The Central Christian College of Kansas men's wrestling team competed at the Southwest Scuffle hosted by Richland College the weekend before Thanksgiving break. Coach Tom Carr took six of his wrestlers down to Fort Worth, Texas, to compete, and some of the newer faces on the squad had an impressive tournament.
Caden Emmot made his way to the finals by winning a 17-13 semifinals match against Ben Freeman of Central Baptist College. In a tough semifinal match, Emmot found himself down 8-4 towards the end of the first period. He managed to maintain his composure and score a takedown at the end of the period to close the gap 8-6. In the second period Caden was able to set a high pace and for the last two periods all of the offensive scoring was his as he added four more takedowns and a riding time point to make the finals.
In the finals Emmot faced the defending KCAC champion from the University of Saint Mary, Gabe Blough, eventually falling by pin to the more experienced Spire.
Tyler Estep made it all the way to the semifinals in his weight class with a win over Evan Sharpe of the University of the Ozarks. 8-5.
Nick Burks defeated Diesma Previl of Wayland Baptist 12-8 to start off his day, before falling to Allen Ropollo of Schreiner University in the quarterfinals.
The Tigers will be back in action this Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7 PM when they host Bethany College for their first home wrestling duel of the year.