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PREP WRESTLING: Trojan wrestling finishes 9th

JACKSON -- Worthington's wrestling team finished ninth out of 14 teams at the Jackson County Invitational Saturday, finishing with 84 points. JCC (209.5 points) won the invite, while Wabasso/Red Rock Central (191), Spirit Lake (156.5), Adrian (149) and Windom/Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (116) rounded out the top five.

"I thought we really showed up to wrestle," WHS coach Mark Prunty said. "They are really long days, but that's something the kids have to get used to.

"Wrestling and then sitting for two hours before your next match takes some getting used to. I thought our kids did well to keep the intensity up throughout the day."

Jared Kinley led the way, finishing first at 132 pounds, going 4-0 on the day, including three pins. Kinley won a 4-1 decision in the championship versus Adrian's Ben Mulder.

Although Anthony Luft finished second at 113 pounds, going 2-1 on the day with two pins, he arguably had the best day.

"Luft had a great day," WHS coach Mark Prunty said. "He beat a ranked wrestler in the semifinals in JCC's Kyle Edlin and fell to a state champion in the finals in Spirit Lake's Doug Miner."

At 182 pounds, Carson Hagen finished in fourth place, while Blake Schroeder went 3-1 on the day to finish in fifth place at 170 pounds. Brandon Riemersma finished in sixth place at 195 pounds and Zach Kempema finished 2-2 on the day at 160 pounds.

The wrestling team is back in action Friday and Saturday at the Redwood Invite.