2021 Division II West Roster (Green)

East meets West in the 2021 edition of the Kansas 8-Man All-Star Games from Trojan Field in Beloit, Kansas. Below is the released roster for the Division II West squad. Join us on Saturday, June 11th beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the Division II game, and the Division I game at 1:30 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on the Kansas 8-Man All-Star Game Radio Network and streamed live on this website.

Click on player name for bio & number for photo.  Bios & photos courtesy of Barbara & Charles Axtell.

DII West Player & Coach Info


No. Name High School
1 Emilio Perez South Barber High School
4 Trey Strnad Caldwell High School
5 Colton McCarty Cheylin High School
6 William Laymon Central Plains High School
7 Cooper Wolf South Haven High School
9 Jonny Robles South Central High School
12 Shadryon Blanka St. Francis High School
13 Jude Stow Caldwell High School
15 Cooper Weinhold Wilson High School
17 Kleyton Schreiber Stafford High School
21 Trevor Zarybnicky Wheatland-Grinnell High School
23 Ian Sparks Logan High School
30 Jayvon Pruitt Victoria High School
35 Ryan Hause Brewster High School
52 Cale Lindsay South Central High School
69 Jesse Baxter St. Francis High School
70 Tyler Holmes Central Plains High School
72 Nathan Esplund Minneola High School
88 Trenton Engel Victoria High School
90 Tra Barrientes Sylvan-Lucas High School
Co-HC Charlie Austin South Central High School
Co-HC Gene Glenn South Central High School
AC Regio Hahn Minneola High School
AC Mike Jenner Logan-Palco High School
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.