Missouri High School Wrestling News

The Fighting Edge: Kearney’s Cale Garrett

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Freshman Hammers Battle: Park Hill’s Trey Crawford & Staley’s Khyler Brewer match highlights

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Park Hill’s Thomas Lisher and Blake Hopson talk about their big come from behind victories

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Match Highlights: #3 Thomas Lisher, Park Hill vs #4 Charles Genisio – Staley

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Match Highlights: #5 David Berryman, Staley vs #6 Joshua Steele, Park Hill

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Match Highlights: #1 Zach Elam, Staley vs #5 Ashton Sharp, Park Hill

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Match Highlights: #5 Blake Hopson, Park Hill vs #HM Anthony Mabery, Staley

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#1 ranked Devin Winston, Park Hill, over Jacob Williams, Staley, match highlights

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285 pounds: Dan Mangold, Staley, vs. Landen Brown, Park Hill, Highlights

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Missouri Wrestling Podcast
Fighting Edge: Intro

NOTE: This series of the Fighting edge is a multi part series. Videos of wrestlers in this intro will be released one after another. Enjoy. On a cold December night , just before Christmas, I was reminded why, after 5 years of college wrestling, I decided to go into the exceptionally rewarding profession of Coaching/Teaching … Continue reading Fighting Edge: Intro

Buffalo head coach, Nate Kenady, talks after dual at Osage

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Twenty-Four Ranked Athletes Will Compete in the Midland Empire Conference Tournament

With the lone exception of a second place finish in 2015, the Midland Empire Conference Tournament has been dominated by one team as of late. In four of the last five seasons, the Smithville Warriors have been crowned the MEC Wrestling Champions. There is really no reason to think that 2017 could be different, as … Continue reading Twenty-Four Ranked Athletes Will Compete in the Midland Empire Conference Tournament

Neosho Dominates Branson Invitational Putting 9 into the Finals

Branson High School- #1 Ranked Neosho once again won the Branson Invitational with 378.5 points over 2nd place Seneca with 236.5 who had 6 finalist themselves. At 106 pounds #2 Joseph Semerad of Monett pinned Oscar Ortiz of McDonald County in 3:45. Both wrestlers had beaten 5th ranked Levi Connely of Seneca, Semerad (4-0) in … Continue reading Neosho Dominates Branson Invitational Putting 9 into the Finals

#9 Mizzou dominates #7 Cornell

Takeaways As a team Mizzou came out aggressively in the majority of their matches today, which was refreshing to see. Eierman and Mayes in particular really tried to break their opponents late and push the pace late, which was encouraging for the team’s March trophy prospects and MAC tournament winning streak. Eierman looks like a … Continue reading #9 Mizzou dominates #7 Cornell

Park Hill vs Staley Dual Recap

With the dual hanging in the balance, Park Hill proved its mettle and staved off a ferocious challenge from Staley. In a star-studded clash of the titans, the No.1-ranked Trojans built an early lead and held on tight for a 27-21 victory between the top two teams in the state of Missouri. Both teams won … Continue reading Park Hill vs Staley Dual Recap

220 Dawson Cox (Cameron) over Johnathan Chapman (Moberly) Maj 14-5

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195 Caleb Shanks (Cameron) over Chance Richards (Moberly) Fall 3:06

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170 Kyler Guthrie (Moberly) over Aaron Anders (Cameron) Fall 0:39

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160 Christian Fugate (Moberly) over Danny Gibbs (Cameron) Fall 0:29

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152 Ean Stuart (Moberly) over Kayne Lamison (Cameron) Fall 1:38

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138 Luke Vitt (Moberly) over Josh Stevenson (Cameron) Dec 10-4

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126 Chase Foreman (Cameron) over Jack Morgan (Moberly) Fall 1:37

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120 Camron Lowry (Moberly) over Marshal Kennedy (Cameron) Dec 4-2

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113 Sawyer Day (Cameron) over Jacob Aleshire (Moberly) Fall 3:19

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106 Deshawn Smith (Moberly) over Caleb Worland (Cameron) Maj 14-4

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285 Joe Bryant (Cameron) over Jamie Aleshire (Moberly) Fall 1:32

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285 Terrese Aaron (Mexico) over Jamie Aleshire (Moberly) Fall 1:47

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220 Johnathan Chapman (Moberly) over Wyatt Turner (Mexico) Dec 3-2

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195 Chance Richards (Moberly) over Cameron Fox (Mexico) Dec 6-5

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170 Brit Wilson (Mexico) over Christian Fugate (Moberly) Fall 1:29

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160 Kellen Ekern (Mexico) over Kyler Guthrie (Moberly) Fall 1:36

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152 Ean Stuart (Moberly) over Devin Logerman (Mexico) Fall 3:14

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145 Vinny Vitale (Mexico) over Thomas Sneed (Moberly) Dec 8-6

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138 Luke Vitt (Moberly) over Blayne Wieberg (Mexico) Maj 15-5

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132 Dillion Nichols (Mexico) over Tristan Morris (Moberly) Dec 12-8

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126 Kevin Duong (Mexico) over Jack Morgan (Moberly) Fall 4:42

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113 Jacob Aleshire (Moberly) over Clint Allen (Mexico) Fall 0:33

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106 Deshawn Smith (Moberly) over Brayan Juarez (Mexico) Maj 14-3

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Dawson Sickmeier, Union, ready to make his run to the top of the podium

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Jordan Little (Liberty-Wentzville) has big goals this season. Watch his interview.

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Clinton Senior Benny Ladd interview

Produced by: Michaela Pomajzl    

Clinton Senior Benny Ladd

Produced by: Michaela Pomajzl “Success is the piece of mind knowing that you’ve given your all into achieving a goal.” –Jordan Burroughs Clinton Senior Benny Ladd should be at ease if he is following the wise words of 2012 Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs. Ladd is ranked number two at the 145 weight class for Class … Continue reading Clinton Senior Benny Ladd

Clinton, Ray-Pec, Smith-Cotton Tri

Produced by: Michaela Pomajzl The Clinton Cardinals and Raymore-Peculiar Panthers travelled to Sedalia Smith-Cotton Tuesday evening for a Tri-Meet. Originally, the meet was supposed to be just a conference match-up between Smith-Cotton and Clinton, but at the last minute Smith-Cotton invited Ray-Pec. Prior to the night’s match-ups, the team records for each team were: Clinton … Continue reading Clinton, Ray-Pec, Smith-Cotton Tri

Smith Cotton Rookie Roundup

Produced by: Michaela Pomajzl On January 7, Smith-Cotton hosted their annual Rookie Roundup, a tournament for rookie and novice high-school wrestlers. The tournament began in the mid to late 80’s and hasn’t missed a year since. Smith-Cotton assistant coach Tommy Kindle said, “There aren’t a lot of tournaments for young kids.” So, this tournament provides … Continue reading Smith Cotton Rookie Roundup

Kearney v. Platte County Recap & Matches of the Night

The atmosphere here at Platte County High School as always was close, confined and hostile. The dual was sure to be a barn burner, with this year’s installment featuring 11 State Ranked Wrestlers. In the end this was one of the most competitive duals I have ever witnessed. This is no different any time that … Continue reading Kearney v. Platte County Recap & Matches of the Night

#3 ranked Cameron Spires (Timberland) over #6 ranked Tyler Kreith (Francis Howell) 1-0
Neosho Sweeps Camdenton & Republic

(Republic, Mo) The night began with dual between an unhealthy Camdenton team and #1 ranked Neosho. Before the dual even began Camdenton handed Neosho 42 points with opens at 106, 120, 138, 170, 182, 195, and 285. The dual began two quick pins by Dalton Kivett and Trenton Young. Camdenton would receive what would be … Continue reading Neosho Sweeps Camdenton & Republic

Reggie Burress, Platte County Head Coach, talks Kearney Dual, Cheesehead, and passion.
Jake Hill, Kearney Head Coach. Thoughts on close Platte County dual
Cody Phippen, Platte County, talks Cheesehead performance and season outlook
Kearney Coach Nick Ward pre match thoughts on Platte County dual
Ethan Locke, Kearney pre match interview against Platte County
Emalie Olson, Kearney, talks World Team goals
Matt Knopp, Platte County after match with Kearney
Matt Knopp (Platte County) v. Clayton Mordecai (Kearney)
Kearney Wrestling Team warming up against Platte County
Class 4 #1 and #2 to Meet

