Hesston wins its own wrestling tournament

By Steve Sell
December 12, 2016

HESSTON — The Hesston Swathers won their own wrestling invitational on Saturday, outlasting Marion in the 15-team field.

The Swathers scored 142 points, with Marion second with 126. Other teams in reasonable contention were Chaparral (125) and Remington (115). Smoky Valley had a partial team and scored 76.

Jason Hecht was the Swathers’ lone champion as he took first at 113, but they had several Final Four competitors.

Chaparral’s 195-pounder Jacob Jenkins was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler.

Hesston and Smoky Valley placers:

113 — Jason Hecht (H), 1st

126 — Tyler Bachman (H) , 3rd

138 — Jimmy Mauch (SV), 4th

145 — Josh Peterson (SV), 4th

152 — Zach Anderson (H), 2nd

160 — Matt Whitsitt (H), 2nd

182 — Jake Wingfield (H), 3rd; Dylan Archuleta (SV) 4th

195 — Jon Burks (SV), 3rd

220 — Zach Ledford (H), 3rd; Trace Scott (SV), 4th

285 — Alex Koehn (H), 4th