CHERRYVALE Humboldt wrestling traveled to Cherryvale on Tuesday afternoon for a four-team jamboree. It was the first meet of three scheduled, and head coach Kent Goodner confirmed that his Cubs are on the right track.
The first tournament is always exciting, and it gives me a chance to see what we need to work on, Goodner said. This was a good opener. We made a lot of mistakes, which give me something to look forward to at practice.
Goodner praised freshmen Maddox Johnson, River Kauffman, and Dakota Slocum for their debut effort. Johnson finished a perfect 3-0, earning wins over Columbus, Erie, and Cherryvale in the 220-pound division. Kaufman split his two matches (1-1) in the 182-pound weight class, with his solo win coming over Erie. Slocum won both of his matches against Cherryvale and Erie in the 152-pound division.