Coach Gary Mayabb’s Staley Falcons will look to knock off Jeff Davis’s nationally ranked Park Hill Trojans in a battle of the top 2 ranked teams in Class 4. Coming off of a 4th place finish at The Clash and an upset of the #2 ranked team in the country Park Hill will be looking … Continue reading Class 4 #1 and #2 to Meet

Ty Purler, Francis Howell. GAC Champ

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Dylan Komperda, Francis Howell. GAC Champ

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Oak Grove Head Coach, Bobbe Lowe, at Monett Tournament

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Cameron Caldwell, Willard. Monett Tournament Champ

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Monett Tournament Highlight Clips

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Connor Brown, Oak Grove. Monett Tournament Champ

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Tyler Curd, Oak Grove. Monett Tournament Champ

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Willard Head Coach Justin Wisdom after winning Monett Tournament

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Branson Tournament Preview

Produced by: Corbin LeMaster The Branson Invitational will feature over 30 ranked wrestlers and top teams from Missouri and Arkansas. Class 3 #1 Neosho will look to take home the title in the 16 team field, however, with Class 1 #2 Seneca boasting 9 wrestlers ranked in the top 6 they will be looking to … Continue reading Branson Tournament Preview

Kai Rogers of Winfield – GAC Tournament
Anthony Pisciotta of Timberland – GAC Tournament
Cameron Steinhoff of Liberty (Wentzville) – GAC Tournament
Jordan Williams of Ft. Zumwalt West – GAC Tournament
Cameron Spires of Timberland – GAC Tournament
Matt Collum, Head Coach of Timberland – GAC Champs
Hunter Shelton, Oak Park – Excelsior Springs Champion
Mitchell Alexander, Grain Valley – Excelsior Springs runner-up
Tage McNutt, St. Joe Benton – Excelsior Springs Champion
Dominic Nobile, Richmond – Excelsior Springs Champion
Jordan Shewmaker, St. Joe Benton – Excelsior Springs Champion
Wolfgang Clapper, Grain Valley – Excelsior Springs Champion
#3 Wolfgang Clapper, Grain Valley, defeats #1Taylor Brown, Warrensburg 3-2
The second Annual Crossroads Invitational Dual Tournament was hosted Saturday by Cameron R-I School

The Millard South Patriots are the two-time defending Nebraska Class A State Champions and have an enrollment of over 1,600 students. The Patriots defeated Camdenton 78-6, Odessa 72-0, Savannah 54-9, Mexico 56-24, and Cameron 63-15 on their way to winning a second Crossroads Invitational Dual Tournament Title. The host Dragons finished second; the Moberly Spartans … Continue reading The second Annual Crossroads Invitational Dual Tournament was hosted Saturday by Cameron R-I School

Timberland Escapes With GAC Title

Produced by Scott Hanify After an eventful Friday Evening, the top 3 teams were separated by 12 points. Francis Howell held a 5 point advantage over Timberland going into the Semi-Finals Saturday morning. Francis Howell had 8 semi-finalists, 6 of which advanced to the finals. Timberland only had 5 semi-finalists and 3 advanced to the … Continue reading Timberland Escapes With GAC Title

Missouri Wrestling Podcast Ep. 1

Welcome to the newest addition to MissouriWrestling.com – The Missouri Wrestling Podcast, with Hosts Marcus Hoehn and Bobbe Lowe. In the future, there will be a subscribe option so you can listen in your favorite podcast software, but for now, please enjoy this version.

Missouri Wrestling Podcast Ep.1

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Rocky and Zach Elam: The Elaminators
Anthony Mabery (Staley) talks after his UTB decision over Austin Purtle (Smithville)
Anthony Mabery (Staley) over Austin Purtle (Smithville) (UTB 2-1)
Blake Berryman (Staley) interview after match against Smithville
Jared Thornbrugh (Smithville) interview after match with Staley
Kolin Thee (Liberty North) after his big time pin over Staley
Kolin Thee (Liberty North) over Trent Schrader (Staley)
#1 ranked Daterrairon Richardson (Liberty North) plan of attack during match
Robert Weber (Belton) talks after his match with Smithville
Robert Weber (Belton) over Jackson White (Smithville)
Khyler Brewer (Staley) over Braden Bradley (Belton) (Dec 5-0)
Charley Genisio (Staley) talks about his win over Robert Weber (Belton)
Autumn Hester (Smithville) talks about her big pin against Belton

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#2 ranked Khyler Brewer, Staley, talks transition from youth to high school wrestling

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Daterrairon Richardson – Liberty North hittin’ single legs

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Zach Elam (Staley) post match interview after Jake Boyd win
Zach Elam (Staley) over Jake Boyd (Smithville) UT – final minute
Crossroads Invitational: What to know, who to watch.

The tournament field was assembled by Cameron Head Wrestling Coach Philip Limb. Coach Limb is a class of 2000 graduate of Cameron High School, where he was a four-year letter winner in wrestling. Coach Limb finished his wrestling career with a 102 wins and 18 losses. He placed fourth in state as a junior and … Continue reading Crossroads Invitational: What to know, who to watch.

#3 Savannah falls to #8 Cameron

Although wrestling is an individual sport, the team element of wrestling continues to be extremely important. The team score is dependent upon the sum of the performance of its individual wrestlers! One state medalist can still only score a maximum of six points during the dual and sometimes not giving up a fall can be … Continue reading #3 Savannah falls to #8 Cameron

Thank you

This is a thank you gift to my yearly MOPro subscribers. If you are a yearly subscriber, you are already entered. If you aren’t a yearly subscriber, you have until January 16th. The winner of this gift will receive: 2 matside tickets to the Oklahoma State vs Mizzou wrestling dual, January 27th at Hearnes Center … Continue reading Thank you

Garret Kloeppel, Parkway South – Flyer Classic Champ/Outstanding wrestler

Produced by: Austin Neal

Kyler Guthrie (Moberly) over Matthew Huston (Marshall) (Fall 0:55)

Produced by: Mickey Sires

Johnathan Chapman (Moberly) over Chase Hawes (Hannibal) (Fall 1:08)

Produced by: Mickey Sires

Garret Kloeppel, Parkway South – Flyer Classic Champ/Outstanding wrestler

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Jamie Aleshire (Moberly) over Chase Kirby (Hannibal) (Fall 1:08)

Produced by: Mickey Sires

Camron Lowry (Moberly) over Zander Hager (Marshall) (Fall 1:18)

Produced by: Mickey Sires

Intro: Camron Lowry (Moberly) over Zander Hager (Marshall) (Fall 1:18)

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Intro: Jamie Aleshire (Moberly) over Chase Kirby (Hannibal) (Fall 1:08)

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Intro: Johnathan Chapman (Moberly) over Chase Hawes (Hannibal) (Fall 1:08)

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Intro: Kyler Guthrie (Moberly) over Matthew Huston (Marshall) (Fall 0:55)

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Coby Aebersold (Kearney) Highlights

Produced by: Clarissa Lenger

Kearney’s #3 ranked 152lbs, Ethan Locke, match hlighlight and interview

Produced by: Clarissa Lenger

Coby Aebersold (Kearney) over Parker Houck (Liberty) (Dec 6-2) intro

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Kearney’s #3 ranked 152lbs, Ethan Locke, match hlighlight and interview

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Kearney’s #3 ranked 152lbs, Ethan Locke, match hlighlight and interview

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James Freitag (Kearney) over Ross Manion (Liberty)

Produced by: Clarissa Lenger

#2 ranked Zane Shaddox (Liberty) post match interview

Produced by: Clarissa Lenger View Zane’s match vs Kearney here

#2 ranked Zane Shaddox (Liberty)

Produced by: Clarissa Lenger View Zane’s post match interview here

James Freitag (Kearney) over Ross Manion (Liberty (Liberty)) (Fall 0:19)

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Zane Shaddox Interview

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Zane Shaddox

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Smithville @ Texas Outlaw Holiday Tournament

The Smithville Warriors travelled to Allen (Dallas) Texas over the holidays to compete for the second straight year in the Texas Outlaw Tournament. Alex Rivera, Champion, recaps his Texas Outlaw Holiday Tournament This 26 team event included Allen High School, which has won 8 straight Texas team titles and is currently rated as the #17 … Continue reading Smithville @ Texas Outlaw Holiday Tournament

Alex Rivera, Smithville, Texas Outlaw Holiday Tournament Champion

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Buffalo Coaches after Kinloch Classic Team Championship

Buffalo Coaches after Kinloch Classic Team Championship

Gage Maxwell Kinloch Classic – 152lb championship Pin

Gage Maxwell Kinloch Classic – 152lb championship Fall win over Jacob Warren of Windsor

138lb Taylor Brown Warrensburg looked unbeatable
Tristen Barr, Rolla. Kinloch Classic Champion

Tristen Barr, Rolla. Kinloch Classic Champion

Zach Fennell, Rolla, wins the Kinloch Classic

Zach Fennell, Rolla, wins the Kinloch Classic

Jacob Gerow, McDonald County, wins Kinloch Classic 120

Jacob Gerow McDonald County wins Kinloch Classic 120 lb class with a last second takedown to win 2-1 over Cahill of Ray Pec.

