The Marion wrestling team placed fifth out of 24 teams at Saturday?s Eureka Invitational.
?We were in some tough weight brackets and for the most part wrestled well,? coach Chad Atkins said.
?It was a very long day and our younger kids wore down mentally as the day went on. We lost some matches toward the end of the day that we shouldn?t have lost.?
Marion?s Brody Carroll placed second in the 138-pound class, losing to the No. 1 wrestler in Class 4A, Austin Hughey from El Dorado.
?It was a very close match and Brody just needed to open up and score,? Adkins said.
Colten Johnson claimed second at 160 pounds, losing at the hands of Hunter Stalford from Caney Valley, the No. 2 wrestler in Class 3A.
Evan Slater placed third at 220 pounds and Kyle Palic was fourth at 170 pounds. Cole and Zac Lewman placed sixth in the 152-pound and 182-pound classes, respectively.
At a junior varsity meet in Stafford, Eric Regnier and John Nordquist both went 5-0 for first-place finishes in their weight classes. Quinton Hett, Zac Dvorak and Adam Janzen each placed second in their classes and Nathan Cyr took fifth.
?We still have alot of work to do, but our kids are working hard and getting better everyday,? Adkins said.
Coming?The Warriors are scheduled to compete Friday in the Hoisington Invitational, with matches starting at 3 p.m.