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The latest USA Magazine Wrestling Rankings freshman/sophomore rankings have been released Missouri is represented quite well. 17 total Missouri wrestlers made the national list. Park Hill has four wrestlers ranked, with Devin Winston ranked #1 at 170, Ashton Sharp #9, Blake Hopson #14 and Austin Kolvek #24. Other wrestlers ranked in the top 5 are … Continue reading USA Magazine Wrestling Rankings
120 3rd Ryan Moore Crittenden, KY (ETC) DEC Joshua Saunders St. Louis, MO (SUNKIST KIDS / MONSTER GARAGE), 8-7 170 3rd Brit Wilson Mexico, MO (Mexico) DEF Jared Ball Hilliard, OH (Hilliard Darby) Brit Wilson 3rd in the nation! pic.twitter.com/Vh9cFj9RAy — Mexico Wrestling (@MexicoWrestlin) April 1, 2017 285 5th Keaton Kluever Kaukauna, WI (Kaukauna Grappling … Continue reading 2017 FloNationals
Cadet 106 1st Place Match – Isaac Salas (Sunkist Kids / Monster Garage) won by decision over Jeremiah Reno (Victory wrestling) (Dec 4-1) Cadet 120 7th Place Match – Khyler Brewer (Team Central Wrestling Club) won by decision over Diego Guerrero (Cyclones Wrestling & Fitness) (Dec 3-0) Cadet 152 3rd Place Match – Greyden Penner … Continue reading USA Folkstyle Nationals
This tournament should be a blast to watch and will be live on Flowrestling from Friday March 31st to April 2nd. Enjoy the wrestling, and root for our local Missouri kids. MO/Mizzou Wrestlers: Kai Orine, Seckman Josh Saunders, CBC Weston Diblasi, Park Hill Dillion Nichols, Mexico Christian Zeik, Liberty (Wentzville) Lane Stigall, Oregon (MIZZOU commit) … Continue reading Missouri preview for Flonationals
Missouri traveled well to Virginia Beach for the NHSCA National Tournament. Over 65 Missouri wrestlers competed and 14 came away with All-American status. Joshua Saunders (CBC) and Terrese Aaron (Mexico) bring back national championships to MO. Freshman 3rd: Chase Stegall (Northwest) 2nd: Colton Hawks (Holt) 1st: Joshua Saunders (CBC) Joshua Saunders National Champ pic.twitter.com/ReW3fGzStq — … Continue reading NHSCA Nationals – Saunders & Aaron win national titles
This event is the most prestigious high school event, in any sport, throughout the country. NHSCA National Championship Events have seen hundreds of its participants enjoy illustrious college careers. Many NCAA champions and All-Americans and USA Olympians have competed in NHSCA National Championship Events when they were in high school. Modeled after the NCAA Division … Continue reading 28th Annual NHSCA National High School Wrestling Championships
Staley returns eight of their thirteen qualifiers of the state championship team, including, state champ Zach Elam. The Falcons will have 63.5 points coming back and will have several underclassman who will be threats for state medals. The biggest opposition to them repeating will be what other teams didn’t have at the state tournament. C.B.C … Continue reading Who’s back in Class 4 top 4?
Powerhouse Neosho won their 5th straight title and will have a strong team coming back headlined by their heavyweight state champion Adrian Hitchcock. However, they do lose six of their eleven state qualifiers. Four of the returners are state medalists and they will have 90 points coming back which will put them in the top … Continue reading Class 3 Returners
With the season over and the champions crowned everyone is already looking towards next year and who will be the teams to beat. As always, there will be incoming freshman and breakout stars and for a few teams wrestlers who should have scored points at the state tournament but did not for one reason or … Continue reading Class 1 returners
6th-10th Finish (Predicted Finish): 6-Benton (7), 7-St. Clair (6), 8. Cameron (5), 9. Chillicothe (8), 10. Moberly (17) 6th-St. Clair Bulldogs – 73 points returning: State qualifiers Lucas Davis-152 lbs. and Codie Stroup-160 lbs. will graduate. The Bulldogs return five wrestlers that travelled to Columbia this season; four that came home with medals. Coach Mel … Continue reading A Glace at Returner Points for Class 2 Team Place Finishers 6th-10th
Metro Classic Wrestling Missouri Roster March 7th 6:30 @ K.C.K.C.C. 113 Connor Brown – Oak Grove 120 Cameron Valdiviez – Rockhurst 126 Colin Valdiviez – Rockhurst 132 David Berryman – Staley 132 Colin Divers – Fort Osage 138 Taylor Brown – Warrensburg 145 Charley Genisio – Staley 152 Hunter Shelton – Oak Park 160 Ottis … Continue reading Missouri roster announced.
