PARK CITY — Newton High School junior Jared Langley and senior Raymond Gallegos each went 3-0 to reach the finals of their respective weight classes at the Class 5A state wrestling championships Friday at Hartman Arena.
Newton has all seven of its wrestlers still in competition after the first day.
"At the minimum, I kind of thought we'd get those two," Newton coach Jack Thaw said. "For a while, I was worried about one of those. We're in all the matches. All the matches were pretty close. The effort was good. Everybody gave a good effort. With everybody still in, we still have a chance to win some matches. Everybody had a win. Overall, it was a pretty good day."
Newton is in fifth place in the team standings after the first day. St. James Academy leads with 141.5 points, followed by Goddard at 73.5, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel at 71, Mill Valley at 65.6 and Newton at 63.5.
At 182 pounds, Langley pinned Logan Flowers of Highland Park in 1:47. In the quarterfinals, Langley gave up an early takedown to Arkansas City's Alex Breckenridge, but quickly reversed and stayed in control the rest of the way for an 8-3 decision.
In the semifinals against Tom Hand of Kapaun-Mt. Carmel, Langley scored a first-period takedown and rode Hand out for the rest of the period. In the second period, Langley scored an escape and a takedown, adding another point for a 6-0 lead. Langley added a takedown in the third period, adding a pair of back points, for a 10-0 major decision.
Langley, 42-1, faces 48-1 Trent Salsbury of Saint James Academy in a rematch of the semifinals at the Rocky Welton Invitational. Salsbury handed Langley his only loss this season.
At heavyweight, Gallegos pinned Harley Burch in 2:30. In the quarterfinals, Gallegos scored early and often against Lansing's Mason Naphy, winning a 16-0 technical fall in 4:41.
In the semifinals, Gallegos met Vince Johnson of Salina Central in a rematch of last week's regional semifinals. Gallegos scored a quick takedown and won by fall in 1:23.
Gallegos, 38-0, meets 34-0 Tyson Toelkes of Shawnee Heights in the finals.
At 220 pounds, Noah Ornelas gave up a late takedown against Corey Atkins of Lansing to fall behind 3-1, but quickly escaped and posted a takedown with about 19 seconds remaining and rode Atkins out for the 4-3 win. In the quarterfinals, Ornelas jumped out 7-1 through two periods against Cameron Hicks of Shawnee Heights. Ornelas added a takedown in the third period en route to a 9-2 decision.
In the semifinals, Ornelas fell behind 4-1 in the first period to Bishop Carroll's Nick Nolting. Ornelas scored an escape midway in the second period, but gave up a takedown. Nolting scored a reversal early in the third period and another takedown for a 10-4 decision.
Ornelas will compete today in the consolation semifinals and has clinched a medal.
Logan Treaster opened the day at 106 pounds with a 33-second first-round pin over Julian Zamarripa of Kansas City Harmon. In the quarterfinals, Treaster gave up a second-period reversal to Lane Glover of Goddard. Treaster reversed Glover late in the second period and early in the third period to take a 4-2 lead. Glover then escaped and scored a takedown with about 24 seconds remaining. Treaster escaped at the buzzer to tie the match.
After a scoreless overtime and two scoreless tie-breaker periods, Glover rode Treaster out in the final tie-breaker to advance to the semifinals.
At 195, Heydon Mock pinned Caleb Ward of Lansing in 53 seconds. In the quarterfinals, Mock jumped out 3-1 against Austin McBee of Blue Valley Southwest. McBee scored a takedown in the second period, but Mock escaped. McBee scored an escape early in the third period to tie the match 4-4. Mock was taken down midway in the overtime to drop a 6-4 decision.
At 113 pounds, freshman Brody Roberson got a rough introduction into state wrestling, falling to Logan Terrill of Arkansas City 10-0. In the first consolation round, Robertson needed just 23 seconds to down Mustafa Adbi of Kansas City Schlagle.
At 145 pounds, Elijah Johns led 3-0 early in the second period against Bryson Nuckles of Arkansas City, but Nuckles took over from there, claiming a 10-4 decision. In the first consolation round, Johns faced Damian Herrera of Emporia. After a scoreless first period, Herrera scored an escape in the second period. Johns scored an escape in the third period. Johns scored a takedown with 1:05 left in regulation, holding on for a 3-2 decision.
Treaster, Roberson Johns and Mock continue today in the second consolation round.
NOTE: Updated schedule for today.
Second consolation round 9 a.m.
Consolation quarterfinals 10:45 a.m.
Consolation semifinals 12:15 p.m.
Pre-championship ceremonies 2 p.m.
Medal matches 2:15 p.m. on three mats.
106 — Logan Treaster: 1. W Julian Zamarripa, Kansas City Harmon :33; QF. L Lance Glover, Goddard 5-5 (SDTB).
113 — Brody Roberson: 1. L Logan Terrill, Arkansas City 10-0 maj.dec.; C1. W Mustafa Adbi, Kansas City Schlagle :23.
145 — Elijah Johns: 1. L Bryson Nuckles, Arkansas City 10-4; C1. W Damian Herrera, Emporia 3-2.
182 — Jared Langley: 1. W Logan Flowers, Highland Park 1:47; QF. W Alex Breckenridge, Arkansas City 8-3; SF. W Tom Hand, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 10-0 maj.dec.
195 — Heydon Mock: 1. W Caleb Ward, Lansing :53; QF. L Austin McBee, Blue Valley Southwest 6-4 OT.
220 — Noah Ornelas: 1. W Corey Atkins, Goddard 4-3; QF. W Cameron Hick, Shawnee Heights 9-2; SF. L Nick Nolting, Bishop Carroll 10-4.
HWT — Raymond Gallegos: 1. W Harley Burch, Pittsburg 2:30; QF. W Mason Naphy, Lansing 16-0 tech.fall (4:41); SF. W Vince Johnson, Salina Central 1:23.