Reece Wright-Conklin finished 4-0 to lead the Lawrence High wrestling team to third place at the Blue Valley Northwest Tournament on Saturday.
Wright-Conklin won the title at 171 pounds.
The Lions battled with fourth-place Manhattan all day. The Indians led by four points entering the finals. Andrew Denning’s pin in the third-place match at 145 tied LHS with Manhattan. Then Wright-Conklin’s victory put the Lions 10 points ahead.
Seven Lions placed in the tournament. After Wright-Conklin and Denning, Garrett Girard finished second at 103, Hunter Haralson second at 119, Cameron Magdaleno third at 160, Ben Seybert fourth at 189 and Brad Wilson fourth at 215.
“It was a good way to build for our Free State bill,” LHS coach Pat Naughton said.
LHS will compete at Free State on Wednesday.