To be a successful wrestler, your dream of winning big has to be smaller than your fear of losing. This is something that is understood only after one has lost. This is when the dream becomes all that more real. The feeling of a finals match was a familiar one for Alec Hagan. For four … Continue reading Dreams Bigger than Fears
pic.twitter.com/cifSc6fHTm — WeAreParkHill (@WeAreParkhill) February 19, 2017 This years MSHSAA State Wrestling Championship, held at Mizzou in Columbia, brought forth a weekend of repeat victors, tough competition, and memorable finals matches. Champions would take home the gold, some after 4 years of competing, others falling short in years before, but for some, striking gold was … Continue reading Underclassman, but not Underdog
Returning points and placers for 2017-2018 1. Staley 119.5 2. Christian Brothers College 105.5 3. Park Hill 97.0 4. Lafayette (Wildwood) 96.5 5. Francis Howell 80.5 6. Seckman 80.0 7. Eureka 71.5 8. Francis Howell Central 68.0 9. Jefferson City 59.5 10. Northwest (Cedar Hill) 57.0 11. Liberty 56.0 12. Parkway South 53.0 12. Timberland … Continue reading By the Numbers: Class 4
“The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own” said Bill Bradley, former professional Basketball Hall-of-Famer and 3 term U.S senator, stating what is true about losing and the only good thing that comes from it. Experience. However, what is not mentioned is the drive that losing gives one to do better. … Continue reading In the Laurels of Victory
@bhs_grapplers “Baby” Tage McNutt (@EliteFoFromStJo) earns 2nd straight state finals berth with 1-0 win over SG’s Hahn in semifinals pic.twitter.com/p94z4q0Eww — Ross Martin (@Citizen_Ross) February 18, 2017 When you think of J’den Cox, the first thing you probably think is A) Collegiate wrestler (go Tigers!) or B) Olympian. A phenomenal athlete on two different levels, … Continue reading Mindset of an Olympian
Returning points and placers for 2017-2018 Points and Placers/ Total Qualifiers Returning (this includes Placers) Parkway West- 1 point returning/ 0 placers/ 1 qualifier Hazelwood East- 1 point returning/ 0 placers/ 2 qualifiers Sikeston- 1 point returning/ 0 placers/ 4 qualifiers Washington- 1 point returning/ 0 placers/ 2 qualifiers Branson- 2 points returning/ 0 placers/ … Continue reading By the Numbers: Class 3
Teams Points Scored 1. Oak Grove High School 142.0 2. Mexico 132.0 3. Savannah 128.0 4. Monett 117.5 5. Cameron 90.5 6. St. Clair 82.0 7. Benton 79.5 8. Chillicothe 72.0 9. Ste. Genevieve 68.0 10. St. James 56.0 11. Eldon 52.5 12. Odessa 41.0 13. Kirksville 40.5 14. Bolivar 40.0 15. Logan-Rogersville 39.5 16. … Continue reading By the Numbers: Class 2
With the state tournament ending I thought that now would be a good time to crunch some numbers and get an idea of the state picture for next season. Class One Team Points Scored 1. Whitfield 174.5 2. Seneca 142.0 3. Lawson 126.0 4. Richmond 113.5 5. Centralia 107.0 6. Buffalo 101.0 7. Marceline 88.0 … Continue reading By the Numbers: Class 1
.@MizzouWrestling commit @jarrett_jacques of Father Tolton Catholic put himself in the Missouri state finals with this pin. pic.twitter.com/NrZV94QxNE — Trackwrestling (@trackwrestling) February 18, 2017
The run through the Missouri state meet for @Brock_Mauller: Fall, major, fall, tech. pic.twitter.com/dDtICV8pS9 — Trackwrestling (@trackwrestling) February 19, 2017
Sam Hasekamp used a powerful takedown and finish to turn a close match into a Missouri state title at 220 for @CTown_Wrestling pic.twitter.com/8kSpRA2gwb — Trackwrestling (@trackwrestling) February 19, 2017
A stunner in Missouri: Josh Saunders hands returning state champ Colin Valdiviez his first loss in two years in the state finals at 132. pic.twitter.com/ty7nikcJOz — Trackwrestling (@trackwrestling) February 19, 2017