113lbs Jake Nickols Ozark with a 8-2 victory
Evan Winder from Helias with fall victory over Ortiz at Kinloch Classic
Buffalo Coaches after Kinloch Classic Team Championship

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Gage Maxwell Kinloch Classic – 152lb championship Fall win over Jacob Warren of Windsor

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138lb Taylor Brown Warrensburg just looked unbeatable as he ran up the points 20 -4 on Rolla’s Coleman Brainard at Kinloch

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Tristen Barr, Rolla. Kinloch Classic Champion

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Zach Fennell Rolla with a great come from being won to win the Kinloch Classic 126 lb bracket as a freshman

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Jacob Gerow McDonald County wins Kinloch Classic 120 lb clas with a last second takedown to win 2-1 over Cahill of Ray Pec

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113lbs Jake Nickols Ozark with a 8-2 victory over a tough Republic wrestler at Kinloch Classic

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Winder from Helias with fall victory over Ortiz at Kinloch Classic

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Mizzou First Round Match-Ups

125 R32- #3 Barlow McGhee (2-0) vs. Spencer Dusi (7-9), Cleveland State R32- Aaron Assad (8-4) vs. Brand Leadbeter (2-7), Navy Both opponents in these opening round matches should be outmatched against the Mizzou wrestlers. It would be a good sign to see bonus points out of both McGhee and Assad in these bouts. Assad’s … Continue reading Mizzou First Round Match-Ups

Match of the Year? Cameron Rudy (FZS) dec Joshua Saunders (CBC)

Match of the year? Ft Zumwalt South’s Cameron Rudy defeats Joshua Saunders of CBC in a thrilling 16-13 match. Saunders, who many consider the the best freshman to enter high school in the history of Missouri wrestling, loses the lead and Rudy takes full advantage with the 16-13 victory. WHAT. A. MATCH!

Cameron Rudy (Ft. Zumwalt South) dec Joshua Saunders (CBC) 16-13 INTRO

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126 lb Finals #4 Gus Guilliams (Jackson) vs #3 Garret Kloeppel (Parkway South)

Produced by: Scott Hannify What.a.match!

Jackson Escapes with the Flyer Classic Title

Produced by: Scott Hannify Heading into Saturday afternoon at Lindbergh High School, only 4 points separated Washington from Jackson. 220 lbs. final Jack Marak vs. Logan Wells Jackson had 10 wrestlers going for medals and Washington had 9. Jackson started off the finals strong with Alec Bailey picking up a 4-0 win. At 113, 126, and … Continue reading Jackson Escapes with the Flyer Classic Title

126 lb Finals #4 Gus Guilliams (Jackson) vs #3 Garret Kloeppel (Parkway South)

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220 lbs. final Jack Marak vs. Logan Wells – Intro

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Jack Lenox – Intro

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Park Hill enters FloRankings at #15 in the nation

Produced by: Tona Mena I didn’t understand. It didn’t make sense. It wasn’t a normal reaction to a Top 15 national ranking. Of course, this isn’t a normal team. They’re something special. And it has nothing to do with the moves they’re teaching. Park Hill enters the national rankings at #15 after a 2nd place … Continue reading Park Hill enters FloRankings at #15 in the nation

Clean sweep for Staley during NKC Duals

In a battle for school district bragging rights, Staley turned to its depth and picked up another trifecta of dual match victories. The Falcons put some fresh faces in the varsity lineup against Oak Park, North Kansas City and Winnetonka and saw plenty of positives during the North Kansas City School District Duals on Tuesday, … Continue reading Clean sweep for Staley during NKC Duals

Hunter Shelton (Oak Park) dec Rocky Elam (Staley) 5-1
Hunter Shelton (Oak Park) talks after NKC Quad
Gary Mayabb (Staley) talks after NKC Quad
Anthony Mabery (Staley) notched an impressive, 11-0 victory
Remington Brelsford (Oak Park) match highlights
Undefeated Marquette Sophomore, Jack Lenox, with the pin
#5 in the nation, Jake Boyd from Smithville, avenges finals loss.
#1 ranked Class 3 220lbs, Adrian Hitchcock (Neosho) wrestles #10 in nation
#8 in nation, DJ Shannon (CBC) defeats nationally ranked wrestler
Malik Johnson (CBC) defeats #16 in nation
Jeff City Jays v. Smith-Cotton Tigers

Produced by Michaela Pomajzl The Jefferson City Jays traveled to Sedalia Smith-Cotton on Tuesday night for a late evening dual. Jeff City boasts more than a few stud wrestlers, and it showed. The Jays graduated quite a few talented wrestlers (Jacob Brune, Logan Moriarity, Jalen Martin, Gavin Dewitt, and Tanner Irwin) last year, but that … Continue reading Jeff City Jays v. Smith-Cotton Tigers

Liberty Bluejays win first home dual of the season

Videos Produced by: Clarissa Lenger The Liberty Bluejays hosted their first dual of the season Tuesday night against the Blue Springs South Jaguars. The young and talented Bluejay team under first year head coach, Dustin Brewer, wins 48-22. Freshman Fargo National Champ, currently ranked #1 in the state, Jeremiah Reno (14-0, on the season, 13 … Continue reading Liberty Bluejays win first home dual of the season

Battle Of Lexington Recap 152-285 Lbs

The weather got in the way a little (a number of teams were not able to compete or finish competing in the tournament), but ultimately this was still a very tough class one and two tournament that serves as a great measuring stick leading into the holiday break and the second half of the season. … Continue reading Battle Of Lexington Recap 152-285 Lbs

Class 3 Rankings Updated
Surburban Blue Divsion Showdown

Dec. 20 2016  Surburban Blue Divsion Showdown Belton @ Kearney In an anti-climatic dual meet in the Suburban Blue division Kearney blows through an injury riddled Belton Pirate squad 57-12.   Belton comes into the meet with 4 opens which proved too much to overcome, along with some not so favorable match ups. Kearney wins … Continue reading Surburban Blue Divsion Showdown

Francis Howell 40 v. Francis Howell Central 29

A clash between two GAC Conference rivals took place last night in St. Charles, Missouri. The Francis Howell Vikings currently hold the #4 ranking in Missouri Class 4 teams throughout the state. They held worthy of that ranking moving their dual record to 11-0 on the season. They soundly defeated the Francis Howell Central Spartans, … Continue reading Francis Howell 40 v. Francis Howell Central 29

Class 2 Rankings updated
Battle Of Lexington Recap 106-145 Lbs

The weather got in the way a little (a number of teams were not able to compete or finish competing in the tournament), but ultimately this was still a very tough class one and two tournament that serves as a great measuring stick leading into the holiday break and the second half of the season. … Continue reading Battle Of Lexington Recap 106-145 Lbs

Suburban Blue Showdown at Kearney High School

Looking at your calendar in early Dec. dual looked to be like a can’t miss event. Now this matchup will to be contested at the brutal Class 3 District 4 or State Tourney in Feb, but for tonight this maybe a one team show. Belton will be without 6 starters as the injury bug has … Continue reading Suburban Blue Showdown at Kearney High School

Calvin Collins, Oakville

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Blake Ackerman, Smithville – KC Stampede
Alex Rivera – KC Stampede Runner-up
Coach Middleton & Jake Boyd – KC Stampede
Class 1 Rankings Updated
Malik Johnson – KC Stampede Champ
Class 4 Rankings Updated
DJ Shannon – KC Stampede Champ
Cadets clinch two titles at KC Stampede

