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Wrestlers take 4th at Eureka despite illness

Janzen dominates weight class

Staff writer

Even missing a couple team members because of illness, Marion wrestlers placed 4th out of 23 teams with 144 team points Saturday at Eureka.

“We have had some kids get the flu so I hope we can avoid as much of that as possible,” coach Chad Adkins said. “Kyle Palic is on the mend from being sick, and we were without Luke Steele because of the flu.”

The weekend was still very successful, Adkins said. With two wrestlers placing second, one taking third, two in fourth, and one coming in sixth, Marion was within 10 points of the top three teams.

Taking first place at 170 Lbs., Adam Janzen had an exceptionally good day of wrestling.

“We are all moving in the right direction, and Adam is really figuring things out,” Adkins said. “It also helps that he is strong as an ox.”

Janzen dominated his weight class because he hit move transitions successfully on his feet as well as in the high and low positions.

Marion’s next action is Friday at Hoisington.

Individual results

Jarrett Johnson, second place, 106 lbs.; Noah Albin, sixth, 113 lbs.; Bryce Shults, second, 120 lbs.; Remington Putter, fourth, 145; Janzen, first, 170 lbs.; John Nordquist, fourth, 195 lbs.; and Palic, third, 220 lbs.

Last modified Jan. 30, 2014