St. Clair wins 2nd consecutive Principia Tournament with dominating performance

December 4, 2017

This was our second consecutive Principia Tournament Team Championship but clearly our most dominating performance in the event. In our program winning matches by pin is a huge priority and we had 27 pins for the day the most of any team in the field.

All of our returning state wrestlers won individual Principia Tournament championships.  Aaron Herman 195 lb. (Jr. Returning 2X State Qualifier, 2016 & 2017) led our team in pinning with five in a total elapsed time of 3 minutes and five seconds. Aaron pinned in his semi-final opponent in  just fourteen seconds. Our other returning state wrestlers also dominated the field.  Dalton Thompson 120 lb (So. Returning State Medalist, 5th 2017) pinned four of his five opponents, Jason Landing 132 lb. (Sr. 3X State Qualifier, 2X medalist 5th 2016, 4th 2017) pinned two of his three opponents, Ryan Herman 152 lb. (2X State Qualifier and State Champion 2017) pinned all three of his opponents, Josh Richards 220 lb. (2X State Qualifier, 4th in State 2017) pinned all four of his opponents.

Senior Heavyweight Trey Harvey pinned all four of his opponents to earn his first ever varsity tournament championship.  Junior Grant Bay 170 lb. bounced back from defeats in our first two competitions of the season to advance all the way to the championship finals yesterday. This was Grant’s first varsity championship match appearance.  We saw some more tenacious wrestling from our Freshman 106 pound wrestler Cody Armistead as he battled to his first ever varsity tournament championship bout going 3-1 on the day, placing 2nd with three wins by pin.

Junior Heavyweight, Evan Barnes had a solid day as well placing second. This was also was Evan’s first top two finish in a varsity tournament.  Evan won three of four matches on the day including 2 wins by pin and an exciting overtime victory in his third round bout.

Freshman Trenton Balderson earned a third place finish to secure his first varsity tournament medal. Returning varsity letterman 145 lb. Christian Obernauer and 138 lb. Bailey Gardner both finished 4th in their brackets. Caleb Hooks placed fourth which is his highest career finish in a varsity tournament. Senior 145 lb. Returning varsity letterman Brandon McDowell placed 5th.  182 lb. Randy Simpson picked up a varsity win and Ethan Via and Tony Kingston gained some varsity experience on the mat yesterday.

We are pleased with the effort, tenacity and enthusiasm our team displayed yesterday.  Their support for each other in both victories and defeats was great to see.  We have areas that need to improve as any team does.  We want to see less defeats by pin.  Our guys have to close the gap in these matches and finish strong by competing for all three periods.  Some need to learn to control their breathing better in competition.  They are all in good physical condition so there is no reason to finish matches as fatigued as some seem.  We have to fight harder to not give up takedowns by letting guys get around our shot.  We have two days in the room to prepare for a tough Desmet team on the road.  Thursday our Junior Varsity competes in the Windsor JV Tournament. Our next Varsity tournament action is less than one week away as we travel to the Union Varsity Tournament Saturday, December 9th while our Junior Varsity Wrestlers compete in the Rolla JV Tournament.

Team Scores1. ST CLAIR 213.52. FESTUS VARSITY 175.53. HANCOCK 136.04. CENTRAL NEW MADRID 134.55. HALLSVILLE 111.06. PRINCIPIA 94.07. NOTRE DAME 61.08. SOLDAN 50.09. LIFT FOR LIFE ACADEMY 41.010. METRO EAST LUTHERAN 27.0

Principia Varsity Tournament 2017 Results for ST CLAIR

106 – Cody Armistead (4-3) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.

