The Coffman Invitational

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By Michael Smith

The Van Horn wrestling team could be on the rise.

That was evidenced in Saturday’s Coffman Invitational at Truman High School as the Falcons had four wrestlers who won their weight classes, winning the tournament with 152 points. Truman finished second with 119 and St. Joseph Lafayette was third with 94.

“It’s always good to win your first tournament of the season,” Van Horn coach Craig Addison said. “Our kids wrestled well. They came out ready to go. We knew we had a shot of winning it.”

Perhaps the least surprising winner for the Falcons was Ethan Moses (120), a state medalist in 2019, who pinned the only other competitor, Lafayette’s Andy Nguyen twice in 2:57 and 3:51.