Hello, once again all Blazer fans! We had another busy week last week (they’re all busy weeks) so I wanted to take a moment and celebrate all of our hard-working kids on the GEHS wrestling team.
On Tuesday Jan. 10 night the JV wrestling squad traveled to Spring Hill for another dual night versus Spring Hill and Olathe North. All of our wrestlers have shown continued growth and improvement throughout the season. The highlight of the night was Sam Huff coming up with the dual against Olathe North on the line, and he came away with a huge pin securing the win. This group of young men will continue to be valuable assets for this program.
Wednesday Jan. 11 was a great night as well with GEHS hosting the “Clash of Ash” where they came together with Santa Fe Trail and Baldwin to raise money for the Gorney family. This was a special night bringing 3 schools and communities together for one cause, that raised almost $3,000. The girls went 1-1 in duals losing a close one to Baldwin but winning a close one to Santa Fe Trail. The boys team won handily over Santa Fe Trail with some exciting matches throughout the event.
It was another busy weekend as varsity boys and girls competed, as well as our varsity 2’s competed. The girls and V2’s were at the Wellsville invitational where we had several girls.
Charlee Zemencik, Addison Stephenson-Roy, Shelby Davis, Wend Rodriguez, and Karen Rodriguez all were in the finals. The girls team mustered a third-place finish narrowly missing out on a team title. Our V2’s wrestled tough against some great competition. Kaleb Moore was the highest placed of the event taking third.
The Varsity boys traveled to Basehor for the annual Bobcat Classic that brings in 30+ teams from 3 different states. They ended up with 4 placers (in 32-man brackets) on the weekend which was enough to garner a 10th-place team finish. Roman Clouse ended up in 3rd, Kasen Smith, 5th, Alonzo Borjas 4th, and Ty Hammers making the finals finishing in second.
Our V2s competed again on Saturday Jan. 14 at the Topeka High Invitational where they continued to get better and work hard over the weekend earning a 5thplace finish in a varsity tournament without some key pieces.