By Chris Geinosky
KANSAS CITY – Another week. Another tournament. Another title for Missouri’s top-ranked team.
For the second year in the row, Liberty claimed the championship at the Winnetonka Invitational, one of the longest-running high school wrestling events in the state and has long been regarded as one of the most challenging regular-season tournaments hosted by a Show-Me State high school.
The 49th annual installment of the tournament may have been one of the toughest in its half-a-century history.
Still without Greyden Penner, who has been nursing a severe ankle injury since the Kansas City Stampede in December, and a few other regulars that were out of the lineup, Liberty still had four individual wrestlers win championship belts in their respective weight classes.