NEOSHO, Mo. – Dalton Berg was perfect in five matches Saturday to capture first place in the 220-pound division at the Neosho wrestling tournament.
His performance plus runner-up efforts from Dylan Allen (170) and Austin Wadlow helped Farmington capture sixth place in the team standings.
Berg recorded four falls along with a 3-0 decision, and needed just 30 seconds to secure a quarterfinal win before pinning his semifinal opponent in 19 seconds.
Allen finished 4-1 with three falls and Wadlow posted a similar record before each athlete suffered setbacks in title matches against Neosho.
Kyle Crawford (120) placed fourth with a 3-2 record for the Knights.
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – Jared Humbolt navigated through eight rounds without a bye on Saturday to stand atop the podium for Ste. Genevieve at 145 pounds.
The Dragons finished 1 ½ points behind second-place DeSmet at the Westminster Tournament, even after senior standout Wade Hahn (182) had his run abbreviated by injury.
Jacob Dickens (106) reached a championship bout, and Nathan Geisner (113), Grant Staffen (132) and Isaac Boys (285) each finished third in their respective brackets.
Humbolt notched four separate falls during an undefeated day, and a pair of 10-4 decisions marked his toughest competition of the tournament.
Dickens pinned three combatants while placing second, and dropped a 7-5 title decision to Colton King of DeSmet in a rematch after taking a 7-3 defeat in pool play.
Boyd scored four pins while going 6-1 overall, and won his third-place bout 3-2. Staffen had a 6-2 record that included a team-high five falls.
Geisner received two byes while collecting three falls, and Tyler Jenkins placed fourth at 195 pounds after winning his quarterfinal match.
Hahn, who carried a perfect record into last year’s state meet, cruised through the first five rounds on Saturday before ending his podium quest with a quarterfinal default.
Fort Zumwalt South was crowned tournament champions by a substantial margin on the strength of two individual champions and six total finalists.