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The Concordia High School wrestling team suffered a 61-18 North Central Kansas League loss to Marysville Thursday night in the Concordia Junior-Senior High School gymnasium.
Concordia gave up 18 points in forfeits and won just three of 14 matches in the dual.
Gavin Shuler won by forfeit for the Panthers in the 106-pound class.
Concordia then suffered three straight losses.
Cole Larsen, 113 pounds, lost by fall to Chris Deters.
Marysville's Christian Perez (120) and Joe Smith (126) won by forfeit.
Gage Canfield picked up Concordia's second win by pinning Brady Mills in the 132-pound class.
The Panthers then dropped eight consecutive matches.
Tracer Workman, 138 pounds, lost by fall to Jacob Stryker.
Blaze Payeur was pinned by Dylan Jones in the 145-pound class.
Jared Knapp, 152, lost a major decision to Jacob Mintzmeyer.
Logan Higbee, 160, lost by fall to Josh Nelsen.
Baley Kindel was pinned by Dave Luebcke in the 170-pound class.
Izaiah Grogan lost by fall to Nick Ackerman in the 182-pound class.
Concordia gave up a forfeit to Caleb Vogelsberg in the 195-pound class.
Kyle Marks, 220, dropped a decision to Casey Hilton.
Concordia's Zak Romo pinned Greg Martin in the 285-pound class.
The Panthers will compete in the Hoisington Invitational today.

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