Marion wrestlers claim second at Hoisington



Seven Marion wrestlers finished in the top three of their class as the Warriors took second place behind the home team at the Hoisington Classic Friday.

Marion compiled 131 points to the Cardinals? 230.

?I was pleased with second,? coach Chad Adkins said. ?Hoisington is very experienced and we have some young kids, especially at our upper weights.?

Brody Carroll defeated Zach Sanders of Hoisington to claim top honors in the 138-pound weight class.

?Brody scored points like he is capable of,? Adkins said. ?I was really glad to see him open up.?

Colten Johnson also took first for Marion by defeating Hills?boro?s Tanner Jones at 160 pounds.

?Colten wrestled very aggressively and hit his transitions much better than he has been the last couple of weeks,? Adkins said.

Eric Regnier placed second at 120 pounds, Cole Lewman was second at 152 pounds and Evan Slater was the runner-up at 220.

Beretta Janzen placed third at 106 pounds and Brayden Putter was third at 132.

At the Marion junior varsity tournament Saturday, Putter, Zac Dvorak and Adam Janzen each took first place.

?They keep getting better,? Adkins said. ?The tournament ran smoothly and our kids wrestled well.?

The Warriors will get an injured Kyle Palic back for their duals Thursday and Friday, Adkins said.

?We are getting ready to wrestle a lot of matches over the next two weeks to get tuned up for regionals and state,? he said. ?We are on track. We will be fine-tuning the next couple of weeks and adding in some final pieces to our offense. We feel that we will be ready to go.?

Coming?The Warriors are scheduled to compete in a dual at Remington Thursday before wrestling at Onaga Friday. Matches begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday.

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