   Round 1 – Cody Armistead (ST CLAIR) 4-3 won by decision over Jordan Neal (METRO EAST LUTHERAN) 1-4 (Dec 16-11)

   Round 2 – Cody Armistead (ST CLAIR) 4-3 won by fall over Vincent Mueller (FESTUS VARSITY) 3-2 (Fall 0:40)

   Round 3 – Cody Armistead (ST CLAIR) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)

   Round 4 – Adom Yisrael (LIFT FOR LIFE ACADEMY) 5-0 won by fall over Cody Armistead (ST CLAIR) 4-3 (Fall 3:12)

   Round 5 – Cody Armistead (ST CLAIR) 4-3 won by fall over Bradley Cleveland (NOTRE DAME) 3-4 (Fall 2:14)

 

120 – Dalton Thompson (7-0) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.

   Round 1 – Dalton Thompson (ST CLAIR) 7-0 won by fall over Andrew Nahlik (FESTUS VARSITY) 3-2 (Fall 2:34)

   Round 2 – Dalton Thompson (ST CLAIR) 7-0 won by fall over Serenity Scott (SOLDAN) 0-5 (Fall 0:59)

   Round 3 – Dalton Thompson (ST CLAIR) 7-0 won by fall over Lliam Ross (HALLSVILLE) 2-5 (Fall 0:42)

   Championship Bracket – Dalton Thompson (ST CLAIR) 7-0 won by fall over Austin Perry (CENTRAL NEW MADRID) 4-3 (Fall 1:22)

   1st Place Match – Dalton Thompson (ST CLAIR) 7-0 won by decision over Tristin Benson (HANCOCK) 6-1 (Dec 8-2)

 

132 – Jason Landing (5-0) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.

   Quarterfinal – Jason Landing (ST CLAIR) 5-0 won by fall over Jaylon Hicks (LIFT FOR LIFE ACADEMY) 2-2 (Fall 3:16)

   Semifinal – Jason Landing (ST CLAIR) 5-0 won by fall over Xavier Smith (HANCOCK) 4-1 (Fall 3:14)

   1st Place Match – Jason Landing (ST CLAIR) 5-0 won by decision over Andrew Huddleston (HALLSVILLE) 4-1 (Dec 5-2)

 

132 – Tony Kingston (2-3) place is unknown.

   Champ. Round 1 – Tony Kingston (ST CLAIR) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)

   Quarterfinal – Gabriel Dilley (PRINCIPIA) 5-3 won by fall over Tony Kingston (ST CLAIR) 2-3 (Fall 0:33)

   Cons. Round 1 – Tony Kingston (ST CLAIR) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)

   Cons. Semi – Trevon Robinson (SOLDAN) 4-1 won by fall over Tony Kingston (ST CLAIR) 2-3 (Fall 0:23)

 

138 – Bailey Gardner (3-2) placed 4th and scored 11.00 team points.

   Quarterfinal – Bailey Gardner (ST CLAIR) 3-2 won by fall over Bruce Pierce (SOLDAN) 1-2 (Fall 0:50)

   Semifinal – Dawson Bruno (FESTUS VARSITY) 3-1 won by fall over Bailey Gardner (ST CLAIR) 3-2 (Fall 0:21)

   3rd Place Match – Trent Rowland (HALLSVILLE) 4-2 won by fall over Bailey Gardner (ST CLAIR) 3-2 (Fall 3:02)

 

145 – Brandon Lackey McDowell (3-2) placed 5th.

   Round 1 – Brandon Lackey McDowell (ST CLAIR) 3-2 won by major decision over Daniel Brunts (HANCOCK) 3-4 (MD 11-0)

   Round 2 – Garrett Sheets (PRINCIPIA) 8-2 won by fall over Brandon Lackey McDowell (ST CLAIR) 3-2 (Fall 0:53)

   Round 3 – Luke Shaver (FESTUS VARSITY) 3-2 won by major decision over Brandon Lackey McDowell (ST CLAIR) 3-2 (MD 15-5)

   Consolation Bracket – Brandon Lackey McDowell (ST CLAIR) 3-2 received a bye () (Bye)

   5th Place Match – Brandon Lackey McDowell (ST CLAIR) 3-2 won by fall over Ryan Johann (HALLSVILLE) 3-3 (Fall 5:09)

 

145 – Christian Obenauer (2-4) placed 4th and scored 11.00 team points.

