Marion wrestling takes small group to Herington

The Marion wrestling team competed at the Herington Jamboree Thursday.

Marion had been scheduled to compete at Onaga Friday but went to Herington instead because of low numbers resulting from injury and illness.

“I talked with our administration, and we decided that it was better to stay back from Onaga,” coach Tyler McMichael said. “Herington was nice enough to squeeze our three boys in, and we thank them a lot for that.”

At the jamboree, wrestlers competed in round robins. No medals were awarded.

Will Alleven went 2-0 at 126 pounds to place first. He won by fall over James Vanwinkle of St. John Military and won by major decision, 9-0, over Jamison Richie of Minneapolis.

Forest Slater (106) and Charlie Nordquist (220) each went 1-2 and placed third in their respective weight classes.

“I saw a few good things that night, and it was good to see where we were at coming into the last three weeks of the season,” McMichael said. “I saw some progress from the week before, and I saw some relapse that we are going to need to get corrected before regionals.”

Coming—Marion will wrestle at Chase County Saturday.