Recap of the top duals throughout Missouri thus far

Created by: Cory Peterson

Recap of the top duals throughout Missouri thus far

Tis’ the season of wrestling. With restrictions due to the on-going COVID-19 crisis, there hasn’t been as much wrestling action for fans of late. However, many new and exciting match-ups went down this past week. Thus, many moves have been made and many good matches have gone down; we’re here to bring top results to you.

Liberty vs. Kearney
Starting off where they left off is Liberty highschool against Class 3 Kearney. If one would have seen Liberty vs. Kearney, they might’ve thought this one was going to be close. Liberty had other thoughts in mind. Liberty went on to torch Kearney to a 62-0 win to start their year in a big way. Although this one wasn’t competitive, there were multiple matches that went down between some top guys in the state.

132: Easton Hilton over Eli Ashcroft (3-2)
145: Logan Rathjen over Garrett Deason (5-2)
152: Kyle Dutton over Ben Locke (19-6)

Another thing to keep your eye on is returning state finalist Wentric Williams makes the move to 195 and gets the fall.

Francis Howell Central vs. Lindbergh
Although this dual isn’t as exciting as the previous dual talked about, there are still a couple of things to note from this dual. Francis Howell Central comes out on top with a close win 42-36. Similar to previous years, Francis Howell Central presents a team with a few tough guys. And for Lindbergh, James (JP) Homfeld looks to continue to try and make a name for this Flyers team.

Notable Weight changes:
Kaden Hart (FHC) jumps to 170 temporarily as he comes off a good season last year at 152 where he went on to capture a state medal. Hart also competed this off-season at 152 where he did very well.

Head Coach’s son, David Cross (FHC), did not compete tonight. Expect him to continue his young career off right just like he started.

James Homfeld(Linbergh) makes the move to 132 from 126 where he placed a year ago.

Lafayette (Wildwood) vs Timberland
The story here isn’t about the actual dual itself as Lafayette went on to defeat Timberland 68-12. Timberland didn’t have much to answer with as Lafayette has sorta reloaded with a tough squad on display Tuesday night after losing a bunch of senior and key guys in the past few years. There are some notable weight changes and new faces within this Lafayette squad.

Freshman 106 Dylan Roth looks to continue his success from middle school as he is the lead off for the Lancers.

State Qualifier Gabe Frankenberger is up a weight from 138.
Returning state finalist Evan Boren makes the move to 182 as he made an appearance in the state finals last season.

Arguably the anchor to this Lafayette team, Tommy Hagan is all the way up to 220 from 170 where he took 3rd after he lost a close one to Staley’s Aidan Johnson in the Semi-finals.

Also, keep an eye on Andrew Weir at 195, as he is looking to also continue his middle school success as a freshman for the Lancers at a tough upper weight. He is the brother of former multiple time state placer Alex Weir, and son of former standout wrestler and now Lancer coach, Joe Weir.

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