Trego takes places in Leoti

Determined to win, Colby Burkhart ends his Leoti Round Robin with a 3-1 record and second place.

By Emma Kostic
The Eagles traveled long distance to Leoti for a Round Robin tournament on February 1.  Several of the wrestlers placed.

Freshman Matthew Hafliger had a strong day placing first in his bracket, the 126 B weight class, with a team score of 20.0 points. Hafliger won all three matches by fall. First over Alex Sefried of Cimarron, Caleb Todd and finally over Eli Mills, both of St. Francis.

Parker Opat had one of the top placings, taking second in his weight class. Opat made short work of his first three matches, pinning all three opponents; Kody Edzards of Greely, Blake Schilling of Cimarron, and Chris Inguanza of Cimarron.  However, Hadley Panzer of Lakin pinned Opat in round four, and Opat moved on to the final round winning by a 6-4 decision over Zack Johnson of Brewster.

Colby Burkhart also had a top day, placing second in the 160 weight class. Burkhart won his first three rounds. He won by tech fall over Dexter Duatel of Goodland and decision over Chandler Seaton of Leoti. He then pinned Michael Riojas of Cimarron. Unfortunately, Burkhart fell to Tate Seabolt of Cimarron in his final match.

In the 126 weight class, Tanner Sells placed third by winning three out of four matches. He won by decision over James Ricke of Leoti and Curtis Beam of Lakin. He also took victory by fall over Aaron White of St. Francis. The match he lost was by decision to Adam Mcphail of Cimarron.

Wyndom Giefer placed second in the 120 weight class as he won two out of three matches. He won by fall over Rhianno Cacavio of Goodland and Brendan Wright of WaKeeney. However, he took a loss by fall from Garin Cooper of St. Francis.

In the 132 weight class, Hayden Opat took the fourth place and contributed to the team with a score of 9.0 team points.

Jamie Opat took the fourth place in the 170 weight class with a score of 4.0 team points.

Fifth place in the 152 weight class was taken by Toby Lowry, who gave the team  a total of 7.0 team points.