Class 2 Boys Day 1 State Tournament

The Odessa boys wrestling team is in good shape to win the Class 2 state championship.

After Day 1 of the Missouri State High School Wrestling Championships, the Bulldogs sit in first place with 69.5 points Wednesday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

Seneca, St. Michael The Archangel Catholic and St. Genevieve are all tied for second place with 57 points each.

The Bulldogs have six wrestlers in the semifinals and they will have a chance to win a state individual title Thursday.

Below is a breakdown of the semifinals matches and how each wrestler made it there:

106: Excelsior Springs junior Wyett Shipman punched his ticket to the semifinals after he won 6-0 against Cassville freshman Caleb Artherton. In the next round, he will see St. Michael The Archangel Catholic sophomore Landon Lane, who pinned Clinton junior Lucas McMenemy in 35 seconds.

The other semifinal will feature Mexico freshman Carlos Juarez-Jimenez and Savannah freshman Lawson Francis. Juarez pinned Richmond sophomore Georgan Happy, while Francis took a 9-0 major decision against Pleasant Hill sophomore Victor Schmalz. 

113: Cameron sophomore Will Erickson made it to the semifinals following a pin of Sullivan sophomore Camden Henderson. In the next round, he will take on Eldon sophomore Jesiah Simmons, who pinned Odessa senior Landon Scarborough.

On the other side of the bracket, Osage senior Zachary Green made it through to the final four after beating Kirksville junior Jaden Crisp 11-9. The will face St. Michael sophomore Parker Lutz next. Lutz pinned Zion Hibbert of Logan-Rogersville.

120: Blair Oaks senior Easton DeMilia made it to the final four after pinning Southern Boome sophomore Kaid Shaw. Next is a matchup with Fulton junior Cole Blattner, who took a 6-0 decision of Cooper Collins of Excelsior Springs.

On the other side, Money senior Simon Hartline advanced to the semifinals after taking a 10-0 major decision over Moberly senior Tyler James. He will meet up with Odessa freshman Blaine Wallace in the semifinals. Wallace pinned Hallsville senior Paxton Martin in the quarterfinals.

126: Blair Oaks Junior Carter Kempker pinned Owensville sophomore Steven Buddemeyer in the third period of the quarters to make it to the semifinals. On deck is a match with Odessa freshman Jet Brown, who pinned Reeds Spring junior Shane Pearson.

On the other side of the bracket, Savannah junior Creighton Cook made it through after edging Harrisonville junior Luke DeVenney. Cook will take on Seneca freshman Brant Laughlin next. Laughlin won 11-4 over Mid-Buchanan junior Spencer Cunningham.

132: St. Genevieve sophomore Drake Meyer advanced to the semifinals after pinning Excelsior Springs junior Ryne Marcum. Up next door Meyer is Seneca sophomore Eli Manley, who won 14-4 over Fulton senior Kai Foster.

In the other semifinal matchup, St. James junior Luke Marlatt will battle Odessa freshman Kamden Hooper. Marlatt took a 16-8 major decision over Jayden Davis of Boonville, while edged Sullivan junior Conner Roach 5-4.

138: St. Genevieve junior Owen Drury made it through thanks to a 4-3 win over Deagen Pasley of Savannah. Drury will see Hallsville senior Parker Crane next. Crane took a 16-0 tech fall vs. Pleasant Hill junior Aiden Minor.

Boonville senior Xavier Flippin punched his ticket to the semis on the other side of the bracket as he won 7-2 over St. Michael senior Trevor Green. Flippin will see Odessa sophomore Caiden Davison next. Davison won 7-4 over Kirksville sophomore Austyn Hunter in the quarters.

144:  Moberly senior Austen James made it to the semifinals after he pinned Sullivan senior Dominic Ransom in the third period. That win set up a semifinals match with Seneca senior Andrew Manley, who pinned St. Michael senior Lucas Barry win the second period. 

