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Three Baldwin High School wrestlers earn medals at Bobcat Classic

January 21, 2015

What the Baldwin High School team lacked in quantity at last weekend’s Bobcat Classic at Basehor-Linwood High School, it made up for in quality.

Baldwin coach Kit Harris said only five team members, Levi Green, Ben Morgenstern, Thomas Lisher, Jon Pratt and Joel Halford, competed in the Friday, Saturday wrestling tournament, which annually attracts top teams from Kansas and nearby states. Three of those wrestlers left the tournament with medals.

The Bulldogs’ top performer at the Bobcat Classic was sophomore Green, who finished second at 106 pounds. Harris said Green won four matches on Friday and defeated two state-ranked foes in the process. Green lost 2-0 in the finals to the No. 1 ranked 4A wrestler from Basehor-Linwood. His record is now 22-3 on the year.

Pratt earned a bronze at 152 pounds with a showing that included wins against the No. 2 seeded wrestler from Platte County, Mo., High School and the No. 3 seed. He is now 25-4 on the year after earning his first Bobcat Classic medal.

Sophomore Thomas Lisher brought home his second Bobcat Classic medal with a fourth-place finish at 138 pounds. He finished the tournament with a 5-2 record and twice beat the No. 2 ranked 6A wrestler from Junction City.

Halford had a 1-2 record in the tournament at 182 pounds, and Morgenstern finished 3-2 at 126 pounds.

The Bulldog varsity wrestlers will have the week off to prepare for two big home events next week. On Friday, Jan. 30, the Bulldogs will host an evening of dual meets with Holton and Goodland providing the competition. The team will be back on the mats Saturday, Jan. 31, for the annual Baldwin Invitational Tournament.

BALDWIN VARSITY RECORDS

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06: Levi Green, sophomore, 22-3, 3 falls, 10 tech falls, 2 majors

126: Ben Morgenstern, junior, 17-8, 4 falls, 1 tech fall, 2 majors

126: Griffin Wehrman, freshman, 1-8, 1 fall

132/138: Thomas Lisher, sophomore, 17-3, 10 falls, 1 tech fall, 1 major

138/145: Ethan Temple, freshman, 4-13, 2 falls

145: Taylor Peters, senior, 1-8

152: Jon Pratt, senior, 25-4, 11 falls, 2 tech falls, 1 major

152/160: Ben Ogle, sophomore, 2-6

160: Owen Tuckfield, junior, 10-2, 2 falls

170: Collin Crabtree, junior, 0-4

170: Wyatt Slavin, junir, 3-2, 2 falls

170/182: Justin Howard, sophomore, 3-4, 3 falls

170/182: Joel Katzer, junior, 16-1, 9 falls, 3 majors

195: Joel Halford, senior, 11-6, 4 falls, 2 tech fallls, 1 major

220: Wyatt Parmley, senior, 2-6, 2 falls

220: Taylor Jones, senior, 5-4, 2 falls

285: Jake Katzer, junior, 11-1, 7 falls

285: Alex Cigard, junior, 7-3, 3 falls, 1 major

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