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State Wrestling Recap Presented By Visit Wichita

Class 6A 


Derby’s Jayden Grijalva finished first after a win over Garden City’s Braydon Pacheco. 


Maize’s Ayden Flores completes his undefeated season with a first place win over Olathe Northwest’s Caleb Sharp. 

Class 5A 


Valley Center’s Braxton Moody finished first after a win over Baeshor Linwood’s Jet Millison.


Valley Center’s Aiden Shields finished first after a win over Newton’s Lucas Kaufman. 


Goddard’s Kolton McElwain finished first after a win over Salina Central’s Jase Adam. 


Andover’s Luke Potter finished first after a win over St. James Academy’s Will Burchard.  


Andover’s Adam Maki finished first after a win over Maize South’s Joshua Kerr. 


Goddard’s Jacob Goodwin finished first after a win over Great Bend’s Cooper Liles. 


Andover’s Bradley Trimmell finished first after a win over Hutchinson’s Kade Smith. 


Goddard’s David Sample finished first after a win over Newton’s Keon Edwards. 


Kapaun Mt. Carmel’s Omari Elias finished first after a win over Goddard’s Preston Hagel. 


Valley Center’s Dai`mont Mucker finished first after a win over Lansing’s Elijah Mathis. 

5A Team Scores 

Goddard won the team state championship after a score of 178.5. 

“It was truly one of the most satisfying seasons as a coach due to the adversity faced by these young men, and they never wavered every day working hard with the faith that each teammate would do what they needed to do to get ready for the State tournament and as a group they would win a State Team Title,” Goddard head coach Brett Means said. “It was a great run this season, but none of it was possible without Goodard High School administrators, and teachers supporting these young men to help them reach their goals.”

Class 4A 


Rose Hill’s Samson Whitted finished first over Scott Community’s Trenton Frank. 


Rose Hill’s Johnny Leck finished first over Winfield’s Owen Suttles. 


Rose Hill’s Damon Ingram finished first over Independence’s Kohen Wright. 


Andale’s Owen Eck completes his fourth state championship after a first place finish over Abilene’s Tucker Cell. 

The senior becomes the first wrestler ever in Andale history to win four times. 

“There’s not many things in wrestling that are easy but to be honest coaching Owen has been pretty easy,  he’s talented, he works hard and he has a passion for the sport,” head coach Trent Cox said. 

Eck’s hard work, cochability and mentality are exactly what got him to the stage he is on. 

“After he won his final match I just remember feeling so proud of him,” Cox said. “All the years of practice, the thousands of shots and drills, all the traveling for camps and competition.  Everything he had put in to it over the years.  Winning four consecutive state titles is not an easy thing to do.  Each year there was obstacles.  Weight management, injuries, sickness, nerves, you name it and he was able to battle through it all and come out on top each year.”

Eck will continue his wrestling career at the University of Oklahoma. 

Team Scores 

Rose Hill win the class 4A team state championship with a score of 157.5. 


Class 6-5A 


Derby’s Amara Ehsa caps off her career as a three-time state champion with a first place finish over Washburn Rural’s Molly Spader.


Kapaun’s Jayla Johnson finished first over Hays’ Lexi Burton. 


Maize South’s Meya Howell finished first over Gardner Edgerton’s Karen Rodriguez. 

Class 4-1A


Circle’s Alexis Wall finished first over Abilene’s Charlie Elliott. 


Wellington’s Aubrey Hunt finished first over Winfield’s Abby Brenn. 

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