2016-17 Wrestling News

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    March 02, 2017
    PCC wrestling competes at 2017 NJCAA national championships The Beavers took on their final test of the season as they traveled to Council Bluffs, Iowa, for the NJCAA National Wrestling Championships held on February 24th & 25th at the Mid-America Center. The Blue and White were coming off a fourth place team finish at the West Central District Wrestling Tournament held in Pratt, Kan. two weeks prior to nationals. PCC wrestling had five wrestlers qualify for the National Championships.
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    February 22, 2017
    PCC wrestling signs five to 2017-18 class Pratt Community College wrestling has recently added some new faces to their program on Jan. 16, 2017 with their first installment of their 2017 Signing Class. These faces look very familiar over the past few years since they are all a part of the 4A wrestling classification and are from local programs. They are also known across the state for their All-State recognition.
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    February 15, 2017
    PCC wrestling hosts the West Central District Qualifier On Feb. 11, the Pratt Community College wrestling team took battle against the rest of the district for a berth at the NJCAA National Tournament competing in the NJCAA West Central District Wrestling Tournament.
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    January 27, 2017
    PCC wrestling finished dual season at #22 NCAA Division II Newman University The Blue and White closed up the year with an entertaining nail biter against #22 NCAA Division 2 Ranked Newman University.
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    January 26, 2017
    PCC wrestling takes fourth place in the Kansas Cup The Pratt Community College wrestling team continued their season at the Kansas Cup hosted by Fort Hays State University on Jan. 22. Every collegiate team and wrestling program in the state of Kansas was represented at the event to compete and see who the best team in Kansas was for the 2017 season. The field included teams from the NCAA Division 2, NAIA, and NJCAA.
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    January 19, 2017
    PCC wrestling continues dual season at the Cougar Duals The Blue and White continued their tough dual season at the Cougar Duals hosted by the Barton Community College.
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    January 18, 2017
    PCC wrestling makes a statement at the Midwest Classic Duals The Blue and White continued their tough dual season at the Midwest Classic Duals hosted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Jan. 13.
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    January 11, 2017
    PCC Wrestling gets convincing win over #23 Neosho Pratt Community College wrestling opened up the year with a convincing and dominating win over #23 Neosho County Community College Panthers on Jan. 10 in the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena.
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    December 14, 2016
    PCC wrestling ends open season at Doane College Open The Pratt Community College wrestling team continued their season at the Doane University Open before the Christmas Break. Among teams competing included 45 Teams with 204 Wrestlers including some of the top NCAA Division 1 programs in the nation, Division 2, Division 3, NAIA, and top ranked NJCAA Teams. This tournament had a unique set-up to where you had to make the tournament semi-finals in order to place in the top four in your respective weight class and in the consolation wrestle backs, the highest place you could take was fifth place.
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    December 05, 2016
    PCC wrestling competes in the Bob Smith Open The Pratt Community College Wrestling team continued their season at the Bob Smith Open on the campus of Fort Hays State University on Dec. 3. The Beavers competed in a field that included 52 Teams with 379 Wrestlers from some of the top NCAA Division 1 Programs in the nation, Division 2, Division 3, NAIA, and Top Ranked NJCAA Teams.
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    November 30, 2016
    PCC wrestling travels to compete in Holiday Inn Loper Open The Pratt Community College Wrestling team continued their season at the Holiday Inn Loper Open on the campus of University of Nebraska at Kearney on Nov 19. The Holiday Inn Loper Open hosted 48 Teams with 512 Wrestlers. The Blue and White competed against strong competition at the open, including some of the top NCAA Division 1 Programs in the nation, Division 2, Division 3, NAIA, and Top Ranked NJCAA Teams.
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    November 18, 2016
    PCC wrestling competes in Harold Nichols Open The Pratt Community College Wrestling team continued their season at the Harold Nichols Open in Ames, IA on the campus of Iowa State University on Nov. 13. Among teams competing included 32 Teams with 350 Wrestlers including some of the top NCAA Division 1 Programs in the nation. In attendance were #2 Iowa, #9 Nebraska, #12 Wisconsin, #15 Minnesota, #16 Iowa State, #19 Northern Iowa, #21 South Dakota State, Boise State University, the United States Naval Academy, Utah Valley, and Top NCAA Division 2 and 3 teams. Among the NJCAA, #5 Iowa Central and #9 Ellsworth.
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    November 10, 2016
    PCC wrestling starts season in the Dan Harris Open The Pratt Community College Wrestling team started their season in the Dan Harris Open in Baldwin City, Kan. on the campus of Baker University. Among teams competing included NAIA, NCAA Div. 2, and NJCAA programs around the Midwest. The Beavers had some top performances on the day from Sunday and a great team showing as they kicked off their season.
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    November 04, 2016
    PCC wrestling looks to build on their successful tradition in 2016-17 After finishing in the Top 25 for the last 4 out of 5 seasons, Coach Kepley has recruited a very talented team coming in with a lot of national level experience coming out of high school. The Pratt Community College wrestling program lost 7 of his National Qualifiers last year to Graduation and 2 NJCAA All-Americans. Coach Kepley looks to progress into a team looking to make history in February.
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    May 24, 2016
    Micah Felton and Zac Schridde sign to continue wrestling Two Pratt Community College wrestlers are moving on to continue their academic and athletic careers. Micah Felton has signed with Fort Hays State University, and Zachary Schridde has signed with Central Missouri State University.
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    February 17, 2016
    Wrestling qualifies eight for Nationals On Feb. 13, Pratt Community College Wrestling competed in the West Central District Regionals in Chanute, Kan. Wrestling qualified 8 for the national tournament which is a school record and placed third overall in the tournament.