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Wrestlers score most points in team's history

Adam Janzen voted outstanding wrestler of Halstead tournament

Staff writer

Scoring 201 team points, Marion High School wrestling team emerged champions of Halstead’s tournament on Saturday.

“This is the most team points we have ever scored,” coach Chad Adkins said Monday. “We had a great weekend. I am beyond proud of all our guys. We wrestled a very complete tournament.”

Individually, Marion had five wrestlers who took second, one who placed third, and one who placed fourth.

Seniors Adam Janzen and Kyle Palic also each won their weight class.

In addition to taking first at 182-pounds, Janzen was voted outstanding wrestler of the tournament.

“Adam wrestled the best tournament of his career,” Adkins said. “He beat the third-ranked wrestler in the state.”

Lead by upperclassmen, the Warriors have been practicing hard and making sacrifices to improve, Adkins said.

“We won the tournament because of all of our guys,” he said. “They help each other get better every day.”

Individual results

Max Gerlach, 3rd place, 106-pounds; Jarrett Johnson, 2nd, 113; Ezra Darnall, 4th, 120; Bryce Shults, 2nd, 132; Corbin Wheeler, 2nd, 145; Remington Putter, 2nd, 160; Adam Janzen, 1st, 182; Tyler Palic, 2nd, 195; and Kyle Palic, 1st, 220.

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