Wildcats grip fifth-place finish at Burlington Invitational tourney
Adam Faircloth and Neil Erisman won individual championships, leading De Soto to a fifth-place finish at the Burlington Invitational Saturday.
It was Faircloth's fourth championship in his two-year career, and the first this year at 112 pounds after moving up from 103 pounds last season.
Erisman ran his debut season record to 17-0 and earned his second straight Outstanding Wrestler Award in a tournament, given by the tournament's coaches and referees.
Erisman wrestles in the 145-pound weight class, one that De Soto wrestling coach Eric Deyoe considered possibly the toughest weight class in the state.
Brandon Hurt (103), Chad Falke (140) and Leif Goleman (152) all earned hardware as well by taking home third-place medals.
Marty Below took fourth place honors at heavyweight, while Jacob Rupe (119) and Andrew Parker (215) grabbed fifth-place medals.
Coffeyville-Field Kindley saw five wrestlers take home individual championships and scored 250 points on their way to the team championship. Eureka tallied 194 points, earning runner-up honors after taking home four individual championships. Holton was third with 169 points.
The Wildcats will be at the Tonganoxie tournament Saturday at 9 a.m.