Eleven of the twelve wrestlers that Hays High took to the 5A Regional Tournament in Arkansas City moved on to day two. Kreighton Meyers, Chase Voth, Gavin Meyers, Cole Schroeder, Gavin Nutting and Logan Schulte all won their first round matches. Kreighton Meyers, Gavin Meyers, and Nutting then won their next match to reach the semifinals.
Each of the three wrestlers though suffered their first loss of the tournament in that round.
Six wrestlers lost first round matches but five of them kept their chance of a state appearance alive with victories. Grant Karlin, Creighton Newell, Hazen Keener, Kyler Casper, and Landon Summer each won consolation bracket matches.
The team continues action in Arkansas City on Saturday. The 5A state tournament is held in Park City at Hartman Arena next Friday and Saturday.