Class 2 Boys Recap – Pleasant Hill back-to-back-to-back champs

Something was off with the Pleasant Hill wrestling team on Day 1 of the Class 2 Missouri State High School Wrestling Championships.

The Roosters trailed both Mid-Buchanan and Odessa going into Day 2 on Thursday at Mizzou Arena at the University of Missouri. Jeff Wyatt put the reason for the slow start on himself.

“Yesterday I got caught up in the schedule and we didn’t do the things that we normally do,” Wyatt said. “We got out of our routine a big and ran the boys and girls on the same day. We really didn’t focus on what was important, but we did that today. The boys led the charge.”

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Pleasant Hill bounced back in a big way, however, and won its third straight state team title with 145.5 points. Mid-Buch took second with 135.5, Odessa was third with 113 and St. Genevieve was fourth with 93. Cameron was just on the outside looking in with 92.

Pleasant Hill had three champions, including Garrett Lyons (150), Jacob Hanes (215) and Brayden Bush (190), all of whom won the first state championships in their careers. Others on the team to earn state medals were Sam Ewing (144, third), Lane Snyder (150, second) and Sam Mcdowell-Driskell (285).

“Garrett is the hardest working kid in the room,” Wyatt said. “You can always count on him. Brayden and Jacob are phenomenal athletes and they do a great job today….

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Written by Michael Smith

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