Jackson Indians dominate 52nd Kinloch Classic

Missouri Wrestling fans: You have officially been put on notice about Jackson’s wrestling team. With a 14th place finish at the 2019 Missouri State Championships, the Indians are looking to take home a team trophy this season.

Jackson traveled to Springfield for the 52nd annual Kinloch Classic and came back home with the team title. 2nd place was 117 points behind, Ray-Pec and 3rd place in the team race was Helias.

Jackson went 4 for 4 in the finals starting off with Garner Horman at 152 where he defeated returning 4th place state finisher Kanen Huff, Ray-Pec, 6-0. Garner is currently undefeated this season with a 13-0 record.

Next up is the part of the lineup most teams in the state should fear, the 182-220 back-to-back-to-back trio in Cole Parker, Cole Amelunke, and David Eckstam. These three have a combined record of 48-3. Parker wins his championship by fall with Amelunke and Eckstam winning by decision.

Jackson individual placement:

1st Place:
Garner Horman (152), Cole Parker (182), Cole Amelunke (195), David Ekstam (220)
3rd Place:
Riley Wiseman (106), Alec Bailey (120), Levi Kaelin (145)
4th Place:
Rhett Wiseman (113), Noah Uhrhan (160), Liam Bryant (hwt)
5th Place:
Griffin Horman (138)
7th Place:
Grady Livingston (132)

Finals matches


Wyatt George (Republic) 21-1, Jr. over Ryan Meek (St. Clair) 25-4, Fr. (Dec 2-0)

What a great finals match this was. George, who isn’t currently ranked (who should be) came away with a 2-0 squeaker over freshman Ryan Meek. George, who placed 6th last year at state, the lone loss came at the finals of the Harrisonville Christmas Tournament against Seneca’s Brady Roark.