With 16 wrestlers entering the weekend at the USAW Kansas State Wrestling Tournament, the MAC Wrestling Club were hoping for at least a champion or two, and got just that. Treyton Pelnar gained a state championship in the 12-under, 72-pound division.
Five other MAC wrestlers managed top six finishes, with Treyton’s brother Tucker, gaining a third-place medal in the 12-under/92-pounds division, Jase Fitzmorris earned a fourth-place finish at 10-under/110-pounds, Landon Thompson at 12-under/110-pounds, and Brynton Crews in the high school division/145-pounds finished in fifth, while Julian Glover at 10-under/79-pounds ended up sixth.
Other MAC Wrestlers participating were Noah Garcia, Jaxon Chrislip, Hayden Farley, Ryder Norstrom, Elijah Clarke, Neill Raymond, Jonah Scott, Landon Frantz, and Mason Thrash.
MAC Wrestling Club Head Coach Lance Engel noted the finish of the Folkstyle Wrestling season.
“It was a very good season for us. The wrestlers did a great job and now we’re on to the Freestyle and Greco wrestling season,” Engel said.
Engel was excited about an upcoming change in practicing.
“We are excited that Coach Tom Carr from Central Christian College is again going to run a Regional Training Center at the college. This means that there will be two practices a week held at the college with other people from other clubs attending to try to get enough wrestlers to pair up. This will be a great opportunity for the wrestlers,” Engel said.
Also this past weekend, Mya Kretzer placed eighth at the USAW Women’s National Folkstyle Tournament in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. By finishing in the top eight, Kretzer earned All-American Status.