Hillsboro wreslers took ninth as a team at Herington on Saturday, with 10 in the top 10 of their respective weight brackets.
Hillsboro’s 138-pounder Travis King and 195-pounder Levi Mendoza each defeated their first four opponents and wrestled in championship matches.
“I am very pleased with both Levi and Travis making the finals,” coach Scott O’Hare said. “They are our two most experienced wrestlers on the team, and it shows against higher level competition.”
King pinned two opponents, only to be pinned in finals to take second place at 138 pounds.
Mendoza won a hard fought match against 4A wrestler from Abilene ranked No. 2 in 4A.
“Levi came away with great win in triple overtime,” O’Hare said.
A Chapman wrestler defeated him in the final round.
Franklin Jost placed 4th at 182 pounds, Mac Bartel was 5th at 113 pounds, Tristan Donaldson was 7th at 132 pounds, Kyle Horton was 8th at 145 pounds, 120-pounder William Spaich and 152-pounder Jaden Priest both respectively took 9th, and 160-pounder Ian Alumbaugh and 170-pounder Lane Flaming respectively placed 10th in their brackets.
The Trojans wrestle next at 4 p.m. Friday at Halstead.