TONGANOXIE — Ottawa High School seniors Dalton Weidl and Hunter Peoples advanced to the 4A state wrestling tournament by placing in the top four Friday and Saturday in the Tonganoxie regional.
Dalton Weidl won the 182-pound weight division. Peoples finished fourth at 145.
Weidl (38-6) opens the state tournament Friday against Colby’s Beau Brown (29-11). Brown was a fourth-place finisher in his regional.
Peoples (26-12) faces Holton’s Lane Lassiter (33-3) in a first-round match in Salina.
The state tourney runs Friday and Saturday in the Bicentennial Center.
Weidl received a first-round bye at regionals and swept through all three opponents en route to the regional title. He defeated Tonganoxie’s Luke Carey, 4-2, in the championship match.
Peoples also received a first-round bye. He won his quarterfinal match, but fell in the semifinals. He defeated De Soto’s Isaac Stevens, 5-3, in the consolation semifinals to earn a state berth. He lost 9-2 to Bonner Springs’ Bryan Lanning in the third-place match.
106 - Tony Wurtz (15-16) scored 3 team points.
113 - Brandon Nanninga (9-17) scored 7 team points.
120 - Cale Paquette (18-22) did not score.
132 - Sam Carver (18-10) scored 4 team points.
138 - Brandin Bell (14-23) did not score.
145 - Hunter Peoples (26-15) placed 4th and scored 9 team points.
152 - Garrett Gross (2-18) did not score.
160 - Caleb Parenti (28-15) scored 3 team points.
170 - Franklin Windler (12-24) did not score.
182 - Dalton Weidl (38-5) regional champion and scored 22 points.
285 - Mickey Jensen (24-18) scored 7 team points.