The Marion High School wrestling team placed second at the Hesston Invitational tournament Saturday, with its aggregate score of 132.5 trailing only Smoky Valley?s 181.5. Randy Regnier (119 pounds) and Dillon Wildin (145) won individual titles in their respective weights.
Marion showed well throughout the middle weights, as Cody Wildin (140) placed second and Colten Johnson placed third (160), while Brody Carroll (130), Andy Shipman (135) and Tylor Neil (152) all placed fourth.
Regnier beat Hillsboro?s Bret Mueller 6-2, then pinned Garden Plain?s Cole Leis at 3:58 and Halstead?s Jonah McKee at 1:29.
Dillon Wildin pinned Kapaun Mt. Carmel?s Nick Heiland at 1:35, beat Smoky Valley?s Jake Johnson by an 18-3 technical fall and defeated Nickerson?s Jordan Newton 10-1.
Cody Wildin beat McPherson?s Matt Anderson by a 15-0 technical fall, pinned Bluestem?s Denver Ridgway at 2:15 and lost a hard-fought 8-5 match against Central of Burden?s Tyler McMichael.
Johnson pinned Cheney?s Michael Burt at 3:41 and Garden Plain?s Nathan Becker at 5:00 before taking an 18-3 technical fall at the hands of eventual 160-pound champion Nick Thibault of Halstead. Johnson then pinned Bluestem?s Dakota Barnhart in 46 seconds and edged Hillsboro?s Aaron Bina in a 7-5 decision.
Carroll pinned Kyle Ryan of Smoky Valley in 5:40 and was pinned in 54 seconds by eventual 130-pound champion Alex Thibault of Halstead. Carroll beat McPherson?s Juan Rosas by a 16-1 technical fall, then was pinned by Stafford?s Chris Lowe.
Shipman pinned Bluestem?s Chad Izzo in 42 seconds, then lost a 13-7 decision to Hillsboro?s Matthew Yoder. He pinned Travis Steenson of McPherson in 30 seconds, then lost a major decision 12-2 to Jesse Brown of Flinthills.
Neil pinned Xavier Lyon in 17 seconds, and lost a 10-9 decision to Tyler Peterson before beating Aaron Elsasser 5-0 and losing to Hillsboro?s Jared King 6-2.
Marion closes out 2009 with a trip to Minneapolis on Thursday.