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Dragons fly high in triangular over Plattsburg and St. Pius

"First of all, I’d like to say that he’s a hell of a wrestler, and I give a lot of props to him. One of the strongest dudes I’ve ever competed against,” Liberto said. “All I knew was he wrestled I think 138 last year, and he had beat our 138 last year, so I knew he was pretty good..."

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Produced by: Derek Zimmerman-Guyer
MissouriWrestling.com Content Producer
January 11, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- After dominating at their home tournament this previous Saturday, the Mid-Buchanan Dragons carried that momentum into a triangular dual as they defeated both Plattsburg and St. Pius.

Mi-Buch downed Plattsburg 48-24 and St. Pius 53-21 on Tuesday, Jan. 8. As the No. 7 ranked team in Class 1, Mid-Buch showed everyone just why they held that spot. As per usual, Mid-Buch coach Daniel Kountz always wants his team to be assertive on the mat.

“That’s really what we’ve been preaching here lately,” Kountz said. “Always looking to attack, get to our offense, get on the attack and score points.”

The KCI conference foes were the first two teams to dual on the night, with Mid-Buch taking the win 48-24. Matches started at 152 pounds with Mid-Buch sophomore Creed Webster taking an open. The action really began at 160 when Plattsburg evened up the score at 6-6 when junior Klayton Kennedy pinned sophomore Aaron Thomas, reasserting his status as an honorable mention at 160 pounds in Class 1.

Mid-Buch didn’t take lightly to that as 170 senior Corbin Vieth pinned senior Shane Euler in the first period. After a double open at 182 and Plattsburg claiming an open at 195, 220 saw Mid-Buch senior Tallon Privat stick freshman.

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