Lee’s Summit North wins Oak Grove Panther Classic

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By Michael Smith

The Lee’s Summit North wrestling team went into rebuild mode this season after losing seven seniors from last year’s team.

The Broncos are depending on a lot of younger wrestlers now, but that hasn’t stopped them from having some success. That was evidenced on Saturday at the Oak Grove Panther Classic when they took first place with 132.5 points. Belton was second (108.5) and Smithville was third (108).

“We did lose a ton of wrestlers from last year,” North coach Mick Cronk said. “I told the kids, we lost about half of our varsity kids who’ve been varsity for four years. Most of those guys have been in the varsity lineup since they were freshmen.

“I knew we were still going to be tough because we have guys like Trey Robinson, Caden Schweitzer, Aaron Barnhill and Ryan McNeel. We have a really good freshmen class that needs more polishing. They’re an unfinished product.”

The Broncos had two wrestlers win their weight divisions and six others earn a medal.Trey Robinson (138) went 5-0 to take his weight class, which included a close match in a 6-4 victory over Fort Osage’s Bryan Herrera.