Fort Hays State Wrestling heads to Wichita, Kan., on Sunday (Jan. 24) to defend their title of the Kansas Cup at Newman University. The Kansas Cup is a battle between all the collegiate wrestling schools within the state.
At the 2015 Kansas Cup, the Tigers were initially awarded second place but a scoring error in Adam Ludwin’s semifinal match was corrected giving the Tigers the victory. What was first recorded as a 7-0 decision, the match at 125 pounds actually resulted in an injury default with his opponent unable to finish the match. That gave Fort Hays State two more points in the team standings. Bethany was named the team champion with 112.5 points initially, but Fort Hays State’s 111 points became 113 with the two additional bonus points for an injury default, giving the Tigers the championship upon further review.
Two of Fort Hays State’s three individual champions from last year’s Kansas Cup return this year. Ludwin took first at 125 by going 3-0 and Bradley Little also posted a 3-0 record to win the 157 weight class.
Ludwin (15-6) and Little (13-5) are among the top wrestlers for the Tigers again this year. They are joined by Jon Inman, sixth-ranked wrestler at 184 pounds, who is 22-1 this season and Noah Killip at 141 pounds, who is 11-2.
FHSU Kansas Cup Entries:
125 – Adam Ludwin, R-Jr., 15-6
133 – Open
141 – Noah Killip, Sr., 11-2
149 – Bradley Little, R-Jr., 13-5
157 – William Homalon, So., 9-3
165 – Matt Ziegler, R-Jr., 1-9
174 – Dylan Wiesner, So., 8-10
184 – Jon Inman, R-Jr., 22-1
197 – Cash Drylie, R-Sr., 6-7
285 – Dakota Gulley, R-So., 12-15