SV's Elliott takes 3rd at state

By Steve Sell
February 26, 2017

SALINA — Smoky Valley’s Ben Elliott finished in third place in the 182-pound division on Saturday in the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament.

Elliott won his first two matches on Friday before losing 8-1 to Ryan Tiers of Clay Center in the semifinals.

Elliott came back to win by a fall over Aaron Schoemann of Wellington and then defeated El Dorado’s Braden Morgan 2-1 in the third-place match. He finished his final season with a 29-8 record.

Allan Wampler finished 2-2 at 195 for the Vikings, but did not place. Noah Lackey, at 138, was 1-2.

The Vikings scored 21 points in the meet.