Wrestlers take 2nd at Hesston

Staff writer

With three Marion wrestlers claiming first place, three winning second, and two taking third in their respective weight classes, the team scored 159 points and brought home second place Saturday at the Hesston wrestling tournament.

Coach Chad Adkins said there were 17 total teams at the tournament.

“The guys wrestled really well this weekend,” Adkins said Monday. “We placed second behind Wichita West, which is a 6A school.”

In addition to all the medals the team brought home, Adkins said that his 220-pounder, Kyle Palic, received a special award for the most pins in the least amount of time.

Adkins also said that 170-pounder Adam Janzen wrestled very well for his first tournament of the year.

“All of our guys are getting better each week and I believe we will continue to see new names placing for us all year long,” Adkins said. “Everyone that places is getting better technically each week.”

Results of the tournament were Jarrett Johnson, second place, 106 lbs.; Noah Albin, third, 113 lbs.; Bryce Shults, second, 120 lbs.; Luke Steele, third, 160 lbs.; Janzen, second, 170 lbs.; Zac Lewman, first, 182 lbs.; John Nordquist, first, 195 lbs.; and Palic, first, 220 lbs.

Adkins said he is proud of how hard his team is working during practice to prepare for each competition.

“We had several guys place higher this week than they did last week,” Adkins said. “That is what we are striving for.”

Warriors wrestle their first home dual Friday at 3 p.m.

 

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