Malik Johnson and DJ Shannon of Christian Brothers College were on a mission entering the Kansas City Stampede. Both had their sights set on earning individual championships after coming close during last year’s prestigious event at Hale Arena. And this time, they wouldn’t be denied their place atop the podium. Johnson and Shannon took care … Continue reading Cadets clinch two titles at KC Stampede

Ottis Peeler

Produced by: Michaela Pomajzl Ottis Peeler says a desire to win is what’s on his mind. The Raytown South Senior dominates on the mat, and his desire to win is evident. He only began wrestling his Freshman year of high school, but that has not hindered his performance on the mat. According to Peeler, a … Continue reading Ottis Peeler

100 wins for Pomajzl

Produced by: Michaela Pomajzl Smith-Cotton wrestler, Blake Pomajzl, accomplished his 100th high school win as a Junior on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Raytown South Holiday Tournament. Pomajzl began wrestling when he was 4 years old with the Sedalia Youth Wrestling program. A few years into his youth career, he started wrestling as Unaffiliated … Continue reading 100 wins for Pomajzl

Raytown South Holiday Tournament Recap

Produced by: Michaela Pomajzl The Raytown South Holiday Tournament is no stranger to winter weather, and this year, the icy weather came on strong. The tournament was held on December 16th and 17th and hosted some tough competition. Eighteen teams, totaling 199 wrestlers, were in attendance for the tournament, at least for the first day. … Continue reading Raytown South Holiday Tournament Recap

Hunter Pyle, Republic – FZE Tournament

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Christian Zeik, Liberty (Wentzville) – FZE Tournament

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Hunter Chaney, Liberty (Wentzville) – FZE Tournament

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Landon Porter, DeSoto – FZE Tournament

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Michael Manning, DeSoto – FZE Tournament

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Michael Taylor, Republic – FZE Tournament

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Julian Richardson,Republic – FZE Tournament

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Tristan Barr, Rolla – FZE Tournament

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Ft. Zumwalt East Tournament Wrap

Produced by: Addison Haynes This weekend, Friday December 16th through Saturday the 17th, Fort Zumwalt East hosted a tournament featuring 24 teams from regions near and far. The tournament was won by Rolla, racking up 380 points, followed closely by DeSoto who took 2nd with 379.5 team points. Waynesville came in 3rd scoring 329 team … Continue reading Ft. Zumwalt East Tournament Wrap

Washington’s Late Rally Falls Short of Ft. Zumwalt South

Written by: Scott Hanify Going into the dual, both coaches knew it would be a fight to the finish.Early in the evening Zumwalt South started off strong with a Tech Fall by Ben Lindley. The match of the evening came to fans early in the night at 113 lbs. with Cody Hey, 2015 Medalist, taking … Continue reading Washington’s Late Rally Falls Short of Ft. Zumwalt South

Cody Hey, Washington
Coach Sanker, Ft. Zumwalt South
In a Battle of Ranked Teams…the Class 1 #7 Ranked Richmond Spartans Prevail.

The Richmond Spartans (#7 Class 1), Chillicothe Hornets (#9 Class 2), Odessa Bulldogs (#7 Class 2), and the host Cameron Dragons (#10 Class 2) wrestled last evening in a rather unique quad./tri. format. Odessa and Cameron wrestled a quad. and Chillicothe and Richmond wrestled a tri., as the two schools already have a scheduled match-up … Continue reading In a Battle of Ranked Teams…the Class 1 #7 Ranked Richmond Spartans Prevail.

Class 1 Rankings Updated
Lebanon Shutouts Camdenton 78-0

(Camdenton, Mo) It was all Lebanon tonight as the Yellow Jackets shutout Camdenton 78-0. Coach Roark and his Yellow Jackets already had a 24-point advantage before the dual began. Camdenton has lost 5 starters over the past weekends due to injury and have been depending on underclassman and JV to step up. Yet tonight was … Continue reading Lebanon Shutouts Camdenton 78-0

Ralph Hernandez (Grain Valley)
Gannon Millard, Neosho
Christian Mayberry, Jefferson City
Brock Mauller, Father Tolton
Joey Williams (Neosho) vs. Jacob Bartlett (Joplin)

Joey Williams (Neosho) who won 37 matches last year (losing to Ottis Peeler and Dayton Brown at state) wrestles Jacob Bartlett (Joplin) who is coming off a 35 win season (lost to Austin Keller and Jacob Hunter at state). William came into this match undefeated 10-0 record while Bartlett came into this match with an … Continue reading Joey Williams (Neosho) vs. Jacob Bartlett (Joplin)

Shawn Kellis, Ozark Head Coach
Wolfgang Clapper, Grain Valley
Cole Roark, Lebanon
Neosho Coach Phillips post match interview
Adrian Hitchcock Interview

Neosho’s Adrian Hitchcock after last night’s match. Adrian is currently 11-0 on the season.

Alec Hagan Interview
Michael Cassidy Interview
Kyran Hagan Interview
Missouri Duals – Jarrett Jacques vs. Alec Hagan

What a battle at the Missouri Duals! Ohio University commit and nationally ranked (#14 by FloWrestling), Alec Hagan from Eureka took on Mizzou commit and Fargo All-American, Jarrett Jacques from Father Tolton. Jarrett Jacques – post match interview.

St. Clair battles at Union Tournament

This tournament was everything a wrestling fan could ask for. The top four or five teams exchanged the lead several times right through the final round before before Holt High School came out on top. The battle for 2nd through fifth was just as tight. I am as proud of our team for placing third … Continue reading St. Clair battles at Union Tournament

Union High School Wrestling Team had their first meet at Ladue

Written by: Keyona Keeven On November/29th/2016, Union High School Wrestling Team had their first meet at Ladue High School. There was 3 teams besides Union, there was Ladu, Parkway West and Parkway Central. First up to wrestle was Union vs. Ladue. Union ended up with 6 falls (pins), 5 forfeits and 3 loses. First up … Continue reading Union High School Wrestling Team had their first meet at Ladue

Class 2 Rankings updated.
Missouri Duals- Brock Mauller vs. Kyran Hagan

Mizzou recruit and state champion from Father Tolton, Brock Mauller, battles with FloWrestling #7 nationally ranked wrestler from Eureka, Kyran Hagan. Brock Mauller also trains at Eierman Elite Wrestling where Mike Eierman has coached greats like J’den Cox and Jaydin Eierman among countless others. Wow, Brock sure has the right mindset. Check out his post … Continue reading Missouri Duals- Brock Mauller vs. Kyran Hagan

Brown vs Singh Match!

Two nationally ranked wrestlers met this weekend at the Lee’s Summit North Tournament. Oak Grove’s Connor Brown, who is a 3x state champion, wrestled Kearney’s Clayton Singh, who is a 2x state champion. Both have been ranked in the top 20 by Flowrestling this season. Check out their prematch thoughts as well as the full … Continue reading Brown vs Singh Match!

Marshfield sneaks by Camdenton

(Camdenton, Mo) When the clock hit zero and the whistle sounded it was evident that Marshfield and Camdenton will battle in districts later this year. The dual started at 182 with a 3-2 decision with Camdenton taking the early advantage. After that match Marshfield picked up 21 straight points from three opens and a 2-1 … Continue reading Marshfield sneaks by Camdenton

Instant Classic! Smithville 38, Oak Grove 36

Recent history has shown us that when Oak Grove and Smithville get together, you can expect a back and forth, hard fought match which usually comes down to the final matches to decide a winner! Thursday night was no different, as Oak Grove carried a 36-35 lead into the final match.  Smithville freshman Jackson White was … Continue reading Instant Classic! Smithville 38, Oak Grove 36

Photography Session (Dual/Tournament) Giveaway

Ok, wrestling fans, it’s giveaway time again! So far, MissouriWrestling.com has given away two premium Mizzou Wrestling shirts and Mizzou Tiger Matside tickets. Now, we have partnered with Lutte Lens to have NWMA Photographer of the Year, Mark Lundy, photograph either a dual or tournament. Mark has literally traveled the world photographing high level wrestling such as … Continue reading Photography Session (Dual/Tournament) Giveaway

Interview with Seneca Head Wrestling Coach, Jeff Sill

Coach’s Corner Interview with Seneca Head Wrestling Coach, Jeff Sill Coming into the season as the returning state champs has to be exciting! With that said, what have your wrestlers done in the offseason to work towards a repeat performance in 2016-17? Jeff Sill (JS):This offseason has been the same as any other off season … Continue reading Interview with Seneca Head Wrestling Coach, Jeff Sill

Richmond Coach Clint Minnick
Smithville Freshman Jackson White interview
Richmond’s Austin Bowman interview
Francis Howell Plays Spoiler to Lafayette

On Tuesday, 12/6/2016, Wentzville Holt hosted a quad, which allowed for each team to compete in two duals. The teams invited to participate were Francis Howell, Lafayette, and Waynesville. In the first dual match-ups of the night, Waynesville defeated Holt 46-25 and Francis Howell defeated Lafayette 35-30. The loss for Lafayette ended a 43 win … Continue reading Francis Howell Plays Spoiler to Lafayette

Freshman Rance Waigand, Richmond, knocks off defending state champ

Rance Waigand (Richmond) over Blake Ackerman (Smithville) (Dec 5-2).

