Archive for Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cougars eighth at Husky Invitational wrestling tournament

January 20, 2013, 1:46 a.m.

Updated: January 21, 2013, 3:36 p.m.

The Shawnee Mission Northwest wrestling team placed eighth in the 20-team Husky Invitational at Blue Valley Northwest on Saturday.

Mario Galvan led the way with a second-place finish at 195 pounds and LaPhonso McKinnis and Colton Almos each won their third-place matches at 170 and 145 pounds, respectively.

Reed Bowker placed fifth at 138 pounds and Emilio Amunatigui placed sixth at 113 pounds.

Meanwhile, the program’s Takedowns for Down Syndrome benefit is entering its final month. After raising more than $3,800 last year, the Cougars are again raising funds for both their wrestling team and for families of those affected by Down syndrome.

Those wishing to contribute, can visit and pledge to make a donation each time a given wrestler notches a takedown.


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