SALINA — Six Bullpups are still alive at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament in Salina, including Rhett Edmonson and Scott Radke, who will compete for state championships.
Edmonson, last year’s state runner-up at 106, will face top-ranked Trig Tennant from Arkansas City at 120. Edmonson went 3-0 on Friday, capped off by a tough 6-0 decision in the semifinals over Andover Central’s Josh Patch.
Radke will also face a top-ranked wrestler from Ark City in Montez Robinson at 152. Radke won his first two matches on Friday with ease, and then defeated a top-five wrestler in Tonganoxie’s Gad Huseman, 8-2, in the semifinals.
Brynton Crews at 138 and Bailey Yarborough at 195 both made the quarterfinals before suffering a defeat. Crews will face Wyatt Dickie of Spring Hill, while Yarborough will tangle with Tucker Trevett of Wichita Trinity.
Landon Crews at 113 and Kourtney Craig at 220 rebounded from opening round losses with wins to stay alive at state.
Crews and Craig will each open Saturday against top-six opponents in their respective weight classes. Crews will face Cade Holtzen of Louisburg, while Craig will go up against Spring Hill’s Keegan Crotchett.
Brynton Crews, Landon Crews, Yarborough, and Craig can all place as high as third, but an opening-round loss on Saturday would mean no medal at all.
McPherson also qualified Jonah Clarke for state at 145. Clarke ended his season with a 26-17 record after going 0-2 on the day.
Action picks up again at 9 a.m. inside Tony’s Pizza Event Center.