   Round 1 – Christian Obenauer (ST CLAIR) 2-4 won by fall over Ryan Johann (HALLSVILLE) 3-3 (Fall 2:40)

   Round 2 – Luke West (HALLSVILLE) 7-0 won by fall over Christian Obenauer (ST CLAIR) 2-4 (Fall 0:41)

   Round 3 – Christian Obenauer (ST CLAIR) 2-4 received a bye () (Bye)

   Championship Bracket – Garrett Sheets (PRINCIPIA) 8-2 won by fall over Christian Obenauer (ST CLAIR) 2-4 (Fall 3:30)

   3rd Place Match – Luke Shaver (FESTUS VARSITY) 3-2 won by fall over Christian Obenauer (ST CLAIR) 2-4 (Fall 1:38)

 

152 – Trenton Balderson (3-1) placed 3rd.

   Quarterfinal – Trenton Balderson (ST CLAIR) 3-1 won by decision over Dequentin Smith (HALLSVILLE) 4-3 (Dec 1-0)

   Semifinal – Ryan Herman (ST CLAIR) 5-0 won by fall over Trenton Balderson (ST CLAIR) 3-1 (Fall 3:44)

   3rd Place Match – Trenton Balderson (ST CLAIR) 3-1 won by major decision over Zachariah Sanders (HANCOCK) 2-4 (MD 10-2)

 

152 – Ryan Herman (5-0) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

   Quarterfinal – Ryan Herman (ST CLAIR) 5-0 won by fall over Tyler Gastreich (FESTUS VARSITY) 2-2 (Fall 0:46)

   Semifinal – Ryan Herman (ST CLAIR) 5-0 won by fall over Trenton Balderson (ST CLAIR) 3-1 (Fall 3:44)

   1st Place Match – Ryan Herman (ST CLAIR) 5-0 won by fall over Jacob Wicker (CENTRAL NEW MADRID) 4-1 (Fall 1:51)

 

170 – Grant Bay (2-3) placed 2nd and scored 19.50 team points.

   Quarterfinal – Grant Bay (ST CLAIR) 2-3 won by tech fall over Caleb Worley (PRINCIPIA) 2-5 (TF-1.5 5:02 (15-0))

   Semifinal – Grant Bay (ST CLAIR) 2-3 won by fall over Caleb Hooks (ST CLAIR) 2-2 (Fall 2:56)

   1st Place Match – Cooper Crane (HALLSVILLE) 5-0 won by major decision over Grant Bay (ST CLAIR) 2-3 (MD 19-8)

 

170 – Caleb Hooks (2-2) placed 4th.

   Quarterfinal – Caleb Hooks (ST CLAIR) 2-2 won by fall over Nick Grimm (NOTRE DAME) 2-2 (Fall 0:37)

   Semifinal – Grant Bay (ST CLAIR) 2-3 won by fall over Caleb Hooks (ST CLAIR) 2-2 (Fall 2:56)

   3rd Place Match – Davion Whirley (SOLDAN) 2-1 won by fall over Caleb Hooks (ST CLAIR) 2-2 (Fall 1:20)

 

182 – Randy Simpson (1-4) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.

   Champ. Round 1 – Christopher Greene (NOTRE DAME) 6-0 won by fall over Randy Simpson (ST CLAIR) 1-4 (Fall 2:28)

   Cons. Round 1 – Randy Simpson (ST CLAIR) 1-4 won by major decision over Benjamin Dixon (HANCOCK) 0-2 (MD 13-2)

   Cons. Semi – Ian Hayden (HALLSVILLE) 5-1 won by fall over Randy Simpson (ST CLAIR) 1-4 (Fall 1:22)

 

195 – Aaron Herman (6-0) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

   Round 1 – Aaron Herman (ST CLAIR) 6-0 won by fall over Ryan Schlereth (HANCOCK) 2-3 (Fall 0:49)

   Round 2 – Aaron Herman (ST CLAIR) 6-0 won by fall over Sherif Alimi (HANCOCK) 3-2 (Fall 0:39)

