Free State wrestling remains undefeated after picking up two wins in home opener

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Freshman Laython Biddle works toward the fall against his opponent from Olathe East on Saturday at FSHS on Jan. 9, 2021.

In its first home meet of the season, the results stayed the same for the Free State wrestling program.

The Firebirds remained undefeated on the year after picking up two convincing wins over Gardner Edgerton and Olathe East on Saturday at FSHS. Free State earned a 61-18 win over Gardner Edgerton and secured a 49-27 victory over Olathe East in the first meet of the 2021 portion of its schedule.

With those two wins, the Firebirds (No. 7 in Class 6A) improved to 12-0 on the year.

A number of FSHS wrestlers recorded wins in both duals. Nolan Bradley, Eric Streeter, Darius Shields, Madyson Gray, Caleb Streeter, Ben Mellenbruch, Laython Biddle and Tai Newhouse all picked up multiple wins on the day for Free State.

In the girls division, Clare Benton recorded a pin for the Firebirds.

Free State travels to Blue Valley West on Wednesday.

Free State 61, Gardner Edgerton 18

106: Bradley (FS) pin Smith (GE)

113: Streeter (FS) pin Smith (GE)

120: Shields (FS) dec Andrews (GE)

126: Borjas (GE) pin Birdashaw (FS)

132: Gray (FS) pin Smith (GE)

138: Streeter (FS) pin Therron Meade (GE)

145: Mayfield (GE) received a FF

152: Mellenbruch (FS) maj dec Troutman (GE)

160: Biddle (FS) pin Vasquez (GE)

170: Marcum (FS) pin Shuler (GE)

182: Burenheide (FS) pin Foster (GE)

195: Davis (GE) pin Blanchard (FS)

220: Allison (FS) pin Whitley (GE)

285: Newhouse (FS) pin Jensen (GE)

Free State 49, Olathe East 27

106: Bradley (FS) pin Whittney (OE)

113: Streeter (FS) pin Devries (OE)

120: Birdashaw (FS) pin Escabi (OE)

126: Shields (FS) dec Bradley (OE)

132: Gray (FS) pin Dalton (OE)

138: Streeter (FS) pin Bragg (OE)

145: Carlson (OE) received a FF

152: Mellenbruch (FS) pin Horton (OE)

160: Biddle (FS) maj dec Marroquin (OE)

170: Avena (OE) dec Marcum (FS)

182: Washington (OE) pin Burenheide (FS)

195: Herl (OE) pin Blanchard (FS)

220: Linnard (OE) pin Allison (FS)


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