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Kiona-Benton vs. Hanford


The Bears have wrestled Hanford 17 times and hold a 10-7 advantage in duals. Last season the Bears defeated the Falcons for the 4th straight time, 49-21, and have won 8 of the last 9 meetings.

Josh Corke will be aiming to become only the 4th Ki-Be wrestler to win 100 career matches, he currently has 83. Josh Corriell currently has 59 career wins and should move into the top 10 in career wins for Ki-Be this year. Justin Rolland is a pinning machine. Rolland stands second on the all-time pin% list, pinning 47.5% of his opponents (19 pins in 40 matches). Tony Chapin pinned 47.2% of his opponents last season.

Brandon Ashley won 28 matches last season, the second highest total for a freshman in Ki-Be history. His 5th place finish at state as a freshman was bettered only by Nick Pell who took 3rd as a freshman in 1997. Junior Gonzalez had the best ever freshman showing at 130 pounds in school history. Junior ran off an impressive string of 13 straight wins late last season on his way to state.

Coach Hill and Coach Cunningham are ready to get the season started. This could be one of the best years of wrestling for Ki-Be since the glory years of 1997-99. During these three seasons, the Bears qualified 20 wrestlers for state and won 11 medals. Among the medals were 3-1st, 2-2nd and 4-3rd. The Bears of that era were led by Garrett and Travis Knutson, Ale DeLaPena and Nick Pell. The Bears of this era are led by Josh Corke, Josh Corriell, Brandon Ashley and Junior Gonzalez. Throw in impressive showings by Justin Corke, Kevin Hunter, Tony Chapin, Justin Rolland and Craig Nunamaker, and this Bears team could shine.

LETS GET IT ON!!!