Interview with State Champ from Smithville, Alex Rivera
Interview with Tristan Barr, Rolla

Tristan Barr MSHSAA 3A 2015 2nd 126 2016 4th 126 9-0 this year

Gage Maxwell, Rolla Interview

Gage Maxwell, Rolla 100th win 4th 3A MSHSAA 138 2016 9-1 on the year only loss to Niko Chavez in Neosho Tournament

Coach Justin Wisdom of Willard

Coach Justin Wisdom of Willard HS on the year and year to come along with two duals tonight versus Kickapoo and Rolla.

Park Hill vs Platte County Dual Video

Park Hill defeats Platte County 48-13 Kelvin Eblen (Park Hill) over Blake Bills (Platte County) (TF 17-1 4:00) Austin Kincaid (Platte County) over Aidan Johnson (Park Hill) (Dec 3-2) Weston DiBlasi (Park Hill) over Nolan Saale (Platte County) (Fall 2:34) Josh Steele (Park Hill) over Nick Filger (Platte County) (TF 18-3 4:00) Spencer Eastwwod (Park Hill) over Jackson Phan (Platte County) (Fall 0:51) … Continue reading Park Hill vs Platte County Dual Video

In-Season Strength and Conditioning

Weight training can be a vital part of an athlete’s workout plan. But weight training during the wrestling season is not about lifting heavy weights. Instead, the way young athletes are being trained by today’s wrestling and strength coaches has evolved to focus more on body weight movements, core exercises and stretching. There are a … Continue reading In-Season Strength and Conditioning

#1 Park Hill Video Highlights

The #1 Park Hill Trojans won the Park Hill Duals by going 5-0. Below are match highlights from: Fargo All-American, Devin Winston Fargo All-American, Trey Crawford Fargo All-American & State Champ, Kelvin Eblen State Runner-up, Weston DiBlasi State Champ, Thomas Lisher

Neosho Invitational Highlights (over 25 videos)

Thank you MOPro team members, Genny Sexton and Jeffrey Chavez for these video from the Neosho Invitational. Please follow them on Twitter: @gennyseaburn and @PastorJChavez @missouriwrestle Hitchcock-Neosho pic.twitter.com/xNvrciuNPU — Genny Sexton (@gennyseaburn) December 3, 2016 Two of the best wrestlers in state face off in first tournament Gage Maxwell and Niko Chavez. What a match!!! … Continue reading Neosho Invitational Highlights (over 25 videos)

Kearney Highlights

Kearney kicked off their season at the always tough Park Hill Duals. KMO went 3-2 finishing in 3rd place out of 17 teams. The results were as follows: Round 1: KMO tops Waynesville 50-21. Round 2: KMO tops C3 #1 Ranked Smithville 49-27 Round 3: KMO tops Rockhurst 65-11 Round 4: KMO drops to Waukee, … Continue reading Kearney Highlights

Kearney Head Coach, Jake Hill, interview

Kearney kicked off their season at the always tough Park Hill Duals. KMO went 3-2 finishing in 3rd place out of 17 teams. The results were as follows: Round 1: KMO tops Waynesville 50-21. Round 2: KMO tops C3 #1 Ranked Smithville 49-27 Round 3: KMO tops Rockhurst 65-11 Round 4: KMO drops to Waukee, … Continue reading Kearney Head Coach, Jake Hill, interview

Andy Meyer interviews Smithville Head Coach, Taylor Middleton

MissouriWrestling.com’s Andy Meyer catches up with Smithville Head Coach, Taylor Middleton, after the Park Hill Duals. The Class 3 #1 Warriors finished the day 3-2: Smithville, MO 58.00 Rockhurst, MO 22.00 Park Hill, MO 54.00 Smithville, MO 12.00 Smithville, MO 37.00 Waukee, IA 34.00 Smithville, MO 49.00 Waynesville, MO 18.00 Smithville, MO 27.00 Kearney, MO … Continue reading Andy Meyer interviews Smithville Head Coach, Taylor Middleton

Parkway South Patriot Classic

Several St. Louis area teams kicked off their season at the Parkway South Patriot Classic in Manchester, Missouri on December 2nd and December 3rd. The tournament consists of two team pool duals comprised of six teams. Each team has a total of four duals and then there is an individual cross bracket final match depending … Continue reading Parkway South Patriot Classic

Marceline Tiger Mat Classic Recap

Results for “My Most Anticipated Match-Ups” Brooks Baker (Brookfield) vs. Sam Hasekamp (Centralia): After a match with little action, Baker was able to seal a takedown in the first sudden-victory and win the match 3-1. This will be a battle all year. Andrew Edgar (Marceline) vs. Carter Kinkead (Centralia): Edgar was able to get a … Continue reading Marceline Tiger Mat Classic Recap

Wrestler Profile: Caleb Shanks

College Commit: Briar Cliff University High School: Cameron High School – Class 2 Born: August 26, 1998 in Topeka, Kansas Parents: Chris and Rebecca Shanks Sibling(s): Younger sister Karlie Career Aspiration: Physical Therapy Favorite College Wrestler: Bryce Meredith Favorite Song: Back-to-Back by Drake Favorite Food: Chicken Fried Chicken Hobbies: Playstation 4 If you could go … Continue reading Wrestler Profile: Caleb Shanks

The Principia tournament

Coach Hughes comments: Winning a tournament team championship is always a special day for the team, coaches and fans. The Principa team Championship was even more special for several reasons. To start with, It is my understanding that this was the first Varsity tournament team Championship won by a Saint Clair wrestling team in six … Continue reading The Principia tournament

Class 3 #1 Smithville Highlights

The #1 team in Class 3, Smithville, wrestled at the Park Hill Duals over the weekend. Check out the highlights of state placer Austin Purtle, state champ Jake Boyd, state champ Alex Rivera, and state placer Mitchell Bohlken.

Tales from the East Side

NOTE: This is your sneak preview of the type of content you will receive with your MOPro subscription. 43rd Annual Fox “Ron Sauer” Duals In the interest of full disclosure, I have been an athlete and coach at Fox. I no longer coach at Fox, but I still help out by running Trackwrestling for the … Continue reading Tales from the East Side

Trojans Dominate at Park Hill Duals

Despite not being at full strength, Park Hill still flexed plenty of muscle during its season-opening home tournament. The nationally ranked Trojans cruised to victory in all five of their dual matches Saturday during the Park Hill Duals. A few projected starters missed out on the event because of injury, but several substitutes filled in … Continue reading Trojans Dominate at Park Hill Duals

Park Hill: Class 4 Preseason #1

Written by: Tony Mena Looking around the Park Hill wrestling room, there’s not a lot of sunshine and rainbows. This is a MOPro video. Please join now to view & watch the full version. These kids are all business. And the only smile comes from a wrestler with blood-stained teeth and a fat lip after … Continue reading Park Hill: Class 4 Preseason #1

Smithville Season Preview (No. 1, Class 3)

Fresh off a historic season that produced its first state title, Smithville is ready to take its championship credentials to the next level. The Warriors claimed the Class 2 state championship last season but moved up to the Class 3 ranks for the first time. Competing at the higher classification provides a new obstacle, though … Continue reading Smithville Season Preview (No. 1, Class 3)

Pre-Season Top Ten Class 2 – Who’s Competing Where this Weekend?

#1-The varsity grapplers from Oak Grove are idle until the Thursday (12/8) night dual match-up with the Smithville Warriors. Smithville dominated the early season dual last year by a score of 54-18. The Warriors are now Class 3 and the Panthers will be looking for a little revenge! Their first tournament competition will be at … Continue reading Pre-Season Top Ten Class 2 – Who’s Competing Where this Weekend?

