The McPherson High wrestling team wrapped up the 2012 portion of their schedule with a pair of duals Thursday night at home, falling 51-23 to Buhler and 40-38 to Mulvane in AVCTL action.

The McPherson High wrestling team wrapped up the 2012 portion of their schedule with a pair of duals Thursday night at home, falling 51-23 to Buhler and 40-38 to Mulvane in AVCTL action.

The Bullpups were in much better shape than they were during the weekend in Emporia, where they had eight open weight classes during an invitational tournament. Thursday, only two slots were open against Buhler and one against Mulvane.

Picking up wins by a fall in the Buhler dual were Ethan VanDorn at 106 and Cole Kretzer at 113. Winning by decision was Todd Grabber at 145, Travis Steenson at 182 and Ross Regier at 195.

In the Mulvane dual, VanDorn and Kretzer again both picked up wins by fall, as did Graber, Steenson and Michael McKinney at 285. Winning by decision was Alex Boswell and T.J. Stites.

The Crusaders are ranked seventh in Class 4A by the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association in the latest poll released Thursday. Buhler has three wrestlers ranked in the top six in their class; Kyle Miller at 126, Jon Yates at 220 and Scott Whitson at 160.

McPherson’s Kaden Kretzer, who was inactive in the duals, is slated fourth at 120. Mulvane’s Kolby Fennewald is their lone representative at 170.

The Bullpups are off now until after the new year, when they will face Hutchinson and Newton in a double dual on Jan. 3 at Hutchinson.

vs. Buhler — 106: VanDorn fall James 1:48; 113: Kretzer fall Elliot 1:49; 120: Anderson forfeit; 126: Miller, K. fall Boswell 5:15; 132: Miller, C. fall Taylor 1:47; 138: Bertholf forfeit; 145: Graber dec. Gaeddert 9-2; 152: Gehring fall Stites 1:32; 160: Whitson fall Baldwin 1:42; 170: Lindbloom fall Jost 1:01; 182: Steenson dec. Mullins 23-5; 195: Regier dec. Arpin 10-3; 220: Yates fall Goss :29; 285: Redenbaugh dec. McKinney 3-0.

vs. Mulvane — 106: VanDorn fall Duncan 1:14; 113: Kretzer fall Carver 1:29; 120: Cusick, B. forfeit; 126: Boswell dec. Miller, T. 20-7; 132: White dec. Taylor 12-3; 138: Elliot fall Fowler 1:25; 145: Graber fall Hall 1:45; 152: Stites dec. Targus 17-4; 160: Miller, C. fall Baldwin :57; 170: Fennewald fall Jost 2:10; 182: Steenson fall Chambers :18; 195: Cusick, T. fall Regier :46; 220: Rahe fall Goss :44; 285: McKinney fall McElravy 3:20.