This is year has been outstanding for freshman wrestlers. There were five freshman state champions this year and six more that were state runner ups. Two of the young athletes won their state titles over nationally ranked wrestlers. With the wrestling talent getting a lot deeper in the younger wrestlers we are going to start … Continue reading Freshman of the Year
Team Scores Top Ten 1. Neosho 41 2. Kearney 27 3. Willard 23 4. Grain Valley 21 Smithville 21 Washington 21 7. Carthage 19 Platte County 19. 9. Desoto 16 10. Fort Zumwalt South 15 Wrestler’s left for each top ten team after day one Neosho 8 in quarters 3 alive on backside Kearney 6 … Continue reading Class 3 Day One Recap and Look ahead
195 Notable First Round Match-Ups: (Team Race or Ranked vs. Ranked) #5 Dylan Ahern, Union vs. Alec Wilmes, Kearney #1 Jacob Boyd, Smithville vs. #6 Tyler Sexton, Festus #3 Hunter Pyle, Republic, vs. Dalton Huffman, Hannibal Zachary Plummer, Neosho vs. Lyndel Owens, McCluer #4 Sage Smart, Platte County vs. Johnathon Williamson Notable Potential Quarters: #5 … Continue reading Class 3 Previews & Predictions: 195-285
160 Notable First Round Match-Ups: (Team Race or Ranked vs. Ranked) #4 Ralph Hernandez, Grain Valley vs. #5 Jerrett Villinger, Warrenton #2 Jacob Orsay, Ladue vs. Matthew Witthar, Kearney #3 (152) Austin Purtle, Smithville vs. Chase Mercer, Fort Zumwalt South #3 Noah Perkins, Webster Grove vs. Kyle Sanders, Neosho Notable Potential Quarters: #6 Dylan Allen, … Continue reading Class 3 Previews & Predictions: 160-182
182: This top portion of the weight is fairly even has far as rankings are concerned. #2 Ben Turnbough of Potosi will face the winner between #5 Tony Kraus of Priory or HM Joel Martin of Oak Grove. The quarterfinals will be Turnbough taking out Kraus and moving into the semis. His matchup will come … Continue reading Class 2 Preview & Predictions: 182-285
126 Notable First Round Match-Ups: (Team Race or Ranked vs. Ranked) #1 Cameron Rudy, Fort Zumwalt South vs. Colby Benge, Warrensburg #3 Trenton Young, Neosho vs. Zachary Nash, Desoto #5 Andrew Shea, Battle vs. Alex Clutter, St. Charles #6 Austin Kincaid, Platte County vs. Benjamin Herman, Parkway West Notable Potential Quarters: #2 Tristan Barr, Rolla … Continue reading Class 3 Previews & Predictions: 126-152
138: Dylan Hellebusch of St. Francis Borgia is ranked 4th and will kick things off by making it to the semis before having a tough match. In the second quarter of this bracket is where things get a little more interesting when #1 Peyton Smith of Savannah will take on #6 Dillon Nichols of Mexico. … Continue reading Class 2 Preview & Predictions: 138-170
106 Notable First round Match-Ups (Team Race or Ranked vs. Ranked) #2 James Freitag, Kearney vs. #6 Riley Wertz, Willard #1 Braden Bradley, Belton vs. Kolton Sanders Neosho #3 Evan Winder, Helias vs. Adam Simpson, Smithville Notable Potential Quarters: #4 Oscar Ortiz, McDonald County vs. #5 Ben Bohr, St. Charles #2 Freitag/#6 Wertz vs. James … Continue reading Class 3 Previews & Predictions: 106-120
106: The top quarter starts with a match between #3 Dalton Thompson of St. Clair against HM Deshaun Smith of Moberly. Thompson should move into the quarterfinals against HM Colton Sewell of Chillicothe. In the next quarter there is a first round match up between top five wrestlers in #2 Austin Coons of Odessa and … Continue reading Class 2 Preview & Predictions: 106-132
Class 3 Districts 2 district tournament was full of exciting matches, some heartbreaking, others so evenly matched that it was a constant battle for the upper hand. We saw several returning state qualifiers as well as medalists this weekend, and they made sure to make their presence known on the mat. Our finals matches started … Continue reading Class 3 District 2 tournament finals
A few weeks ago I posted an article and one of the key points was to take competitions “one match at a time,” and you cannot do that without focusing on your first round matchup. So here is a list of potentially great first round matchups for 2017 State Tournament for Class One. 106: Continue … Continue reading FAN GUIDE: Class 1 Big First-Round Matchups
