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Marion hosts junior wrestling

Staff writer

The Marion Rhino Rumble tournament, hosted by Marion Junior Wrestling, drew 140 wrestlers younger than age 12 from Hillsboro, Andover, Newton, Lyons, Hesston, Herington, and elsewhere Sunday to compete at USD 408 Sports and Aquatics Center.

Tournament director Allison Shults said the tournament was the culmination of past efforts of Marion Junior Wrestling Club founder Rob Rahe, as well as past sponsors Jon and Brandi Lewman, and Mike and Diane Jeffrey.

“It went really well, and we’re already looking forward to next year,” Shults said.

Shults said the second tournament should prove to be a moneymaker for the club.

“We had a lot of startup costs this year, buying medals, paying officials,” Shults said. “We’re hoping we make a little bit this year.”

Shults and the other parents involved with Marion Junior Wrestling have little time to savor their inaugural event.

“Our kids club has at least three more regular-season tournaments, and then we have subdistricts,” Shults said.

Marion Junior Wrestling is affiliated with USA Wrestling-Kansas.

Marion results

Quenton Taylor  6 under 40lbs   3rd

Griffin King  6 under 49lbs    3rd

Caleb Lollar  6 under 49lbs   3rd

Jack Lanning  6 under 52lbs  1st

Landon Dye   6 under 52lbs   3rd

Tristan Dye  6 under 55lbs   3rd

Trevor Schafers  6 under 58lbs  1st

Chance Shults  8 under 49lbs  3rd

Paul Kimbrel   8 under 49lbs  4th

Gunner Brown 8 under 58lbs  1st

Todd Palic   8 under HWT.   1st

Luke Lanning 10 under 110-120lbs  1st

Charlie Nordquist  10 under 120-140  1st

Payton Harms  12 under 72-84lbs  1st

Tyler Arocha 12 under Hwt.  1st

Last modified Feb. 1, 2012

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