NICKERSON – On Friday, the Smoky Valley boys wrestling team traveled to Nickerson where they finished fifth overall as a team while gaining three individual champions.
Taking first for the Vikings, all going 5-0 for the day, were Connor Barnes at 126, Parker Gardner at 175, and Richard Zeller at 190. Geo Luis at 165 and Justin Holt at 215 both finished the day 4-1 and gained second-place finishes.
As a team the Vikings place fourth overall with a total of 214 team points. The top five teams included the co-op team of Anthony/Harper/Chaparral in first, Independence in second, Wichita North in third and Haven placing fifth.
On Tuesday, the Vikings sent three junior varsity wrestlers to Nickerson where they ended up placing third, fourth and fifth individually.
Next up for the Viking wrestlers will be on Thursday at Southeast of Saline and on Friday on the road again at Remington.
SMOKY VALLEY VIKING WRESTLING at Nickerson
Friday, January 20:
TEAM: 4th with 214.0 points; Top 5 out of 14 teams > 1. Anthony/Harper,Chaparral, 2. Independence, 3. Wichita North, 4. Smoky Valley, 5. Haven.
VIKING INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 106 > Deonte Crain – 4th at 2-3; 126 > Connor Barnes – 1st at 5-0; 132 > Takota Hauck – 8th at 1-4; 138 > Hayden Gehrke – 7th at 1-4; 144 > Andrew Young – 6th at 1-4; 157 > Gavin Stambaugh – 9th at 1-4; 165 > Geo Luis – 2nd at 4-1; 175 > Parker Gardner – 1st at 5-0; 190 > Richard Zeller – 1st at 5-0; 215 > Justin Holt – 2nd at 4-1.
SMOKY VALLEY VIKING JV WRESTLING at Nickerson
Tuesday, January 17:
Individual Results: 144 > Jakorian Crain – 4th at 2-3; 165 > Sam Zeller – 3rd at 3-2; 215 > Connor Smith-Bolin – 5th at 0-4.
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