first_img220 – Skylar Brand (27-9) placed 6th and scored 8.5 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Skylar Brand (Wellington) 27-9 won by tech fall over Gunther Wehrman (Baldwin) 5-7 (TF-1.5 4:19 (16-1))Quarterfinal – Skylar Brand (Wellington) 27-9 won by decision over Dunkan Watrous (Paola) 28-13 (Dec 8-1)Semifinal – Ethan Dean (Santa Fe Trail) 33-6 won by fall over Skylar Brand (Wellington) 27-9 (Fall 5:22)Cons. Semi – Keenan Dodd (Parsons) 43-3 won by fall over Skylar Brand (Wellington) 27-9 (Fall 2:26)5th Place Match – Chandler Carter (DeSoto) 37-13 won by fall over Skylar Brand (Wellington) 27-9 (Fall 4:07)Synopsis: Brand was dominating in his first two matches and was only down 1-0 midway in the third period against Ethan Dean of Santa Fe Trail. But then Brand got turned on his back late and was pinned. He didn’t have a lot of luck on Saturday, suffering two pins. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington wrapped up its 2015 high school wrestling season with two sixth place finishes and 19.5 points in the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament in Salina this weekend.After a sensational Friday showing, in which all four state qualifiers were able to secure at least one win on the first day of competition, Saturday turned as cold as the weather outside for the Crusader grapplers. Wellington went 0-6 on the final day.Andrew Pelkey and Skylar Brand got off to blazing starts with two victories and both reached the championship semifinals Friday night. But both lost those matches in rather heart-breaking fashion and fell to the consolation side of the bracket on Saturday. Neither one of them could pick up a win thereafter.Senior Joey Haydon went 1-2 at 182, while Miguel Lujan went 1-2 at heavyweight. It capped what was a season of great triumph and heartbreak for a Crusader team who was riddled with injuries much of the season.The Crusaders will now have to replace starters Pelkey, Brand, Haydon, Aaron Fair at 220, Vincent Ast at 152 and Ian King at 138. But it has a solid nucleus returning.The following is a synopsis of each performance by the Wellington wrestlers in Salina. For more detailed information about the tournament, read the Sumner Newscow live tweet blog below: 285 – Miguel Lujan (8-4) place is unknown and scored 1 team point.Champ. Round 1 – Sam Christy (Spring Hill) 34-13 won by fall over Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 8-4 (Fall 5:54)Cons. Round 1 – Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 8-4 won by decision over Kegan Meister (Holton) 24-14 (Dec 5-1)Cons. Round 2 – Jake Hastings (Santa Fe Trail) 36-7 won by decision over Miguel Lujan (Wellington) 8-4 (Dec 4-3)Synopsis: Lujan was pinned in the first round to Christy, but would come back to beat Meister 5-1 in dominating fashion. He found himself in a tussle with Hastings in the consolation second round and was tied 3-all late. He then received a penalty point for stalling, making it 4-3 Hastings.That eliminated Lujan from the tournament. Interestingly, Hastings would go on to finish third in the heavyweight division beating Jacobb Burnett of El Dorado 4-3. Burnett was the regional champion in Pratt the week before.Follow us on Twitter. 182 – Joey Haydon (25-17) place is unknown and scored 3 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Joey Haydon (Wellington) 25-17 won by major decision over Kaleb Jost (McPherson) 25-22 (MD 13-3)Quarterfinal – Derek Weaver (Paola) 25-16 won by fall over Joey Haydon (Wellington) 25-17 (Fall 3:07)Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Box (Hoyt Royal Valley) 26-17 won by decision over Joey Haydon (Wellington) 25-17 (Dec 4-2).Synopsis: Haydon got off to a nice start with a 13-3 major decision win. In his second round championship match, Haydon was ahead 4-2 in the second period when Weaver got him in a jam and pinned him. Haydon then wrestled Box and was trailing 2-1 in the third, but gave up a takedown late.center_img 2015 KSHSAA 4A Championships Results for Wellington152 – Andrew Pelkey (10-4) placed 6th and scored 7 team points.Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 10-4 won by decision over Nathan Nelson (Chapman) 18-18 (Dec 9-5)Quarterfinal – Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 10-4 won by decision over Nicholas Reeb (Meriden Jeff West) 30-12 (Dec 5-4)Semifinal – Seth Strauss (Abilene) 35-5 won by decision over Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 10-4 (Dec 4-2)Cons. Semi – Caleb Volkman (Spring Hill) 35-10 won by decision over Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 10-4 (Dec 6-3)5th Place Match – Thomas Rickley (Clay Center Community) 18-5 won by fall over Andrew Pelkey (Wellington) 10-4 (Fall 2:25)Synopsis: The 152 pound category went accordingly with Pelkey’s last three wrestlers being top five ranked in the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association poll. Pelkey’s big match Friday evening in the championship semifinals had him tied 2-all against Seth Strauss of Abilene at the end of the second period. A Strauss takedown midway in the second proved to be the difference. Strauss would go on to lose 1-0 to Jon Pratt in the championship. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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