Kirksville and Chillicothe showed the most balance in a 17-varsity team field in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. While the majority of top teams were from Missouri’s Class 2, three teams from Kansas were also in the mix.
In the end, Kirksville scored an even 500 team points to take the team title with Chillicothe (437½), Pleasant Hill (387½), Benton (359½) and Sullivan (344) right behind.
CHS Wrestling team placed 2nd at the Steve Leslie classic in Pleasant Hill MO today! This was a good showing for our team at tough tournament! Go Hornets! pic.twitter.com/NiQs184AaC
— CHS WRESTLING (@CHSWrestling_1) December 1, 2018
Kirksville put 12 of 14 in the top six and came away with two champions — senior Colton Gillespie at 220 pounds and senior Blake Howard at 145 — with four total finalists.