The Trojans nearly won a nail-biting dual against Council Grove on Thursday at home, and took seventh of nine teams points Friday at a Hoisington tournament.
In Thursday’s dual, each team forfeited three matches. Each team also won four matches, but Coucil Grove got four pins where the Trojans got three pins.
Coach Scott O’Hare said a pivotal moment came when Travis King jumped out to an early 9-3 lead, but was pinned by his opponent in a “desperation move.”
On Friday at Hoisington, Levi Mendoza placed third. Mac Bartel, King, Jaden Priest, and Dawson Jost placed fourth in their brackets. Kyle Horton and Franklin Jost took fifth respectively, and Ian Alumbaugh and Lane Flaming each placed sixth.
Dawson Jost also took first Saturday at a junior varsity tournament in Marion.
The Trojans wrestle next at 9 a.m. Saturday in a round robin tournament in Lyons.