Crusaders Fare Well @ Season Opener!

Create: 12/03/2017 - 03:12

Both the WHS Varsity and JV Wrestlers opened their 2017-2018 seasons on the road Saturday. (Dec. 2nd) The JV were in action at Winfield HS (results pending) and the Varsity trekked a little further, about 100 miles to be exact, to Caney Valley HS, just this side of Coffeyville in SE Kansas. 

At Caney Valley, 18 teams were on hand for the invitational and by day's end the Crusaders had finished 4th as a team and had 3 wrestlers finish in the TOP 3 in their respective weight classes. Awesome job gentlemen! Congrats on a great opener for the season! Here's how it broke down per wrestler:

WHS finished 4th as a team with 107 pts!

113 - Montana Heacock 1-3 / 4th place
126 - Blake Bales 0-2
132 - Quinton Redford 0-3
138 - Kadin Heacock 2-1 / 7th place
145 - Andrew Wolf 2-2 / 5th place
152 - Jaylen Harris 0-2
160 - Austin Sears 0-3
170 - Kanden Young 2-1 / 2nd place
182 - Aaron Schoemann 3-2 / 4th place
195 - Ian Groom 4-1 / 3rd place
220 - Matt McComb 2-1 / 2nd place
285 - Gabe Smith 1-2  5th place

Next action will be DUAL ACTION, Thursday, Dec. 7th @ Pratt HS - beginning @ 5PM (varsity & JV)

NOTE: Saturday, Dec. 9th, WHS hosts their BIG VARSITY INVITE @ WHS beginning @ 9AM - teams participating will include, Andover, Ark City, Circle, Clearwater, El Dorado, Marion, Rose, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Salina Central, Wichita East, Wichita Trinity, Wichita North, Wichita West and Winfield.

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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.