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Cagen Wallace Wins Second State Title & Mat Cards Finishs 11th Overall at State Wrestling Tournament

Cagen Wallace

Cagen Wallace

Cagen Wallce

Cagen Wallace in action (above)

WCHS Wrestling Team

WCHS Wrestling Team

WCHS Mat Cards in Action (above)

WCHS Wrestling Team

Christian Denny wins the round

Wrestling Team Coaches

Assistant Coach Tyler Simpson and Head Coach Danny Upchurch encourage their wrestlers from the sidelines

(Above: Close up Photos by Wade Upchurch)

State Championship

Cagen Wallace finished first

State Championships

Christian Denny finished fourth

Chris Dunagan

Chris Dunagan finished eighth

 

      Wayne County High School Senior Cagen Wallace, in the 120 pound weight class, became Wayne County's 11th State Wrestling Champion, Saturday night at Alltech Arena in Lexington. This marks Wallace's second State Championship, as well as being a state finalist three times.

Wallace has a full athletic/academic scholarship to Lindsey Wilson College, with one of the top wrestling teams in the state. His high school coach, fellow wrestlers, and fans will be monitoring his collegiate efforts in the future. He has definitely proven himself as an outstanding wrestler while attending Wayne County High School.

“I think Cagen has the opportunity to win a national championship for Lindsey Wilson,” said Wayne County Wrestling Coach Danny Upchurch.

“He is an outstanding student both on the mat and off,” said Upchurch.

Overall, the Mat Cards finished 11th at the prestigious state tournament with 82 points as a team. Union County was named state champion, followed by St. Xavier as the runner-up.

“We hoped to finish higher, but we are always proud of our kids,” said Coach Upchurch. “Our team had to battle adversity this year due to several injuries on our team. Two of our starters were out during the season.”

It was an unusual season with three meets missed due to bad weather conditions. They also faced a tough schedule with lots of talented wrestlers from other schools.

“Our two seniors (Cagen Wallace and Mauro Lopez) gave us all they had,” said an appreciative coach. “We have seven students who have been with us over the years who will become seniors next year. So, we are expecting a strong team next year,” said Upchurch.

Other medal winners for Wayne County were Christian Denney who finished fourth in the 285 weight class. Chris Dunagan finished 8th overall in the 182 weight class. In addition, 126 pound wrestler Cauy Wallace and 138 pound wrestler Johnathan Shepherd both lost in the Blood Round to finish one match short of the top eight medal round.

 

 

 


Results for Wayne County @ KHSAA State Championships (02/16 - 02/17/2018)

 

106: Keelan Dick (Wayne County) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Isham Peace (Walton Verona) over Keelan Dick (Wayne County) (MD 12-0) Cons. Round 1 - Keelan Dick (Wayne County) over Trevor Bennett (Southern) (Fall 4:45) Cons. Round 2 - Keelan Dick (Wayne County) over David Gerkin (Apollo) (Dec 6-0) Cons. Round 3 - Aubrey Burke (Valley) over Keelan Dick (Wayne County) (TF 16-0 0:00)

 

113: Mauro Lopez (Wayne County) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Brendan Pye (Scott) over Mauro Lopez (Wayne County) (Fall 5:05) Cons. Round 1 - Mauro Lopez (Wayne County) over Robert McKinney (North Hardin) (Dec 9-2) Cons. Round 2 - Joseph Morgan (Apollo) over Mauro Lopez (Wayne County) (Dec 5-0)

 

120: Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) - 1st

Champ. Round 1 - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) over Luke Fullerton (Fern Creek) (Fall 0:41) Champ. Round 2 - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) over Eli Peyton (McCracken County) (Fall 1:05) Quarterfinals - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) over Jacob Grandstaff (Conner) (Fall 1:30) Semifinals - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) over Brad Miller (Taylor County) (Dec 10-4) 1st Place Match - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) over Gabe Adams (Union County) (Fall 3:14)

 

