Camdenton and Osage battle at Bolivar Tournament, Eldon earns medals at Steve Leslie Invitational and Versailles takes 2nd at Ray Stockdale Invitational
Camdenton and Osage battle at Bolivar
Camdenton and School of the Osage were in tournament action on Saturday at Bolivar with eight other schools and the host Liberators captured the team title with 210.5 points while the Lakers earned second with 198 and the Indians placed fourth with 167.5.
That did not mean either Lake area team did come away with success as Camdenton produced three champions and Osage came home with one.
Camdenton’s Jacob Fuglsang captured first in the 113-pound bracket with four pins and improved to 5-1 on the season while Grant Garrett (126) remained unbeaten at 6-0 with four pins and Ryan Rothove (132) also remained undefeated at 6-0 with a pin, a 14-1 major decision, an 11-8 double overtime win and 18-2 technical fall.
Meanwhile, other wrestlers finishing in the top four were Colton Libby (3-1) who finished second in the 120-pound class, Ethan Harris (4-1) who earned second at 182, Dakota Davis (5-1) who placed third at 195 and Cort Petty (5-1) who took second at 220.
By the time it was all done, Camdenton earned its first team trophy in four years.
"Today's second place finish was a complete team win. It took every single wrestler and every single win to do what we did today," Camdenton coach Grant Leighty said. "It was a tough match with the top four teams changing places throughout the last couple of rounds. I was very proud of our team. Each and every one of them went out and battled hard.
"'Finishing strong' is our motto. We did just that, winning 20 out of our final 28 matches.”
Osage’s champion was Ryan Schepers in the 120-pound bracket and he improved his record to an unblemished 8-0 with two pins, a 17-0 technical fall and a 17-4 major decision.
There were several other Indians in the top four as well including Kody Dowell (7-1) who finished second at 126, Chase Cordia (7-1) who came in second at 145, Aaron Cuddy (6-2) who captured third at 152, Jack Creasy (8-1) who finished third at 160, Jesse Schillinger (2-2) who earned fourth at 182, Connor Arrowood (4-4) who came in fourth at 195 and Shane Thomas (4-3) who placed fourth at 285.
Osage will be back on the mat Tuesday night to host Tipton at 5 p.m. Meanwhile, Camdenton's Taylor Mustain and Belle Simpson will travel to Versailles on Saturday to test their skills against other girls in the Versailles Invitational. It is the final girls' competition of the season for the Lakers in what has been the first year that girls in Missouri get to wrestle in their own division. The rest of the Laker grapplers will be back in action for a trip to Eldon on December 11 at 5:30 p.m
Eldon earns a few medals at Steve Leslie Invitational
The wrestlers of Eldon took on the first tournament of the season over the weekend at the Steve Leslie Invitational in Pleasant Hill and the Mustangs finished 12th out of 17 schools.
Eldon had just eight wrestlers in action compared to a full lineup of 14 and racked up 249 points while Kirksville captured the title with 500 points respectively. However, the weekend did not come and go without a few highlights as three Mustangs made their way to the medal stand.
Kaiden Dillon bested the field in the 195-pound class and remains unbeaten on the season at 8-0 after picking up four pins, a 9-4 decision and a 10-5 decision. He was joined by Dawson Brandt (7-1) finished second in the battle of 182 pounders and Jonathan Schoenfeld (5-2) who came in fourth in the 220-pound bracket.
Eldon will be back in action for a tri-meet at Sedalia on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Versailles placed 2nd at Ray Stockdale Invitational
Versailles battled in its first tournament of the season with host Knob Noster and 12 other schools over the weekend and the Tigers placed second in the team standings with 155 points while the host Panthers bested the field with 189.5 points respectively.
After splitting duals with Buffalo and North Callaway in the season opener on Thursday, Versailles had a few more highlights to make note of as the Tigers produced five medalists including two champions.
One of those champions was Levi Rand who improved his unbeaten record to 7-0 after besting the 113-pound bracket with two pins, a 7-5 decision, a 10-2 major decision and a 9-1 major decision. The other Tiger champion was Michael Trotter (4-1) took care of the 182-pound class with two pins and a 6-3 decision.
Also coming away with medals was Payton Lafoy (4-1) who finished second in the 126-pound class, Brycen Reynolds (6-1) who took fourth at 132, Emanual Bryant (3-4) who took fourth at 138, Riley Rademann (3-2) who finished second at 195 and Gage Tessier (5-1) who captured second at 220.
Versailles will return to the mat on Tuesday for a tri-meet at Warsaw at 5:30 p.m.