Young roster in charge of Ozark’s followup to 2018 district title

“This team will be a fun bunch to coach,” Ozark coach Todd Sundlie said. “We are young and inexperienced, but their willingness to work hard and continue to learn has been admirable..."

November 29, 2018

Ozark placed five in the finals of Class 4 District 3 and advanced eight to the Class 4 Missouri State Wrestling Championships a season ago. The totals were good enough to take the Tigers to a team district title, easily outdistancing second-place Waynesville and Lebanon, but the success didn’t translate in the year’s final tournament.

At state, Ozark medaled only two, including state runner-up Jace Gorn at 285 pounds, and the Tigers ended up 13th overall. Gorn, sixth-place medalist Ryan Taylor and Nickolas Gladkov were among the seniors lost, and they were three of the team’s four District 3 individual champions, as well.

That leaves a youthful roster to fill some glaring holes.

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