Warhawks’ top finish fourth to end campaign

West Fork’s Levi Janssen works to escape North Tama’s Xander Bradley in the first round of the 285-pound Class 1A sectional at Clarksville. Janssen finished fourth, the top finish for the Warhawks at the meet as their season ended. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

With the best individual finish among West Fork wrestlers fourth, no Warhawks advanced to this Saturday’s sectional meet at Denver.

Coach Jared Arbegast’s team placed seventh in the eight-team field with 29 points, edging Rockford with 28.

“We’re young,” Arbegast said. “(We) took our lumps this year and (will) come back next year.”

Heavyweight Levi Janssen, who was fourth, had a tough road with two top-10 wrestlers in his bracket, plus a third who though not rated, has had Janssen’s number a couple of times already this season.

The full story appears in the Feb. 7 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.