Wrestling Panthers rank top 10 in State

Wrestling Panthers rank top 10 in State
Freshmen contribute to Panther wins

Panthers are a top 10 State team

The Knob Noster Panthers find themselves on the path to what could be one of the best seasons in school history.  At the halfway point, the Panthers have wrestled seven duals and found themselves victorious in all.  With a 7-0 dual record and one-for-one in tournament action the ranking charts have been all over the place.  What does seem to stay stable is the fact that the Panthers are a top 10 State team.  They have been ranked as high as 5th place and as low as 10th place as a team.  With three duals and a brutal Christmas Battle Tournament approaching more pieces of the puzzle could be known. 

In the varsity lineup Knob Noster fills 13 of the 14 weight classes. Of those thirteen wrestlers nine of them are ranked in the top fifteen of state for their individual weight class. What is even more impressive is of those 13 wrestlers seven of them have one or less loss and the varsity lineup as a whole has a combined record of 92-24.  Want to take it a step further just to grasp an understanding of the caliber of team Knob Noster? Two of the Knob Noster Panthers; Stevie Elwell and Kodie Bellury are not only undefeated but they have yet to even be scored on by an opponent.  If you want to see this tough team for yourself come out to the December 13th Alumni Quad where Knob Noster will host and take on Lexington, Summit Christian, and St. Michael the Archangel.  Please follow us on Facebook under Knob Noster R-8 Wrestling and Twitter at KNHS_Wrestling.

Varsity Lineup

106         Sam Wilhelm                      8-0          Ranked 5th

113         Dalton Mayhew                                5-0          No Rank Currently

120         Logan Hernandez             5-3          Ranked 14th

126         Conner Johnston             9-1          Ranked 7th

132         Brodie Payne                     6-2          Ranked 10th

138         Conner Cruz                       7-1          Ranked 11th

145         Matt Wuntke                     9-0          Ranked 11th

152         Brandon Rogalski             8-2          Ranked 8th

160         Preston Ross                      8-3          Ranked 13th

170         Cody Clifton                       6-4          No Rank Currently

182         Steve Elwell                        9-0          Ranked 2nd

195         Kodie Bellury                     9-0          Ranked 1st

220         Xavier Ortiz                         3-8          No Rank Currently



JV Lineup

120         Carter Rhodehouse        7-7                          145         Austin Posey      7-2         

126         Ethan Phillips                     2-6                          152         David Sowers     1-7

138         Sam Weinman                   2-5