Marion wrestlers open 0-3

With an unusually high number of open weight classes, the Marion High School wrestling team did not win a dual in the season-opening Hoisington Quad on Thursday.

But coach Chad Adkins was pleased with the performances of those who did wrestle.

?We wrestled really well tonight,? he said. ?We just have some kids sick and ineligible due to grades?that left us with some open weight classes that we won?t normally have.?

Marion lost to Smoky Valley 41-30, to Hoisington 39-37, and to Hillsboro 36-28.

Against Smoky Valley, Andrew Kjellin (171) defeated Jake Lawless 9-7 in overtime, and the middle of the Marion order dominated the Vikings.

Andy Shipman (125) won by default, but Cody Wildin (130), Adam Regnier (135) and Dillon Wildin (140) won by fall and Levi Anderson defeated Anders Peterson 6-5.

Jack Crayton (103), Cole Lewman (112) and Randy Regnier (119) lost by fall. Tylor Neil (152) lost a 17-1 decision and Colton Johnson (160) was pinned.

Smoky scored 12 default points.

Open wins by Lewman and Randy Regnier were not enough to offset the 18 points Hoisington scored by default.

Neil defeated Justin Larson (145) and Shipman won a 10-2 decision. Cody Wildin, Adam Regnier and Dillon Wildin all won pin points. Anderson, Johnson and Kjellin were all defeated on the mat.

Adkins noted Cody Wildin?s 6-2 win over Nicholas Mueller was the highlight against Hillsboro, but the Warriors also won decisions by Lewman (18-5) and Shipman (6-2). Adam Regnier and Dillon Wildin won by fall.

Randy Regnier and Neil lost by decision, while Anderson, Johnson and Kjellin lost by fall.

Coming?Marion has three dates scheduled before Christ?mas break: 5 p.m. Thursday at Chase County, 10 a.m. Saturday at Hesston, and 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at Minneapolis.

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