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Russell Sending Four to State, Sylvan-Lucas Qualifies One

RHS State Wrestlers and Coaches 2-16-19Four members of the Russell High School wrestling team have qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament in Salina.

Stephan Baldwin, Caden Pfeifer, Chandler Schoenberger and Jacob Windholz all punched their tickets after finishing in the top four of their respective weight classes at the Smoky Valley Regional in Lindsborg on Friday and Saturday, February 15-16.

2018 KSHSAA State Wrestling LogoBaldwin went 4-1 and took third place in his 113 pound weight class to make state for the second-straight year. Pfeifer went 4-1 and finished third at 152 pounds to make state for the first time in his high school career. Schoenberger went 4-1 and placed third at 126 pounds to make state for the third time in four years. Windholz went 2-2 and took fourth at 132 pounds to earn his first trip to state.

Russell finished eighth out of 14 teams with 58.5 points. Marysville ran off with the team title with 226.5 points.

The 4A State Tournament will be held at the Tony's Pizza Event Center, formerly the Bicentennial Center, in Salina on Friday and Saturday, February 22-23.

We'll have reports each day from Salina on KRSL 990 AM, 98.1 FM, 95.9 FM and KRSL.com.

One area wrestler also qualified for state. Tra Barrientes from Sylvan-Lucas finished fourth in his 220 weight class at the Beloit 3-2-1A Regional and will wrestle in the state tournament in Hays at Gross Coliseum on Friday and Saturday, February 22-23.

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