Clinton comes into the night’s contest with dual victory over Sherwood and an impressive 7th Place finish at the tough Steve Leslie Invite over this past weekend. Their opposition in Thursday’s Dual is Knob Noster. The Panthers have already racked up 5 dual victories with no defeats. The Cardinals look to end the Panthers’ win streak at 5, while Knob Noster looks to pick up their second dual win over a class 2 program.
The Cardinals have not entered a 106 – pound wrestler yet this year, so Sam Wilhelm of the Panthers will not see any action and pick of the win.
Team Score: 6 – 0 Knob Noster
Dalton Mayhew from Knob Noster hasn’t wrestled much this year. Not because of an injury, but because of his size. Small schools continue to struggle with lower weight classes and this will be one of his first matches of the season. He will be taking on a formidable opponent in Austin Kline. Talk about being thrown into the fire, the Junior from Clinton is currently undefeated and finished with a gold in the Steve Leslie Invite.
Prediction: Kline improves to 10 – 0 with a WBF over Mayhew.
Team Score: 6 – 6 Tie
Jace King, a Freshman from Clinton, will be facing a Sophomore from Knob in Logan Hernandez.
Both wrestlers are sporting solid seasons and have winning records. They have a common opponent in Aiden Gerber from Eldon. Both wrestlers were able to come away with the win, but King got a pin.