The time of year that every High School wrestler and wrestling fan has been waiting for is among us. The three day Missouri State High School State Championship is a time where history is written and memories are made. For some it will be their last competition ever in a singlet. While for others it … Continue reading Prediction: Staley Class 4 champions.
106: The top half of this bracket sets up nicely for a semi finals show down between the #5 Levi Connely of Seneca and the #6 Connon McAteer. Connely will have to beat beat HM Jury in the quarters and McAteer will have to get pass the winner of HM wrestlers in Speer and Reed … Continue reading Class 1 State Preview & Predictions
Click here to view state brackets Click here to sign up for MOPro Staley coach Gary Mayabb and senior Charley Genisio offer their thoughts on the Falcons’ 1st state championship in program history CBC’s Malik Johnson discusses what it means to win his 3rd state title and help the Cadets earn a Class 4 team … Continue reading MSHSAA Wrestling Tournament Brackets 2017
District 1 Three different teams have won the District 1 district title the past three seasons, and the shake-up could continue in the team standings this year. Christian Brothers College’s talent is undeniable, and the Cadets might have just enough depth to emerge as champions in one of the most unpredictable district in the entire … Continue reading Class 4 District Previews
Team Seed # of wrestlers at this seed Adrian 1 2 3 1 5 1 7 1 9 2 10 1 12 1 15 1 16 3 Adrian Total 13 Albany 2 1 3 1 4 1 7 1 Albany Total 4 Continue reading This is MOPro content. Join Now or Log In for instant … Continue reading Class 1 District Seeding Breakdown
Class 3 District 1 Farmington has dominated District the past few years, and it’s shaping up to be another championship effort. The Knights have to be considered the favorites with four No. 1 seeds to their credit, and another three wrestlers seeded in the top four. That talent includes Bradly Harman and Dylan Allen and … Continue reading Class 3 District Previews
TEAM SEED # of wrestlers at this seed Affton 5 1 6 1 7 4 9 1 11 1 14 2 16 1 Affton Total 11 Benton 1 1 2 3 3 3 4 1 5 2 6 2 Benton Total 12 Continue reading This is MOPro content. Join Now or Log In for instant … Continue reading Class 2 District Seeding Breakdown
TEAM SEED # of wrestlers at this seed Battle 4 1 5 1 6 2 8 3 10 2 14 1 Battle Total 10 Belton 1 2 2 2 5 2 6 1 7 1 10 1 12 1 Belton Total 10 Continue reading This is MOPro content. Join Now or Log In for instant … Continue reading Class 3 District Seeding Breakdown
TEAM SEED # of wrestlers at this seed Blue Springs 1 3 2 1 3 2 4 1 5 2 7 1 12 1 13 1 14 2 Blue Springs Total 14 Blue Springs South 5 1 6 3 9 2 10 1 11 2 12 1 Blue Springs South Total 10 Continue reading This … Continue reading Class 4 District Seeding Breakdown
One of the tougher districts in the state will take place in Camdenton this weekend as the Class 3 District 3 will feature over 25 ranked wrestlers and the top team in the state with Neosho. The Wildcats are the overwhelming favorite, as they should be, to win again as they have dominated the southwestern … Continue reading Class 3 District 3 Preview
Big time girls tournament! Girls Midwest Mat Challenge Sunday, February 26th 6&Under up to High School Divisions
On Wednesday, March 15th the Ultimate Fantasy Wrestling Challenge will be held at Ballpark Village at 601 Clark Street in St Louis MO. The doors will open at 5:00pm and the event will start promptly at 6:30pm. This is a fundraising event benefitting USA Wrestling and the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). Participating teams are … Continue reading Ultimate Fantasy Wrestling Challenge
