Eldon sweeps Boonville and Versailles battles in triangular with Marceline and Centralia
Eldon sweeps Boonville
Eldon could not have asked for a much better night on the mats.
The Mustangs hosted Tri-County Conference foe Boonville on Thursday where the boys won 36-30 and the girls secured an 18-9 victory.
Olivia Chapman got the Eldon girls started with a pin fall in the 142-pound class while Anmarie Dillon won her match by pin fall at 130 and Abby Bashore (235) went uncontested. The Pirates picked up a forfeit win at 152 and Sarah Miller was able to beat Mackenzie Blankenship in a hard fought 9-7 decision for the only other win from the visitors.
Eldon's Aiden Gerber put the boys on the map early with a pin fall victory at 120 pounds and Killian Wilson (138) also won by pin fall. Sam Coppock (195) won his match in an 8-6 sudden victory, Kaden Dillon captured a 5-4 decision at 220 and Collin Waters (126), Evan Birdno (132) and Ian Birdno (160) won by forfeit. Tanner Pappas (145) took a tough loss by pin fall at 145 for Eldon along with Nevin Campo (170) and Jasper Degraffenreid (285).
Eldon returns to action on Saturday at the Versailles Tournament.
Versailles battles in triangular with Marceline and Centralia
Versailles wrestled against Marceline and Centralia Thursday night where the boys split their duals and the girls fell to Marceline.
The boys fell to Centralia 51-21 and came back with a 59-15 win over Marceline while the girls fell to Marceline 48-12.
Logan Rand picked up the lone contested match for Versailles against Centralia with a 13-10 decision at 126 pounds while Connor Lehman (160), Damian Murray (285) and Kannen Wilson (113) had open matches. Jacob Shrock lost by pin fall for the Tigers at 145 along with Dominick Shewmaker (170), Mason Hibdon (220), Sean Dusky (106), Robert Silvey (120), Brycen Reynolds (132) and Kyle Flieger (138). Zachary Radefeld (152) lost a 10-5 decision, Gage Tessier came up short 4-3 at 182 and Riley Rademann fell 3-0 at 195.
The second bout went much better for the Tigers as Reynolds (132), Flieger (138), Tessier (182) and Dusky (106) won by pin fall. Wilson (113) won a 17-1 technical fall and Shewmaker (170), Brock Ballew (195), Mason Hibdon (220), Damian Murray (285) and Silvey (120) went uncontested. Schrock (145) lost by pin fall, Radefeld (152) fell in an 8-6 decision, Lehman (160), lost 6-0 and Powers (126) came up short in a 9-5 decision.
The ladies were represented by Bethany Howard and Ellie Dunnaway who both did not disappoint. Howard won by pin fall in her match at 135 and Dunnaway (235) went uncontested.
Versailles will be back in action on Saturday hosting its own annual tournament.