Tuesday night, the Lancers held senior night for wrestling against the Pioneers from Leavenworth. They ended the night on top finishing 39-32. The team’s six seniors were honored before the match and accompanied by their parents. Five of the six seniors finished their home career with a win.
“The coaches pushed me to start wrestling,” senior Tyler Nelson said, “But once I got started I just could not quit.”
The Lancers were favored over the Pioneers last night, as their returning state-placers had an advantage over a less experienced Leavenworth team. The seniors got some help from junior Gavin Jorns who quickly pinned his opponent scoring the team six points. Senior Ben Randolph struggled in his match against a less experienced Leavenworth opponent, but was still able to come out with a victory.
Senior Ben Randolph along with Blaine Hill are the two Lancer wrestlers planning on receiving a wrestling scholarship next year. Benedictine and Cornell College are currently Randolph’s top choices, while Hill remains undecided.
“Wrestling was my favorite sport through high school, I think lessons I learned from it will stay with me for the rest of my life,” Randolph said.
With two returning Sunflower League Champions and four returning state-placers the Lancers have high expectations for the rest of the season. League will take place on Feb. 11 and state is two weeks later starting Feb. 24.