On the other side of the bracket, Hollister sophomore Bryson Whitman will take on Blair Oaks senior Whit Nichols. Whitman edged Odessa junior Gabe Studdard 6-5 in the quarters, while Nichols won 10-4 over St. Joseph Benton senior Ethan Nash.

150: Cassville sophomore Riley James still have a shot to earn an individual state title Thursday as he won his quarterfinal match with St. Genevieve senior Gage Gross. James will see Logan-Rogersville junior Jackson Snider on the next round. Snider win by major decision, 13-5, vs. Hallsville senior Jacob Plummer.

I’m the other semifinal match, Pleasant Hill Senior Troy Gustin will face Odessa freshman Lake Waters. Gustin won 9-2 over Adam Peregoy of Sullivan, while Waters took a 13-2 major decision overFron senior Jayden Ayers.

157: Cameron junior Gage Jones will make his way to the semifinals as he won by fall in the second period against Boonville senior Tyson White. He will see Mexico junior Grant Van Horn next. Can Horn win 14-6 over Oak Grove Senior Jordan Hall.

Pleasant Hill senior Lane Snyder also have it to the semifinals after he pinned Marshfield junior Mason Evans. Snyder will face Odessa freshman Michael Scott next. Scott won 11-5 against Fulton senior Kaden Barnes.

165: Sullivan senior Coltlon Brendel will have a chance at a state title Wednesday as he made it to the final four following a 5-2 win over Moberly ‘s Gage St. Clair. He will take on Richmond senior Elijah Sanders next. The senior win by a 17-0 tech fall vs. Harrisonville senior Case Melzer.

On the other side of the bracket, St. Genevieve junior Evan Winters will see Cassville sophomore Colton Roark in the semifinals. Winters pinned Marshfield Brenden Marquess in the third period to advance, while Roark won by fall in the third period of Benton junior Kaden Lee.

175: Chillicothe senior Caden Larson made it to the semifinals after a second-period pin over Owensville junior Landon Kramme. Larson will see Fulton senior Elijah Brocksmith next. The senior got a takedown in overtime to beat Mid-Buchanan senior Colton Kirham in the quarters.

In the other semifinal, Nevada senior Tyler Longobardi will face off with St. Michael senior Lucas Estes. Longobardi won 7-2 against St. James sophomore Zane Actterberg, while Estes pinned Moberly senior Carter Smith in the second period.

190: Knob Noster senior Trey Payne advanced to the semifinals after edging Richmond senior Jayden Happy 7-6 in the quarterfinals. Payne will face St. Joseph senior Jackson Perkins next. Perkins beat Blair Oaks senior Doug Blaha 4-2 in overtime.

In the other matchup, Chilicothe senior Brody Cairns will take on Seneca sophomore Jace Renfro. Cairns pinned Lutheran St. Charles senior Calvin Gross in the first period. Renfro won by fall over St. Michael sophomore Brodie Purtle in the second period.

215: Mid-Buchanan senior Owen Stockbauer punched his ticket to the semifinals after he won by fall over Reeds Spring senior Sebastian Michaud. In the next round, he will face off with Pleasant Hill senior Brayden Bush, who won 22-7 against Odessa senior Bo Leatherman.

On the other side of the bracket, Blair Oaks senior Brady Kerperin made it through after pinning Benton senior Jason Blue. Kerperin will match up withSavannah junior Cooper Burnsides, who won 6-0 vs. Seneca junior Nolan Napier. 

285: St. Genevieve junior Jacob Schweigert made it to the semifinals after pinning Plattsburg senior Dakota Rankin in the second period. He moves on to face Chilicothe junior Bo Smith who won 6-2 in overtime vs. Blair Oaks senior Cole Peters 

On the other side of the bracket, Nevada sophomore DJ Glidwell advanced after 3-2 win over Mexico senior Emille Scanavino. He will take on St. Michael Junior Sampson Stillwell next. The junior pinned Herculaneum Everhardt in 17 seconds.

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