A short-handed Marion wrestling squad placed sixth among a 20-team field at the Eureka Invitational with 107 points Saturday. Burlington won the tournament with 153 points.
Marion competed without Ezra Darnall at 126, Noah Albin at 138, Zac Dvorak at 170 and Adam Janzen at 182.
?We were a little off this weekend,? coach Chad Adkins said. ?Came out flat and lost some matches we shouldn’t have.
?We have to use this week to clean up mistakes and add a little to our offense and conditioning.?
Kyle Palic (21-2) wrestled his way to a first-place finish at 220 pounds and also received the ?most pins in the quickest amount of time??award. Palic won by fall over Remington?s Hagan Henderson in the first-place match.
Jarrett Johnson (17-5) finished second at 113, losing by fall to Fredonia?s Gavin Burgess in the championship.
Cody Shipman (2-2) placed fourth at 120 pounds, losing a 7-2 decision in the third-place match.
Two Warriors placed fifth: Bryce Shults (19-8) at 132?and Tyler Palic (13-10) at 195. Both won their fifth-place match by fall.
Two Warriors finished sixth:?Max Gerlach (16-8) at 106 and Remington Putter (18-8) at 160. Gerlach lost by fall in the fifth-place match, while Putter had to default the match as a result of having already wrestled the maximum of five matches.
Coming?Marion will compete at the Hoisington tournament Friday. Matches are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.