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The Wayne County Wrestling team competed in the two-day State tournament this past weekend at the Horse Park in Lexington

Senior Samuel Beckley

Congratulations to the Mat Cards two state placers: Kurtis Karr placed 3rd at 160 lb. weight class, and Colin Tucker placed 5th at 106 lb. weight class. In addition, two wrestlers were one place out of the top eight medal round: 113 lb. Keelan Dick, and 195 lb. Andrew Sanders. The Wrestling Team finished 16th overall, one point out of the top 15 and 6 points short of the top 10, and they were 5th overall in the Small School Division.

Top 5 Small Schools:

  1. Union County 299.5 pts. - breaks state scoring record

  2.  Walton Verona 118.0 pts.

  3.  Larue County pts. 71.0

  4.  Louisville Desales pts. 68.0

  5. 5. Wayne Co. 62.0 pts.

Union County was first and Christian County Second overall at the State Wrestling Tournament.

Andrew Sanders

Andrew Sanders tries to defeat his opponent

Samuel Beckley

Senior Samuel Beckley wrestles with his opponent

Andrew Sanders

Andrew Sanders won that match

Results for Wayne County @ KHSAA State Championships (02/14 - 02/15/2020)

106: Colin Tucker (Wayne County) - 5th
Champ. Round 2 - Colin Tucker (Wayne County) over JaRi Campbell (Christian County) (Fall 2:38)
Quarterfinals - Colin Tucker (Wayne County) over xavier garcia (Fort Knox) (Fall 0:48)
Semifinals - Spencer Moore (Walton Verona) over Colin Tucker (Wayne County) (Fall 1:09)
Cons. Semis - Leland Reeves (Taylor County) over Colin Tucker (Wayne County) (Fall 5:43)
5th Place Match - Colin Tucker (Wayne County) over Collin Teutsch (Caldwell County) (Dec 4-2)

113: Keelan Dick (Wayne County) - DNP
Champ. Round 1 - Keelan Dick (Wayne County) over Nick Hamilton (South Oldham) (Fall 1:21)
Champ. Round 2 - Keelan Dick (Wayne County) over July Soe (Iroquois) (Dec 7-6)
Quarterfinals - Jack  James (Paducah Tilghman) over Keelan Dick (Wayne County) (SV-1 2-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Riley Johnson (Caldwell County) over Keelan Dick (Wayne County) (Dec 9-4)

120: Conner Sexton (Wayne County) - DNP
Champ. Round 1 - Conner Sexton (Wayne County) over Trey Cranfill (Oldham County) (Dec 7-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Cole Thomas (Ryle) over Conner Sexton (Wayne County) (Fall 5:24)
Cons. Round 2 - Conner Sexton (Wayne County) over Coty Harris (Caldwell County) (Fall 1:16)
Cons. Round 3 - Jude Powell (Fairdale) over Conner Sexton (Wayne County) (Dec 4-3)

126: Dakota Karr (Wayne County) - DNP
Champ. Round 1 - Devon Herron (North Hardin) over Dakota Karr (Wayne County) (Fall 3:10)
Cons. Round 1 - Dakota Karr (Wayne County) over Bienfait Ishimwe (Moore) (Fall 4:38)
Cons. Round 2 - Devin Armstead (Oldham County) over Dakota Karr (Wayne County) (Fall 4:39)

132: Beckley Sam (Wayne County) - DNP
Champ. Round 1 - Ryan Bellucci (St. Xavier) over Beckley Sam (Wayne County) (MD 12-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Jalen Wideman (Franklin County) over Beckley Sam (Wayne County) (Dec 4-2)

160: Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) - 3rd
Champ. Round 1 - Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) over Tarek King (North Hardin) (Fall 0:59)
Champ. Round 2 - Nathaniel Lawrence (Franklin County) over Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) (MD 13-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) over Justice Avis (Pleasure Ridge Park) (Fall 2:19)
Cons. Round 3 - Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) over Lane Kiser (Spencer County) (MD 17-6)
Cons. Round 4 - Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) over Jack Calvery (St. Xavier) (Fall 1:26)
Cons. Semis - Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) over Landon Lenhart (Trinity (Louisville)) (SV-1 5-3)
3rd Place Match - Kurtis Karr (Wayne County) over Cole Nance (Anderson County) (Dec 5-3)

195: Andrew Sanders (Wayne County) - DNP
Champ. Round 1 - Andrew Sanders (Wayne County) over Dylan Duncan (Woodford County) (Fall 4:50)
Champ. Round 2 - Uriah Virzi (Paducah Tilghman) over Andrew Sanders (Wayne County) (Fall 2:50)
Cons. Round 2 - Andrew Sanders (Wayne County) over Colin Obrien (Western Hills) (Dec 9-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Andrew Sanders (Wayne County) over Cameron Brown (John Hardin) (For.)
Cons. Round 4 - Anthony (A.J.) Harvey (Christian County) over Andrew Sanders (Wayne County) (Dec 5-4)

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

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