Kody Carton, jr., and Nick Elliott, fr., compete against one another at the Maroon and White Scrimmage on Nov. 27. (photo by Cassidy Nadeau-Martens)
The Varsity boys had another good match in Douglass on Saturday, Dec. 8, while the JV boys and varsity girls traveled to Great Bend.
Three varsity wrestlers earned medals: Adam Whitson – 2nd @ 132; Sam Elliott – 4th @ 138; Nick Elliott – 4th @ 145.
In the JV boys’ action at Great Bend, many wrestlers placed in their weight groups: Kody Carlton 1st @ 138; Dylan Cunningham 2nd @ 138; Jackson Childs 2nd @ 182; Raiden Stewart 2nd @ 220; Trenton Arheart 3rd @ 145; Gabe Cruz 3rd @ 170; Camron Hicks 4th @ 152;
In varsity girl wrestling action Payton Warkentin, so., placed 1st in the 120 weight class on Saturday, Dec. 8.
The varsity wrestling team had their first home matches on Thursday, Dec. 6. The team won their dual against Towanda-Circle, 56-24.
The season started on Saturday, Dec. 1. The varsity tournament was held in Pratt and the teams included Andale, Augusta, Chaparral, Eisenhower HS, Hoisington, Holcomb, Liberal, Pratt, Remington, Scott Community, Stafford, Ulysses, Wichita-North, and Wichita-Northwest.
The Crusaders showed up ready with Adam Whitson, sr., Nick Elliott, sr., and Sam Elliott, fr., all placing in the top three. Whitson was 1st in the 132 lb. weight class followed by S. Elliot placing 2nd in the 138 class, and N. Elliott placing 3rd in the 145 class.
The varsity girls competed at McPherson on Saturday as well. They faced opponents from 13 different teams including Hutchinson, McPherson and Junction City. Payton Warkentin, so., Sydney Warkentin, fr., and Rachel Harmon, fr., all medaled in the 120 lb. weight class.
The junior varsity traveled to McPherson on Saturday too, with the following wrestlers earning medals: Jackson Childs – 1st @ 182; Kody Carlton – 1st @ 138; Raiden Stewart – 2nd @ 220; Adrien Weesner – 2nd @ 145; Gabriel Barnes – 3rd @ 160; Trenton Arheart – 3rd @ 152; Camron Hicks – 3rd @ 152.