BASEHOR -- Five states and 36 schools were represented at the Basehor-Linwood Bobcat Classic over the weekend. Fort Scott High school's team had four medalists and finished in 13th place.
Fort Scott was one of 13 schools ranked by a state coaches' association at the tournament. The Tigers, who had nine entrants, scored 78 team points. Topeka-Seaman, ranked eighth in Kansas Class 5A, won the team title with 177.5 points followed by Blue Springs, ranked second in Missouri Class 4A, with 172, and Lenexa St. James, No. 3 in Kansas 5A, with 168.5.
Fort Scott's highest finisher was Jake Durossette, who placed fourth at 145 pounds, going 4-2 over the weekend. Victor Hughes was fifth with a 4-2 record at 138 and John Metcalf was 2-3 to finish sixth at 195. Tyler Sharp finished eighth at 120 pounds, going 2-3.
Durossette, ranked No. 2 in Kansas Class 4A, began the tournament with a 7-0 decision over Grady Ware of Clay Center. In the second round, he beat Cory McCleary of Basehor-Linwood, 9-0.
Durossette pinned Seaman's Sam Mizell in the championship quarterfinals. Blue Springs' Darick Lapaglia pinned Durossette in the semifinals.
Durossette pinned Ryan Haymaker of Collinsville, Okla., in the consolation semifinals. He lost to Junction City's Andrew Millsap, 2-1, in the third-place match.
Hughes, ranked No. 2 at 138 in Kansas, drew a first-round bye. He took a 6-0 decision over Connor Patton of Paola in the second round. Isaac Dulgarian of St. Thomas Aquinas pinned Hughes in the championship quarterfinal.
Hughes took a 6-0 decision over Jesse Bendt of Glenwood, Iowa, and a 7-1 verdict over Craig Egging of Westminister (Colo.)-Mountain Range in the consolation quarters. Gary Wayne Harding of Collinsville, Okla., won by technical fall in the consolation semifinals. Hughes took the fifth-place match over Andrew Tujague of Lenexa St. James, 3-0.
Metcalf was the top seed at 195 and Class 4A's No. 3-ranked wrestler received a first-round bye. He pinned his first two opponents, Dominic Foster of Basehor-Linwood and Bratten Forbes of Atchison County.
Bailey Kelly of Topeka-Seaman, a freshman who's ranked No. 3 in Class 5A, took an 8-7 decision over Metcalf in the championship semifinal. James Denton of Junction City claimed a 4-1 win in the consolation semifinal and Columbus' Gavin Houser took a 5-4 decision in the fifth-place match.
Sharp drew a first-round bye, then pinned Reese Cokeley of Lenexa St. James. Dakota Leech of Goddard took a 10-2 decision in the championship quarterfinal.
In consolation, Sharp claimed a 5-4 decision over Mike Kenny of Olathe North. He then had to surrender his final two scheduled matches to Ethan Karsten of Platte County, Mo., and Cokeley on injury defaults.
The rest of the Tigers, going in order of weight class (113, 132, 152, 170 and 182 were open):
* Cole Stewart was 0-2 at 106 pounds. He lost to Pittsburg's Levi Kester, 7-0, and Seaman's Jaelynn Gay, 10-0.
* Jerad Heckman was 2-2 at 126. Bailey Yetmar of Olathe South took a 5-4 decision over Heckman in the first round. Heckman took a 1-0 decision from King Joe of Blue Springs, then a 10-5 decision from Tyler Mundy of Carbondale-Santa Fe Trail. Cole Hoing of Lansing eliminated Heckman on a 5-4 decision.
* John Hughes finished 3-2 at 160. He pinned Chapman's Robert Walsh in the first round. Jake Barton of Collinsville bumped Hughes into consolation with a 7-4 win. Hughes then took a 10-3 decision over Louden Bredeson of Platte County and pinned Tyler Moulden of Olathe North. Taylor Schuetz of Basehor-Linwood eliminated Hughes on a 9-6 decision.
* B.J. Wilson was 1-2 at 220. He had a bye in the first round and took a 15-7 over Kansas City-Piper's Dalton Murray in the second. He was pinned by Ben Ewing of St. Thomas Aquinas and Bradley VanHoose of Columbus.
* Brendan Blackburn finished 2-2 at 285. He pinned Les Wessel of Bonner Springs in the first round. Paola's Joe Pomatto pinned Blackburn in the second round. Blackburn pinned Chris Betzen of Andale in consolation, then was eliminated on a pin by Rossville's Cody Cooper.
The Tigers go to Parsons tonight for a Southeast Kansas League triangular. Coffeyville will also be there.
NOTES -- These are the schools which were ranked in their states coming into this tournament:
Colorado Class 5A: Westminister-Mountain Range, No. 8.
Kansas Class 6A: Junction City, No. 2; Olathe North, No. 9.
Kansas Class 5A: St. Thomas Aquinas, No. 2; Lenexa St. James, No. 3; Topeka-Seaman, No. 8.
Kansas Class 4A: Bonner Springs, No. 2; Andale, No. 3; Fort Scott, No. 6.
Kansas Class 3-2-1A: Atchison County, No. 9
Missouri Class 4: Blue Springs, No. 2.
Missouri Class 3: Platte County, No. 7.
Oklahoma Class 5A: Collinsville, No. 1.