On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 7:00pm at Historic Union Station the second Missouri Border Brawl will take place, pitting the best high school seniors from Missouri vs. an All-Star team of high school seniors from the 8 bordering states (Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma & Tennessee). Proceeds from this event will benefit the Xtreme … Continue reading Missouri Border Brawl
Blue Chip Metro Classic 2017 25th Annual “Battle at the Border” Senior All-Star Wrestling Dual Tuesday, March 7th 6:30pm – 9:00pm Kansas City Community College 7250 State Avenue Kansas City, Kansas 66112 $8.00 advance tickets from TEAM members $10.00 tickets at the door This is the 25th year of the Metro Classic. If you have … Continue reading Blue Chip Metro Classic
Missouri has a four class system and in those four classes each of them are divided into four districts. With some being very deep and some being not so deep, there will be state ranked kids at all levels who will not even make it past the district tournaments. Below is a list of some … Continue reading Who Has the Toughest Road to State?
Most people say they have a love/hate relationship with you. Ask any parent, coach or fan, and they’ll surely drag up a time where they think one of their kids “got screwed” by you in the worst possible way at the worst possible time. Quick story: Once upon a time, I was at some tournament … Continue reading An Open Letter to Officials
Class 2 District 1: Coach Mel Hughes’ squad earned a second place team district trophy last year. St. Clair had eight state qualifiers last season, including state medalist Jason Landing. Landing, who is currently ranked #3 @ 126 lbs., now leads a team that is prepared to slay the traditional district favorite St. Genevieve Dragons. Continue … Continue reading ALL Class 2 District Previews
It’s tough to beat the excitement of a close dual match between two good teams, and it makes for high drama when the dual comes down to the very last match! How about when that last match is between a State Champion and State Finalist from the previous season?? That is exactly what happened last … Continue reading Smithville with a last match victory to seal dual win against Grain Valley 30-31
Produced by: Scott Hanify Going into Northwest’s Senior Night, Eureka was trying to play victorious villain, however, the villain rarely wins. Tonight was no different. Both schools knew that the dual was going to be a game of match-ups. Eureka beat Northwest to the punch by moving Alec Hagan to 160 when he typically wrestles … Continue reading Northwest upsets Eureka
Missouri Wrestling Podcast featuring Marcus Hoehn and Bobbe Lowe – Episode 4. David Mirikitani – Border Brawl Thrasher Pre-Season State Tournament Who’s Number One in MO Kevin Jackson out at ISU
The Panther Classic held in Oak Grove annually brings together some of the toughest teams from the western part of the state and this year is no different with 3 ranked teams from Missouri, as well as, another from Kansas. The host team is currently ranked #1 in Class 2 with four #1 ranked wrestlers. … Continue reading Oak Grove to Take on Tough Field
On January 27th and 28th Francis Howell hosed their annual Kyle Thrasher tournament in which 34 teams competed. Competition was fierce with great matches and many upsets along the way. Francis Howell was named the victor over Whitfield at the end of the day, however a scoring error was discovered by Francis Howell coach Kevin … Continue reading Whitfield comes out on top to win 2017 Kyle Thrasher Tournament
Produced by: Mel Hughes Second place was not where wanted to finish, however our coaching staff recognizes the effort and individual success it took for our team to finish 2nd of 20 teams in a very tough field. Every single wrestler on our team won at least one match so all contributed to the team … Continue reading Saint Clair wins another team trophy placing 2nd of 20 teams at DeSoto Tournament.
