By William /

HESSTON – It was a solid performance by the Smoky Valley girls and boys wrestling squads on Saturday at the Hesston Invitational where the Lady Viking grapplers won the Invitational, and the Viking boys took fourth.

For the Lady Vikings, they finished with 70 team points, well ahead of second-place Burlingame who had 54. Rosalia (32), Chaparral (18) and Burden (12) rounded out the top five teams.

Three Lady Vikings brought home champion trophies as Madi Tolle went 5-0 to win the 191/235 division, Taytum Reed finished the day 3-0 and won the 115/120 division, and Rylie Tolle went 2-0 to take first in the 155/170 division.

Both Nicolle Peters and Lydia Peterson took second and Kenzlie Crain finished third.

For the Viking boys, Justice Gardner was the team leader as he went 5-0 to win the 126 division while David Sample placed second at 132 and both Connor Barnes and Justin Holt came in third in their weight classes.

The Viking boys finished fourth in the team standings with 133.5 points. Belleville won the Invitational with 223.5 points while Chaparral placed second and Halstead was third. Lyons rounded out the top five teams.


TEAM = 70 points, 1st place.

101/109 lbs. = Nicolle Peters placed 2nd going 4-1.

101/109 lbs. = Kenzlie Crain placed 3rd going 3-2.

115/120 lbs. = Teytum Reed finished 1st going 3-0.

138/143 lbs. = Alaina Haigh placed 4th going 0-3.

155/170 lbs. = Rylie Tolle finished 1st going 2-0.

155/170 lbs. = Lydia Peterson placed 2nd going 0-2.

191/235 lbs. = Madi Tolle finished 1st going 5-0.


TEAM = 133.5 points, 4th place.

113 lbs. = Takoda Hauck placed 6th going 1-4.

120 lbs. = Connor Barnes placed 3rd going 4-1.

126 lbs. = Justice Gardner finished 1st going 5-0.

132 lbs. = David Sample placed 2nd going 4-1.

145 lbs. = Andrew Young placed 5th going 3-2.

152 lbs. = Wyatt Johnson placed 7th going 2-3.

170 lbs. = Richard Zeller placed 8th going 0-5.

182 lbs. = Geo Luis placed 7th going 2-3.

195 lbs. = Alex Grosland placed 7th going 2-3.

220 lbs. = Justin Holt placed 3rd going 4-1.