Tigers Claim the Kansas Cup for Third Straight Year

WICHITA, Kan. – Fort Hays State claimed its third consecutive Kansas Cup title on Sunday (Jan. 24), hosted by Newman University. After winning the title last year by a very narrow margin, FHSU left no doubt this year winning by 21.5 points over the tournament’s host. Every Tiger wrestler except for one (due to injury) finished in the top four in their respected weight class, including two champions – Jon Inman (184) and Dakota Gulley (285), and four runner-ups – Adam Ludwin (125), Bradley Little (149), William Homalon (157), and Dylan Weisner (174).

Fort Hays State pulled away in the team scoring, winning the tournament with a score of 133.5. Newman was second with 112 points and Baker finished third with 107.5 points.

Inman, ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division II, added another tournament title to his outstanding season for the Tigers going 3-0 on his way to first place. He generated 19 points, which tied for the team high on the day. Inman won by pin (0:47) over Benedictine’s Connor Kenyon in the quarterfinal and by pin (4:57) again in the semifinals over Newman’s Kyle Ryan. Inman took the championship bout with an 11-6 decision over Pratt Community College’s Micah Felton.

Gulley also generated 19 team points and went 3-0 on his way to the title at 285 pounds. Gulley defeated Pratt’s Tommy Vu by fall (1:44) and Colby Community College’s Zell Beiberle with a 5-1 decision. In the championship bout, Gulley scored another fall, this time over Ottawa University’s Armondo Contreas at the 6:04 mark.

Ludwin cruised through his first two matches, scoring a fall and a major decision, but dropped the championship bout to Newman’s Dustin Reed in a tight 3-1 decision.

Little won his first three matches of the day with a pair of pins and a technical fall shutout, but the championship match was a defensive battle with Baker’s Victor Hughes. No points were scored during the match, but Hughes came away with the 1-0 decision with a riding time point.

Homalon, like Little, started the day hot winning his first three matches. A pin and a tech fall before a 12-6 decision over Baker’s Colby Crank put him in the final against Newman’s Colton Duhr. Despite a good effort by Homalon, Duhr walked away with a 10-6 decision.

Dylan Wiesner went 2-1 on the day for his second-place finish. He posted back-to-back major decisions, but dropped the championship match to Newman’s Heath Gray 3-2 after suffering a late takedown in the third period.

Cash Drylie took third at 197 pounds and Matt Ziegler was fourth at 165 pounds. Noah Killip had to pull out of the tournament due to injury in his first match of the day.

Next up for the Tigers is an MIAA dual meet at Lindenwood on Friday (Jan. 29) at 7 pm. Below are the results from the Kansas Cup.
Team Scores
1. Fort Hays State 133.5
2. Newman 112.0
3. Baker 107.5
4. Ottawa 94.0
5. Barton Community College 74.0
6. Northwest Technical College 61.5
7. Pratt 52.5
8. Bethany (Kan.) 43.0
9. Labette Community College 42.0
10. Benedictine 29.0
11. Neosho County Community College 22.0
12. Colby 18.5
Kansas Cup Results for Fort Hays State
125 – Adam Ludwin (17-6) placed 2nd and scored 16.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Adam Ludwin (Fort Hays State) 17-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Adam Ludwin (Fort Hays State) 17-6 won by fall over Clay Bodenheimer (Pratt) 2-8 (Fall 5:18)
Semifinal – Adam Ludwin (Fort Hays State) 17-6 won by major decision over Levi Maes (Northwest Technical College) 30-14 (MD 11-2)
1st Place Match – Dustin Reed (Newman) 13-1 won by decision over Adam Ludwin (Fort Hays State) 17-6 (Dec 3-1)

141 – Noah Killip (10-4) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Shaquille Wright (Labette Community College) 2-4 won by injury default over Noah Killip (Fort Hays State) 10-4 (Inj. 0:18)
Cons. Round 1 – Noah Killip (Fort Hays State) 10-4 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Jaden McRoberts (Barton Community College) 9-13 won by forfeit over Noah Killip (Fort Hays State) 10-4 (For.)

