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Palic defeats No. 1, Marion takes 6th

Staff writer

Marion High School took sixth of nine teams competing Friday at a tournament in Hoisington by scoring 71 team points while taking just four wrestlers.

“We wrestled just about as well as we could with the number of guys we took along,” coach Chad Adkins said Monday. “With two guys getting first and two getting second, it was solid day.”

Taking first place with a 5-0 tournament record, senior 220-pounder Kyle Palic reached a milestone by defeating wrestlers ranked fourth and sixth in the state during the course of the day.

Palic went on to beat the top-ranked 3A wrestler in the state at 220 pounds, A.J. Cooper of Cimarron, 9-4 after three rounds.

Adam Janzen, Marion’s 182-pounder, also took first in his weight class, while Jarrett Johnson took second place at 113 pounds, and Remington Putter came in second at 160 pounds.

Other Marion wrestlers competed Saturday at a Junior Varsity tournament in Marion.

“Our young guys wrestled well too,” Adkins said. “Many of them were coming back from being sick.”

Marion’s next action is at a double dual Thursday in Eureka.

Last modified Feb. 4, 2015

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