Longhorns 10th Of 25 At Mullen Invite
McGinnis First At Bayard And Mullen; Kauffman Third In First High School Tourney
December 8, 2022
The Kimball Longhorns wrestling team traveled to Bayard to take on the Tigers on Thursday, Dec 1.
There were 4 matches contested:
145 – James McGinnis pinned Owen Talton (Bayard) 2:56
170 – Derek Kauffman pinned Jared Perkins (Bayard) 1:50
132 – Brock Burry (Bayard) pinned Cody Brinkman 1:14
138 JV – Owen Talton pinned Peter Russell (:30)
Bayard won the dual 36-12
The Longhorn wrestling team made the long trip to Mullen on Saturday, Dec 3, to take part in a 25-team invitational.
The Longhorns placed 10th out of 25 teams, scoring 40 team points.
The team was led by Senior James McGinnis, who had a first place finish.
Junior Derek Kauffman also had a great day in his first high school wrestling tournament, placing third.
Freshman 106-pounder Maison Holmes made his high school debut and competed hard, but went 0-2 on the day.
Junior returning state qualifier Cody Brinkman wrestled well at 132, but went 0-2 on the day.
Results for the tournament:
106 – Maison Holmes: DNP
Round 1 – Maison Holmes was pinned by Nolan Dueker (Bayard) 1:12
Cons Round 1 – Bye
Cons Round 2 – Maison Holmes was pinned by Dylan Kollmorgan (Hitchcock Co) 2:46
132 – Cody Brinkman: DNP
Round 1 – Jarrett Wells (Anselmo-Merna) pinned Cody Brinkman 1:12
Cons Round 1 – Bye
Cons Round 2 – Mason Giebler (St. Pats) pinned Cody Brinkman 0:43
138 – James McGinnis: 1st place
Round – 1 Bye
Quarterfinals – James McGinnis pinned Paige Hollers (Med Valley) 0:10
Semifinals – James McGinnis pinned Mason Painter (Ainsworth) 1:01
Finals – James McGinnis won by decision over Chase McGrath (Bridgeport) 10-6
170 – Derek Kauffman: 3rd place
Round 1 – Bye
Quarterfinals – Derek Kauffman pinned James Kessler (Mullen) 3:13
Semifinals – Matthew Phelps (St. Pats) pinned Derek Kauffman 3:44
Cons Semifinals – Derek Kauffman pinned Kolter Rahn (Hershery) 2:08
3rd place match – Derek Kauffman won by no contest (5 match rule) over Coby Higgins (Sandhills-Thedford)
Next up for the Longhorns are visits Dec. 9 to North Platte St. Pat's and Dec. 10 to Cheyenne East.