Manhattan High wrestling made the most of a makeup tournament Saturday. The Indians were not initially scheduled to appear in the JC Invitational in Junction City. But after inclement weather canceled a tournament in Dodge City last month, MHS wanted more mat time.
Despite leaving seven varsity wrestlers at home and taking just nine members of its 14-person roster, MHS placed third in the 14-team event with 125.5 points.
Kapaun Mt. Carmel won the event with 204 points while Shawnee Heights took runner-up honors with 156.5.
Two Indians won their weight divisions: Tate Sauder at 126 pounds and Daron Island-Jones at 152, while two more placed in Jantzen Borg (fourth at 106 pounds) and Tucker Brunner (second at 132).
With the event also boasting a girls division, MHS took took two lady Indians to Junction City. Sophomores Dashe Island-Jones and Paula Johnson both competed in the same 123-pound division. Johnson won the title, with a technical fall and two pins, one of which came in the finals.
Manhattan now prepares for a home dual, which doubles as senior night, against defending Class 4A state champion Marysville on Thursday before traveling to Emporia for the Centennial League tournament on Saturday.
The dual against Marysville starts at 6 p.m. Thursday while the league tournament kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday.