Mexico Earns their 9th and 10th Dual Wins at Osage Quad

Another evening of travel for the Mexico Lady Bulldogs who just won two duals the night before in Hannibal were looking to add another three wins to their credit at the Osage Quad.  All three of these opponents (Southern Boone, Osage and Versailles) are District opponents.  The Lady Bulldogs have seen all of these opponents at tournaments before but most them had not faced any of them until this evening due to the way brackets have fallen.    

Below are the results of the three dual meets Mexico took part in:

Round 1:  Mexico 48 vs. Osage 12

100Double Forfeit
105Katherine Bowen (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
110Double Forfeit
115Aleia Gaunt (Osage) over Alizabeth Welch (Mexico) (Fall 0:00)
120Kaylynn Pehle (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
125Abbigale Drew (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
130Double Forfeit
135Double Forfeit
141Caitlyn Sullivan (Osage) over Brett Iman (Mexico) (Fall 0:00)
149Luisa Urbina (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
159Tessa Higgins (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
174Shelby Shramek (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
194Matty Tolbert (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
235Double Forfeit

Round 2:  Mexico 48 vs. Versailles 18

105Katherine Bowen (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
110Alizabeth Welch (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
115Kaylynn Pehle (Mexico) over Katelyn Roehrig (Versailles) (Fall 0:00)
120Double Forfeit
125Abbigale Drew (Mexico) over Frankie Shewmaker (Versailles) (Fall0:00)
130Double Forfeit
135Madysen Rayl (Versailles) over Unknown (For.)
141Krystal Fischer (Versailles) over Brett Iman (Mexico) (Fall 0:00)
149Luisa Urbina (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
159Tessa Higgins (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
174Shelby Shramek (Mexico) over Unknown (For.)
194Matty Tolbert (Mexico) over Maris Ollison (Versailles) (Fall 0:00)
235Sarah Huffman (Versailles) over Unknown (For.)
100Double Forfeit

Round 3:  Mexico vs. Southern Boone; This dual did not take place.  Southern Boone brought their lady wrestlers to the event and they warmed up on the mats but elected not to wrestle against Mexico.  When talking with Coach Senor, he could offer no explanation as to why they chose to do this.  

Highlight Matches:

Matty Tolbert at 194 had faced her opponent from Versailles twice earlier this season and lost both times.  Apparently, it’s “third time’s the charm” for Tolbert.  The match was even with both of the ladies scoring points early on but the move that mentally broke her opponent was when Tolbert scored a takedown and turned her opponent on her back and scored a rare four-point nearfall because her opponent appeared to be injured while in pinning criteria.  The match would resume and Tolbert continued her dominance and would pin her opponent late in the third period. Another potential Disitrict Tournament matchup for Tolbert and now that there’s a rivalry established, it will be a fun match to watch. 

Abbigale Drew at 125 lbs. would face a talented freshman from Versailles.    In the early going of the match it ws setup to be a barn burner with both ladies scoring takedowns, nearfalls, and/or reversals/escapes.  Drew would take a narrow lead into the second period.  She chose down and subsequently earned an escape, a takedown and then the fall, all in quick fashion.  

The Mexico Lady Bulldogs improve to 10-3 on the season in duals.  Tomorrow the Mexico Lady Bulldogs are scheduled to attend the two-day St. Charles Invite (which currently has 25 teams listed to attend it).  And all of these meets the Lady Bulldogs will be traveling with their boy counterparts to all three of these meets.   The Mexico Lady Bulldogs’ next home meet will be on Monday as they host their first regular-season tournament event.

**At the time the article was being written, the writer was informed by Coach Senor that St. Charles had cancelled their tournament for the weekend due to pending severe weather, which would give the Mexico Lady Bulldogs, the weekend off.** 

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Written by Jonathan Bowen

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