Feb 29, 2024

🤼‍♂️ Several area wrestlers selected for KWCA Kansas Shrine Duals

Posted Feb 29, 2024 3:05 PM


KANSAS - Several area senior wrestlers have accepted their invitation to participate in the first Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association Shrine Duals. The wrestlers who were selected, and accepted their invitation, will compete during the KWCA Kansas Shrine Duals on Sunday, March 17th, 2024 at Fugate Gymnasium on the campus of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas.

Gates open at 2:30 pm and the opening ceremonies will begin at 3:15 pm. Tickets and advertising opportunities are available at www.KansasShrineDuals.com.

The area wrestlers who will participate include Hays High's Harley Zimmerman (149) and Alexis Burton (136). Zimmerman won a second consecutive state title at 144 last weekend in Park City while Burton finished second.

Also competing will be Kaydawn Haag (143) of Ellis, Adrian Wynn (123) and Myah Mattheyer (155) of Trego and Phillipsburg's Isabella Keesee (136).

The complete list of participating wrestlers and their opponent are listed below.

The KWCA and the Shrine Bowl of Kansas, Inc came together to create the Kansas Shrine Duals as a senior all- star wrestling event for a cause. The Kansas Shrine Duals will look to create the same level of impact and awareness for Shriners Children’s Hospitals that the 50-year traditions of the Kansas Shrine Bowl have established. All net proceeds from the Shrine Bowl of Kansas, Inc events benefit Shriners Children’s.

“We’re excited to bring the wrestling community of Kansas together to showcase some of the top talent in the state while making a genuine impact on the lives of children,” said Brice Kesler, Executive Director of the Shrine Bowl of Kansas, Inc. Visit www.KansasShrineDuals.com for tickets and opportunities to show your support for your favorite all-stars and help be a part of the cause.

All Shrine Bowl of Kansas, Inc. events are produced and presented to benefit Shriners Children’s. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that produces annual events and related activities, with net proceeds benefiting Shriners Children’s. Shriners Children’s is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to the age of 18 are eligible for care and receive all services in a family- centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay.

All selections were made by the KWCA after review of applications submitted by wrestlers and following an acceptance of an invitation to participate. Wrestlers who chose not to apply or who were invited but declined their invitation are not included in the final selections. The general divide of the Kansas Shrine Bowl is used to assign wrestlers to the East or West team. However, some exceptions are made to ensure fulfillment of all weight classes with wrestlers who applied and accepted invitations. All matchups are subject to change. Event information and updates can be found at www.KansasShrineDuals.com.

2024 KWCA Kansas Shrine Duals - Girls
Weight Class EAST vs. WEST
101 - Ellie Ayres (Seaman) vs. Sheena Kaye Gocela (Winfield)
109 - Emma Hall (Coffeyville-Field Kindley) vs. Amara Ehsa (Derby)
116 - Keera Lacock (Rossville) vs. Kinzie Rogers (Chase County)
123 - Kendra Hurla (Rossville) Jill High (Augusta)
123 - Ella Weber (Shawnee Mission West) vs. Adrian Wynn (Trego)
130 - Zoey Kessler (Cherryvale) vs. Amanda Jaeger (Colby)
136 - Leighanna Patz (McLouth) vs. Alexis Burton (Hays)
136 - Laiken Clark (Washburn Rural) vs. Isabella Keesee (Phillipsburg)
143 - Hailee Crosland (Santa Fe Trail) vs. Jaycee Tyler (Wichita North)
143 - Virginia Munoz (Emporia) vs. Kaydawn Haag (Ellis)
155 - Hailey Horton (Rossville) vs. Myah Mattheyer (Treg0)
155 - Haley Flores (BV Southwest) vs. Dylann Hoffman (Douglass)
170 - Taylor Plumley (Cherryvale) vs. Makyla Gore (Eureka)
191 - Morgan Miller (BV Southwest) vs. Aubrey Hunt (Wellington)
191 - Kara Pope (Girard) vs. Karla Martinez (Bishop Carroll)

2024 KWCA Kansas Shrine Duals - Boys
Weight Class - EAST vs. WEST
118 • Ezekiel Witt (Manhattan) vs.  Chase Johnson (Minneapolis)
125 • Mason Gibbons (Independence) vs. Kaeden McCarty (Colby)
133 • Evan Coble (West Elk) vs. Carson Ochs (Hoxie)
133 • Cullen Wikle (Sabetha) vs. Tucker Wark (Colby)
141 • Kohen Wright (Independence) vs. Gregery Martinez (Holcomb)
149 • Colin Menold (Sabetha) vs. Harley Zimmerman (Hays)
149 • Kasen Smith (Gardner Edgerton) vs. Wyatt Gardner (Wichita Co.)
157 •Noah Bailey (Tonganoxie) vs. Tucker Cell (Abilene)
165 • Colin McAlister (Mill Valley) vs. Zach Wessley (Goddard)
174 •Parker Guge (Ottawa) vs. Jayden Ford (Maize)
197 •Caleb Sharp (Olathe Northwest) vs. Micah Cauthers (Chase County)
197 •Luke Fischer (Larned) vs. Ronan Wunsch (Maize)
285 • Kainen White (Coffeyville-Field Kindley) vs. Sebastian Lopez (Garden City)