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Concordia Wrestling Finishes 2nd at 2023 Beloit Invitational

2022-2023 Concordia High School Wrestling Team
2022-2023 Concordia High School Wrestling Team

The Concordia High School Wrestling team posted a second place finish at the 2023 Beloit Invitational on Saturday, January 21st.  Four wrestlers placed in the top four in their respective weight classes and three more Panthers placed in the top five.  The team total of 134.5 points put the Panthers behind tournament champion Hoxie.

106 lbs. - Christian Belden (16-2) placed 3rd
Champ. Round 1 - Christian Belden (Concordia) 16-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Christian Belden (Concordia) 16-2 won by fall over Wyatt McCulley (Blue Valley Southwest) 13-13 (Fall 1:04)
Semifinal - Ryder Dempewolf (Colby) 23-5 won by decision over Christian Belden (Concordia) 16-2 (Dec 10-8)
Cons. Semi - Christian Belden (Concordia) 16-2 won by fall over Angelo Otero (Holcomb) 10-12 (Fall 1:39)
3rd Place Match - Christian Belden (Concordia) 16-2 won by decision over Alexander Hamel (Hill City) 24-5 (Dec 7-4)

113 lbs. - Ashton Dooley (20-6) placed 2nd
Champ. Round 1 - Ashton Dooley (Concordia) 20-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Ashton Dooley (Concordia) 20-6 won in sudden victory - 1 over Kyle Rector (Salina South) 15-12 (SV-1 6-4)
Semifinal - Ashton Dooley (Concordia) 20-6 won by fall over Coe Neilson (Beloit) 15-6 (Fall 4:22)
1st Place Match - Ian Giancola (Hoxie) 23-2 won by fall over Ashton Dooley (Concordia) 20-6 (Fall 1:48)

120 lbs. - Koby Tyler (23-1) placed 2nd
Champ. Round 1 - Koby Tyler (Concordia) 23-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Koby Tyler (Concordia) 23-1 won by major decision over Brayton Peters (Minneapolis) 24-4 (MD 15-1)
Semifinal - Koby Tyler (Concordia) 23-1 won by major decision over Kaden Markley (Blue Valley Southwest) 17-15 (MD 9-1)
1st Place Match - AJ Polansky (Republic County) 29-2 won in sudden victory - 1 over Koby Tyler (Concordia) 23-1 (SV-1 6-4)

126 lbs. - Drew Sterrett (24-4) placed 5th
Champ. Round 1 - Drew Sterrett (Concordia) 24-4 won by fall over Jarret Rose (Marysville High School) 9-13 (Fall 5:11)
Quarterfinal - Jimmy Gordon (Clay Center) 14-7 won by decision over Drew Sterrett (Concordia) 24-4 (Dec 10-9)
Cons. Round 2 - Drew Sterrett (Concordia) 24-4 won by fall over Landon Erickson (Smith Center) 2-19 (Fall 0:33)
Cons. Round 3 - Drew Sterrett (Concordia) 24-4 won by decision over Zach McMurray (Salina South) 9-15 (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Semi - Christopher McClanahan (Abilene) 24-4 won by decision over Drew Sterrett (Concordia) 24-4 (Dec 7-1)
5th Place Match - Drew Sterrett (Concordia) 24-4 won by forfeit over Tyler Ashbaugh (Hill City) 20-10 (For.)

132 lbs. - Daniel Vines (27-3) placed 3rd
Champ. Round 1 - Daniel Vines (Concordia) 27-3 won by tech fall over Bracksten Carr (Smith Center) 6-22 (TF-1.5 3:08 (16-1))
Quarterfinal - Daniel Vines (Concordia) 27-3 won by fall over Keagan Warders (Marysville High School) 25-9 (Fall 2:28)
Semifinal - Carson Ochs (Hoxie) 21-0 won by decision over Daniel Vines (Concordia) 27-3 (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Semi - Daniel Vines (Concordia) 27-3 won by fall over Owen Weatherhead (Republic County) 31-4 (Fall 0:16)
3rd Place Match - Daniel Vines (Concordia) 27-3 won by fall over Cohen Kaiser (Plainville High School) 12-3 (Fall 2:05)

138 lbs. - Easton Swihart (14-3)
Champ. Round 1 - Easton Swihart (Concordia) 14-3 won by fall over Cale Tromp (Clay Center) 5-22 (Fall 1:11)
Quarterfinal - Tucker Wark (Colby) 23-8 won by fall over Easton Swihart (Concordia) 14-3 (Fall 1:48)
Cons. Round 2 - Easton Swihart (Concordia) 14-3 won by fall over Deacon McDonald (Salina South) 8-12 (Fall 0:29)
Cons. Round 3 - Sylar Rohr (Hill City) 16-6 won by decision over Easton Swihart (Concordia) 14-3 (Dec 4-2)

