HUTCHINSON—The McPherson Middle School wrestling team found success on Tuesday when they traveled to Hutchinson for a double dual with Salina Lakewood and Hutchinson.

It was a nail biter in the first meet with Salina Lakewood, but the Junior Pups prevailed with a three-point, 47-44 victory before coming right back and scoring a ten-point win over host Hutchinson 43-33.

Six Junior Pups scored victories in both meets, those gaining two wins on the day were Treyton and Tucker Pelnar, Hayden Farley, Gavin Richardson, Landon Thompson and Conner McVicker.

“Overall we did pretty good,” noted Head Coach Ryan Martin in his post-game coach reflections. “We won both of our varsity duals on the mat as we matched up pretty well with both Hutchinson and Salina Lakewood. Where we had opens, they also had opens. There were some close matches and we not always come out with a win but we will work on this during practice.”

Speaking of individuals, Coach Martin concluded his reflection by adding, “It was exciting to see some of our kids picking up wins, especially on the junior varsity side. Josh Wehrman snagged his first win while McKenzie Fors and Hunter Wilson each pinned their opponents to stay undefeated on the season. We have a ‘B’ team tournament this weekend which will be a great opportunity for our young wrestlers to get some quality mat time.”

The Middle School wrestlers will send their ‘B’ team to Goddard for the tournament on Saturday.

Individual Varsity Results (Salina Lakewood/Hutchinson):

85 – Ethan Lindsheid lost by fall/lost 8-6

90 – Treyton Pelnar won by fall/won by a technical fall

95 – Brock Burgess lost by a fall/won by a fall

100 – Hayden Farley won by a fall/won by a fall

105 – Tucker Pelnar won by a fall/won by a fall

110 – Kaden Harold lost 6-1/lost by a fall

115 – Christian Mattox lost by a technical fall/won by a fall

120 – Gavin Richardson won by a technical fall/won 14-3

127 – Joel Eilert won by forfeit/lost 3-0

134 – Landon Thompson won by forfeit/won 6-1

141 – Caden Burris won by a fall/lost 7-5

180 – Carter Spotted Elk lost by a fall/lost by a fall

215 – Conner McVicker won by a fall/won by forfeit

Individual Junior Varsity Results vs. Salina Lakewood:

100 – Kinsley Lackey won by a fall

105 – Brandon Givens lost by a fall

110 – Landon Pelzel lost by a fall

Individual Junior Varsity Results vs. Hutchinson:

90 – MacKenzie Kagle lost by a fall

95 – Samantha Ramirez lost by a fall

100 – Kinsley Lackey won by a fall

105 – Brandon Givens lost by a fall

110 – Landon Pelzel lost by a fall

115 – Jordyn Hancock won by a fall

120 – Josh Wehrman won by a fall/lost 7-0

120 – Kelly Blankenship lost by a fall

127 – McKenzie Fors won by a fall

141 – Hunter Wilson won by a fall

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