126: Cauy Wallace (Wayne County) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Cauy Wallace (Wayne County) over Brandon Sisson (Harrison County) (Fall 0:46) Champ. Round 2 - Cauy Wallace (Wayne County) over Scotty Vilums (Male) (MD 17-5) Quarterfinals - Tylan Tucker (Woodford County) over Cauy Wallace (Wayne County) (Dec 6-0) Cons. Round 4 - Dillion Burton (Newport) over Cauy Wallace (Wayne County) (Dec 5-1)

 

138: Jonathan Shephard (Wayne County) - DNP Champ. Round 1 - Jonathan Shephard (Wayne County) over Ross Chapman (Anderson County) (Fall 1:18) Champ. Round 2 - Mannie Murrer (Covington Catholic) over Jonathan Shephard (Wayne County) (Dec 8-3) Cons. Round 2 - Jonathan Shephard (Wayne County) over Jacob Anderson (Oldham County) (MD 10-0) Cons. Round 3 - Jonathan Shephard (Wayne County) over Noah Kirkman (Owensboro) (Fall 2:28) Cons. Round 4 - Davis Noah (La Rue County) over Jonathan Shephard (Wayne County) (Dec 1-0)

 

145: Jared Phillips (Wayne County) - DNP Champ. Round 1 - Jared Phillips (Wayne County) over Brandon Jaggers (Fern Creek) (Fall 1:34) Champ. Round 2 - Nathaniel Lawrence (Franklin County) over Jared Phillips (Wayne County) (TF 22-7 0:00) Cons. Round 2 - Kyle Mardis (Newport) over Jared Phillips (Wayne County) (TF 16-0 0:00)

 

160: Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) - DNP

Champ. Round 1 - Tristin Garcia (Male) over Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) (Dec 9-3) Cons. Round 1 - Ethan Johnson (La Rue County) over Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) (Dec 3-0)

 

182: Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) - 8th

Champ. Round 1 - Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) over Trevor Tilley (McCracken County) (Dec 11-6) Champ. Round 2 - Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) over Anthony Garner (Valley) (Dec 12-9) Quarterfinals - Zach Chandler (Male) over Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) (Fall 3:24) Cons. Round 4 - Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) over Luis Ceron (Moore) (MD 14-4) Cons. Round 5 - Dakota Santiago (Taylor County) over Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) (Fall 1:52) 7th Place Match - Branson Smith (Sheldon Clark) over Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) (Dec 4-2)

 

You can browse the entire event on Trackwrestling using the following link.

http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/predefinedtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=27720132

 


KHSAA State Championships Results for Wayne County

106

Kellen Dick (37-7) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Isham Peace (Walton-Verona) 37-9 won by major decision over Kellen Dick (Wayne County) 37-7 (MD 12-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Kellen Dick (Wayne County) 37-7 won by fall over Trevor Bennett (Southern) 17-18 (Fall 4:45)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Kellen Dick (Wayne County) 37-7 won by decision over David Gerkin (Apollo) 31-8 (Dec 6-0)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Aubrey Burke (Valley) 46-14 won by tech fall over Kellen Dick (Wayne County) 37-7 (TF-1.5 0:00 (16-0))

113

Mauro Lopez (22-5) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Brendan Pye (Scott) 38-9 won by fall over Mauro Lopez (Wayne County) 22-5 (Fall 5:05)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Mauro Lopez (Wayne County) 22-5 won by decision over Robert Mckinney (North Hardin) 33-14 (Dec 9-2)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Joseph Morgan (Apollo) 41-10 won by decision over Mauro Lopez (Wayne County) 22-5 (Dec 5-0)

120

Cagen Wallace (45-2) placed 1st and scored 32.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) 45-2 won by fall over Luke Fullerton (Fern Creek) 13-27 (Fall 0:41)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) 45-2 won by fall over Eli Peyton (McCracken County) 36-9 (Fall 1:05)
  • Quarterfinal - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) 45-2 won by fall over Jacob Grandstaff (Conner) 44-7 (Fall 1:30)
  • Semifinal - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) 45-2 won by decision over Brad Miller (Taylor County) 39-7 (Dec 10-4)
  • 1st Place Match - Cagen Wallace (Wayne County) 45-2 won by fall over Gabe Adams (Union County) 35-2 (Fall 3:14)

