YORK — The Adams Central wrestling team went into Saturday's Class B, District 3 tournament with plenty of momentum. The Patriots had won four straight meets and had been getting production from nearly every weight class.
While Adams Central did not win the district, it tied for the second most state qualifiers in the district and easily could have had more. The Patriots had five wrestlers that lost in the "heartbreak round," or the consolation semifinals, just one win away from a state tournament appearance.
AC head coach Dan Lonowski said Saturday's performance was a team effort.
"We wrestled well. We're one win out of second place, and it was a great team battle between the top six teams," Lonowski said. "It was kind of fun to be right in there. ... We had some kids step up."
Adams Central placed fourth in the team standings with 142 points. The Patriots were just two points from third-place finisher Northwest, and 4.5 points from runner-up Aurora. York, which will send a district-high eight wrestlers to state, won the event with 161.5 points.