VALLEY CENTER – In their first time on the competitive mats since the Thanksgiving break, the McPherson Middle School wrestlers went on the road to Valley Center on Tuesday and scored a pair of wins over host Valley Center as well as Derby North.
Getting a complete sweep of the triangular was good for the Junior Pups as they won by 13, 58-45 over Valley Center before thumping Derby North by a whopping 72 points, 90-18.
Against Valley Center, McPherson won 11 of 19 matches counting being open with no wrestler at 75 pounds. Of those 11 wins, 10 were by a fall.
In the thrashing of Derby North, the Junior Pups won 15 of 19 matches, again with no wrestler at 75 pounds while scoring 12 of those victories by a fall.
The Junior Pups had nine wrestlers who went unbeaten by falls on the day including Kynasen Hancock, Parker Hulvey, Noah Garcia, Zach Elbert, Garet Wedel, Tacen Williams, Ryker Bascue, Dylan Hall and Jayce Gunn.
JUNIOR PUP WRESTLERS at Valley Center:
Beat Valley Center 58-45; Beat Derby North 90-18
75 lbs. > Open; Open.
80 lbs. > Kynasen Hancock Won by fall; Won by fall.
85 lbs. > Parker Hulvey Won 8-3; Won by fall.
90 lbs. > MJ Burkes lost by fall; Won by fall.
95 lbs. > Brady Rinker lost 1-2; Won by open.
100 lbs. > Seth Turner Won by fall; Won by open.
105 lbs. > Noah Garcia Won by fall; Won by fall.
110 lbs. > Baylor Boesker lost by fall; Won by fall.
115 lbs. > Hudson Krehbiel lost by fall; Won by open.
120 lbs. > Dane Becker Won by fall; Ryker Ward lost by fall.
127 lbs. > Nolan Pearcy lost by fall; Colt Harlin lost by fall.
134 lbs. > Zach Elbert Won by fall; Won by fall.
141 lbs. > Lavell Brownfield lost by fall; Mason Miller Won by fall.
148 lbs. > Garet Wedel Won by fall; Won by fall.
155 lbs. > Tacen Williams Won by fall; Won by fall.
165 lbs. > James Fritzemier lost by fall; lost by fall.
180 lbs. > Ryker Bascue Won by fall; Won by fall.
215 lbs. > Dylan Hall Won by fall; Won by fall.
265 lbs. > Jayce Gunn Won by fall; Won by fall.
100 lbs. > Carsen Spotted Elk Won by fall; did not wrestle.
110 lbs. > Kaleb Postier lost by fall; did not wrestle.
115 lbs. > Xander Heter lost by fall.
115 lbs. > Dylan Gunn lost by fall.
120 lbs. > Ryker Ward lost by fall.
120 lbs. > Devonte Dishmon lost by fall.
127 lbs. > Carter Melton lost 4-10; Won 9-5.
127 lbs. > Ethan Young won 9-5.
134 lbs. > Hunter Lawrence Won by fall.
141 lbs. > Nathen Blankenship Won 5-1 in overtime.
141 lbs. > Javonte Body lost by fall.
148 lbs. > Asher Allen Won by fall.
155 lbs. > CJ Johnson lost by fall; won by fall.
215 lbs. > Jean Diaz lost by fall.
265 lbs. > Evan Gregory lost 6-10.
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