting a 3-0 record on the day. Eric Streeter, Olivia Jaramillo, Evelyn Falin and Caleb Streeter all notched third in their respective weight class for Free State.

Honas was the only Lion to make it to the championship match, netting a runner-up finish in the 120-pound weight class. Jack Elsten, Trey Medina and Juleah Williams all recorded third place in their respective weight class.

Lawrence will travel to Blue Valley for a dual at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free State will compete in a tournament at Emporia on Dec. 21.

31st Annual Leavenworth Challenger

Team scores: 1. Liberty, Mo. 329; 2. Washburn Rural 223; 3. Bonner Springs 1-5; 4. Tonganoxie; 5. Free State 72.5; 6. St. Joseph Lafayette, Mo. 41; Olathe East 38; Lawrence High 37.5; 9. SM North 35.5; 10. Staley, Mo. 31; 11. Leavenworth 30.5; 12. Raymore Peculiar, Mo. 20.

FSHS results

113 A: Eric Streeter (2-2) placed 3rd and scored 6.5 team points.

Girls 116: Olivia Jaramillo (1-2) placed 3rd.

120 A: Ezra Birdashaw (3-2) placed 5th and scored 9.0 team points.

Girls 123: Evelyn Falin (0-2) placed 3rd.

132 A: Lou Fincher (3-2) placed 2nd and scored 18.0 team points.

Girls 136: Clare Benton (1-2) placed 3rd.

Girls 136: Madyson Gray (3-0) placed 1st.

138 A: Caleb Streeter (4-1) placed 3rd and scored 27.0 team points.

160 A: Matthew Marcum (0-5) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

170 A: Austin Burenheide (2-2) placed 5th and scored 8.0 team points.

195 A: Cole Rorick (1-4) placed 5th and scored 4.0 team points.

220 A: Gavin Blanchard (0-5) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

LHS results

106 A: Jack Elsten (3-2) placed 3rd and scored 11.0 team points.

120 A: Kevin Honas (3-1) placed 2nd and scored 17.5 team points.

132 A: Logan Farrell (1-4) placed 6th and scored 2.5 team points.

152 A: Trey Medina (2-2) placed 3rd and scored 6.5 team points.

Girls 170: Juleah Williams (1-2) placed 3rd.

195 A: Dylan Gillespie (0-5) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

THS results

106 A: Grant Kelly (1-3) placed 6th and scored 2.5 team points.

113 A: Dustin Robison (1-3) placed 4th and scored 4.0 team points.

120 A: Grayson Sonntag (5-0) placed 1st and scored 29.0 team points.

132 A: Josiah Stephen (1-3) placed 4th and scored 4.0 team points.

138 A: Hunter Harris (0-4) placed 8th and scored 1.0 team points.

145 A: Gabriel Bailey (2-2) placed 5th and scored 8.0 team points.

152 A: Wyatt Harris (0-4) placed 5th and scored 0.0 team points.

160 A: Hunter Benedict (1-4) placed 5th and scored 4.0 team points.

170 A: Levi Minton (0-3) placed 7th and scored 0.0 team points.

182 A: Connor Bruch (2-3) placed 7th and scored 8.0 team points.

220 A: Connor Searcy (5-0) placed 1st and scored 28.5 team points.

285 A: Cooper Jones (1-4) placed 7th and scored 4.0 team points.

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