COLBY — In only its third year of existence, the No. 17-ranked Cowley College wrestling team captured the Jayhawk Conference title Sunday and Monday by going 4-0 at the Jayhawk Duals.

After defeating 26th-ranked Colby (35-16) and No. 23-ranked Northwest Kansas Tech (31-17) on Sunday, the Tigers defeated No. 20-ranked Barton 44-10 and Cloud County 35-9 to finish the season with a 7-0 dual conference record of 7-0.

Cowley finished ahead of the No. 22-ranked Pratt Beavers (6-1), whose lone conference loss against the Tigers.

Former Arkansas City High School standout Jake Beeson of Pratt finished with a 7-0 record in league competition en route to the league title at 149. He improved to 28-2 this season.

“I am very proud of the team,” Cowley coach Beau Vest said. “They have grown a lot. It’s very easy to talk about potential, but these guys did it against several very solid teams.”

The Tigers compete at 9 a.m. Saturday in the NJCAA National Qualifier in Miami, Okla.

“We look forward to getting a little bit healthier and pushing into the tournament,” Vest said.

Cowley 35, Colby 16

125 — Corwin Strachan (CC) won forfeit. 133 — Austin Kincaid (CC) pin Rhett Miner (Colby). 141 — Rush Fannon (Colby) pin Isaiah Banks (CC). 149 — Kaena DeSantos (Colby) dec. Gabe Capp (CC), 10-2. 157 — Liam Corbett (CC) pin Dino Baldes (Colby). 165 — Garrett Lange (CC) tech. fall Taylor Clay (Colby). 174 — Jesse Nunez (CC) major dec. Austin Hacker (Colby), 13-1. 184 — Ottis Peeler (CC) tech. fall Aiden Smith (Colby). 197 — Sean Jackson (Colby) pin Zach Choate (CC). Hwt — Tyler Shannon (CC) dec. Jesse Quilimaco (Colby), 3-2.

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Cowley 31, Northwest Kansas 17

125 — Taywone McNack (CC) pin Talyn Perez (NWK). 133 — TaJuan Daniels (NWK) tech. fall Austin Kincaid (CC). 141 — Reuben Arrendondo (CC) won forfeit. 149 — Gabe Capp (CC) won forfeit. 157 — Liam Corbett (CC) dec. James Foy (NWK), 10-5. 165 — Chinges Tsermaa (NWK) dec. Montez Robinson (CC), 8-4. 174 — Jacobi Deal (NWK) dec. Jesse Nunez (CC), 3-2. 184 — Ottis Peeler (CC) major dec. Jacari Deal (NWK) 16-8. 197 — Tyler Bingham (CC) pin Kade Holman (NWK). Hwt — Umari Dixon-Gordon pin Tyler Shannon (CC). 

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Cowley 35, Cloud County 9

125 — Blayne Harris (Cloud) dec. Corwin Strachan (CC), 4-0. 133 — Blake Leisler (Cloud) dec. Austin Kincaid (CC), 7-6. 141 — Isaiah Banks (CC) major dec. Aiden Connors (Cloud) 12-4. 149 — Nate Normandin (Cloud) dec. Gabe Capp (CC), 4-3. 157 — Liam Corbett (CC) won forfeit. 165 — Garrett Lange (CC) pin Korbrn Mann (Cloud). 174 — Jesse Nunez (CC) won forfeit. 184 — Tyler Bingham (CC) won forfeit. 197 — Ottis Peeler (CC) tech. fall Kevin Murry (Cloud). Hwt — Tyler Shannon (CC) dec. Elwin Trejo (Cloud), 3-2.

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Cowley 44, Barton 10

125 — Corwin Strachan (CC) pin Zach Gomez (BC). 133 — Austin Kincaid (CC) won forfeit. 141 — Isaiah Banks (CC) dec. Drew Burgoon (BC), 13-10. 149 — Kolby Droegemier (BC) major dec. Gabe Capp (CC). 157 — Liam Corbett (CC) pin Gable Howerton (BC). 165 — Garrett Lange (CC) won forfeit. 174 — Jesse Nunez (CC) lost injury default. 184 — Ottis Peeler (CC) tech. fall Joey Ewalt (BC). 

197 — Tyler Bingham (CC) won forfeit. Hwt — Tyler Shannon (CC) won forfeit.

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