Boys Varsity Wrestling · Lions Host KVL, Finish 4th

Lansing hosted the Kaw Valley League wrestling tournament for the first time since 2013 and the first time in the new high school.

“League should have gone better,” freshman Camden Maestas said. “We needed to wrestle harder at the beginning of the meet, but we finished strong.”

The Lions finished 4th out of the seven teams in the league, racking up 147 team points on the day.

The Lions ended up with one 1st place finish, four 2nd place finishes, and two 3rd place finishes.

Junior Braiden McKee finished first in the 285 weight class for the Lions.

“The team should do pretty well at regionals,” junior Braiden McKee said. “We have some good wrestlers this year, we should have done better at league.”

Freshman Camden Maestas, sophomores Tucker Bieber and Tyler Green, and junior Joseph Irwin all finished second for the Lions.

Malachi Tinnel and freshman Dylan Ward both wrapped up third place finishes for Lansing.

“League was alright,” freshman Dylan Ward said. “We could have done better.”

Here were the final team results for the meet:

Bonner Springs High School 1st 207
Turner High School 2nd 163
Tonganoxie High School 3rd 161
Lansing High School 4th 147
Piper High School 5th 87
Basehor-Linwood High School 6th 83
Bishop Ward High School 7th 0

Here were the final individual results for the Lions:

Maestas – 106: 2nd Place
Bieber – 113: 2nd Place
Williams – 120: 4th Place
Gates – 126: 5th Place
Irwin – 138: 2nd Place
Howard – 145: 4th Place
Tinnel – 152: 3rd Place
Ward – 160: 3rd Place
Jones – 170: 5th Place
Green – 182: 2nd Place
Runnebaum – 195: 6th Place
Hester – 220: 4th Place
McKee – 285: 1st Place

Lansing is at the regional wrestling tournament Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 at Turner High School.

“We should get a majority of our wrestlers to state,” junior Malachi Tinnel said. “A few guys have a stacked bracket, but other than that we’ll do pretty good.”