Boone Central Coach Josh Majerus was extremely pleased with the performance of his Lady Cardinal wrestlers at the Battle Creek Invitational Jan. 16.
Boone Central placed fifth in a tournament featuring 40 teams, trailing only South Sioux City, host Battle Creek, Pierce and West Point-Beemer. Boone had seven wrestlers earn medals in the event.
“The girls continue to climb – they had an awesome night in Battle Creek, placing only behind highly experienced big schools,” Majerus praised. “Our girls earned a lot of significant wins. That’s good to see this time of year.
“Leynn Luna takes out the #2 rated girl in the state and places second. Ashlynn Guthard wins her bracket, Shayla Slaymaker, Kaylee Krohn and Belle Brodersen all place second. Maddie Reilly – #7 seed places second.
Boone Central gave a strong effort in the Madison Invitational Jan. 20, placing fourth in a tough 13-team field.
Weight class champions Carson Wood (126), Jaxon Schafer (145) and Sam Grape (152) paced the Cardinals, who impressed Coach Josh Majerus.
“The boys wrestled tough – we went 6-1 in the final round to end on a good note,” Majerus said. “We had three champions, one runner-up and two thirds. Carson, Jaxon and Sam all won their brackets over highly-rated individuals.
“A lack of depth kept us from the team title.”
The Mid-State Conference is loaded with quality mat competitors, proven once again at the 2022-23 conference championships held Saturday at Norfolk Catholic High School.
The Boone Central boys, led by 220-pound champion Hank Hudson, placed fourth in the rugged Mid-State team standings.
“On the wrestling side our conference is incredible, with a lot of tough teams,” Boone Coach Josh Majerus acknowledged. “The boys got fourth with Hank Hudson our lone champion.”
The Lady Cardinals garnered a third-place finish among the seven teams competing in Saturday’s Mid-State Conference Championships, with Ashlynn Guthard (100), Leynn Luna (115) and KayLee Miller (120) winning their weight classes.
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