Two Versailles Tigers and a lone Osage Indian kept their hopes of earning state wrestling medals alive with wins Friday at the MSHSAA state wrestling championships.


Two Versailles Tigers and a lone Osage Indian kept their hopes of earning state wrestling medals alive with wins Friday at the MSHSAA state wrestling championships.

Competing for Versailles, Paul Janes pinned Jordan Sounders of South Harrison in 2:23 to advance. Janes next meets Trey Heckadon of Butler. A win would give Janes a guaranteed finish of no worse than sixth place in what will be the senior's last chance to grab a high school wrestling medal.

Isaiah Clark, a junior, also stayed alive at 135 lbs. with a third period pin against Lucas Noble of Lawson. Clark's next opponent is Auston Garth of Holden.

Ryan Kohout (189 lbs.) defeated Zachary Lamar of Windsor by a 6-2 decision in the wrestlebacks. Kohout meets Nicholas Plummer of Chillicothe. Two consecutive wins would put Kohout in the bronze medal match at 189 lbs. in Class 2.

The wrestling season ended with wrestleback losses for Ely Roberts (125 lbs.), Mitchell Dornan (130 lbs.), Mathew Nienhuis (160 lbs.), Lucas Bell (171 lbs.), Stephen Nickels (215 lbs.) and Wesley Davidson (185 lbs.) all of Versailles. The season also ended for one of the first two Osage wrestlers to make a state tournament appearance, Kyle Christensen at 160 lbs.