Firebirds News · 12 Firebird Grapplers Set to Travel to Wichita for Sub-State


Free State Wrestling qualified 12 of 14 wrestlers on Friday at the Wichita SE 6A Regional.  That dozen will travel again to Wichita on Saturday for Sub State and will attempt to qualify in the top 4 and move on to the State Tournament at Hartman Arena on 2/27.

The Firebirds, however, will be faced with a tough task, as the West Sub State holds 58 of the top 84 ranked wrestlers in the state as well as 8 of the top 10 ranked teams.  It will be a grind for sure, but this team has faced adversity the entire season, and is ready to make their mark.

Competing in this weekend’s Sub State:

106# Nolan Bradley
113# Eric Streeter
120# Darius Shields
126# Ezra Birdashaw
132# D’onte Goodman
138# Caleb Streeter
160# Laython Biddle
170# Matthew Marcum
182# Austin Burenheide
195# Alex Allison
220# Cole Rorick
285# Tai Newhouse

The Firebirds face a field of teams in the west that include #1 Washburn Rural, #2 Dodge City, #3 Derby, #6 Garden City, #7 Haysville Campus, #9 Junction City, and #10 Manhattan.  Free State is currently ranked #4 in the KWCA rankings.