The Panthers kicked off their season this past Thursday night with the 3rd Annual Intrasquad Dual hosted in Weiser Gym. Drury Wrestlers are split into two teams, black and grey and are paired up to face off against each other. The Grey team was coached by Coach Kyle Garcia while the black team was coached by Coach Nick Burghardt. This year team Grey took the win with the team score ending in a really tight 21-18 battle. Check out the individual match results below.
Match Results: Team Grey 21, Team Black 18
- Jack Byrd (Grey) decision over Jordan Jones (Black) (Sudden Victory 3-1) (Grey 3, Black 0)
- Grant Taylor (Black) decision over Alex Garrett (Grey) (Dec.8-5) (Grey 3, Black 3)
- Ben Stahlman (Grey) decision over Charley Genisio (Black) (Dec. 4-0) (Grey 6, Black 3)
- Connar Loderhose (Black) won by fall over Klayton Brooks (Grey) (Fall 1:30) (Grey 6, Black 9)
- Jacob Brune (Grey) decision over Dylan Komperda (Black) (Dec. 10-4) (Grey 9, Black 9)
- Dylan Ballew (Black) decision over Trenton Clines (Grey) (Dec. 5-3) (Grey 9, Black 12)
- Jared Rennick (Grey) decision over Donovan Benetti (Black) (Dec. 8-2) (Grey 12, Black 12)
- Ben Melton (Black) decision over Cody Curnutt (Grey) (2 OT 4-3) (Grey 12, Black 15)
- Gunnar Gentzler (Grey) technical fall over Chris Hansen (Black) (TF 16-1) (Grey 17, Black 15)
- Peter Kuster (Grey) major decision over Seth Otis (Black) (Maj. Dec. 10-2) (Grey 21, Black 15)
- Blake Clevenger (Black) decision over Tucker Caswell (Grey) (Dec. 14-7) (Grey 21, Black 18)
The Panthers will continue to prepare for their season opening tournament in Baldwin City Kansas hosted by Baker University on November 4th. Drury starts its third season in NCAA Division II competing in the competitive GLVC conference. The Panthers are picked 4th in the preseason ranking for the GLVC.
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