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Van Horn’s Wrestling team finished their season with their finest output of state qualifiers in recent team history.  Four wrestlers punched their tickets to Columbia, MO with excellent performances.  Freshman, Ethan Moses, defeated Grain Valley to advance to state in the 106 lb division.  Senior, Preston Murphy, defeated his opponent from Raytown South from the 132 lb division to qualify for his first trip to the State tournament.  The Maluia brothers, Kenny (Sr. 170) and Aaron (Soph., 220), defeated their opponents to qualify for state.  The Falcon grapplers finished their season with an impressive 18-7 record in duals.  Now their focus turns to the individuals who will compete at Mizzou Arena, starting this Thursday, February 15th.  The first matches will begin at 5:00pm.  Good luck to Coach McGee, his staff, and wrestlers.  For more State wrestling information, click here:  https://www.mshsaa.org/cmspages/WRInfoCentral.aspx

Key Performers

  • Ethan Moses (Fr. 106) 41-13
  • Preston Murphy (Sr. 132) 41-12
  • Kenny Maluia (Sr. 170) 37-16
  • Aaron Maluia (Soph. 220) 42-15

District Team Scores:

1.Kearney 215.0 2.Platte County 174.0  3.Smithville 149.5  4.Grain Valley 148.5  5.Belton 123.0  6.Harrisonville 89.0  7.Warrensburg 74.0  8.Van Horn (Independence) 67.0  8.William Chrisman 67.0  10.Battle 51.0  11.Marshall 46.0  12.Raytown South 43.0  13.Winnetonka 21.0  14.Grandview 12.0  15.East (Kansas City) 7.0

BY:  PERRY GREEN