149 – Bradley Little (15-6) placed 2nd and scored 18.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Bradley Little (Fort Hays State) 15-6 won by fall over Josh Romero (Benedictine) 0-2 (Fall 1:52)
Quarterfinal – Bradley Little (Fort Hays State) 15-6 won by tech fall over Bryan Burnett (Labette Community College) 4-15 (TF-1.5 6:43 (16-0))
Semifinal – Bradley Little (Fort Hays State) 15-6 won by fall over John Risewick (Bethany (Kan.)) 3-2 (Fall 6:43)
1st Place Match – Victor Hughes (Baker) 21-5 won by decision over Bradley Little (Fort Hays State) 15-6 (Dec 1-0)

157 – William Homalon (12-4) placed 2nd and scored 16.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – William Homalon (Fort Hays State) 12-4 won by fall over Trent Robb (Bethany (Kan.)) 0-2 (Fall 2:36)
Quarterfinal – William Homalon (Fort Hays State) 12-4 won by tech fall over Victor Haro (Northwest Technical College) 25-13 (TF-1.5 3:42 (21-4))
Semifinal – William Homalon (Fort Hays State) 12-4 won by decision over Colby Crank (Baker) 18-2 (Dec 12-6)
1st Place Match – Colton Duhr (Newman) 10-4 won by decision over William Homalon (Fort Hays State) 12-4 (Dec 10-6)

165 – Matt Ziegler (3-10) placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Matt Ziegler (Fort Hays State) 3-10 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Matt Ziegler (Fort Hays State) 3-10 won by tech fall over CJ Garcia (Bethany (Kan.)) 0-2 (TF-1.5 1:13 (16-0))
Semifinal – Colton Looper (Neosho County Community College) 16-4 won by tech fall over Matt Ziegler (Fort Hays State) 3-10 (TF-1.5 4:25 (18-1))
Cons. Semi – Matt Ziegler (Fort Hays State) 3-10 won by major decision over Sean Taborsky (Barton Community College) 13-20 (MD 17-5)
3rd Place Match – Noel Torres (Newman) 9-5 won by tech fall over Matt Ziegler (Fort Hays State) 3-10 (TF-1.5 3:53 (16-0))

174 – Dylan Wiesner (10-10) placed 2nd and scored 15.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Wiesner (Fort Hays State) 10-10 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Dylan Wiesner (Fort Hays State) 10-10 won by major decision over Darick Jones (Neosho County Community College) 9-15 (MD 12-2)
Semifinal – Dylan Wiesner (Fort Hays State) 10-10 won by major decision over Trevor Sutton (Baker) 13-15 (MD 16-2)
1st Place Match – Heath Gray (Newman) 18-5 won by decision over Dylan Wiesner (Fort Hays State) 10-10 (Dec 3-2)

184 – Jon Inman (24-1) placed 1st and scored 19.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jon Inman (Fort Hays State) 24-1 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Jon Inman (Fort Hays State) 24-1 won by fall over Connor Kenyon (Benedictine) 0-2 (Fall 0:47)
Semifinal – Jon Inman (Fort Hays State) 24-1 won by fall over Kyle Ryan (Newman) 2-2 (Fall 4:57)
1st Place Match – Jon Inman (Fort Hays State) 24-1 won by decision over Micah Felton (Pratt) 10-2 (Dec 11-6)

197 – Cash Drylie (9-7) placed 3rd and scored 17.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cash Drylie (Fort Hays State) 9-7 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Cash Drylie (Fort Hays State) 9-7 won by fall over Travis Quarterman (Pratt) 3-4 (Fall 1:35)
Semifinal – Kasey Crump (Ottawa) 17-5 won by major decision over Cash Drylie (Fort Hays State) 9-7 (MD 11-2)
Cons. Semi – Cash Drylie (Fort Hays State) 9-7 won by fall over Jonathan Bowen (Barton Community College) 10-17 (Fall 2:15)
3rd Place Match – Cash Drylie (Fort Hays State) 9-7 won by fall over Travis Quarterman (Pratt) 3-4 (Fall 0:57)

285 – Dakota Gulley (15-15) placed 1st and scored 19.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dakota Gulley (Fort Hays State) 15-15 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Dakota Gulley (Fort Hays State) 15-15 won by fall over Tommy Vu (Pratt) 5-14 (Fall 1:44)
Semifinal – Dakota Gulley (Fort Hays State) 15-15 won by decision over Zell Beiberle (Colby) 3-2 (Dec 5-1)
1st Place Match – Dakota Gulley (Fort Hays State) 15-15 won by fall over Armondo Contreas (Ottawa) 2-1 (Fall 6:04)

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