AUGUSTA – On Saturday, the Smoky Valley boys and girls wrestling teams competed in the Augusta Invitational where the Viking boys finished sixth overall our of 14 teams while the Lady Vikings placed third out of 16 teams.
For the Lady Vikings, both Kenzlie Crain and Keira Mullen finished first with Crain going 4-0 at 115 and Mullen went 3-0 at 135.
Both Sara McCullick at 105 and Noelle Peters at 110 came home with second-place finishes while Campbell Gaskill placed third at 130.
The Lady Vikings ended up third out of 14 teams with Altamont/Labette County and Circle finished first and second ahead of them.
For the Viking boys, the team placed sixth behind Augusta, Rose Hill, Andover, Buhler, and Andover Central.
Individually, Connor Barnes had the best record of the day going 4-1 and placing third at 126 while Justin Holt went 3-2 for the day and finished third at 215.
Next up for the Viking wrestlers will be on the road at Hoisington on Thursday.
SMOKY VALLEY VIKING BOYS RESULTS:
TEAM FINISH > 6th with 77.0 points, (Top 5 of 14 teams > 1. Augusta, 2. Rose Hill, 3. Andover, 4. Buhler, 5. Andover Central).
VIKING BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:
106 lbs. > Deonte Crain finished 3-2, placed 5th.
126 lbs. > Connor Barnes finished 4-1, placed 3rd.
132 lbs. > Takota Hauck finished 1-4, placed 8th.
138 lbs. > Hayden Gehrke finished 1-2.
144 lbs. > Andrew Young finished 2-3, placed 6th.
157 lbs. > Gavin Stambaugh finished 2-3, placed 6th.
165 lbs. > Geo Luis finished 2-3, placed 6th.
190 lbs. > Richard Zeller finished 1-4, placed 7th.
215 lbs. > Justin Holt finished 3-2, placed 3rd.
VIKING BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:
138 lbs. > Lucas Tubb finished 4-2, placed 4th.
144 lbs. > Jakorian Crain finished 2-2.
165 lbs. > Sam Zeller finished 5-1, placed 3rd.
215 lbs. > Connor Smith-Bolin finished 3-2, placed 4th.
SMOKY VALLEY LADY VIKING RESULTS:
TEAM FINISH > 3rd with 91.0 points, (Top 5 of 16 teams > 1. Altamont/Labette County, 2. Circle, 3. Smoky Valley, 4. Winfield, 5. Augusta).
105 lbs. > Sara McCullick finished 2-1, placed 2nd.
110 lbs. > Noelle Peters finished 2-1, placed 2nd.
115 lbs. > Kenzlie Crain finished 4-0, placed 1st.
115 lbs. > Echo Clark finished 2-2.
130 lbs. > Campbell Gaskill finished 3-1, placed 3rd.
135 lbs. > Keira Mullen finished 3-0, placed 1st.
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