Camdenton wrestling takes 4th in Ozark Conference Tournament
The grapplers of Camdenton took on the rest of the Ozark Conference in tournament action at Parkview on Saturday and the Lakers placed fourth out of nine teams with 102.5 points, despite having just nine wrestlers on hand.
Waynesville claimed the conference crown with 199.5, followed by Lebanon with 196 and Rolla with 184.
However, there was one Laker who became champion as freshman Grant Garrett (41-8) bested his opponents in the 106-pound class with a forfeit victory, 19-5 major decision and 6-4 sudden victory in the title match.
Several other Lakers reached the championship match as well. Ryan Rothove (30-11) took second with a pin and 5-4 decision at 132, Gabe Blain (37-11) finished with a pin and 5-4 decision at 138 and Jesus Ramirez (37-11) earned a 16-1 technical fall and 6-1 decision.
Jacob Fuglsang (28-18) came in third with a pin and 16-0 technical fall at 113, Connor Morgan (27-4) placed third with two pins at 120 and Wyatt Stamper (19-23) finished in fourth with a pair of 16-0 technical fall shutouts at 126.
Up next is the Class 3 District 3 Tournament at Carthage on Friday and Saturday where Camdenton will look to send as many wrestlers as they can to the state tournament in Columbia next week.
Osage wrestlers pick up pair of duals at Marshfield
School of the Osage went to battle in the Marshfield Duals on Saturday where the Indians won two of their five matches on the day.
Osage topped Clinton 46-24 and Owensville 40-36, but fell to Branson 40-29, Dexter 54-11 and Marshfield 69-12.
A pair of Indian wrestlers finished the day undefeated as Austin Magnuson finished with two pins, an 18-1 technical fall, a 12-4 major decision and forfeit win in the 152-pound class while Jack Creasy (138) put up three pins and a 16-0 technical fall in the four matches he wrestled.
Meanwhile, Kody Dowell (113) finished with a pin and two forfeit victories. Mason Dulle (120) recorded a pin and forfeit victory. Tristan Satterlee (126) came up with a pair of pins. Corey Hubkey (132) earned a pin and won a match via injury time default and Steven Crosby (132) also won a 10-1 major decision. Last but not least, Jesse Schillinger (170) finished his day with a pin, Ozuye Johnson (182) won two pins and took a forfeit victory at 195 and Anthony Martin also picked up a forfeit win at 195.
Osage will return to the mats on Friday and Saturday for the Class 2 District 3 Tournament at Clinton with a trip to the state tournament in Columbia next week on the line.
Eldon wrestling places 9th in Panther Classic
Eldon was in action at Oak Grove on Saturday for the Panther Classic where the Mustangs placed ninth out of 10 teams with 45.5 points and just five wrestlers.
Blue Springs won the tournament with 197 points respectively.
Eldon’s Isaiah Simmons and Dawson Brandt had the best finishes for the Mustangs as both grapplers placed third in their respective weight classes.
Simmons (34-10) earned a 10-2 major decision and won another match via medical forfeit at 120 and Brandt (44-8) picked up four pins at 182.
Other Mustangs in action were Scott Johnson (36-20) who placed fifth at 285 with 3-2 decision and 4-2 decision, Kaden Dillon (39-12) who came in sixth at 195 with an 8-1 decision and Aiden Gerber who came in eighth at 126.
Now, the postseason awaits as Eldon will visit Clinton on Friday and Saturday for the Class 2 District 3 Tournament with the hopes of sending as many wrestlers as possible to the state meet in Columbia next week.