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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • NWC claims two titles

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  • TOPEKA — For the eighth straight year, the Newton Wrestling Club finished in the top 25 at the Kansas Kids State Wrestling Championships held recently in Topeka.?The Newton club placed 15th out of 165 teams. Nine Newton wrestlers placed in the tournament.?“Considering most of the teams that finish ahead of us come from larger cities that take in wrestlers that feed multiple large school districts, we are doing very well,” NWC coach Matt Treaster said. “Our team did an outstanding job all weekend long.”?Two NWC wrestlers won state titles — second grader Nick Treaster at 8 and under, 46 pounds; and senior Garrett Lee in the high school, 285-pound division.?Nick Treaster pinned Wyatt Gardner of Leoti in the first rounds, won by injury default over Christioher Smith of Parsons in the quarterfinals, won a 10-0 major decision over Cory Weir of Gray County in the semifinals and edged Hunter Taylor of Abilene 3-0 in the finals. It was the third-straight state title for Nick Treaster.?“Nick wrestled a very solid tournament all weekend long,” Matt Treaster said “He just has some intangibles that come very natural to him.”?Lee claimed four wins by fall in the first period, beating Walter Bowden of Liberal, Jake Green of Central Heights, Bradley Hooper of Ogden and Alec Smith of Burlington in the finals.?“This was a nice finish to Garrett’s career with us,” Matt Treaster said. “He was a two time high school state placer and it was nice to see him go out on top.”?Two NWC wrestlers finished second — Logan Treaster at 14 and under, 100 pounds; and Noah Ornelas at 14 and under, 175 pounds. Both made their fourth trip to the state finals. Logan Treaster pinned Malachi Salas of Southwest Grapplers, beat Bryce Gfeller of Rossville 12-2 in the quarterfinals and beat Tate Carney of Colby in the semifinals. Logan Treaster fell 4-1 in the finals to Idris Elias of Goddard.?“Logan wrestled a very good tournament,” Matt Treaster said. “He is just a very consistent and hardnosed kid that can wrestle with just about anyone. His finals match was a real nail-bitter that came down to the very end, and much closer than the final score would indicate.”?Ornelas pinned Collyn Auker of Norton, beat Travo Nelson of Kansas City 6-1 and D.J. Kessler of Independence 3-0 in the semifinals. In the finals, Ornelas lost to Anthony Capaul of Andale 5-1.?“Win or lose Noah is just a very good wrestler,” Matt Treaster said. “He is going to win a lot more matches over the next few years, and will cut a wide swath in high school next year.”?Taking third was Ryan Delforge in the 14 and under, 110-pound class. Delforge pinned Sammy Guevera of the Southwest Grapplers and won by technical fall over Tyler Kester of Pittsburg 16-0. In the semifinals, Delforge lost to Jack Maki of the Wichita Wrestling Club 4-0. In the consolation semifinals, Delforge downed Case Pemberton of Linn County 4-1. In the consolation finals, Delforge downed Gary Joint of Junction City 6-0, avenging a loss in the district meet.?“Ryan is a tough kid and this is his third year in a row placing in the top three at Kids State,” Matt Treaster said.?Taking fifth were were Brody Roberson at 14 and under, 95 pounds; and Raymond Gallegos, at High School, 220 pounds.?Brody Roberson opened with a 7-0 loss to Kaj Parez of Garden City, but beat Hunter Ostertag of Ogden 7-2, pinned Austin Eldridge of McPherson and beat Ryan Johnson of Norton 5-0. After a consolation semifinal loss to Lane Glover of Goddard 4-2, Brody Roberson downed Parez 6-4 in the fifth-place match.?“This was a great tournament for Brody,” Matt Treaster said. “He beat some very good kids to get his place.”?Gallegos drew a bye in the first round and lost in the quarterfinals 4-1 to Armondo Contreras of Kansas City. In the consolation rounds, Gallegos downed Tanner Foulk of Osawatomie 5-3 and Otto Orosco of Ulysses by fall. In the consolation semifinals, Gallegos fell to Tyson Toelkes of Topeka. In the fifth-place match, Gallegos downed Matthew Kissinger of Derby 3-0.?“Raymond is a hard worker and very difficult to score on. He should be a high school finalist next year,” Matt Treaster said.?Taking sixth were Boone Roberson at 8 and under, 76 pounds; and Ruben Gonzalez, High School, 285 pounds.?Boone Roberson won by technical fall over Jacob Lehman of Tribune 16-0 and lost in the quarterfinals to Elliott Nottingham of Derby 4-2. In the consolation rounds, he downed Caleb Copeland of Salina 6-0 and Jacob Holt of Garden City 2-0. Boone Roberson then lost to Jared Simma of the Cougars in the consolation semifinals and Jayden Seabolt of Gray County 4-2.?“I couldn’t be more proud of Boone,” Matt Treaster said. “He has worked very hard and this is his first time placing at the Kids State.”?Gonzalez downed Mason Lagree of Plainville 9-3 and lost in the quarterfinals to Alec Smith of Burlington 1-0. In the consolation rounds, Gonzalez downed teammate Zach Schmidt and pinned Jon Jensen of Hutchinson. In the consolation semifinals, Gonzalez lost to Bradley Hooper of Ogden 6-1. In the fifth-place match, he lost to Jake Green of Central Heights.?“Ruben is going to win a lot of matches for the High School next season,” Matt Treaster said. “For a big guy he has a motor that just won’t stop.”?Also finishing in the top eight were Jett Brackeen, Grant Treaster, Kaden Davis, Justice Grant and Hayden Mock.?Also competing were Jonah Remsberg, Zion Younts, Gaige Llamas, Josh Edson, Sawyer Mock, Malachi Holmes, Gavin Cusick, Zach Engelken, Devin Delforge, Bryan Cusick, Colby Beer, Jaden Anderson, Robert Lyles and Zach Schmidt.?The meet concludes the season for the club.

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