Look for continued dominance in Class 2 wrestling for the Oak Grove Panthers.

To find the home of the most dominate Class 2 wrestling program in the state one must travel approximately thirty miles east of Kansas City on I-70 to Oak Grove. Since 1982, Oak Grove has missed bringing home a state trophy only three times. Head Coach Bobby Lowe, in eleven seasons at the helm, has … Continue reading Look for continued dominance in Class 2 wrestling for the Oak Grove Panthers.

Preseason Number 1: Whitfield

Returning 128.5 points from 2016 District 1 As usual, Whitfield returns with a strong lineup coming off of their 2nd place finish at state in 2016. Whitfield loses state champ, Kurtis Hahn, but still have a great outlook for the coming season. Whitfield returns ten state qualifiers from the 2015-16 season. Among the ten state … Continue reading Preseason Number 1: Whitfield

Marceline Tiger Mat Classic Preview

Marceline Tiger Mat Classic Preview Tournament takes place on December 3rd Teams Participating: Mid-Buchanan, Brookfield, Lexington, Lawson, Marceline, Centralia, Carrollton, Trenton, Richmond, Higginsville, Rock Port, Maysville. My Most Anticipated Match-Ups   Brooks Baker (Brookfield) vs. Sam Hasekamp (Centralia): This is my most anticipated match of the tournament. Both are athletic heavyweights and this match could … Continue reading Marceline Tiger Mat Classic Preview

Rolla Season Preview (No. 3, Class 3)

There’s a definite sense of momentum building in Rolla’s wrestling room. Numbers are way up and confidence continues to grow for the Bulldogs, who are striving to keep on climbing up the ladder toward some Class 3 hardware. Rolla coach Marty Hauck has seen the program surge to nearly 50 individuals and feels great about … Continue reading Rolla Season Preview (No. 3, Class 3)

Wrestler Profile: Peyton Smith

College Commit – South Dakota State University High School – Savannah High School – Class 2 Born: January 7, 1999 – St. Joseph Parents: Jason and Tausha Smith Sibling(s): Younger brother Drake Career Aspiration: Exercise Science Favorite Food: Tacos Hobbies: Play whiffle ball and hunt. If you could go back as a freshman… “I would work … Continue reading Wrestler Profile: Peyton Smith

Staley Season Preview (No. 2, Class 4)

Staley has some serious strength in numbers, and it should help them rise toward the top of the heap in Class 4. The Falcons boast nearly 70 wrestlers on their roster this year, including a slew of returning state qualifiers. Staley coach Gary Mayabb will lean on his squad’s depth and experience, and is eager … Continue reading Staley Season Preview (No. 2, Class 4)

The Mexico Bulldogs have the team goal of gold.

With ten lettermen returning, including three state qualifiers, and four state medalists; two of which are returning state champions; the Mexico Bulldogs have their sights set on gold during the 2016-2017 season. Fifth year head coach Gayle Adams (67-25 dual record) will again be at the top dog the Bulldog Wrestling Program. Last season Mexico … Continue reading The Mexico Bulldogs have the team goal of gold.

Neosho Season Preview (No. 2, Class 3)

Neosho has been the gold standard in Class 3, winning the past four team titles and adding to its dynasty with each additional championship. We are what we repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not an act but a habit pic.twitter.com/Wnjl3UZD7j — Cap’n Hitchcock (@AdrianHitchcoc1) November 7, 2016 And it’s no surprise the Wildcats have the … Continue reading Neosho Season Preview (No. 2, Class 3)

Preseason Number 3: Marceline

Returning 87.5 points from 2016   District 3   Marceline returns with a solid lineup after a 3rd place finish at the 2016 state tournament. Marceline’s loses a stalwart for the program in Dalton Fisher, but reloads with a few key incoming freshman. This team returns returns eight state qualifiers from the 2015-16 season. Among … Continue reading Preseason Number 3: Marceline

Preseason Number 2: Seneca

Returning 125 points from 2016   District 2   Coming off of a team state title in 2016, Seneca looks to return strong with many of the key components that made last year’s run possible. Seneca loses five state qualifiers, but of those five only one was a state medalist…but that state medal was a … Continue reading Preseason Number 2: Seneca

Three Top-Ten Teams in Class 2 Action

Class 2 action last night featured three pre-season top ten teams battling it out on the mat. The #3 ranked Savannah Savages got the best of the Benton Cardinals and the host Roosters from Pleasant Hill as they moved to 3-0 on the year after defeating Benton 40-35, Pleasant Hill 39-25 and Class 3 Winnetonka … Continue reading Three Top-Ten Teams in Class 2 Action

Wrestler Profile: Tanner Sparks

Tanner Sparks College Commit: Maryville University High School: Kirksville High School – Class 2 Born: February 2, 1999- Kirksville Parents: Todd and Jamie Sparks Sibling(s): Jordyn Sparks Career Aspiration: Undecided Favorite Food: Pagliai’s Pizza Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, wake boarding, & K-Life If you could go back as a freshman… “Going back now, I wish my … Continue reading Wrestler Profile: Tanner Sparks

Everything you wanted to know about Class 2

Smithville ran away with 2016 Class 2 State Wrestling Title; besting second place Oak Grove by a convincing thirty-four points. The Warriors finished with a school record six state finalists, returning home with four individual state champions. The third place Fulton Hornets finished seventy-three points behind the first place Warriors. The Cameron Dragons bested the … Continue reading Everything you wanted to know about Class 2

Camdenton takes down Branson in early district preview.

(Camdenton, Mo) Tonight at Camdenton High School two Class 3 District 3 schools wrestled for a chance to start the year 1-0. Last year Branson squeaked out a 35-30 victory winning 4-5 of the final matches. For this year the story ended with a 44-28 victory for the Lakers. Branson started the dual off with … Continue reading Camdenton takes down Branson in early district preview.

Savages are preparing for another record setting year.

The 2015-2016 wrestling season was a record setting one for Head Coach Anthony Barbie and his Savannah Savages. The Savages were in trophy contention throughout the state tournament and placed a program best seventh place after final matches concluded on Saturday. Coach Barbie is not a mat side newcomer for Savannah, as he has sixteen … Continue reading Savages are preparing for another record setting year.

The Pleasant Hill Roosters are ready to make a run

Head Coach Jeff Wyatt has compiled a 44-23 record in seven years as the head coach of Pleasant Hill High School. The Roosters are coming off a very successful season that earned them a second place Missouri River Valley Conference (MRVC) finish, a Class 2-District 2 Championship Trophy and a sixth place finish at the … Continue reading The Pleasant Hill Roosters are ready to make a run

Francis Howell Season Preview

Francis Howell returned to its place among the elite programs in the state last season and has plans on maintaining its lofty position. Fueled by a stacked senior class, the Vikings have all the makings of a contender, and Francis Howell coach Kevin Stroh believes the group can add another chapter to the school’s rich … Continue reading Francis Howell Season Preview

Wrestler Profile: Brit Wilson, Mexico

Brit Wilson – Northern Illinois University Mexico High School – Class 2 Parents: Joey and Kari Wilson Sibilings: Older brother Dalton Career Aspiration: Mechanical Engineering Favorite Food: Chili and Mashed Potatoes Hobbies: Fishing and working on old cars If you could go back as a freshman… “I would work harder in the weight room because … Continue reading Wrestler Profile: Brit Wilson, Mexico

Willard Season Preview

Only a handful of points separated Willard from a highly coveted state trophy last season, but the Tigers are bound and determined to break into the top tier. Willard brings back four state qualifiers, including three medalists, and coach Justin Wisdom believes coming within striking distance of some state hardware provides plenty of motivation entering … Continue reading Willard Season Preview

CBC Season Preview

Loaded with some of the top talent in the state, if not the entire nation, Christian Brothers College is prepared to take the next step this season. The Cadets boast two nationally ranked standouts, perhaps the most exciting incoming freshman in Missouri history and enough firepower to be in the mix for some Class 4 … Continue reading CBC Season Preview

Kearney Season Preview

Practically any program in the state would be hard-pressed to match Kearney’s trophy haul during the past decade. Since 2008, the Bulldogs have notched eight top-four finishes, including back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. They dropped to 7th in the Class 3 standings a year ago but appear primed to fight for hardware once again. … Continue reading Kearney Season Preview

Inside Access: Battle

MissouriWrestling.com’s newest team member, Tyler Gramke, takes us inside Columbia Battle’s wrestling practice. Check it out!

