Wrestlers compete in county dual
Marion Warriors took fourth place and Hillsboro Trojans came in 12th of 16 high school teams that wrestled in the Marion County Winter Duals tournament Friday in Marion and Hillsboro.
Teams split up into pools and each wrestled three bouts to determine placement in the championship bracket.
Marion’s head coach, Chad Adkins, was proud of his team for winning their pool for the first time in the history of the tournament. However, he said Clay Center and Minneapolis defeated Marion with more experienced wrestlers.
“We learned a lot and wrestled tough, but some of our young guys were just outgunned,” Adkins said.
Gold (Trojan’s pool)
Clay Center placed first, 3-0; Fredonia, 2nd, 2-1; Hillsboro, 3rd, 1-2; and West Elk, 4th, 0-3.
Chanute, 1st, 3-0, Republic County, 2nd, 1-2, -108; Burlington, 3rd, 1-2, -87; and Riley County, 4th, 1-2, -66.
Blue (Warrior’s pool)
Marion, 1st, 3-0; Wellington, 2nd, 2-1; Rock Creek, 3rd, 1-2; and Bluestem, 4th, 0-3.
Minneapolis, 1st, 3-0; Douglass, 2nd, 2-1; Clearwater, 3rd, 1-2; and Wabaunsee, 4th, 0-3.
Chanute, tournament champions; Clay Center, 2nd; Minneapolis, 3rd; Marion, 4th; and Hillsboro 12th.
Last modified Dec. 23, 2014