Led by a first place finish from Kaleb Stroda (120) and medalists Christopher McClanahan (106), William Stroda (126) and Colby Mohr (182), the Abilene Cowboy wrestling team finished fourth in team standings at the Abilene Invitational Saturday in Abilene.

“We wrestled relatively well,” Abilene head coach James Stout said. “We always find what we need to work on in tournaments this tough. Some of our guys took some lumps today but we will be ready to go after the holiday break down in Herington and hopefully we are improved by then.”

Sophomore Kaleb Stroda improved to 10-1 on the season with a championship at 120 for the Cowboys. Stroda won all four matches by pins.

Freshman Christopher McClanahan moved to 10-6 with a 3-1 day at 106 pounds. McClanahan’s three wins came by pins.

Senior William Stroda lost just his second match of the season to the eventual champion at 126, Jacob Sisson (19-0) of Phillipsburg. Stroda battled Sisson to a tough 2-3 decision.

Senior Colby Mohr (12-4) finished 3-1 at 182 to capture third place at 182. Mohr defeated Scott City’s Cale Goodman 4-3 in what could be a rematch at regionals for the right to go to state.

Junior Brandon Parker (11-6) just missed the medal stand for the Cowboys with a fourth place finish at 220. Parker lost to Marysville’s Jack Lott in the third place match and will likely see him again in the league dual as well as down the road at the Concordia Regional.

“We are proud of the way they competed,” Stout said. “It was kind of cool to do the two-day tournament with JV and girls on Friday and varsity today. It was the first time we had a real girls division with the girls weights last night and it was a groundbreaker for us. It all worked out really well. Very pleased with everything everybody did to work together to make this all happen.”

McPherson brought a strong team to Abilene and took the team title with 252.5 points with Scott City finishing second at 199.5. Scott City is wrestling at Class 4A this year and is assigned to the Concordia regional.

“Scott City is back up in 4A this year and they have a tough team as you can see based on the results,” Stout said. “There were some regionals seed that were decided today. Several teams will be at Concordia for the regional and we will be in the seeding meeting talking about matches that happened today. That may well be the determining factor where they get placed in their bracket.

“We come back after the break with a dual against Augusta on Thursday Jan. 9 and then two days later go to the Herington Tournament that weekend. We’ll have the JV in one gym and the varsity in the other. Hopefully we all come back healthy and ready to go.”

Abilene High School

Varsity Invitational Results for Abilene

106 - Christopher McClanahan (10-6) placed 2nd and scored

26.0 team points.

• Round 1 - Christopher McClanahan (Abilene) 10-6 won by fall over Tyler Cook (Silver Lake ) 7-4 (Fall 2:42)

• Round 3 - Christopher McClanahan (Abilene) 10-6 received a bye () (Bye)

• Round 4 - Christopher McClanahan (Abilene) 10-6 won by fall over Ian Meisbach (Santa Fe Trail) 3-4 (Fall 1:14)

• Round 5 - Christopher McClanahan (Abilene) 10-6 won by fall over Evan Fry (Scott City) 6-4 (Fall 1:32)

• 1st Place Match - Isaac Phimvongsa (Salina-Central) 11-3 won by decision over Christopher McClanahan (Abilene) 10-6 (Dec 12-7)

120 - Kaleb Stroda (10-1) placed 1st and scored 33.0 team points.

• Round 1 - Kaleb Stroda (Abilene) 10-1 won by fall over Trevan Sherry (Buhler) 1-3 (Fall 1:46)

• Round 2 - Kaleb Stroda (Abilene) 10-1 won by fall over Lucas Baker (Pratt) 6-6 (Fall 1:27)

• Round 4 - Kaleb Stroda (Abilene) 10-1 received a bye () (Bye)

• Round 5 - Kaleb Stroda (Abilene) 10-1 won by fall over Brady Cook (Silver Lake ) 5-6 (Fall 0:15)

• 1st Place Match - Kaleb Stroda (Abilene) 10-1 won by fall over Dawson Hogan (Salina-Central) 11-5 (Fall 3:10)

126 - William Stroda (15-2) placed 2nd and scored 28.0 team points.

• Round 1 - William Stroda (Abilene) 15-2 won by fall over Justice Gardner (Lindsborg-Smoky Valley) 7-10 (Fall 0:17)

• Round 2 - William Stroda (Abilene) 15-2 won by fall over Kaiser Pelland (Pratt) 10-4 (Fall 3:55)

• Round 4 - William Stroda (Abilene) 15-2 won by fall over Connor McMillen (Basehor-Linwood) 8-8 (Fall 1:12)

• Round 5 - William Stroda (Abilene) 15-2 won by fall over Isaac Novotny (Marysville) 7-5 (Fall 1:37)

• 1st Place Match - Jacob Sisson (Phillipsburg) 19-0 won by decision over William Stroda (Abilene) 15-2 (Dec 3-2)

132 - Braden Wilson (9-7) placed 8th and scored 3.0 team points.

• Round 1 - Aaron Lenker (Phillipsburg) 18-1 won by fall over Braden Wilson (Abilene) 9-7 (Fall 0:48)

• Round 3 - Braden Wilson (Abilene) 9-7 won by fall over Caleb Wiedeman (Salina-Central) 4-13 (Fall 5:51)

• Round 4 - Christian Rowe (Santa Fe Trail) 17-2 won by fall over Braden Wilson (Abilene) 9-7 (Fall 0:45)

• Round 5 - Collin Pearson (McPherson) 12-4 won by fall over Braden Wilson (Abilene) 9-7 (Fall 0:53)

• 7th Place Match - Cohen Suchy (Basehor-Linwood) 8-9 won by fall over Braden Wilson (Abilene) 9-7 (Fall 0:33)

138 - Javin Welsh (8-8) placed 5th and scored 13.0 team points.

