Last Saturday night the Titan Wrestling team competed at Basehor/Linwood tournament in Kansas City. This is considered by many to be the toughest tournament hosted in the state of Kansas.

Thirty-Five teams form six different states wrestled in this tournament. Five Titan wrestlers competed in this tournament and two of the wrestlers placed in the top eight. Gavin Houser placed 4th in the tournament and was 5-2 during the two day tournament. The highlight of Gavin's win was over the #3 ranked wrestler in class 4A from Kansas City Piper. Taylor Watkins also place 6th in this tournament and was 5-3 on the two days. The highlight of Taylor's wins was over a Junction City wrestler who was ranked #2 in 6A and ranked 8th in the overall rankings in Kansas. Other wrestlers who competed in this tournament but did not place were Seth Sullivan, Aaron Napier, and Travis Hodgson. Below is a list of the team scores and a list of the results of the kids who placed in this tournament:

Team Scores

1. Blue Springs 219.5

2. Collinsville 191.0

3. Andale 159.5

4. Oak Park 153.0

5. Mountain Range 138.5

6. St. Thomas Aquinas 119.5

7. Lansing 105.0

8. Junction City 95.5

9. Platte County 94.5

10. Goddard 90.0

11. Tonganoxie 87.5

12. Bonner Springs 87.0

13. Baldwin 85.0

14. Fort Scott 76.5

15. St. James Academy 76.5

16. Topeka Seaman 75.0

17. Pittsburg 74.5

18. Shawnee Mission East 74.0

19. Clay Center 66.5

20. Glenwood 63.0

21. Piper 52.0

22. Santa Fe Trail 52.0

23. Paola 51.0

24. Rossville 44.5

25. Lawrence Free State 43.5

26. Olathe North 43.0

27. ACCHS 40.0

28. Columbus 37.0

29. Thomas More Prep 29.0

30. Turner 25.0

31. Blue Valley 21.0

32. Olathe South 19.0

33. Basehor-Linwood 18.0

34. Chapman 13.0

35. Eudora 3.0

138 Results

Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Darick Lapaglia of Blue Springs

2nd Place - Cory Mitze of Mountain Range

3rd Place - Tommy Williams of St. Thomas Aquinas

4th Place - Victor Hughes of Fort Scott

5th Place - Cody Poos of Platte County

6th Place - Taylor Watkins of Columbus

7th Place - Andrew Millsap of Junction City

8th Place - Taylor Miller of Andale

1st Place Match

Darick Lapaglia (Blue Springs) 30-1, Jr. over Cory Mitze (Mountain Range) 22-3, Sr. (Maj 16-5).

3rd Place Match

Tommy Williams (St. Thomas Aquinas) 27-2, Sr. over Victor Hughes (Fort Scott) 24-3, Jr. (Dec 7-2).

5th Place Match

Cody Poos (Platte County) 26-6, Sr. over Taylor Watkins (Columbus) 21-7, Fr. (Dec 3-1).

7th Place Match

Andrew Millsap (Junction City) 15-4, So. over Taylor Miller (Andale) 10-5

195 Results

Guaranteed Places

1st Place - Hashem Omari of Oak Park

2nd Place - Litton VanDerWerff of Lansing

3rd Place - Keenan Priddy of Collinsville

4th Place - Gavin Houser of Columbus

5th Place - Julian Cole of Piper

6th Place - Dane Cummings of Fort Scott

7th Place - Jamie Foutz of Blue Springs

8th Place - Cameron Bruce of Blue Valley

1st Place Match

Hashem Omari (Oak Park) 29-0, Sr. over Litton VanDerWerff (Lansing) 19-4, Sr. (Dec 6-2).

3rd Place Match

Keenan Priddy (Collinsville) 14-6, So. over Gavin Houser (Columbus) 18-7, Jr. (Dec 10-7).

5th Place Match

Julian Cole (Piper) 15-4, Sr. over Dane Cummings (Fort Scott) 13-3, Sr. (Dec 4-2).

7th Place Match

Jamie Foutz (Blue Springs) 10-12, Jr. over Cameron Bruce (Blue Valley) 17-10, Sr. (Dec 7-1).

The JV wrestlers also competed last weekend at the Labette County Tournament. Derek Creel placed 1st in the tournament at 106, Cody Freeman place 2nd at 120, Garrett Brittain placed 2nd at 152, Chris Gurney placed 4th at 195, and Dalton Britt place 5th at 106.