Springfield, Mo- The Neosho Wildcats once again dominated the Central Ozark Conference by putting 9 wrestlers into the finals and beating 2nd place Willard by 86 points with 250.0 in the team race. Willard, 164.0, had 5 finalists as well placing ahead of Carthage who had 153.0 points to round out the top three. Ozark, … Continue reading Neosho runs through Central Ozark Conference
Front row (l to r) – Steven Wasler, Jon Stevenson, Josh Stevenson, Chase Foreman, Marshall Kennedy, Sawyer Day, and Caleb Worland. Back Row- (l to r) – Joe Bryant, Lane Widner, Dawson Cox, Caleb Shanks, Robert Stafford, Danny Gibbs, and Kayne Lamison Coach Limb and his Cameron Dragon wrestlers knocked heads with some of the … Continue reading Dragons win first place at the Olathe North “Wrestle for the Cure” Invitational Duals
Thanks to a phenomenal all-around performance, Staley proved once again that it’s capable of contending with — and even defeating — the top teams in the entire state. The Falcons picked up 12 individual medals, five of them finalists, and fended off nationally ranked Park Hill by six points to claim the team championship at … Continue reading Staley storms to first-place finish at Winnetonka
Despite a well-rounded performance, Park Hill came up a few points short of taking top honors at the Winnetonka Invitation. The Trojans clinched nine individual medals, including one from a junior varsity member, but finished six points behind Staley in the team standings. Continue reading This is MOPro content. Join Now or Log In for … Continue reading Trojans clinch 9 medals, finish 2nd at Winnetonka tourney
Winning just one Winnetonka Invitational title often serves as a significant career milestone for any wrestler. But Eureka’s Kyran and Alec Hagan both won their individual weight classes at the prestigious event to finish their stellar careers with a combined seven Winnetonka championships between them. Continue reading This is MOPro content. Join Now or Log … Continue reading Hagans clinch two more Winnetonka titles to lead Eureka
The swift and significant progress happening in Liberty’s wrestling program was on full display at the Winnetonka Invitational. The Blue Jays placed three in the finals, crowned two individual champions and placed in the top 10 as a team for the first time in years. Continue reading This is MOPro content. Join Now or Log … Continue reading Blue Jays crown two champions at Winnetonka
Thanks to a balanced team effort,, Timberland showed it has the talent and depth to contend against the state’s top competition at the Winnetonka Invitational. Led by two finalists, the T-Wolves placed fourth in the team standings and could be in the hunt for a Class 4 state trophy if they continue to display the … Continue reading Timberland stands tall among top teams at Winnetonka
1st period Richardson vs. shadox pic.twitter.com/7nDpK1tzVW — LNHS SportsMarketing (@LNHSports) January 19, 2017 Second period pic.twitter.com/1lAr8SOptf — LNHS SportsMarketing (@LNHSports) January 19, 2017 3rd period. Shadox comes out on top. Eagles lose a tough battle to the Blue Jays 36-31 pic.twitter.com/7B6qm7uOo5 — LNHS SportsMarketing (@LNHSports) January 19, 2017
Veteran Head Coach Phillip Limb has won 192 duals in his career as a head wrestling coach. Year-in-year-out 40+ athletes elect to participate in the sport of wrestling at Cameron High School. Some come out for the first time in high school, others middle school. The one thing that is for sure any young athlete … Continue reading #7 Dragons escape with a dual team victory versus the #5 Roosters
I have been asked several times about why “so and so team” is ranked, but they beat “so and so team” last week in a dual that was ranked higher than them. My answer is always the same…”they will score more points in the state tournament.” The funny look that I get back is sometimes … Continue reading Dual rankings and tournament rankings…a Class 2 perspective.