   Round 3 – Aaron Herman (ST CLAIR) 6-0 won by fall over Andrew Barber (NOTRE DAME) 1-6 (Fall 0:14)

   Championship Bracket – Aaron Herman (ST CLAIR) 6-0 won by fall over Justus Labrayer (FESTUS VARSITY) 3-2 (Fall 0:52)

   1st Place Match – Aaron Herman (ST CLAIR) 6-0 won by fall over Zack Bradshaw (FESTUS VARSITY) 4-1 (Fall 0:31)

 

220 – Ethan Via (1-5) placed 7th.

   Round 1 – Brian Sylvester (CENTRAL NEW MADRID) 5-2 won by fall over Ethan Via (ST CLAIR) 1-5 (Fall 1:03)

   Round 2 – Davonte Trotter (HANCOCK) 6-1 won by fall over Ethan Via (ST CLAIR) 1-5 (Fall 0:29)

   Round 3 – Timmy Lott (METRO EAST LUTHERAN) 3-4 won by decision over Ethan Via (ST CLAIR) 1-5 (Dec 9-3)

   Consolation Bracket – Dylan Bomar (NOTRE DAME) 3-4 won by decision over Ethan Via (ST CLAIR) 1-5 (Dec 5-3)

   7th Place Match – Ethan Via (ST CLAIR) 1-5 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (PRINCIPIA) 1-9 (For.)

 

220 – Josh Richards (6-0) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

   Round 1 – Josh Richards (ST CLAIR) 6-0 won by fall over Pierce Wynn (FESTUS VARSITY) 2-3 (Fall 2:53)

   Round 2 – Josh Richards (ST CLAIR) 6-0 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit (PRINCIPIA) 1-9 (For.)

   Round 3 – Josh Richards (ST CLAIR) 6-0 won by fall over Dylan Bomar (NOTRE DAME) 3-4 (Fall 1:56)

   Championship Bracket – Josh Richards (ST CLAIR) 6-0 won by fall over Brian Sylvester (CENTRAL NEW MADRID) 5-2 (Fall 1:22)

   1st Place Match – Josh Richards (ST CLAIR) 6-0 won by fall over Davonte Trotter (HANCOCK) 6-1 (Fall 3:58)

 

285 – Trevion Harvey (7-0) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.

   Round 1 – Trevion Harvey (ST CLAIR) 7-0 won by fall over Will Hagenlacher (PRINCIPIA) 4-4 (Fall 1:31)

   Round 2 – Trevion Harvey (ST CLAIR) 7-0 received a bye () (Bye)

   Round 3 – Trevion Harvey (ST CLAIR) 7-0 won by fall over Reese Montgomery (FESTUS VARSITY) 3-2 (Fall 1:14)

   Round 4 – Trevion Harvey (ST CLAIR) 7-0 won by fall over Evan Barnes (ST CLAIR) 5-1 (Fall 3:35)

   Round 5 – Trevion Harvey (ST CLAIR) 7-0 won by fall over Jay Maltbia (CENTRAL NEW MADRID) 4-3 (Fall 1:17)

 

285 – Evan Barnes (5-1) placed 2nd.

   Round 1 – Evan Barnes (ST CLAIR) 5-1 received a bye () (Bye)

   Round 2 – Evan Barnes (ST CLAIR) 5-1 won by fall over Reese Montgomery (FESTUS VARSITY) 3-2 (Fall 0:36)

   Round 3 – Evan Barnes (ST CLAIR) 5-1 won in sudden victory – 1 over Jay Maltbia (CENTRAL NEW MADRID) 4-3 (SV-1 6-5)

   Round 4 – Trevion Harvey (ST CLAIR) 7-0 won by fall over Evan Barnes (ST CLAIR) 5-1 (Fall 3:35)

   Round 5 – Evan Barnes (ST CLAIR) 5-1 won by fall over Will Hagenlacher (PRINCIPIA) 4-4 (Fall 2:00)




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