144 lbs. - Torxsten Kindel (12-13)
Champ. Round 1 - Eric Schroeder (Colby) 19-12 won by fall over Torxsten Kindel (Concordia) 12-13 (Fall 4:39)
Cons. Round 1 - Torxsten Kindel (Concordia) 12-13 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Raiden Gilley (Beloit) 12-11 won by decision over Torxsten Kindel (Concordia) 12-13 (Dec 12-8)

150 lbs. - Dustin Sterrett (13-11)
Champ. Round 1 - Easton Nickelson (Hoxie) 15-10 won by fall over Dustin Sterrett (Concordia) 13-11 (Fall 2:34)
Cons. Round 1 - Dustin Sterrett (Concordia) 13-11 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Dustin Sterrett (Concordia) 13-11 won by fall over Camron Wetter (Marysville High School) 15-10 (Fall 2:36)
Cons. Round 3 - Jordan Williams (Republic County) 23-10 won by fall over Dustin Sterrett (Concordia) 13-11 (Fall 2:27)

157 lbs. - Bergun Kindel (10-15)
Champ. Round 1 - Derek Johnson (Hoxie) 26-0 won by fall over Bergun Kindel (Concordia) 10-15 (Fall 1:02)
Cons. Round 1 - Bergun Kindel (Concordia) 10-15 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Tristan Randles (Abilene) 4-4 won by fall over Bergun Kindel (Concordia) 10-15 (Fall 2:35)

165 lbs. - Mason Eickmann (17-8)
Champ. Round 1 - Mason Eickmann (Concordia) 17-8 won by fall over Peyton Augustine (Salina South) 11-13 (Fall 6:00)
Quarterfinal - Drew Bretz (Hoxie) 24-0 won by major decision over Mason Eickmann (Concordia) 17-8 (MD 20-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Quinton Harding (Chanute) 13-10 won by decision over Mason Eickmann (Concordia) 17-8 (Dec 5-4)

175 lbs. - Caleb Hanson (23-6) placed 5th
Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Hanson (Concordia) 23-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Ryan Richardson (Blue Valley Southwest) 22-11 won by fall over Caleb Hanson (Concordia) 23-6 (Fall 5:44)
Cons. Round 2 - Caleb Hanson (Concordia) 23-6 won by fall over Caleb Hill (Colby) 9-20 (Fall 2:06)
Cons. Round 3 - Caleb Hanson (Concordia) 23-6 won by fall over Aidan Henely (Abilene) 14-13 (Fall 3:20)
Cons. Semi - Garrett Siemsen (Republic County) 30-3 won by fall over Caleb Hanson (Concordia) 23-6 (Fall 3:31)
5th Place Match - Caleb Hanson (Concordia) 23-6 won in sudden victory - 1 over Garrett Emigh (Oberlin-Decatur Community) 16-14 (SV-1 17-15)

190 lbs. - Tracer Murdock (20-9) placed 5th
Champ. Round 1 - Tracer Murdock (Concordia) 20-9 won by fall over Heath Hoekman (Abilene) 4-9 (Fall 0:41)
Quarterfinal - Tracer Murdock (Concordia) 20-9 won in sudden victory - 1 over Juandre Walton (Marysville High School) 6-7 (SV-1 5-3)
Semifinal - Kyle Werner (Plainville High School) 28-0 won by decision over Tracer Murdock (Concordia) 20-9 (Dec 4-0)
Cons. Semi - Cade Small (Chanute) 23-5 won by decision over Tracer Murdock (Concordia) 20-9 (Dec 7-3)
5th Place Match - Tracer Murdock (Concordia) 20-9 won by major decision over Ethan Tiers (Clay Center) 21-6 (MD 8-0)

215 lbs. - Max Johnson (5-16)
Champ. Round 1 - Dakota Slupianek (Marysville High School) 18-11 won by fall over Max Johnson (Concordia) 5-16 (Fall 1:33)
Cons. Round 1 - Andrew Uko (Blue Valley Southwest) 11-13 won by decision over Max Johnson (Concordia) 5-16 (Dec 3-0)

285 lbs. - Michael Ashland (16-10)
Champ. Round 1 - Brodie Boudreaux (Beloit) 8-8 won by decision over Michael Ashland (Concordia) 16-10 (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Michael Ashland (Concordia) 16-10 won by major decision over Gavin Runyon (Abilene) 10-17 (MD 10-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Kharson Montgomery (Smith Center) 23-10 won by fall over Michael Ashland (Concordia) 16-10 (Fall 3:58)

The Concordia High School Wrestling team is back in action Tuesday, January 24th with a meeting against the Abilene Cowboys in a North Central Kansas League dual.  Action begins at 6:30 pm in Concordia.