It was an exciting 2 days of wrestling in Wentzville. If you wanted to experience the full gambit of emotions wrestling can bring, this was the place. Excitement, disappointment, smiles, tears, cheers, and boos. For the seniors, it was their last attempt to make their mark. Some of them did and will be wrestling in Columbia next week. For other seniors who didn’t make it, they will have their memories and lessons from the sport.
For the underclassmen who didn’t make it this year, they will have the next 12 months to learn and grow from their mistakes as well as cheer on their teammates next week who did make it to the state tournament.
Several teams such as Southern Boone, Blair Oaks, and Marshall set season records for having the most qualifiers in their particular program’s history. Newer girls’ programs such as Hallsville and Moberly earned their first state qualifiers in the girls’ division.
The host team, North Point, made sure that they did the little things right to make the qualifiers feel special, including a parade of champions before the medal round matches and allowing the current wrestler’s teammates near the mats to cheer…