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Hoisington wrestler earns national trophies
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Hoisington Cardinal two-time state wrestling champion Wyatt Pedigo displays a Rocky Mountain National Championship trophy for the 195-pound division.

DENVER, COLO. — Hoisington High’s Wyatt Pedigo was named Outstanding Wrestler after winning five matches to capture the 195-pound division at the Rocky Mountain Nationals Tournament Saturday. Pedigo is a two-time Kansas high school state wrestling champion who earned four pins.

The Team Kansas is composed of the state’s best high school wrestlers with two per weight entered. 

Pedigo edged 6A state champion Preston Williams 12-11 in overtime. 

USAWKS STATE FOLKSTYLE — Hoisington Junior Cardinal wrestler Riley Philbern (285) won the USAWKS 2019 State Folkstyle Championship at Topeka. Philbern pinned Kansas City Turner’s Joseph Castle in 4:18 in the championship match.

Joshua Ball (182) placed third with a 1-0 victory over Chanute’s Brayden Dillow. Quentin Boxberger and Nicolas Rubio also competed at the state tournament.

“Hoisington had several young kids place at the state meet other than our high school kids,” said Hoisington coach Dan Schmidt. 


18U (195)—Wyatt Pedigo, Team Kansas, first; Pedigo pinned Becker, Cody, 0:28; Pedigo pinned Pouliot, Bruin Wrestling, 1:22; Pedigo def. Williams, Team Kansas, 12-11, OT; Pedigo pinned Schlater, Moorcroft Masters, 1:55; 1st Place—Pedigo pinned Cash Rob, Longhorn, 1:24


113—Quentin Boxberger, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; DeSoto def. Boxberger, 4-0; Boxberger pinned Lady, Topeka Vikings, 3:09; Diestelkamp, Junction City def. Boxberger,  3-2

120—Nicolas Rubio, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; Wright, Andover pinned Rubio, 2:36; Rubio def. Osorio, Topeka Tornado, 8-6; Douglas, Topeka Tornado pinned Rubio, 2:21

182—Joshua Ball, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals, third; Ball def. Krause, South Central Punisher  12-3; Ball def. Garrison, Ogdens Outlaws, 12-3; Atkins, Kansas Young Guns def. Ball, 5-2; Ball def. Young Wellington, 5-3; 3rd place—Ball def. Brayden Dillow, Chanute, 1-0

285—Riley Philbern, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals, first; Philbern pinned White, Coffeyville, 3:41; Philbern def.  Cox-Halliburton, Spring Hill, 4-3; Philbern def. Mansell. Liberal, 7-5

1st place—Philbern pinned Joe Castle, Turner, 4:18

8U (40)—Kaiden Armstrong, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; Freisberg, Caney pinned Armstrong, 0:12; Vu, Burlington pinned Armstrong, 0:36

8U (43)—Dawson Slemp, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; Slemp def.  Ghramm, Elk Co. 16-0; Rankin, Rebels pinned Slemp, 0:30; Slemp pinned Davis, Colby, 0:42; Barraclough Ottawa def.  Slemp, 6-1

10U (64)—Triston Tomlinson, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; Demoss, Maize def. Tomlinson, 8-0; Tomlinson pinned Garren, Osage Co. 0:44; Welch, Lion Elite pinned Tomlinson, 1:22

10U (79)—Hayden Kelly, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; Culbertson, South Central pinned Kelly, 1:50; Kelly pinned McKee, Wamego, 2:48; Schroeder, Con Kids def. Kelly, 7-0

10U (82)—Carter Delzeit, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; Deitchler, Carroll def.  Delzeit, 6-0; Rodriguez, Columbus pinned Delzeit, 2:42

10U (110)—Kale Kern, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals, third; Kern pinned Tra, Carroll, 0:26; Kern def.  Shaw, Lawrence, 7-2; Forsyth, SW Timberwolves def.  Kern, 12-4; Kern def. Conrad, 7-0; 3rd place—Kern def. Carter Green, Bulldogs, 8-2

10U (130)—Josue Bustamante, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; West, Ellsworth def. Bustamante, 12-2; Gugelman Colby def. Bustamante, 3-2,  OT

12U (88)—Xavier Redetzke, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; Beran, South Central def. Redetzke, 15-8; Redetzke def. Ballard, Bobcats, 4-2; Byrne, Ogdens Outlaws def. Redetzke, 3-1

12U (88)—Josiah Ball, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals, second; Ball pinned Coultis, Andover, 2:14; Ball def. Lagerman, Manhattan, 10-0; Ball def. Goodwin, Maize, 7-5; 1st Place—Jon Morrison Topeka Blue Thunder def.  Ball, 5-0

12U (140)—Trenton Kern, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; Kern pinned Winfield, Andover, 1:30; Calhoon, Topeka Blue Thunder pinned Kern, 0:27; O`Neal, Paola pinned Kern, 0:30

14U (90)—Eastin Redetzke, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; Redetzke def. Terry, Augusta 8-4; Pelnar MAC def. Redetzke, 11-0; Redetzke def. Mcintyre, Herington, 6-1; Root South Central def. Redetzke, 4-0

14U (205)—Logan Philbern, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals; Wood, South Central pinned Philbern, 1:17; Philbern pinned Bartlett, Spring Hill  1:22; Buresh, Phillipsburg pinned Philbern, 1:30

GIRLS 96-104—Nataliz Galza, Hoisington Jr. Cardinals, fifth; Leiszler, Con Kids def. Galza, 4-0; McDougle, Hard Knox def. Galza, 8-3; 5th place—Galza def.  Rebecca Jones, Pittsburg,7-4

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Hoisington Cardinal two-time state wrestling champion Wyatt Pedigo displays an award for Outstanding Rocky Mountain Wrestler 18- and-under.