Three Buffs named to All-WAC wrestling team; 5 make 2nd team

BUFFS ROUNDUP: Tuesday, March 10, 2020


Three Garden City High School wrestlers, who helped the Buffaloes to a fourth-place team finish at the Class 6A state tournament, were named to the 2019-20 All-Western Athletic Conference first team, announced Tuesday by the conference schools.

First team selections for the Buffs of coach Carlos Prieto were senior Silas Pineda at 120 pounds (39-12), junior Steven Sellers at 132 pounds (32-14), and senior Alex Rodriguez at 170 pounds (25-8). Sellers and Rodriguez placed third, respectively, in their weight divisions at state.


Making the second team for the Buffs were freshmen Trae Torres at 106 pounds and Ryan Heiman at 126 pounds, Jacob Holt at 138 pounds, Josh Janas at 152 pounds, Jared Arellano at 160 pounds and Ryan Wessels at 195 pounds. Holt and Arellano are seniors while Janas and Wessels are juniors.

The Buffs went 2-2 in the WAC dual matches this season. Great Bend won the WAC at 4-0 and Dodge City was runner-up at 3-1. Wrestler of the Year went to Gage Fritz of Great Bend at 145 pounds while Coach of the Year honors went to Tate Lowe of Dodge City.


Western Athletic Conference

Team Standings (Dual Matches)

  1. Great Bend 4-0
  2. Dodge City 3-1
  3. Garden City 2-2
  4. Liberal 1-3
  5. Hays 0-4

2019-20 All-Conference

First Team

106: Kaden Spragis, Great Bend, So. (40-14), 5A 5th place

113: Damian Mendez, Dodge City, So. (27-1), 6A Runner-up

120: Silas Pineda, Garden City, Sr. (39-12)

126: Drew Liles, Great Bend, Sr. (40-5), 5A 3rd place

132: Steven Sellers, Garden City, Jr. (32-14), 6A 3rd place

138: George Weber, Great Bend, Sr. (33-5), 5A 2nd place

145: Gage Fritz, Great Bend, Sr. (45-3), 5A 3rd place

152: Luke Barker, Dodge City, Fr. (28-6), 6A Champion

160: Alex Randolph, Great Bend, Sr. (37-9)

170: Alex Rodriguez, Garden City, Sr. (25-8), 6A 3rd place

182: Da’Vontai Robinson, Hays, Sr. (27-13), 5A 6th place

195: Josh Bertholf, Dodge City, Sr. (24-12)

220: Gavin Nutting, Hays, So. (36-11), 5A 5th place

285: Zeth Mansell, Liberal, Sr. (21-8), 5A 4th place

Wrestler of the Year: Gage Fritz, Great Bend, Sr.

Coach of the Year: Tate Lowe, Dodge City

Second Team

106: Trae Torres, Garden City, Fr.

113: Avery Wolf, Great Bend, So.

120: Wyatt Weber, Great Bend, So.

126: Ryan Heiman, Garden City, Fr.

132: Carsyn Schooler, Great Bend, Sr.

138: Jacob Holt, Garden City, Sr.

145: Garrett Edwards, Dodge City, Sr.

152: Josh Janas, Garden City, Jr.

160: Jared Arellano, Garden City, Sr.

170: Ruben Rayas, Dodge City, Jr.

182: Ryan Parga, Dodge City, Sr.

195: Ryan Wessels, Garden City, Jr.

220: Jaime Arenivas, Liberal, Sr.

285: Kevin Alan Miramontes, Great Bend, Sr.


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