Drury Wrestling started its season off by traveling to Baldwin City, Kansas for the Dan Harris Open hosted by Baker University. The tournament featured over 160 wrestlers from 13 schools. 22 Panther Wrestlers wrestled in the tournament with 9 of them competing unattached. Drury came away with 3 individual champions, a runner-up, a third place and fourth place finishes making a total of 6 placers.
149 – Peter Kuster – Freshman – Finished his day with a major decision on his way to a tournament championship
157 – Ben Stahlman – Junior – Finished his day with technical fall and a major decision on his way to a tournament championship
197 – Jared Rennick – Junior – Finished his day with a fall and a tournament championship
157 – Charley Genesio – RS Freshman – Finished his day with 2 falls and major decision on his way to a runner-up finish
197 – Donovan Benetti – Freshman – Finished his day with a fall on his way to a 3rd place finish
165 – Grant Taylor – Junior – Finished his day with a technical fall on his way to a 4th place finish.
“We performed well overall for our first tournament of the season,” said Drury head coach James Reynolds. “We did a lot of great things and will look to improve upon individual performances as we come together as a team. Wrestling is long and extremely physical season and the end goal is to be healthy and competing at your best at the end. We will be making many decisions in the coming weeks based on performances within these first three Open tournaments at the beginning of the season and work to put the best athletes in positions to compete well. We are also extremely grateful to the fan and family presence while on the road. The support is absolutely incredible from parents to grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters and family friends. There is an excitement in the atmosphere around this team.”
Please view the article and team results at DruryPanthers.Com
Drury Wresting is back in action this coming weekend on November 10th as the Panthers travel to St. Louis, Missouri for Kaufman-Brand Open hosted by Maryville University. The tournament has two divisions splitting the athletes into Freshmen/Sophomores and Upper Classmen. Drury will have several competing in each division as the Panthers look to battle their way through the weekend.
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