Eldon and Camdenton split duals and Osage picks up sweep

Eldon splits duals with Fulton and Missouri Military Academy

Eldon opened up its season at Fulton Tuesday night for a battle with the Hornets and Missouri Military Academy.

The Hornets did not make things easy for the Mustangs after handing the visitors a 48-24 defeat, but Eldon bounced back with a 36-18 win over MMA.

Devon VanHooser picked up the first win for Eldon against Fulton with a forfeit in the 170-pound bout and that was followed by three straight pins from Dawson Brandt (182), Kaden Dillon (195) and Jonathan Schoenfeld (220). The Mustangs also had six open spots in their lineup for the first match of the season.

Zachary VanHooser (132) put Eldon on the board against MMA with a pin and Brandt (182), Schoenfeld (220) and Scott Johnson (285) did the same. The Mustangs also picked up points from Hunter Waller (138) who went uncontested along with Dillon (195).

Up next for the Mustangs (1-1) is the Pleasant Hill Tournament which starts on Friday and runs through Saturday.

Camdenton splits duals with Branson and Willard

Camdenton took on Branson and Willard for its first showdown of the season and the Lakers managed to top the former foe 48-27 before falling to the lattter 51-24 in the nightcap. 

In the first match of the night against Branson, Grant Garrett put Camdenton on the board early with a 6-2 decision in the 126-pound match. He was joined in victory lane by Ryan Rothove (132), Chris Morgan (160), Cort Petty (220), Kaiden Stivers (106), Jacob Fuglsang (113) and Connor Morgan (120) who all picked up pins while Ethan Harris (182) won a 6-4 decision and Cody Pitts (195) went uncontested. 

The final bout against the Tigers of Willard did not go quite as well as Garrett (126), Rothove (132) and Harris (182) all earned pins while Seamus Lamb (145) earned a hard-fought 6-5 decision and Cort Petty (220) finished with a 10-3 decision.

Camdenton (1-1) will be in tournament action on Saturday in Bolivar.

Osage sweeps Fatima and Boonville

School of the Osage remains unbeaten early in the season after sweeping Fatima and Boonville on Tuesday night.

The Indians beat the Comets of Fatima 51-21 and finished the night with a 45-36 win over the hometown Pirates.

Ryan Schepers got things started for Osage against Fatima with a 5-1 decision in the 126-pound bout while Kody Dowell (132) earned an 11-8 decision, Mason Dulle (138) won a 6-1 decision and Chase Cordia (145), Aaron Cuddy (152), Matt Russell (220) and Shane Thomas (285) picked up pins. Meanwhile, Brenden Brell (160), Jack Creasy (170) and Rudy Escobar (182) all received byes. 

Dowell (132) remained unbeaten on the evening with a pin against Boonville and Dulle (138), Cordia (145) and Matt Russell (220) did the same with pins. Creasy (170 earned a pin, Escobar (182) won a 7-2 decision  and both Jacob Zelle (113) and Schepers (126) went uncontested. 

Osage (3-0) returns to the mat for tournament action in Bolivar on Saturday.