Delta's Koch first at Invite

By Tamie Meck

Panther freshman Ben Koch won the 120-pound division, defeating Sterling's Zach Loft, ranked seventh in state, by fall (0:56) to win the championship Saturday at the Valley Viking Wrestling invitational at Gilcrest.

Koch, who was seeded sixth, also defeated wrestlers from University, Valley and Highland High Schools.

Guage Lockhart (195, 17-14) was seeded eighth and placed fourth, and Aiden Barrios (170, 20-11) placed fifth.