Watts takes sixth at state

Andrew Watts became the first Humboldt wrestler to advance to the he fifth-place match in school history on Saturday in Hays.

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March 2, 2020 - 10:11 AM

HAYS — Humboldt’s Andrew Watts became the first Humboldt Cub to advance to the fifth-place match in school history at the KSHSAA 3A-2A-1A wrestling state tournament. 

Watts earned a 14-5 decision win over Jacob Carver of Rossville in his first bout of the tournament in the 285-pound division. In his quarterfinal match, Watts was pinned by Sylvan Grove’s Tra Barrientes, moving Watts to the consolation side of the bracket. 

Watts pinned both Wyatt Glassman of Oakley, and Rylan Hays of Phillipsburg in the blood round to cement a place in the consolation semifinals. There, Watts was defeated by Ellsworth’s Tyler Walford, meaning Watts would compete in the fifth-place match. 

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