The Wellington Crusader Wrestlers hosted their annual Varsity Invitational Saturday with 14 teams in total on scene. Those teams varied in size though. The Crusaders had only "4" wrestlers in action on the day, still managing to finish 9th out of 14 teams with 3 of the 4 medaling. Here are the individual and team results from Saturday's action.
After 276 matches, involving 15 4A schools, at the 4A Wrestling Regional held at Ark City HS, tickets were punched for the State 4A Tournament in Salina next weekend and "3" Crusaders are on their way! As a team, Wellington finished 7th (75.0) out of 15 Teams. Arkansas City placed first (264.5), Andover Central second (165.5), and Pratt third (128.0).
Congratulations to SENIOR IAN GROOM (195 lbs) for his 2nd place finish. Ian is 35-7 on the season and this will be his 2nd consecutive trip to the State Tournament.
Congratulations to Sr. Ian Groom, who will wrestle for the Regional 4A Championship and has qualified for State 4A tournament next weekend! Here's how Friday went for the Crusaders in the double-elimination event:
KSHSAA 4A - Arkansas City - Regional Results for Wellington
Brennan Cantrell (5-4) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. (Has to win 3 matches Saturday to advance to State 4A)