• Round 1 - Aidan Baker (Basehor-Linwood) 12-4 won by fall over Javin Welsh (Abilene) 8-8 (Fall 3:54)

• Round 3 - Javin Welsh (Abilene) 8-8 received a bye () (Bye)

• Round 4 - Landon Crews (McPherson) 12-3 won by fall over Javin Welsh (Abilene) 8-8 (Fall 1:21)

• Round 5 - Javin Welsh (Abilene) 8-8 won by fall over Braunson Golden (Lindsborg-Smoky Valley) 7-9 (Fall 3:25)

• 5th Place Match - Javin Welsh (Abilene) 8-8 won by fall over Caleb Taylor (Silver Lake ) 7-6 (Fall 2:18)

145 - Jackson Randles (7-10) placed 6th and scored 3.0 team points.

• Round 1 - Rhett Edmonson (McPherson) 14-2 won by decision over Jackson Randles (Abilene) 7-10 (Dec 7-1)

• Round 2 - Zach Lamatsch (Pratt) 3-9 won by decision over Jackson Randles (Abilene) 7-10 (Dec 6-1)

• Round 3 - Jackson Randles (Abilene) 7-10 won by decision over Tyler Elven (Basehor-Linwood) 10-7 (Dec 9-7)

• Round 4 - Justus McDaniel (Scott City) 12-0 won by tech fall over Jackson Randles (Abilene) 7-10 (TF-1.5 2:44 (16-0))

• Round 5 - Jonny Crome (Marysville) 10-2 won by decision over Jackson Randles (Abilene) 7-10 (Dec 5-2)

160 - Trenton Wuthnow (7-9) placed 9th and scored 2.0 team points.

• Round 1 - Devin Frantz (McPherson) 11-5 won by fall over Trenton Wuthnow (Abilene) 7-9 (Fall 3:04)

• Round 2 - Chase Russell (Phillipsburg) 11-8 won by fall over Trenton Wuthnow (Abilene) 7-9 (Fall 3:15)

• Round 4 - Trenton Wuthnow (Abilene) 7-9 received a bye () (Bye)

• Round 5 - Trenton Wuthnow (Abilene) 7-9 won by decision over Carter Robert (Silver Lake ) 2-6 (Dec 7-1)

• Round 6 - Trenton Wuthnow (Abilene) 7-9 won by fall over Jacob Haefele (Marysville) 6-9 (Fall 5:10)

182 - Colby Mohr (12-4) placed 3rd and scored 20.0 team points.

• Round 1 - Colby Mohr (Abilene) 12-4 won by fall over Kenny Nelson (Salina-Central) 3-7 (Fall 1:19)

• Round 2 - Colby Mohr (Abilene) 12-4 received a bye () (Bye)

• Round 3 - Colby Mohr (Abilene) 12-4 won by fall over Triston VandeVelde (Silver Lake ) 6-5 (Fall 3:14)

• Round 5 - Kourtney Craig (McPherson) 11-3 won by fall over Colby Mohr (Abilene) 12-4 (Fall 1:55)

• 3rd Place Match - Colby Mohr (Abilene) 12-4 won by decision over Cale Goodman (Scott City) 10-2 (Dec 4-3)

220 - Brandon Parker (11-6) placed 4th and scored 18.0 team points.

• Round 1 - Brandon Parker (Abilene) 11-6 won by fall over Easton Rector (Pratt) 1-9 (Fall 2:53)

• Round 2 - Brandon Parker (Abilene) 11-6 won by fall over LeRoy Bean (Lindsborg-Smoky Valley) 3-12 (Fall 2:53)

• Round 3 - Brandon Parker (Abilene) 11-6 won by fall over Emanuel Vazquez (Basehor-Linwood) 10-6 (Fall 3:20)

• Round 5 - Mason Thrash (McPherson) 15-1 won by fall over Brandon Parker (Abilene) 11-6 (Fall 2:51)

• 3rd Place Match - Jack Lott (Marysville) 9-1 won by fall over Brandon Parker (Abilene) 11-6 (Fall 1:26)

285 - Adam Henely (9-5) placed 6th and scored 5.0 team points.

• Round 1 - Gabriel Bowers (Scott City) 6-4 won by fall over Adam Henely (Abilene) 9-5 (Fall 3:47)

• Round 2 - Adam Henely (Abilene) 9-5 won by fall over Calvin Carmen (Silver Lake ) 4-8 (Fall 0:24)

• Round 3 - Rylan Hays (Phillipsburg) 16-3 won by fall over Adam Henely (Abilene) 9-5 (Fall 2:40)

• Consolation Bracket - Adam Henely (Abilene) 9-5 received a bye () (Bye)

• 5th Place Match - Wyatt Cell (Salina-Central) 12-4 won by fall over Adam Henely (Abilene) 9-5 (Fall 3:14)

Team Scores:

McPherson 252.5, Scott City 199.5, Pratt 152, Abilene 151, Salina Central 144.5, Marysville 123, Basehor-Linwood 105, Phillipsburg 99, Santa Fe Trail 93.5, Buhler 93, Silver Lake 79 and Lindsborg-Smoky Valley 48.

Contact Ron Preston at sports@abilene-rc.com.

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