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Bulldog wrestlers finish fourth at home tournament

Bryce Shoemaker won an individual title Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational.

Bryce Shoemaker won an individual title Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational.

January 26, 2013

Bryce Shoemaker won a 138-pound title to lead the Baldwin High wrestling team to a fourth-place team finish Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational.

The Bulldogs, who had three wrestlers reach the finals in their respective weight classes, went a combined 25-17 and accounted for 157 team points. They finished behind fellow Class 4A teams Holton (221), Tonganoxie (180) and Spring Hill (174).

Shoemaker, the state's top-ranked wrestler at 138 pounds, went 4-0 to improve to 25-2 on the season. He defeated Spring Hill's Corey Spader in the finals, 15-4. Jon Pratt (120) and Jason Von Bargen (160) also reached the championship round, but Pratt dropped an 8-1 decision to Lansing's Sky Summers and Von Bargen suffered an 18-1 loss against Holton's Andrew Rieschick.

Joel Halford (195) and Tiler Garcia (220) also earned top-four finishes, as each bounced back from semifinal losses to finish third.

Overall team scores

  1. Holton, 221; 2. Tonganoxie, 180; 3. Spring Hill, 174; 4. Baldwin, 157; 5. Abilene, 144; 6. Prairie View, 127; 7. Royal Valley, 110; 8. Oak Park, 109; 9. Basehor-Linwood, 107.5; 10. Paola, 103; 11. De Soto, 102; 12. Wamego, 78.5; 13. Lansing, 67; 14. Louisburg, 46.5; 15. Santa Fe Trail, 37; 16. Eudora, 27.

BHS individual results

106 — Ben Morgenstern 2-3 (Eighth)

113 — Ben Huntington 0-2 (N/A)

120 — Jon Pratt 2-1 (Second)

126 — Open

132 — Open

138 — Bryce Shoemaker 4-0 (First)

145 — Owen Tuckfield 1-2 (N/A)

152 — Colton Horne 1-2 (N/A)

160 — Jason Von Bargen 3-1 (Second)

170 — Mark Harman 4-1 (Seventh)

182 — Mario Garcia 3-2 (Fifth)

195 — Joel Halford 3-1 (Third)

220 — Tiler Garcia 3-1 (Third)

285 — Alex Cigard 0-2 (N/A)

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