Francis Howell Central Season Preview

Francis Howell Central experienced a youth movement last season, as several talented freshmen locked up spots in the varsity lineup and even clinched some state medals. With a year of experience under their belts, the Spartans are brimming with potential and are eager to take another step forward and contend for some Class 4 hardware. … Continue reading Francis Howell Central Season Preview

Camdenton Lakers 2016-2017 Wrestling Preview

When you hear the words Camdenton Lakers your first thought is probably their Hall of Fame football program and not wrestling. Although Camdenton has never had a top tier team in past years, the Lakers have found success lately. After all the Lakers have qualified for State every year since the program reestablished in 1999. … Continue reading Camdenton Lakers 2016-2017 Wrestling Preview

Grain Valley Eagles

Grain Valley ended last year with their highest state finish since joining Class 3 in 2013. The Eagles had seven state qualifiers and ended with 4 medals. Two of those were from Caleb Benshoof and Mavrick Alexander. With six state qualifiers returning for the 2016-2017 season Coach Whitson and his staff will be looking for another … Continue reading Grain Valley Eagles

Wrestler Profile: Alec & Kyran Hagan

Kyran and Alec Hagan – Ohio University Eureka High School – Class 4 Born: March 17, 1999 in Cleveland, Ohio Parents: Mike and Jennifer Hagan Sibling(s): Meggie Hagan Kyran Career Aspiration: Physical Therapy Alec Career Aspiration: Education Kyran Favorite Song: Feeling This by Blink 182 Alec Favorite Song: Too Many Years by Kodak Black Kyran … Continue reading Wrestler Profile: Alec & Kyran Hagan

Preseason Number 4: Lawson

Returning 60 points from 2016 District 4 Lawson has had some very tough teams in the last decade and it should not be any different in 2016-17. Lawson returns a solid group of wrestlers from last season and they should also add a few good incoming freshmen for this season. They bring back seven state … Continue reading Preseason Number 4: Lawson

Flo Kickoff Classic – MO Style

The Flo Kickoff Classic sits just behind Tulsa Nationals (also a Roller Productions event) as the most competitive and prestigious tournament in youth wrestling. Winning the Kickoff Classic makes a wrestler eligible to capture the elusive Trinity Award -the most sought-out and reputable prize in youth wrestling. Many of the greatest high school wrestlers of … Continue reading Flo Kickoff Classic – MO Style

Wrestler Profile: Hunter Shelton

Hunter Shelton – South Dakota State University Oak Park High School – Class 3 Born: September 16, 1998 Parents: Shane and Donna Shelton Sibling(s): Older brothers Shane and Jacob Career Aspiration: Civil Engineering Favorite College Wrestler: Zain Retherford Favorite Song: House of the Rising Sun-1964 version Favorite Food: Spaghetti Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Drag Racing If … Continue reading Wrestler Profile: Hunter Shelton

What are Small Numbers, Anyway?

Hi. My name is Derryan. If you want to read my bio – you know, to get to know me better – it’s [here]. I’d rather just jump into a topic, when it comes to writing. I don’t want to waste time introducing myself, write some puff piece about who I am, and then have … Continue reading What are Small Numbers, Anyway?

The Benton Cardinals are ready to take flight

Benton Head Coach Brad Hubbard has been sitting in the corner chair for the Cardinal Wrestling Program since 2007. Prior to coming to the south-end of Saint Joseph, Hubbard spent four years as the head coach at Maysville High School. During that time, Coach Hubbard has assembled 134 career wins, with 103 of those wins … Continue reading The Benton Cardinals are ready to take flight

Belton Wrestling Preview

The Belton Pirates will head into 2016-2017 with a new head coach. Cody Newman will take over as Head Coach. Former coach, Dustin Brewer has taken the head coaching job at Liberty. In 2016 Coach Brewer lead the pirates to their second straight top five finish in class 3. As well as the school’s best … Continue reading Belton Wrestling Preview

St. Charles West Warriors

Head Coach Josh Ball will lean on returning senior medalist Marcus Paddack, who placed sixth at 285 lbs. last season, to provide leadership for his team. Coach Ball believes that “Paddack comes into the season with the opportunity to finish in the top three at the state tournament.” Junior state qualifier Brandon Carbray will be … Continue reading St. Charles West Warriors

Platte County Pirates

2015-2016 was just another addition to the great success Coach Burress has brought to Platte County. Platte County ended the season with a second-place finish at last year’s State Championships with a total of 151.5 points. A total of 10 state qualifiers including seven State Medalist as well as four State Champions. Although Platte County … Continue reading Platte County Pirates

Moberly Spartans

Head Coach Charlie Gibbs has set the personal goal “to lead his alma mater to their fourteenth consecutive winning season in duals and a top five finish at the state tournament” in his first season leading the Spartans. Coach Gibbs has thirteen lettermen, including three returning state qualifiers and one state medalist, to help him … Continue reading Moberly Spartans

Coach’s Corner with Marceline Head Coach, Lee Bradley

With this being your first year as the head high school wrestling at Marceline, what have you been doing since you received the job to prepare your wrestlers for the upcoming season? Lee Bradley: This has been a very busy and exciting beginning of the year for me! The first piece of coaching preparation was … Continue reading Coach’s Corner with Marceline Head Coach, Lee Bradley

Preseason Number 5: Centralia

Returning 47.5 points from 2016 District 3 Centralia should have a team that is stronger than their 11th place finishing team from 2016 because they only lose one point scorer. They return five state qualifiers and of the five qualifiers, two were state medalists in 2016. They are lead by seniors Carter Kinkead and Sam … Continue reading Preseason Number 5: Centralia

The Fulton Hornets look to continue their run for a fifth consecutive state trophy

Head Coach Eric Hudson has had four consecutive successful seasons, taking home hardware to Hornet fans from the state tournament in each of the last four seasons. A 2013 runner-up finish ignited the streak that lead to the Hornets earning a fourth place team trophy in 2014, a second runner-up trophy in 2015, and bringing … Continue reading The Fulton Hornets look to continue their run for a fifth consecutive state trophy

Elias Vaoifi: Get Jacked.

As most of us know by now, South Dakota State University has been recruiting Missouri fairly hard getting some top wrestlers in Connor Brown (Oak Grove), Hunter Shelton (Oak Park), Peyton Smith (Savannah) and also Fort Osage wrestler, Elias Vaoifi. Fort Osage Senior, Elias Vaoifi, signs his letter of intent to continue his academic and … Continue reading Elias Vaoifi: Get Jacked.

Connor Brown commits to SDSU

If you have been keeping up with Missouri high school wrestling, you’ve heard about South Dakota State University making their way into Missouri and recruiting some of Missouri’s top wrestlers. Three-time state champ, Connor Brown, signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and wrestling career for South Dakota State University on Thursday at … Continue reading Connor Brown commits to SDSU

Preseason Preview: Father Tolton Regional Catholic

Returning 27 points (54 with new addition Jarrett Jacques, previously from Owensville) Father Tolton Regional Catholic (FTRC) returns one state champion from the 2015-16 . At the forefront of their lineup is two-time state champ, Brock Mauller (Jr.). Mauller has dominated at the state tournament since entering as a freshman. Last year he won the 132 lbs … Continue reading Preseason Preview: Father Tolton Regional Catholic

State/National Champ Jake Boyd signs with…
Five experienced seniors set to the lead the Odessa Bulldogs

Head Coach Kirk Gross of Odessa has a 59-8 record in seven years leading the Bulldogs. Odessa placed third in 2013 and a respectable 5th in 2015 at the state wrestling tournament. Coach Gross will lean on a strong class of seniors to provide leadership and direction for the program this season. Logan White and … Continue reading Five experienced seniors set to the lead the Odessa Bulldogs

What Are Some Life Lessons That Wrestling Can Teach You?

NOTE: This is your sneak preview of the type of content you will receive with your MOPro subscription. Anyone who loves wrestling typically credits the sport for teaching them many lessons that other sports could not. Wrestling is a physically and mentally grueling sport that takes a lot out of a person, but in those … Continue reading What Are Some Life Lessons That Wrestling Can Teach You?

