The Great Bend Panthers dropped their Western Athletic Conference dual with Garden City last night, losing 42-28.
Matches began at 138 which allowed the Panthers to take an early 17-0 lead thanks to a win by George Weber who remained unbeaten on the season with a pin of Garden City’s Josh Janas. Then Gage Fritz rolled to a 17-2 decision at 145 before Alex Randolph won his 152 pound match with a pin over Jared Arellano.
But that is when Garden City mounted their comeback as the Buffs won 8 of the next 10 matches that included Diago Hernandez win over the Panthers Drew Liles at 120. The match ended when Liles apparently suffered an arm injury and left by ambulance after a 25-minute delay.
The Panthers, who fall to 1-1 in the WAC, return to action Friday with a dual tournament in Wichita hosted by Kapaun Mt. Carmel.
Garden City 42 Great Bend 28
138: George Weber (GRBE) over Josh Janas (GACI) (Fall 3:34)
145: Gage Fritz (GRBE) over Elijahblu Ruiz-Hernandez (GACI) (TF 17-2 3:28)
152: Alex Randolph (GRBE) over Jared Arellano (GACI) (Fall 3:40)
160: Andrew Garcia (GACI) over Owen Ridgeway (GRBE) (Fall 3:53)
170: Jacob Sims (GACI) over Jacob Meeks (GRBE) (Dec 7-5)
182: Eli Witte (GRBE) over Cole Thompson (GACI) (Dec 7-2)
195: Alexavier Rodriguez (GACI) over Andrew Wettengel (GRBE) (Fall 2:59)
220: Tyler May (GACI) over Ever Chavez (GRBE) (Fall 3:27)
285: Refugio Chairez (GACI) over (GRBE) (For.)
106: Wyatt Weber (GRBE) over Brecken Ralston (GACI) (Fall 0:43)
113: Silas Pineda (GACI) over Avery Wolf (GRBE) (Fall 1:39)
120: Diago Hernandez (GACI) over Drew Liles (GRBE) (Inj. [time])
126: Carsyn Schooler (GRBE) over Erik Dominguez (GACI) (TB-1 2-1)
132: Jacob Holt (GACI) over Jeffrey Spragis (GRBE) (Dec 5-2) (GRBE Unsportmenlike -1.0)