Cougars take 10th at Johnson County Classic
Several local wrestlers put up impressive performances at the 2015 Johnson County Classic on Saturday at Blue Valley High School.
Shawnee Mission Northwest finished 10th out of 19 teams behind the strength of second-place finishes by 106-pound sophomore Jerad Habben (15-2) and 113-pound freshman Charles Brockmann (14-3).
SM Northwest also received strong showings from junior Jermaine Epps (fourth place, 132 pounds), senior Colin Anthony (fifth place, 126 pounds), senior Brian Morelan (fifth place, 152 pounds), and junior DeVonte Smith (sixth place, 145 pounds).
SM North finished 16th as a team, led by a second-place finish from 170-pound senior Ceasar Salgado (5-1). Other notable competitors for the Indians included senior Nick Carson (fourth place, 285 pounds) sophomore Alonso Salgado (sixth place, 132 pounds) and senior Jose Nippert (sixth place, 106 pounds).
De Soto finished 17th as a team, led by 160-pound junior Nate Panagakis (13-5), who took second place in his weight class.
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