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 third, followed by a fourth place finish from the Mexico Bulldogs. The Shenandoah Mustangs (IA), Odessa Bulldogs, Savannah Savages, Clinton Cardinals, Camdenton Lakers, and Kirksville Tigers respectively finished in 5th-10th places. Clinton 145 lbs. senior Benny Ladd was selected as the outstanding wrestler as he collected five pins throughout the day in 2:58. The ten team tournament field is divided into two pools of five and then cross-bracketed for the fifth and final dual of the day. The pool match-ups featured several head-to-head contests of some of Missouri’s top Class 2 teams.
In Black Pool action, the state ranked Mexico Bulldogs defeated the state ranked Savannah Savages 51-28. Pins from Vinny Vitale-145 lbs., Kellen Eckern-160 lbs., Brit Wilson-182 lbs., Cameron Fox-195 lbs., Wyatt Turner-220 lbs., and Terrese Aaron-285 lbs. sealed the victory for the Bulldogs. Mexico also defeated the Odessa Bulldogs (49-22). Pins again from Eckern-170 lbs., Wilson-182 lbs., Fox-195 lbs., Turner-220 lbs., and Aaron-285 lbs. again were the difference in the dual. Mexico also trounced the Class 3 Camdenton Lakers (54-21) before falling to Millard in the pool finals.
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