Coach Tyler Cordts
Dec. 1 0- 2 the wrestlers hosted the 39th annual GE invite and it was a wild one. For the first time ever there were four nationally ranked teams competing in the 16 team tournament; that is actually tougher than our own state tournament. Those four teams really flexed their muscles and showed why they are ranked so highly, but the boys got some great experience and now have something to work for.
Top placers include Brayden Ratcliffe 8th, Zach Ghale 7th, AJ Rodriguez 7th, Brendan Oshel 7th, Caden Rodriguez 8th and Gerald Picado 8th.
“After the wild weekend we have a quick turnaround and head to Iowa Thursday to see 42 teams from all over the country in another top tier tournament,” Tyler Cordts, coach, said.
Grapplers travel to Lawrence
Nov. 29 the wrestlers traveled to Lawrence to take on the Lions in the first match of the season.
The JV got the ball rolling picking up eight wins in 12 matches and the varsity added the exclamation point with nine pins in the dual to give the Blazers the win 54-30.
Picking up pins on varsity were – Carlos Gaeta, Brayden Ratcliffe, Jacob Foster, Zach Ghale, AJ Rodriguez, Eric Orrison, Brendan Oshel, Caden Rodriguez and Noah Short.
Shawn Waters and Collin Smith made their GE varsity debuts and put a scare in their opponents who were both ranked in the top six in the state in their weight classes, losing very close matches. Both looked extremely good- showing they will be in the mix this postseason.
Dec. 1 will host the best tournament in the state. 16 schools – 7 States – four teams ranked in top 50 in the nation.
An article written on a national wrestling news website about the tournament is available on