During the last weekend in February, the GEHS Wrestling team wrapped up the season in Wichita at the State Tournament.
The Fab 5 Girls Team kicked things off on Thursday placing three female wrestlers - the first ever - on the podium. Lilly Kepler and Shelby Davis both took third and Dakota Konzem took fourth. These three young ladies are as nice as can be - off the mat - but they bring it when they step on the mat!
Jaidyn Andrews and Michaela Konzem were close but did not place. These girls made tremendous gains throughout the season and were true Trailblazers for the sport and the school!
The boys took the mats on Saturday for a wild, long day. Jay Jensen, Therron Meade, and Collin and Kasen Smith battled tough but fell one match short of placing. Keeghan Troutman got hot the last three weeks of the season and was an absolute hammer on top getting huge pins that led him to a sixth-place finish.
Gus Davis, GEHS senior, became a dominant undefeated State Champion! While that is impressive alone - he did it all on a knee that he severely injured just 9 days previously. We thought his season was over in the blink of an eye - but always the optimist - Gus just grinned and said - "Well, that just leveled the playing field for the others." Gus never felt sorry for himself, make an excuse, blame or even question the injury. Gus knew he was going to win a state title on one leg if he had to - and did.
Please give these young men and women a shout if you see them and congratulate them on a great season!