The Manchester boys wrestling team was at Rochester while the girls were at Penn Saturday.
Rylin Marks at 126 won her first match of the season with an exciting pin in the second period and finished 8th with a 1-3 record
Jocelynn Molina picked up her first pin of the season in the first period of her second match and battled hard to a 1-2 record in a tough 106 weight class
Maddie Parson continued to display why she is a top ranked 195 wrestler in the state by compiling 3-1 record with 2 pins and a win by DQ before injury defaulting to 4th place
The Penn girls invite broke the record set the week before for largest girls tournament in Indiana with over 180 girls wrestling.
The Manchester Squires finished 6th out of 16 teams at the John Mckee Invitational with 124 points, finishing a point better than Tippy Valley.
Dylan Stroud won the event for the 4th time in his career, and he collected the Outstanding Wrestler Award after a dominating 17-5 win over the 11th ranked kid in the State.
106 Juli Diaz 8th (8-5)
120 Jordan Owens 3rd (7-6)
132 Dylan Stroud 1st (18-0)
138 Jose Cortes (8-9)
145 Tallon Selleck (7-7)
152 Sebastian Rolen (1-3)
160 Dominic Lincoln 4th (14-2)
170 Zach France 2nd (16-1)
182 Ryan Tully (4-5)
195 Trevor Dill 4th (15-5)
285 Nick Cave (4-12)
Overall the Squires had some bright spots and showed improvement at a tough individual tournament. Freshmen Jordan Owens and Juli Diaz both placed, with Owens picking up huge victories over opponents from Tippy and North Miami. Owens looked very good in his 3rd place showing as he was able to avenge a loss against an upperclassmen from Valley that he lost to in a dual last week. Junior Zach France made a nice run to the finals before losing a close match to his opponent from Hamilton Heights. Seniors Trevor Dill and Dominic Lincoln picked up some wins to get to the Semis, but ultimately collected 4th in their Final John Mckee Invite. Senior Dylan Stroud impressively won the event for the 4th straight time (and 2nd Outstanding Wrestler Award), and won 17-5 in the featured match vs 11th ranked Drake Montelongo. Dylan won a close 4-2 decision just last week, so it was important for Stroud to send a message with the two set to square off again in the TRC Championships in January.
The Squires will return to action with a dual at Eastern on January 5th.