Multiple Teams · Eight Wrestlers Place in Final JV Tournament


The De Soto junior varsity wrestling team completed their 2016-2017 season Saturday at the Blue Valley Invitational Tournament. The Wildcats competed against 18 other schools from across the Kansas City metro. Eight wrestlers earned medals by placing in their respective brackets, including two weight class champions.

Jack Mize (152lbs) and Michael Mashburn (285lbs) went undefeated on the day finishing in first place. Alex Macedo (120lbs) and Zach Toburen (220lbs) brought home silver medals, with Cooper Pflaum (195lbs) finishing third. Noah Zuniga (126lbs), Gabe Nichols (145lbs), and Hunter Coykendall (145lbs) each placed fourth.

The tournament marks the end of the season for the junior varsity team. Many wrestlers will continue to support the program by practicing with the varsity team in preparation for upcoming post season competition. The Wildcats host the Frontier League Tournament this Friday and Saturday before traveling to Leavenworth for the Kansas Class 5A Regional Wrestling Tournament February 17 and 18.