126

Cauy Wallace (37-9) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Cauy Wallace (Wayne County) 37-9 won by fall over Brandon Sisson (Harrison County) 23-16 (Fall 0:46)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Cauy Wallace (Wayne County) 37-9 won by major decision over Scotty Vilums (Male) 21-9 (MD 17-5)
  • Quarterfinal - Tylan Tucker (Woodford County) 45-4 won by decision over Cauy Wallace (Wayne County) 37-9 (Dec 6-0)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Dillion Burton (Newport) 31-8 won by decision over Cauy Wallace (Wayne County) 37-9 (Dec 5-1)

138

Jonathan Shepherd (39-3) place is unknown and scored 9.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jonathan Shepherd (Wayne County) 39-3 won by fall over Ross Chapman (Anderson County) 32-12 (Fall 1:18)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Mannie Murrer (Covington Catholic) 42-16 won by decision over Jonathan Shepherd (Wayne County) 39-3 (Dec 8-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Jonathan Shepherd (Wayne County) 39-3 won by major decision over Jacob Anderson (Oldham County) 25-20 (MD 10-0)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Jonathan Shepherd (Wayne County) 39-3 won by fall over Noah Kirkman (Owensboro) 24-8 (Fall 2:28)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Noah Davis (LaRue County) 51-5 won by decision over Jonathan Shepherd (Wayne County) 39-3 (Dec 1-0)

145

Jared Phillips (33-12) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jared Phillips (Wayne County) 33-12 won by fall over Brandon Jaggers (Fern Creek) 16-12 (Fall 1:34)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Nathaniel Lawrence (Franklin County) 49-2 won by tech fall over Jared Phillips (Wayne County) 33-12 (TF-1.5 0:00 (22-7))
  • Cons. Round 2 - Kyle Mardis (Newport) 23-11 won by tech fall over Jared Phillips (Wayne County) 33-12 (TF-1.5 0:00 (16-0))

160

Kurtis Karr (24-20) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Tristin Garcia (Male) 31-8 won by decision over Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) 24-20 (Dec 9-3)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Ethan Johnson (LaRue County) 32-19 won by decision over Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) 24-20 (Dec 3-0)

182

Chris Dunagan (20-11) placed 8th and scored 7.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) 20-11 won by decision over Trevor Tilley (McCracken County) 14-7 (Dec 11-6)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) 20-11 won by decision over Anthony Garner (Valley) 35-9 (Dec 12-9)
  • Quarterfinal - Zach Chandler (Male) 23-5 won by fall over Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) 20-11 (Fall 3:24)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) 20-11 won by major decision over Luis Ceron (Moore) 28-23 (MD 14-4)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Dakota Santiago (Taylor County) 45-6 won by fall over Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) 20-11 (Fall 1:52)
  • 7th Place Match - Branson Smith (Sheldon Clark) 47-5 won by decision over Chris Dunagan (Wayne County) 20-11 (Dec 4-2)

285

Christian Denney (36-5) placed 4th and scored 18.00 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Christian Denney (Wayne County) 36-5 won by fall over Darion Dunn (Fort Campbell) 13-24 (Fall 1:23)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Christian Denney (Wayne County) 36-5 won by decision over Alex Roberts (Oldham County) 38-11 (Dec 4-3)
  • Quarterfinal - Kairus Washington (Dixie Heights) 50-1 won by decision over Christian Denney (Wayne County) 36-5 (Dec 2-0)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Christian Denney (Wayne County) 36-5 won in sudden victory - 3 over Tucker Shelton (LaRue County) 31-3 (SV-3 2-1)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Christian Denney (Wayne County) 36-5 won by decision over Noah Hunter (Scott) 49-11 (Dec 7-1)
  • Cons. Semi - Christian Denney (Wayne County) 36-5 won by fall over Jalen Benson (Franklin County) 13-2 (Fall 4:13)
  • 3rd Place Match - Brandyn Robertson (Central) 32-5 won by decision over Christian Denney (Wayne County) 36-5 (Dec 1-0)

 





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