Weekly Study Group 2017-18
Monday's and Friday's is study Group will meet in Wiskow's room with Erica Finkbeiner at 3:45, questions see Coach Lantz
The only thing you deserve
is what you earn." -
Tom Brands, Iowa Hawkeyes
Congratulations 2018 State Placers Will Sirbu and John Shores
Will Sirbu finished in 8th place in his first year wrestling. That is amazing!
John Shores placed 7th in his 2nd State appearance to finish off his KR career with 2 State tournament appearances.
Tyler Smith and Ryan Park were participants and both won one match
Will and John both were Regional Champs, only the 3rd time in KR history that has happened! - the others were 1985 and 2016
Ryan Park became only the 3rd KR Freshman to make it to State and became the 1st Freshman to ever win a match. Congratulations! The other 2 freshman (Derek Freitag and Taylor Lee) did pretty well after that, both making State championship matches with Taylor finishing 2nd and Derek winning 2 State championships. Follow those footsteps Ryan!
Congratulations 2017 State Placer Joella Vi!
6th place at 135 lbs
Only the 25th 2 time Participant in KR History
John Shores fell 1 win short of placing this year but did knock off a Regional Champ from Lake Stevens
KR sends 2 wrestlers to 2017 State Tournament
John Shores qualified at 145 by finishing 4th at Regionals
Joella Vi qualified at 135 by finishing 2nd at Regionals
No Alternates this year. Solomon Campo, JaQuan Dubose and Paris Smith all made it to Regionals but did not advance to State.
KR SUMMER WRESTLING CAMP
The 2016-17 wrestling season starts Tuesday!
Summer Wresting Camp Tuesday, May 31st at 6pm in the KR Auxiliary Gym. Turn in your completed forms and $75 to the KR Cashier. Checks should be made out to Kentridge Wrestling ASB.
Camp runs every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6pm - 7:30pm through the last week of July.
Champions are made in the off season - the road to the Dome starts now!
2016 Regionals and State Information
Kentridge has 2 Regional Champions! (the 1st time with 2 champs since 1985)
Derek Freitag-113 and Isaiah Shores-160 both took home titles today!
Derek became the FIRST 4 time State Participant in KR History!
Nathan Hobbs-120 added a 2nd place w/ a rematch against Sandhu from KW.
Tyler Lantz-120 took 3rd knocking off #1 seed from Battle Ground In the 1st round and again in battle for 3rd and 4th.
Phoenix Copp wrestled and Overtime match against returning state placer from Union for 4th.
Payton Viltz-152 wrestled a tough match to take 4th.
KR took the most boys to State since 1972!
Jian Chen-132 will go as an alternate after his 5th place. Way to go boys!
For the girls, Joella Vi-145 placed 5th and will also go to State!
Paris Smith-120 placed 6th and is an alternate.
Altogether, KR has 7 going to State with 2 Alternates. We have never sent more than 7 total to State so this is shaping up to be one of the best years ever in the post season.
Congratulations KR Wrestlers!!!!
Kentridge dominates Todd Beamer 63-18 on 1/21 to top off a solid week!
Kentridge beat Kent Meridian 39-28 on 1/20 to take the Kent City Championship, having beaten Kentlake and Kentwood previously.
DREAM DUALS results from Saturday 1/23
Boys Finish 11th of 27 at ALL SPSL TOURNAMENT
Congrats to SIX placers from Kentridge at the All SPSL!
Derek claims his 3rd All SPSL championship with a nerve-wracking 1-0 win over 3A State champ Brandon Kaylor! Also placing today was Savone Chham; 6th at 126. Savone reinjured his elbow in the consolation semifinal and had to forfeit the next 2 matches to fall to 6th. Too bad but great Tourney anyway! Jian Chen took an impressive 8th at 132, the Shores brothers had a great family showing with John getting 7th at 145 and Isaiah 6th at 160. Rounding out the effort was J.T. Getting 6th at 285 with a couple of agonizing shoulda coulda matches for a possible higher finish. We are proud of the KR boys today but there is so much more potential there waiting to come out!
Match Count Limit Increased by WIAA
The WIAA Wrestling Match Count Amendment has passed overwhelmingly. Each wrestler will now be allowed 45 matches prior to the post season (instead of 33). This new match limitation number should allow most wrestlers to meet the original goal of the amendment, which was to allow student-athletes the chance to use all 16 of their outings without being required to sit-out events due to match limitations.
A few fact errors, but otherwise a fun article about KR printed on New Years Eve Day. Good picture of Derek from a 3rd place match against Jeremy Nygard at the State Tournament last year. **PDF**