The Neosho Wildcats rolled their way to a victory in their home tournament this past weekend. The Wildcats put 7 into the finals and walked away with 5 champs and 224 team points. Cayden Auch, Trenton Young, Braxton Barnes, Joey Williams and Adrain Hitchcock all won titles. Lebanon placed 2nd by having four wrestlers in the finals and Trevor Christian was the only champion, they finished with 183 team points. Rolla scored 157 team points and had four finalists with Nathan Pulliam and Zach Fennell being their champs. Belton and Hillsboro rounded out the top five.
At 106 the freshman Auch won 7-3 over Wadlow of Farmington. Wadlow went 1-2 at the state tournament this past season.
The 113-pound final saw an upset when Pulliman of Rolla beat Ortiz of Mac County 8-1, Ortiz finished last season 3rd in the state. Gerow of Mac County was 5th at state last year and won by fall over sophomore James Short of Hillsboro.