Last season, Missouri won six straight matches after an opening loss to take a commanding 23-3 lead. Kansas surged back, but Platte County’s Casey Jumps scored a pin at 220 to seal Missouri’s fifth straight win. Let's take a look at this year's matchups:
Clay Singh (Kearney) vs. Ryan Ware (Wellsville, Kan.) — The first of five to win a fourth state championship this year in Missouri, Singh capped his career with a pin in the Class 3 120-pound final, continuing his flair for the dramatic in the postseason.
Ware became a third-time medalist in Class 3-2-1A — the smallest in Kansas — with his first finals appearance, losing by major decision in the 113 championship bout to Eureka’s Kolby Beitz, who lost their previous matchup earlier in the season.
Cody Phippen (Platte County) vs. Jace Koelzer (Olathe South, Kan.) — A top-tier bout early on in the dual features a combined five state titles and six finals appearances.