PHOTOS: Kansas 5A regional wrestling meet


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St. James Academy sophomore Will Burchard stops his opponent’s shot and looks for his score.
Burchard is in the top position looking for his tilt for bonus points.
Burchard secures his wing tilt and receives three near fall points.
Burchard locks up his cradle and looks for the fall against his opponent from Kansas City Turner.
Burchard wins via fall in the semi-final round in the class 5A regional at Blue Valley Southwest. “The match started a little shaky at first, and I was nervous initially, but I just had to weather the storm and let the match come to me,” Burchard said. “I have wrestled the opponent I will have in the finals before and defeated him, but I just need to wrestle my match and control what I can control.”
St. James Academy senior Mio Cregan whips his opponent over to his back.
Cregan starts in the top position.
Cregan runs his chicken wing to secure the fall.
Cregan wins by fall to advance to the class 5A regional semi-final. “It feels good to get back onto the mat and be able to wrestle in competition again. I have been out for two months dealing with an injury and decided to push through the pain and finish my senior year strong,” Cregan said. “I am ready to compete and will get to my offense.”
Cregan is the third-place finisher at the class 5A regional competition.
Burchard is the second-place finisher at the class 5A regional competition.