Lannum and Bell reached the semifinal rounds of the 32-man brackets in their respective weight classes before losses Saturday sent them into the consolation brackets.
Lynn lost in a Friday quarterfinal in the 171-pound class, but he bounced back to win two consolation matches and earn a spot in the third-place match, where he lost a 9-5 decision to Court Mace of Ryle.
Bell, who was 1-2 at last year’s state tournament, lost a 5-3 overtime decision to Ryan Sowder of Scott County in the semifinals at 160 pounds. However, he found himself facing Scott again in the fifth-place match and earned a measure of revenge with an 8-6 victory.
Lannum advanced to the semifinals at 112 pounds by pinning his opponent in the sixth minute when he was trailing 11-4. He lost by technical fall to Brock Ervin of Union County in his semifinal at 112 pounds, then lost his first consolation-round match before Justin Lampe of St. Xavier defeated him 25-8 for fifth place.
Boyle County’s highest finisher in the tournament was Kody Wade (145 pounds), who lost a second-round match Friday but won two consolation-round matches before being eliminated.
“He had a good tournament this weekend, and I feel like he’s definitely been the leader for the team and set a standard for work ethic and things like that for all the other kids,” Boyle coach Keith Smith said.
Zack Cope (135) went 2-2 for Boyle, which qualified five wrestlers.
“I felt like it was a step forward for our program,” Smith said.State Wrestling Championships
At Frankfort Convention Center
112 — Daniel Lannum (Danville) def. Edwin Padilla (Moore) 11-5; quarterfinal, Lannum def. John Shirkey (Oldham County), 5:03; semifinal, Brock Ervin (Union County) def. Lannum 18-2, technical fall; Gus Adams (Ryle) def. Lannum 7-0; fifth place, Justin Lampe (St. Xavier) def. Lannum 25-8.
119 — Anthony Castellano (Dixie Heights) def. Carson Coulter (Danville) 19-2, technical fall.
125 — Quintin Newkirk (Fairdale) def. Blake Bowman (Danville), 1:34.
135 — Zack Cope (Boyle County) def. Pedro Ruiz (Wayne County) 4:51; Cope def. Jake Weedman (Southern) 10-7; Garrett Kenealy (Meade County) def. Cope (Boyle County) 21-8, major decision.
145 — Caleb Lonkard (Ryle) def. Kody Wade (Boyle County) 12-2, major decision; Wade def. Marshall Aiken (Tates Creek) 11-5; Wade def. Jerry Haywood (Fort Campbell) 7-5; Deshawn Barrow (Fern Creek) def. Wade, 1:45.
152 — Jonah Shacklett (Meade County) def. Devin Reynolds (Boyle County), 0:57.
160 — Rhodes Bell (Danville) def. John Stout (Bourbon County) 1-0; quarterfinal, Ryan Sowder (Scott) def. Bell 5-3, OT; Bell def. Cody Hoskins (Meade County), 3:30; Bell def. Curtis Graham (Woodford County) 2-1; Shawn Hull (LaRue County) def. Bell 8-3; fifth place, Bell def. Sowder 8-6. J.P. Robbins (Boyle County) def. Terrell Williams (Central) 2:52; John Stout (Bourbon County) def. J.P. Robbins (Boyle County), 1:45.
171 — Devin Lynn (Danville) def. Jake Fooks (Bourbon County), 1:02; quarterfinal, J.J. Jude (Johnson Central) def. Lynn 6-4; Lynn def. Noah Bauer (St. Xavier) 10-9; Lynn def. Trenton Kulmer (Trinity) 11-6; Lynn def. Hardy Hendren (Kentucky Country Day) 9-7; third place, Court Mace (Ryle) def. Lynn 9-5. Michael Kennedy (Ohio County) def. Kody Socco (Boyle County), 4-2.
189 — Justin McDaniel (Moore) def. Cody Kitchen (Danville) 8-7.