Eldon captures third at Warrensburg Tourney as Simmons picks up 100th win

The No. 3 was significant for Eldon on Saturday.

The Mustangs were in tournament action at Warrensburg and despite only having six wrestlers on the mat, the grapplers finished third out of nine teams as all six wrestlers finished third or better in their respective weight classes and three of those wrestlers became champions. One of those champions also reached triple digits in the win column as Isaiah Simmons joined teammates Dawson Brandt and Trenton Dillon as the third Mustang to reach 100 career wins.

Indeed, the No. 3 meant a lot of good things for the Mustangs.

Simmons (31-8) won the 120-pound bracket with four pins and a 9-0 major decision. He was joined by teammate Shane Strickland (26-20) who won the 106-pound class with two pins and Brandt (40-7) who bested the grapplers at 182 with five pins of his own.

Meanwhile, Kaden Dillon (37-9) finished second at 195 with three pins and a 16-4 major decision, Scott Johnson (33-18) also finished second with three pins at 285 and Aiden Gerber (20-21) earned third at 126.

Eldon will return to the mats on Saturday for the Oak Grove Tournament at 9 a.m.

Osage finishes ninth at Odessa Invitational

School of the Osage took five wrestlers to the Odessa Invitational on Saturday where the Indians finished ninth overall in the team standings out of 12 schools.

Osage still finished with some highlights, however, as a pair of Indians bested the rest of their weight classes and came home with first place finishes. Jack Creasy (16-10) took down all of his opponents in the 138-pound bracket with three pins and an 18-1 technical fall while Aaron Cuddy (10-8) won the 145-pound bracket with three pins.

Steven Crosby (15-13) finished third at 132 with an 8-1 decision and injury default win, Tristan Satterlee (7-9) took fourth at 126 with a 5-0 decision and Kody Dowell (15-11) earned fifth at 113 with a pair of pins.

The Indians will be back on the mats Tuesday night when they visit Warsaw in a quad with the host Wildcats, Versailles and Adrian. Matches are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Versailles wrestlers finish fifth at Seneca Invitational

Versailles went to battle with nine other schools in southwest Missouri over the weekend in the Seneca Invitational where the Tigers placed fifth with 11 wrestlers and were only bested by the host Indians and three teams from Arkansas.

Michael Trotter (41-4) put up the best result as he won the 182-pound class.

Meanwhile, Kooper Wilson (37-8) finished second at 138, Riley Rademann (37-9) finished fourth at 195, Walker Schotte (15-12) also earned fourth at 220, Damian Murray (6-11) came in sixth at 285, Gage Ward (12-27) took sixth at 145, Payton Lafoy (29-16) earned sixth at 120, Ben Dornan (16-19) also finished sixth at 106, Brycen Reynolds (12-24) came in seventh at 132, Mason Hibdon (7-24) earned eighth at 160 and Gage Tessier (10-11) took 11th at 170.

Versailles will go to Warsaw on Tuesday night for a battle with Adrian and Osage as well at 5 p.m.