Scantlin shines in Garden Plain

Published: Apr. 27, 2016 at 5:22 PM CDT
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Garden Plain, Kan. -

What can Anthony do for you?

Mulvane junior Anthony Scantlin is coming off of a state championship in the 132-pound weight class and he also picked up a second-place finish as a freshman.

In 2016, he's the top-ranked wrestler in his weight class and is wrestling in dominating fashion.

On Friday night, he took down Bishop Carroll's Konnor Dugan for the 145-pound title in the Garden Plain Invitational.

"I've gotten a lot better in practice, conditioning wise and technique wise," Scantlin said. "I feel like I can do even better this year."

Mulvane coach Rick Langerot said wins against teams from higher classifications is a plus for Scantlin.

"It gives our kids a lot of confidence," the 28-year Wildcats coach said. "Anthony in particular looks for the competition and is probably the hardest working kid I've got in my room. Competition is something he really thrives on."

With the regular season dwindling, Langerot said his team has begun to see a clearer picture for its postseason hopes.

"We're starting to pick up the pace a little bit," Langerot said. "We're starting to work harder and some of them have started to focus more and realize they can probably do something in February (at state)."

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