Produced by: Ross Martin The final standings showed that any one match could’ve swung the Platte County Invitational title to the hosts on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Platte County High School. After the last match of a grueling nine-team round robin format, Seneca — a Class 1 powerhouse — ended up with 411½ points to … Continue reading Platte County wrestling nearly comes back to win home tournament
On Tuesday the 24th, Mexico and Brookefield traveled to Boonville, MO for a tri-meet. The dual between Class 2 #2 ranked Mexico and Boonville was a conference match-up that resulted in a conference win for Mexico. Each of the three teams boasted a few skilled wrestlers, which made for some great bouts that night. The … Continue reading #2 ranked Mexico takes on Boonville. Ready to take on #1 Oak Grove tonight.
Produced by: Mel Hughes This was the second year of the return of the Saint Clair Varsity Classic. The field this year grew from 8 teams in 2016 to 13 teams this year and included many state ranked wrestlers. In last season’s Classic, our team placed second to Eldon High School but this year our … Continue reading 2017 Saint Clair Classic
Produced by: Jon Ott Zeke is in the shower. His temporary absence provides his mom the much-needed opportunity to let down her guard. “That was just so hard to watch,” she sobs, pouring out the emotions she had bottled up as she watched her six year-old son compete in his first wrestling tournament. “It looked … Continue reading Beautiful Agony: A Dad’s Reflection on His Son’s First Wrestling Match
A 70 degree day in January brings out the beast in Missouri wrestlers. Ft Zumwalt South hosted 18 teams from MO and IL in a 16 man scramble. FZS has won their tournament the last two years, but newcomer to the tourney, Willard, was intent on dethroning the host. After 5 preliminary rounds, a short … Continue reading Willard takes the title at FZS
The Central Ozark Conference Tournament has been dominated by Neosho for the past several years and this year looks to be no different. The top ranked Wildcats have a deep and dangerous line up that features 6 ranked wrestlers. The C.O.C features Branson, Carl Junction, Carthage, Neosho, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Webb City and Willard. 106: … Continue reading Central Ozark Conference Preview
Wrestling and Basketball Come Together as Ozark Conference Rivals Clash. (Waynesville, Mo) “You know it started out as a crazy idea, but the excitement and the amount of people in the gym and the amount of people who liked it.” Said Waynesville’s Athletic Director, Josh Scott after Waynesville’s win over Camdenton. Due to inclement weather … Continue reading Wrestling AND Basketball? Brawling & Balling!
It was business as usual Saturday for Coach Taylor Middleton’s Class 3 #4 ranked Smithville Warriors. Racking up all-conference honors in the 11 of the 14 weight classes, including six individual conference champions, the Warriors scored 380 team points to earn their third consecutive Midland Empire Conference Championship. MEC Champions for Smithville were: 113-So. Blake … Continue reading 2017 MEC Wrestling Tournament
The end of the season is quickly approaching and I challenge all wrestlers to look at the seasons thus far and ask yourself, “Am I doing everything in my power to reach my goals?” We are all human, so I do not expect you to spend every waking moment training and thinking about wrestling, but … Continue reading The Final Push of the Season
Produced by: Scott Hanify Coming out of the dual against Mehlville, Eureka was feeling more confident in themselves heading into the dual with Fox. With the dual starting at 220 lbs. Fox got off to a quick start with a pin, but then Eureka came back shortly after with a 1st period fall at 285. … Continue reading Eureka Cruises Past Fox in Prep for Winnetonka
Produced by: Scott Hanify Going into the dual, both coaches knew it was going to be a battle. With the dual starting at 182 lbs. there wasnt much action to begin. With the Fox coaches making the decision to have Dylan Looney (HM at 106), moved up to 113 for the evening giving Carlie Valleroy … Continue reading Fox 33-33 Mehlville Goes to 8th Tiebreaker
Produced by: Scott Hanify After Mehlville lost a tight dual to Fox with and eventual score of 34-33. The Panthers had to have a quick turnaround and wrestle Eureka. The Wildcats came into the dual now knowing what to expect after a tie dual went into its 8th criteria. They knew they would have to … Continue reading Eureka Makes quick work of Mehlville
Brookfield always hosts a tough class one tournament and this year will be even tougher as it adds four teams who had to miss their tournaments last weekend due to weather. This is a 16 team tournament that serves as gauge for where some of the toughest class one wrestlers are at this point in … Continue reading Brookfield Invitational – By the Numbers
On Tuesday night Class 3 Warrensburg High School took on Class 4 Smith-Cotton High School for a battle of rival Tigers. January 17th was the second “pod” for the West Central Conference and meant that when the night was over, a conference champion would be crowned. With Smith-Cotton and Warrensburg both going into the night … Continue reading RIVALS: Sedalia defeats Warrensburg
