The EPJ wrestlers came up against stiff competition at the McCook Central/Montrose Invitational Jan. 2.

Nearly every weight had full brackets of 12 wrestlers, with some weights carrying 14 or more. The meet included local powerhouses like Canton as well as a number of West River contenders like Winner.

Six Huskies placed, including Lucas Hueser-120, Ben Swatek-132 and Drake Peed-285 finishing 5th. Skylar Swatek-138 and Brody Weavill-152 were 6th and Gavin Jacobs placed 7th.

Canton won the team title going away, their 269 points easily besting the host at 176. EPJ was 11th with 75 points.

See full story in this week’s Leader-Courier.