Two wrestlers ranked No. 1

Besco atop 116 class; Leck tops 170

Ethan Woodrome, Staff Writer

Anayka Besco is a senior wrestler at Rose Hill High School. Besco has been on the wrestling team all four years and is currently ranked No. 1 in the girls 116 pound weight class according to the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association. She went to the girls state tournament all four years and is a three-time state medalist with one state championship.

“She (Besco) had surgery over the summer. It is going to be her biggest challenge,” said coach Darian Eshelmen. “We are going to take it slow getting her back into competition. We do not plan on her being at her best until the end of the season. 

Besco said she is looking forward to her season and having a chance at another state title. 

“I am excited for the girls season and being ranked number one,” Besco said. “So hopefully it will be a good season and I can come out with a state championship.”

David Leck is a senior wrestler at Rose Hill and has wrestled all four years as well. Leck is currently ranked number one in the 170-weight class according to Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association. Leck has gone to the state tournament each year of High School and has progressed each year, placing third last year. 

“David finished at the state tournament last year wrestling the best I have ever seen him wrestle,” said Eshelmen. “We are going to focus on the skills he needs to get better every day and he will end up as a state champion if he does that. David is only a few victories away from having the most wins in the Rose Hill High School history.”

Leck said if he continues to work hard, he thinks agrees with Eshelman in that a state championship is within reach.

“If I can get my technique down and get down to my weight and stay there, I think my chances are really good,” Leck said.