Pony wrestlers finish season

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

CHANUTE — Third time’s a charm.
“We finished our best season very well,” said Ron Schomaker, Iola Middle School wrestling coach.
Iola Middle School wrapped up its third year of competitive wrestling last Thursday. The Ponies competed in the Royster Middle School tournament in Chanute.
Iola came away with seven first place finishes. The Ponies picked up two seconds and four thirds.
“The boys wrestled hard. It was a good group of wrestlers this year,” Schomaker said. “The seventh-graders will improve drastically and do well next year.
“The eighth-graders will be a fine addition to the Iola High School wrestling program next year.”
The IMS team had eight eighth-grade wrestlers on the team this year. They are Michael Armstrong, Roger Maynard, John Whitworth, Tristan Sigfusson, Cody Conner, Derrick Weir, Travis Rieske and Bryce Misenhelter.
Here are the results from the tournament in Chanute:
Michael Armstrong: pinned Taylor, Independence; pinned Edwards, Parsons.
Roger Maynard: defeated Son, Chanute, 6-2; beat Roark, Columbus, 11-0; beat Capps, Pittsburg, 15-0.
John Whitworth: beat Wintjen, Coffeyville 16-0; pinned Riseke, Iola, and Schabel, Independence.
Travis Rieske: was pinned by Whitworth, Iola, beat Schabel, Independence, 4-0; lost 6-0 to Wintjen, Coffeyville.
Tristan Sigfusson: lost 16-0 to Wolverton, Chanute; lost 10-0 to Kester, Pittsburg.
Cody Conner: beat Johns, Pittsburg, 10-1; pinned Turner, Independence.
Derrick Weir: lost 6-0 to Morrissey, Columbus; beat Perez, Parsons, 9-7.
Bryce Misenhelter: beat Null, Independence, 15-0; pinned Sneed, Pittsburg.
Trey Colborn: pinned Wright, Coffeyville, pinned Speicher, Independence.
Jordan Long: was pinned by Morton, Parsons, Henderson, Columbus, and Cloniger, Pittsburg.
Kaleb Mock: beat Walton, Coffeyville, 9-0; beat Thande, Pittsburg, 7-0.
Wyatt Hines: pinned Frazier, Independence; was pinned by Wools, Pittsburg; lost 15-2 to Watkins, Columbus.
Alex Bauer: was pinned by Foust, Columbus, and by Brown, Independence.
Brock Peters: lost 4-2 to Williamson, Parsons; lost 6-2 to Hale, Columbus.
Josh Elder: was pinned by Powell, Columbus, and Price, Parsons.
Colton Heffern: was pinned by Hodgson, Columbus, and Newton, Coffeyville; won by injury default over Kessler, Independence.
Garrett Tomlinson: beat Christiansen, Chanute, 2-1; was pinned by Krokstrom, Chanute, and Westervelt, Coffeyville.
Jonathan Tidd: defeated Smith, Independence, 5-3; lost 8-4 to Schoech of Columbus.