Winfield captures Pioneer League wrestling title

The Patriot League champions Winfield Middle School wrestling team.

FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT: Eli Greenlee, Layton Topper, Cole Wageman, Isaac Miller, Blaze Jordan, Sander Flower and Jayden Collins.

SECOND ROW: Brody Lindenman, Hunter Chase, Zach Palmitier, Jack Speer, Parker Manning and Kody Brenn.

THIRD ROW: April Vargas, Monte James, Izeah Villa, Jordan Williams, Carson Saichieng, Austin Bryant and Callie Ledford.

FOURTH ROW: Kahlyl Montgomery, Braxton Breed, Bryce Dolch, Alson Pel, Cole Weber and Nathaniel Curran.

FIFTH ROW: coach Briant Osborn, Tyson Young, Xavior Brown, Keneson Vaughn, Logan Burleson, Noah Stout, coach Kevin Hottinger.

The Winfield Middle School wrestling team capped the 2018 season with the Patriot League championship on Dec. 15 at El Dorado.

The Junior Vikings scored 225 points to edge runner-up Augusta (221 1/2). Arkansas City finished third with 180 1/2 points.

Winfield captured four individual league titles, six silver medals and four bronze medals.

“This season was great,” coach Kevin Hottinger said. “The boys worked hard and came together as a team at the league tournament.”

Parker Manning wrapped up a perfect record with the 165-pound championship, compiling a 19-0 record this season, 3-0 at the league meet.

Kody Brenn completed an undefeated season with the championship at 120 pounds, finishing with a 17-0 record, including 3-0 at league.

Monte James went 3-0 en route to the 110-pound league title, wrapping up a 13-1 season record.

Xavior Brown also went 3-0 at the tourney to take home the 180-pound league title and finish his season with an 11-1 record.

Jack Speer took an undefeated record into the title match at 105 pounds, finishing second. He compiled a 14-1 season record.

Layton Topper (90) and Brody Lindenman (100) both wrapped up 15-4 season records with silver medals at the league meet. Austin Bryant was runner-up at 215, finishing 13-3. Logan Burleson took the silver medal at 154 and finished with an 8-4 mark.

Third-place finishers at league included Kahlyl Montgomery (80), Braxton Breed (85), Eli Greenlee (95) and Izeah Villa (115).

“Getting six wrestlers into the finals was impressive,” Hottinger said. “The squad came to wrestle. Two of the boys avenged a loss from earlier in the season that made the difference and on that day it boiled down to attitude and the will to win.”

The Junior Vikings opened the season with a sweep of a home double-dual, defeating Wellington 70-30 and Clearwater 63-33.

Winfield then captured the title in the Haysville West Invitational, winning eight weight classes.

Another double-dual sweep saw Winfield take Haysville 66-31 and Mulvane 57-48 in Haysville, followed by a sweep of Ark City (52-36) and Prairie Hills (32) at Rose Hill. Winfield also swept a double-dual at Mulvane, defeating Benton-Circle 69-30 and Mulvane 54-46.

The Junior Vikings took home three gold medals at the Goddard JV Invitational, then swept a double dual at Haysville West, defeating El Dorado 63-42 and Rose Hill 87-6.

Winfield took a perfect dual record into the final double dual of the season, whipping Haysville West 93-6, but saw the streak end in a 60-42 loss to Augusta.

“After a runner up finish at league last season and an 11-1 dual record this season, the boys got it done and accomplished their goal of winning league this year,” Hottinger said. “Congratulations, wrestlers, on another fine season. This year was the first year wrestling started and finished before Christmas break. We started with 42 student-athletes and finished near 30. Winfield wrestling is trending right now. Thank you parents, and Winfield Wrestling Club for your continued support.”

Hottinger was assisted by Tyson Young and Briant Osborn.

Patriot League Championships

Dec. 15 in El Dorado

Team Scores — 1. Winfield 225; 2. Augusta 221.5; 3. Arkansas City 180.5; 4. El Dorado 162; 5. Haysville 128; 6. Benton-Circle 74.

Winfield Results

2018 W-L record

80 — Kahlyl Montgomery, third place (2-3), 7-2.

85 — Braxton Breed, third place (3-1), 9-7.

90 — Layton Topper, second place (3-1), 15-4.

95 — Eli Greenlee, third place (1-2), 13-5.

100 — Brody Lindenman, second place (2-1), 15-4.

105 — Jack Speer, second place (2-1), 14-1.

110 — Monte James, league champion (3-0), 13-1.

115 — Izeah Villa, third place (3-1), 9-7.

120 — Kody Brenn, league champion (3-0), 17-0.

127 — Hunter Chase, DNP (1-1), 5-9.

134 — (open).

141 — Jayden Collins, DNP (1-1), 1-7.

148 — Carson Saichieng, DNP (1-2), 6-10.

155 — Logan Burleson, second place (2-1), 8-4.

165 — Parker Manning, league champion (3-0), 19-0.

180 — Xavior Brown, league champion (3-0), 11-1.

215 — Austin Bryant, second place (2-1), 13-3.

265 — Keneson Vaughn, second place (2-1), 10-6.

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