The Hays High School wrestling team came away with a seventh-place showing at the Bob Kuhn Prairie Sr. Classic, which wrapped up Saturday evening at the HHS gym.
The Indians scored 130 points, with only 45 points separating them from first-place Haysville-Campus. McPherson and Pratt were second and third, respectively, with 156 and 148 points apiece.
The Indians had a trio of third-place finishers in the two-day event. Logan Schulte (285 pounds), Kreighton Meyers (160) and Creighton Newell (132) all finished the tournament with a win.
Newell moved to 20-3 at 132 pounds, defeating Goddard-Eisenhower’s Seth Doud, who defaulted due to injury midway through the first period.
Meyers sits 22-6 after his third-place showing and 9-0 major decision against Salina Central’s Cooper Chard in the third-place match. Schulte grabbed a 9-1 major against Ellsworth’s Tyler Walford to secure the bronze.
The Indians also got medals from Kyle Casper (fourth at 145), Chase Voth (fifth at 170) and Gavin Nutting (fifth at 220).
The area’s top finish came from Oakley’s Morgan Rains, who claimed the championship at 170 pounds. Rains pushed his record to 18-2 with an 8-5 decision in the championship match against McPherson’s Jonah Clarke.
Phillipsburg got a third-place finish from Jacob Sisson, who moved to 19-4 after his win against Russell’s Chandler Schoenberger, 8-2.
Trego Community had three medalists, the highest of which was Dillon Dunn, who was third at 220 pounds. Dunn earned a 3-2 decision against Pratt’s Hunter Huber, and now sits 20-4.
For Ellis, Konnor Pfeifer grabbed a third-place medal at 152 pounds. Pfeifer moved to 18-4 after taking out Kapaun Mt. Carmel’s Ayden Jimenez, 9-5, in the consolation finals.