To succeed in wrestling you need a combination of physical power, speed, technical skill, mental toughness, and endurance.
The 2017-2018 Class 2 Mexico Bulldogs were the epitome of those qualities as head coach Gayle Adams’ “Dawgs” won the Class 2 Missouri State Wrestling Title by besting head coach Daryl Bradley’s Monett Cubs by 6.5 points.
The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats, led by 4th year head coach Jason Carter, brought home the third place hardware and Jared Bonnell’s Ste. Genevieve Dragons rounded out the state trophy team recipients as they outscored the Oak Grove Panthers, led by first year head coach James Morgan, by seven team points to take home fourth place.
Class 2 District 3 returns 21 state medalists, including three state champions, and four state runner-ups. District 1, District 2, and District 4 return nine, six, and six state medalists respectively.
Monett has positioned itself to compete again in 2018-2019 as they return two-state champions, a runner-up, and a fourth place medalists. Logan-Rogersville has the most state medalists of Class 2 teams across the state with five, included in that total are a state champion, a third place, a fourth place, and two sixth place finishers.
Bolivar, Fulton. Odessa, and Eldon all return three state medalists. Benton, Moberly, St. Clair, and Saint Charles West have two each respectively. A recent student-athlete transfer from Odessa to Bolivar is included in the totals!
Look for 2018-2019 team preseason previews starting today.