Over the past couple of weeks there has been a lot of discussion in our message boards, which can be found here, about the best teams Missouri has produced. Over the years there have been many nationally ranked teams and in state “dynasties”, however, since its obviously impossible to have a dual meet with all … Continue reading Who Really is the Best Team from Missouri?
(Springfield, Mo) The night started with a clash between Class 2 Logan-Rogersville and Class 3 Camdenton Lakers. Coming into the night the Lakers held a 4-11 dual record with half a lineup most of the season. Yet for the first time since late November Camdenton filled 11 of the 13 weight classes. Continue reading This … Continue reading Camdenton rebounds with wins over Kickapoo and Logan-Rogersville
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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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.
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
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
Produced by: Austin Neal
Produced by: Mickey Sires
Produced by: Mickey Sires
Produced by: Mickey Sires
Produced by: Mickey Sires
Produced by: Clarissa Lenger
Produced by: Clarissa Lenger
Produced by: Clarissa Lenger
Produced by: Clarissa Lenger View Zane’s match vs Kearney here
Produced by: Clarissa Lenger View Zane’s post match interview here
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
Buffalo Coaches after Kinloch Classic Team Championship
Gage Maxwell Kinloch Classic – 152lb championship Fall win over Jacob Warren of Windsor
Tristen Barr, Rolla. Kinloch Classic Champion
Zach Fennell, Rolla, wins the Kinloch Classic
Jacob Gerow McDonald County wins Kinloch Classic 120 lb class with a last second takedown to win 2-1 over Cahill of Ray Pec.
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? 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!
Produced by: Scott Hannify What.a.match!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Produced by: Austin Neal
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
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
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
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
Produced by: Addison Haynes
Produced by: Addison Haynes
Produced by: Addison Haynes
Produced by: Addison Haynes
Produced by: Addison Haynes
Produced by: Addison Haynes
Produced by: Addison Haynes
Produced by: Addison Haynes
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
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
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.
(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
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)
Neosho’s Adrian Hitchcock after last night’s match. Adrian is currently 11-0 on the season.
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.
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
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
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
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!
(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
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
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
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
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
Rance Waigand (Richmond) over Blake Ackerman (Smithville) (Dec 5-2).
Tristan Barr MSHSAA 3A 2015 2nd 126 2016 4th 126 9-0 this year
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 HS on the year and year to come along with two duals tonight versus Kickapoo and Rolla.
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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)
#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?
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.
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 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
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)
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 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)
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 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)
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
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
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
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
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, 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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
MissouriWrestling.com’s newest team member, Tyler Gramke, takes us inside Columbia Battle’s wrestling practice. Check it out!
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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
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.
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-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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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 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
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
Ok, so you’ve studied the state tournament brackets. Do you think you have what it takes to show off your knowledge to the rest of Missouri in our annual Bragging Rights Pick’em contest? Click on the class below to start. We’ll announce winners after the state tournament. We won’t release who you picked, but just … Continue reading State Tournament Bragging Rights Pick’em
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