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