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:
Garner Horman (152), Cole Parker (182), Cole Amelunke (195), David Ekstam (220)
Riley Wiseman (106), Alec Bailey (120), Levi Kaelin (145)
Rhett Wiseman (113), Noah Uhrhan (160), Liam Bryant (hwt)
Griffin Horman (138)
Grady Livingston (132)
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.