Indians boys go 1-2 with win over Pleasant Hill while girls add win over Nevada
A quadrangular always presents a great opportunity for wrestlers to improve and gain experience over the course of a season.
School of the Osage had mixed results hosting Pleasant Hill, Nevada and Bolivar Thursday night at the Heritage Gymnasium, but Coach Randy Satterlee was fairly pleased with how the night went overall.
"I thought we wrestled really well. The opens (uncontested matches) hurt us but all in all, I’m really happy with our kids," the coach noted. "We got some young kids in the group that are wrestling really well and we are getting there.
"We got some wins where we had losses over the weekend so that is always a positive," the coach added, referring to the five duals the team previously wrestled at Bolivar on Saturday.
The Indian boys finished 1-2 on the night with a 54-30 dual win over Nevada and a loss to Pleasant Hill by a final tally of 48-30 and a a 48-27 loss to Bolivar. The girls beat Nevada 11-6 while falling to Bolivar 6-0 and Pleasant Hill 12-0.
The Osage boys began the night against Pleasant Hill and Ryan Schepers got the first successful result of the night with a 6-3 decision in the 132-pound class. Mason Dulle (145) won an 8-4 decision and the Indians picked up pin falls from Chase Cordia (160), Rudy Escobar (182) and Jack Creasy (195). Connor Arrowood (220) went uncontested and the Indians gave up four open weight classes overall. Mason Duba (106) fell by pin fall in his bout for the Indians while Colten Sullivan (138), Corey Hubkey (152) and Tanner Gardner (285) did the same.
Kamill Burch (120) fell by pin fall for the Osage girls against Pleasant Hill along with Katyln Sheats at 152.
Up next was Nevada and the Osage boys cruised. Schepers (132) won by pin fall while Dulle (145), Cordia (160), Benden Brell (170), Escobar (182), Creasy (195) and Arrowood (220) all went uncontested. Gardner (285) and Hubkey (152) each won by pin fall and Nevada's only competitive wins of the night came against Sullivan by pin fall at 138 and Duba by the same result at 106.
The Osage girls picked up wins from Cammy Walters (120) and Abbey Cordia (135) who both earned pin fall victories over Nevada. Sophia Jeffries represented the Indians at 235 and fell by pin fall.
Last but not least was Bolivar and it was a tough end for the Indian boys. Schepers stayed unbeaten with a pin at 132 while Escobar (182) won a 9-5 decision to do the same along with Creasy at 195 who won by pin fall. Cordia (160) stayed perfect with an open match and Duba (106) went uncontested as well. Dulle (145) lost a tough 4-3 decision, Hubkey (152) lost by pin fall, Arrowood (220) lost by pin fall and Gardner (285) fell in an 8-2 decision.
The only girls contest between the Indians and Liberators was the match at 166 pounds where Sheats lost by pin fall.
Moving forward, Satterlee wants his grapplers to be consistent with their effort in everything they do.
"The big thing is to get back in the room and work hard. We got some tough duals coming up and we just got to stay ahead of it," he said. "We got a lot of conference duals coming up, which is going to be nice, and we just have to keep working, keep everybody fresh and injury free."
The Osage girls were scheduled to wrestle in a tournament at Rolla on Saturday and the team will be back in dual action at Warsaw on Tuesday at 5 p.m.