Preseason Nationals: Missouri Results

The 2016 Cliff Keen USAW Preseason Nationals took place this weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There were 2855 Wrestlers from 40 States represented that wrestled in the UNI-Dome. Missouri, as a state, fared quite well.Kai Orine of Seckman, defeats 2016 Cadet National Freestyle Champ, Julian Tagg of Ohio. HS Girls Division 105 – Emalie Olson of Dogpound … Continue reading Preseason Nationals: Missouri Results

Preseason Number 7: Brookfield

Returning 50 points from 2016. Class 1 District 3. Brookfield is looking to return stronger than last year coming off of their sixth place finish (tied with Lafayette County) from 2016. Last year, Brookfield had three medalists and of those three, two return for the 2016-17 season. Highlighting their returning medalists is 2016 state champ at … Continue reading Preseason Number 7: Brookfield

The Monett Cubs are rich in tradition

With over three hundred seventy dual wins, ninety-eight individual state placers, including twenty-four individual state champions, and eight state trophies the Monnet Cubs are a formidable foe on any wrestling mat. The 2016 edition of Cub grapplers earned a Class 2-District 3 team runner-up finish along the way to a ninth place team showing at … Continue reading The Monett Cubs are rich in tradition

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam. Buffalo #8.

Buffalo had a good season in 2016-17 in which they competed very well throughout regular season. The state tournament was not as fruitful as might have been expected for them, but their outlook for the 2016-17 season is positive as they return every state qualifier they had from last season. Continue reading This is MOPro … Continue reading Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam. Buffalo #8.

National HOF Announces 2017 Class: Mike Hagerty

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that the Class of 2017 inductees are Distinguished Members Tony (Babe) Gizoni, Cary Kolat, Andre Metzger and Chuck Yagla, Meritorious Official Mike Hagerty, Outstanding American Commander Dominic (Dom) Pudwill Gorie, Order of Merit Greg Hatcher and Medal of Courage Thomas Green. The Class of 2017 features … Continue reading National HOF Announces 2017 Class: Mike Hagerty

The Cameron Dragons are optimistic about reloading

The Cameron Dragon Wrestling Team is coming off a runner-up finish in the Midland Empire Conference (MEC), a third place finish in the always tough Class 2-District 4 Tournament, and a fourth place finish at the state wrestling tournament. Graduation did take its toll on the Dragons, as a talented group of young men received … Continue reading The Cameron Dragons are optimistic about reloading

Preseason Number 9: Maysville

Maysville is coming off of a 17th place finish at the 2016 state tournament. A positive aspect to Maysville’s outlook for the 2016-17 season is that they return every state qualifier from last year…not to mention all of them scored at least a point at the state tournament. Continue reading This is MOPro content. Join … Continue reading Preseason Number 9: Maysville

The Chillicothe Hornets are hopeful that this year will be the year.

Chad Smith is beginning his fourth season as the head coach of the Chillicothe Hornets. During the last three years the Hornets have assembled a 48-7 dual record. Last season the Hornets won the Steve Leslie Invitational in Pleasant Hill, the Marshall Tournament, the Richmond Tournament, and then went undefeated in the Moberly Dual Tournament. … Continue reading The Chillicothe Hornets are hopeful that this year will be the year.

Class 1 Preseason Number 10: Richmond

Returning 28 points from 2016 (in Class 2) District 3 Conference: MRVC East Richmond is back down to class one with some wrestlers that could score some serious points at the 2017 state tournament. They return four state qualifiers and of those qualifiers, two were state medalists. Continue reading This is MOPro content. Join Now … Continue reading Class 1 Preseason Number 10: Richmond

Class 2 Returning Medalist Breakdowns

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Class 2 District Breakdowns

Class 2-District 1:   3 returning state medalists – 18 returning state qualifiers Teams that are “out”: Sumner High School down to Class 1-District 1 Miller Career Academy High School switched to Class 2-District 2 Teams that are “in”: Lift for Life Academy Charter High School up from Class 1-District 1 St. James High School … Continue reading Class 2 District Breakdowns

Rapid Weight Loss vs. Gradual Weight Loss

With the upcoming season approaching, everyone is in their preseason condition right now and I’m sure the conversations of “You’d better start getting your weight down,” are already happening. If not, they should be. Too often do you high school athletes try to make their certification by cutting 10lbs in a week and still expect … Continue reading Rapid Weight Loss vs. Gradual Weight Loss

Howell to honor ’82 state team

Francis Howell will honor the 35 anniversary of Francis Howell School District’s 1st State Championship team as well as all Howell wrestling alumni at their dual on December 21st. For more info, please visit: https://www.smore.com/ak5bb-howell-wrestling

Hall of Fame inductees announced

The Missouri Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced the 2016 slate of inductees for our Hall of Fame Banquet that took place Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO. For their tremendous contributions to the sport of wrestling, we are proud to announce the following … Continue reading Hall of Fame inductees announced

Southern Boone Eagles set to take flight this season

Wrestling is a great sport! My guess is that if you are reading this article…you may also be a little biased! Aside from the obvious benefits to the athlete through strength, agility, and aerobic training; wrestling develops personal accountability like no other sport. Of course there are dual competitions and team tournaments, where the culminations … Continue reading Southern Boone Eagles set to take flight this season

Big Weekend of Wrestling

2It was a big weekend of wrestling to start off the pre-season. Locally we had the Fall Brawl at Staley High School, which featured over 70 state medalist. The Super 32 Challenge, in Greensboro, North Carolina had over 30 Missouri wrestlers. The Night of Conflict 2 took place at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, where Missouri wrestlers went … Continue reading Big Weekend of Wrestling

Brown, Chavez, Hagan to wrestle in NOC2

The IAwrestle Team is hosting a premier wrestling event titled “The Night of Conflict 2”, and will pit some of the best talent that the country has to offer in a head-to-head battle for supremacy of each weight class. The event is scheduled for October 14, 2016 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena and it will take place the … Continue reading Brown, Chavez, Hagan to wrestle in NOC2

MSHSAA Assistant Executive Director Comments on District Wrestling Release

By Dr. Chris Shanks, MissouriWrestling.com Contributor Last week I reached out to Mr. Greg Stahl, Assistant Executive Director of the Missouri State Activities Association (MSHSAA) and asked him if he would further clarify for our readers how wrestling classification are determined. The following is Mr. Stahl’s response: “The process of determining classification breaks and district assignments … Continue reading MSHSAA Assistant Executive Director Comments on District Wrestling Release

MSHSAA District Classifications

By Dr. Chris Shanks, MissouriWrestling.com Contributor The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) is set to announce new wrestling districts Friday September 23rd. Wrestling fans, athletes, and coaches across the state are waiting patiently to see the classification assignment and district placement of their wrestling team for the next two seasons. A common misconception is … Continue reading MSHSAA District Classifications

Tyler Curd: Fargo Champ

Tyler Curd, who will be a sophomore this season at Oak Grove won the Fargo Cadet Greco Championship and was named outstanding Cadet Greco wrestler. Tyler tech’ed his opponent in the finals as well as teching the #1 ranked wrestler in the nation. Tyler wrestles for MO West for Freestyle/Greco and looks to get back … Continue reading Tyler Curd: Fargo Champ

New episode of The Grind

Team Glory Wrestling rising stars Nonnie Justice and Emalie Olson, Greater Heights wrestles in VA Beach at NHSCA, Coach Mike Hagerty raises money for MS, Hashtags, #missourigrind, wrestling camps, and wrestling at the SouthEast region.

Liberty hires Dustin Brewer

Liberty high school recently made a huge hire for their head wrestling coach with Dustin Brewer. Brewer has previously coached at Oak Park, Park Hill and most recently Belton. While at Oak Park, Dustin was at Oak Park for five years, during his tenure there, they had state finishes of; 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, and … Continue reading Liberty hires Dustin Brewer

Put The Glass Down

Written by: Anonymous, 3x State Medalist and D1 recruit from Missouri. Advice for Incoming Freshmen and Underclassmen When I first started high school wrestling, I wasn’t invested in myself. I saw it only as a sport that I participated in and never really wanted to take it to the next level. I would slack off … Continue reading Put The Glass Down

Top Incoming Freshman

Class 1  Cullen Bruner, Marceline: State finalist Braden Carpenter, Lawson: AAU state winner, Freestyle and Greco champion numerous years, All American, State placer Cade Killingsworth, Lawson Grafton Littrell, Centralia Tyler Ross, Lawson: 2x State champ, USAW Freestyle kids nationals All-American Keegan Wright, Marceline: State Finalist Class 2 Rance Waigand, Richmond: Tulsa placer, AAU state champion, Missouri state … Continue reading Top Incoming Freshman

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