HAYS — The Remington Bronco wrestling team fell one win shy of a medal Saturday at the Class 3-2-1A state championships at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays.
Remington tied for 48th place out of 73 teams with six points.
Scott Community of Scott City won the team title with 98.5 points, followed by Hoisington at 92.5, Hoxie at 88.5, Smith Center at 76.5 and Silver Lake at 64.
Javier Martinez finished the day 2-2, losing in the consolation quarterfinals.
Martinez opened the day with a 3-1 decision over Haldo Escobar of Chaparral in the second consolation round. In the consolation quarterfinals, Martinez was edged by Isaiah Mason of Decatur Community 6-5. Martinez finishes the season tied for eighth and 34-10.
At 113 pounds, Jacob Holle fell in the second consolation round to Kaden Dillon of Sabetha 6-2 and ends the season 15-15.
At 120 pounds, Caleb Farmer lost in the second consolation round to Braiden Lynn of Cimarron by fall in the second period and ends the season 13-7.
Hesston wrestler Jason Hecht at 126 pounds and Matt Whitsitt at 160 pounds both finished 0-2 on Friday.
“Of course it was disappointing that we didn’t earn a win this weekend, but we are nevertheless proud of what Matt and Jason have accomplished as two-time state qualifiers,” Hesston coach Doug Broadfoot said. “One of Matt’s goals this season was to hit the 30-win plateau, which he did and Jason fought through a tough regional bracket to earn his second trip to state. Matt’s first match was against a Sterling wrestler he had wrestled six times prior to the state tournament. Matt was 5-1 versus him, but the kid wrestled very tough from his feet to beat Matt in their seventh meeting. In Matt’s second match, he got down big versus the Riverside wrestler, but fought back to get that kid on his back in the last few seconds. If there had been a few more seconds left, he might have pinned him.
“Jason drew the eventual state champ from Scott City in the first round and got caught in a cross-face cradle, which Scott City wrestlers are known for. All competitors are tough out here, and many of the matches were awesome to watch.”
Class 3-2-1A State
Gross Memorial Coliseum,
Team scores — Scott Community 98.5, Hoisington 92.5, Hoxie 88.5, Smith Center 76.5, Silver Lake 64, Norton Community 63, Colby 58.5, Eureka 55.5, Phillipsburg 54, Goodland 53, Wabaunsee 51, Marion 49, Riley County 48, Rossville 48, Cimarron 45, Minneapolis 44, Riverside 42, Plainville 40.5, Wellsville 39, Hill City 35.5, Chaparral 35, Lakin 34, Sabetha 31, Beloit 30, Fredonia 30, St. Marys 27.5, Decatur Community 25.5, Osborne 25, Caney Valley 23, Ell-Saline 22, St. Francis 19, Republic County 18.5, Douglass 16, Southeast Of Saline 16, Doniphan West 16, Russell 16, Rawlins County 15, Oskaloosa 15, Rock Hills 12, Ellsworth 11, Lyons 11, Pleasant Ridge 10, Mission Valley 10, Chase County 9, Perry-Lecompton 8, Humboldt 7, Bluestem 7, Trego Community 6, Remington 6, Oakley 5.5, Bennington 5, Ellis 5, Jayhawk Linn 5, Cherryvale 4, Royal Valley 4, Wichita County 4, Osage City 4, Salina St. John’s Military 4, Uniontown 4, White City 3, Central Heights 2, Sterling 2, Atchison County 1, Brewster 0, Burlingame 0, Council Grove 0, Garden Plain 0, Hesston 0, Hillsboro 0, West Elk 0, Norwich 0, Flinthills 0, Sylvan Unified 0.
113 — Jacob Holle (1-2): L Kaden Dillon, Sebetha 6-2.
120 — Caleb Farmer (1-2): L Braiden Lynn, Cimarron 2:15.
145 — Javier Martinez (2-2): C2. W Haldo Escobar, Chaparral 3-1; CQF. L Isaiah Mason, Decatur Community 6-5.