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Sharp, Metcalf earn 100th wins at Eudora

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

EUDORA -- Seniors Tyler Sharp and John Metcalf earned the 100th victories of their high-school wrestling careers here over the weekend at the Eudora Tournament of Champions.

Sharp's 100th win came during pool wrestling at 120 pounds on Friday when he pinned Sky Summers of Lansing in his third match of the day.

Metcalf needed to win eight times to get to 100 this weekend and that's exactly what he did, taking a 9-6 decision over Julius Coats of Tonganoxie in the finals at 195 Saturday.

"John Metcalf wrestled like a champion," Fort Scott head coach David Brown said. "He put together great offense and defense to capture the gold.

"Tyler Sharp wrestled with great position and improved movement. He looks to take his senior year to new heights."

Seven of the nine wrestlers Brown brought to this tournament medaled. As a team, Fort Scott finished tied for eighth with Lawrence -- the No. 4-ranked team in Class 6A in the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll -- with 156 points. St. Thomas Aquinas, ranked No. 4 in Class 5A, won the team title with 229 points followed by Tonganoxie with 227.5 and Prairie View with 226.5.

Metcalf, who is ranked No. 3 at 195 in Class 4A, won every match over the weekend to remain unbeaten for the season at 13-0. He started off with a 7-0 win over C.J. Dyhouse of Spring Hill. Then he beat Chanute's Cody Howell, 4-1. Next came a 5-2 decision over Jake Gramke of DeSoto-Mill Valley. Metcalf pinned Paul Phillips of Shawnee Mission South and finished pool duals with a default win over Bratten Forbes of Atchison County.

Saturday in the bracket, Metcalf started off with a pin of Maize South's Ty Zorn. He took a 6-0 win over Gramke in a rematch in the semifinals. Then he finished with his victory over Coats in the final.

Sharp (13-1) started off Friday with a pin of Paola's Clay Burnett for win No. 98. The 99th win of his career was a pin of Spring Hill's Patrick Werlien. Next came No. 100 over Summers, then a 5-0 win over Jon Pratt of Baldwin. Sharp had a bye in the final round of pool duals.

Sharp took a 6-0 decision over Maize South's Jesse Bashor in the first round of Saturday's bracket. Clayton Himpel of Tonganoxie, ranked No. 3 in 4A at 120, took a 4-1 verdict in the semifinal.

In consolation, Sharp defeated Jacob Sims of Blue Valley, 6-0, and Logan Bowen of Atchison County, 5-2, in the third-place match.

Victor Hughes, ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, (13-1) finished third in the 138-pound class. He recorded three pins in pool duals, those coming over Paola's Keaton Barnes, Lousburg's Ben Powers and Prairie View's Dannon Brake. He also scored a technical fall over Jacob Alvarado of Kansas City-Piper. He also drew a bye.

Hughes began the bracket with a 4-1 win over Caden Lynch of Lawrence. In the semifinal, Hughes met Issac Dulgarian of St. Thomas Aquinas, ranked No. 1 in Class 5A. Dulgarian took the match on a technical fall.

In the consolation semifinal, Hughes defeated Bryan Burnett of Mill Valley, 5-2. Burnett is ranked No. 5 in Class 4A.

In the third-place match, Hughes won a rematch with Lynch, 6-0.

"Victor Hughes was in one of the toughest brackets," Brown said. "His one loss was to an elite wrestler."

Cole Stewart (9-5) finished sixth at 113 pounds. He went 3-2 in pool duals, starting off with a 9-0 win over Christian Dominguez of Prairie View and pinning Austin Huber of Louisburg. Gabe Gooch of St. Thomas Aquinas took a 13-2 decision in the third round. Stewart came back with a 10-8 win over Tonganoxie's Sinjan Gergick in the fourth round. Jordan Girard of Lansing took a 9-1 win in the final round.

In the bracket, Stewart lost an 8-0 decision to DeSoto's Hunter Miller in the first round. In consolation, Stewart won over Zach McQueen of Shawnee Mission South by default. Girard took a rematch, 6-4, in the consolation semifinal. Bryce Garcia of Maize South pinned Stewart in the fifth-place match.

Jerad Heckman (9-4) finished seventh at 132 pounds. He pinned three opponents in pool duals and had one bye. His pins were over Zac Zarazee of Piper, Christian Rodunder of Rossville and Keith Peuser of Paola. The loss in pool action came to Chanute's Chase Cole, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A, who pinned Stewart.

Heckman was also pinned by Bonner Springs' Tucker Clark in the first round of the bracket on Saturday. He also lost a 10-6 decision to Grant Jongerius of Shawnee Mission South but won the seventh-place bout, 7-2, over Spring Hill's Tyler Crabtree.

B.J. Wilson (9-3) finished seventh at 220 pounds. He went undefeated in the pool on Friday with two pins, a decision and two byes. He pinned Joel Halford of Baldwin and Adam Swarengin of Mill Valley and won an 8-6 verdict over Jacob Hendricks of Maize South.

In the bracket, he was pinned in the first round by Dylan Thompson of Spring Hill and by Thomas Miller of Tonganoxie in the consolation quarterfinal. He pinned Swarengin in the seventh-place bout.

Brendan Blackburn (7-5) finished seventh at 285. In the pool, he took a 7-5 decision over Will Divine of Chanute and Pinned Keith Mulligan of Blue Valley. He also drew two byes. Cody Cooper of Rossville, ranked No. 4 in Class 3-2-1A, pinned Blackburn in the third round.

In the bracket, Joe Pomatto of Paola, ranked second in Class 4A, pinned Blackburn in the first round. Zeke Kissinger of Tonganoxie scored a pinfall victory in the consolation quarters. Jared Hoffman of Atchison County also won by pin in the seventh-place match.

Two Tigers were unable to advance from the pool duals. John Hughes (8-2) was 3-2 in the 160-pound pools but didn't advance as this was one of the brackets with the most wrestlers, 19.

Hughes pinned Bret Thorington of Piper in his first match. In the next round, A.J. Totta of Blue Valley took a 7-0 decision. Hughes drew a bye and then was pinned by Andrew Denning of Lawrence. In the final pool dual, Hughes pinned Goeffery Grabbe of Mill Valley.

Cody Bunn saw his first action of the season, going 1-4 in the 152-pound pool. His victory came as the result of a bye (byes count as wins on a wrestler's record). He lost to Eudora's Thais Boyd, 10-1, by pin to Asher Huseman of Tonganoxie, by a 9-0 score to Lansing's Juston Smith, and by pin to Nick Reesor of Rossville.

The Tigers were open at 106, 126, 145, 170 and 182 pounds.

Fort Scott travels to Ottawa for a dual tournament Saturday. Action begins at 9 a.m.



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