Fort Scott High School's wrestling team has had individuals ranked in their weight classes in Class 4A this season. But this week's poll marks the first time the Tigers have cracked the rankings as a team.
In the poll released Tuesday, Fort Scott makes its debut at No. 6 in the Class 4A poll, one spot behind league rival Chanute.
Fort Scott is 8-1 in duals this season with its only loss coming by one point against Pittsburg last Thursday. The Tigers enter the poll off claiming the team championship at Bonner Springs' Dick Burns Mat Classic, in which nine Tigers earned medals. Four individuals won their weight classes.
Victor Hughes continues to be ranked No. 2 at 138 pounds right behind Bryce Shoemaker of Baldwin, who won a head-to-head match up in the finals at Bonner last week. Also still ranked is John Metcalf, who is third at 195 pounds behind top-ranked Tyler Gastineau of Goodland and No. 2 Skyler Hittle of Concordia.
Three Tigers make their first individual appearances in the rankings. Jerad Heckman comes in at No. 5 at 126 pounds. Dustin Reed, a Colby senior, is No. 1.
Jacob Durossette debuts at No. 4 at 145 pounds. He's only wrestled in two events but is 6-0. His first appearance was in the home triangular last Thursday and he won his weight class at Bonner. He had minor knee surgery in late November. Austin Hughey of El Dorado is No. 1.
Also debuting is Brendan Blackburn, who comes in at No. 4 at 285 pounds. He won his weight class at Bonner Springs as well. Winfield senior Josh Horn is ranked No. 1.
Colby is the top team in the rankings followed by Bonner Springs, Andale, Goodland, Chanute, Fort Scott, Buhler, Lindsborg-Smoky Valley, Holton and Concordia.
1. Garden City, 2. Junction City, 3. Derby, 4. Manhattan, 5. Wichita Northwest, 6. Gardner-Edgerton, 7. Wichita Heights, 8. Lawrence, 9. Olathe North, 10. Maize.
1. Arkansas City, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas, 3. Lenexa St. James, 4. Newton, 5. Valley Center, 6. Great Bend, 7. Andover Central, 8. Topeka-Seaman, 9. Tecumseh-Shawnee Heights, 10. Leavenworth.
1. Colby, 2. Bonner Springs, 3. Andale, 4. Goodland, 5. Chanute, 6. Fort Scott, 7. Buhler, 8. Lindsborg-Smoky Valley, 9. Holton, 10. Concordia.
Only weights in which Southeast Kansas League wrestlers are ranked are shown.
106: 1. Jake Goldenstein, Augusta; 2. Josiah Seaton, Bonner Springs; 3. Cameron Miller, Concordia; 4. Trae Foreman, Pratt; 5. David Mainus, Columbus;. 6. Levi Kester, Pittsburg.
113: 1. Cezar Regalado, Pratt; 2. 2. Zane Baugh, Abilene; 3. Jeremiah Jones, Pittsburg, 4. Justus Seaton, Bonner Springs; 5. Aaron Avelar, Goodland; 6. Hunter Furnish, Andale.
120: 1. Tyler Mies, Andale; 2. Clayton Himpel, Tonganoxie; 3. Hunter Price, Holton; 4. Kraden Kretzer, McPherson; 5. Junior Morgan, Abilene; 6. Donte Boose, Kansas City-Sumner.
126: 1. Dustin Reed, Colby; 2. Bryce Morgan, El Dorado; 3. Adam Cole, Chanute; 4. Kyle Miller, Buhler; 5. Jerad Heckman, Fort Scott; 6. Dylan Eck, Andale.
138: 1. Bryce Shoemaker, Baldwin; 2. Victor Hughes, Fort Scott; 3. Andrew Cannon, Osawatomie; 4. Macen Shull, Columbus; 5. Corey Spader, Spring Hill; 6 (tie). Drake Hale, Concordia, and Lucas Lovvorn, Holton.
145: 1. Austin Hughey, El Dorado; 2. Patrick Weaver, Hugoton; 3. Jared Fiscus, Chanute; 4. Jacob Durossette, Fort Scott; 5. Lane Lassier, Holton; 6. Bryce Rodriguez, Ulysses.
170: 1. Trevor Whittaker, Smoky Valley; 2. Kolby Fennewald, Mulvane; 3. Alex Son, Chanute; 4. Blake Hampton, Spring Hill; 5. Andrew Taylor, Columbus; 6 (tie). Jacob Hull, Augusta, and Derek Frost, Coffeyville.
195: 1. Tyler Gastineau, Goodland; 2. Skyler Hittle, Concordia; 3. John Metcalf, Fort Scott; 4. Keenan Dodd, Parsons; 5. Gavin Houser, Colby; 6. Troy Quenzer, Columbus.
220: 1. Justin Scott, Meriden-Jefferson West; 2. Gershom Avalos, Pittsburg; 3. Gage Clark, Chanute; 4. Jon Yates, Buhler; 5. Jarrod DeMott, Lindsborg-Smoky Valley; 6. Chance Runnion, Augusta.
285: 1. Josh Horn, Winfield; 2. Cooper Zeller, Holton; 3. Zell Bieberle, Columbus; 4. Brendan Blackburn, Fort Scott; 5. Joe Pomatto, Paola; 6 (tie). Matt Kellerman, Prairie View, and Jazon Zook, Anthony-Harper--Chaparral.
1. Scott City, 2. Plainville, 3. Norton, 4. Hoisington, 5. Hoxie, 6. Smith Center, 7. Oberlin, 8. Sabetha, 9. Atchison County, 10. Fredonia