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Weekend Wrestling: Farmington earns one-point dual victory, third in tourney

NIXA, Mo. — Farmington prevailed in three separate bouts decided by one takedown or less, and edged Nixa 36-35 in the boys wrestling dual season opener on Friday night.

Ryan Monroe (113) notched an 8-6 win, and Cayden Johnson (126) took a 5-4 decision in their varsity debuts for the Knights. Zeke Moreland (144) claimed a 6-4 sudden victory.

Aiden Hahn (106), Kyeler Aders (150), Landon Scott (190) and Rowdy Vaugh (215) earned falls to help Farmington. Scott secured his outcome and crucial points with 3 seconds left in regulation.

All-state junior Presley Johnson (132) added a 10-5 victory.

Match Results:

106 – Aiden Hahn (FA) fall C.J. Cribbs, 2:30

113 – Ryan Monroe (FA) dec Gavin McAtee, 8-6

120 – Tanner Cole (N) won by forfeit

126 – Cayden Johnson (FA) dec Sam Mayes, 5-4

132 – Presley Johnson (FA) dec Jax Adams, 10-5

138 – Aidan Ward (N) fall Zach Dennis, 1:40

144 – Zeke Moreland (FA) dec Reed WIlson, 6-4 SV

150 – Kyeler Aders (FA) fall Owen Diemoz, 5:38

157 – Kaden Young (N) fall Lane Weiss, 1:26

165 – Malachi Rider (N) tech fall Ethan Turner, 16-1 4:36

175 – Curtis Glossip (N) fall William Rodgers, 1:17

190 – Landon Scott (FA) fall James Grother, 5:57

215 – Rowdy Vaugh (FA) fall Champ Porter, 2:24

285 – Josiah Farris (N) fall Logan Earhart, 2:40

Pleasant Hill Tournament

PLEASANT HILL, Mo. — Jacob Schweigert dominated the heavyweight division, and Ste. Genevieve took second among 14 teams during its opening tournament of the season on Saturday.

Bryant Schwent (138), Evan Winters (165), Dalton McBride (190) and Gabe Willett (215) each placed runner-up in their respective weight divisions at the Pleasant Hill Invitational.

Basehor-Linwood (Kan.) won the team championship by 22 points over Ste. Genevieve while earning six individual champions.

Schweigert pinned all five of his opponents, including D.J. Glidewell of Nevada in the final, and needed just 20 and 15 seconds to advance past the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.

Schwent narrowly won his opener 7-6, and beat three more opponents before Brody Bullard pinned him to bolster Basehor-Linwood.

Willett also lost by fall in his title bout, but not before rattling off four straight victories. Each of his three falls were finalized within 72 seconds.

McBride pinned three foes in succession before dropping a 6-2 decision, and Evan Winters was defeated 5-3 in the final while going 3-2 overall.

Gage Gross (150) capped off a 4-1 day with his fourth fall. Drake Meyer (132) was 3-1 with three falls, and Karter Worley collected his third win by 9-2 decision in another third-place battle.

Brody Winters (126) added two pins for the Dragons while placing fourth.

Neosho Tournament

NEOSHO, Mo. — Reigning state medalist Presley Johnson delivered an individual title in the 132-pound bracket for Farmington at the Neosho Tournament on Saturday.

The Knights advanced eight wrestlers to the semifinal round, and finished third behind host champion Neosho and Willard in the team competition.

Johnson posted a 5-0 record without being threatened in two falls and a 15-0 technical. His title bout resulted in a second major decision at 14-6.

Rowdy Vaugh (215) shined with four consecutive falls before being pinned by Porter Talbot of Willard. Aiden Hahn (106) was also a runner-up in an 11-5 loss after pinning his first three opponents.

Zach Dennis (138) captured third place with an 8-4 result in his fourth win overall, and Ethan Turner (165) achieved the same podium spot with a 7-5 sudden victory after notching three straight falls.

Kyeler Aders (150) and Lane Weiss (157) each collected three falls, and placed fourth along with Farmington teammate Ryan Monroe.

Westminster Tournament

TOWN & COUNTRY, Mo. — Th e North County boys finished 11th in a deep field of 17 varsity wrestling teams at the Westminster Christian Tournament on Saturday.

Washington captured the team title over Windsor and North Point as just 7 1/2 points separated the top three squads.

Dylan Visnovske highlighted the event for the Raiders by placing second at 138 pounds. He posted wins by forfeit, technical fall and 8-2 decision before being pinned in the final.

Charles Benscoter collected three victories in five heavyweight bouts.


John Burroughs Tournament

LADUE, Mo. — Taylor Sharp registered three first-period falls, and went 4-0 to secure the 110-pound title for Central during the John Burroughs girls wrestling tournament on Saturday.

Addisyn Gasaway (155) also won her division for the Lady Rebels by going 4-1 with four consecutive pins after dropping her opening bout under a round-robin format.

Central amassed 157 points to stack up third among 10 participating teams. Wright City edged Eureka atop the standings.

Tessa Mosier (125) claimed second place at 4-1 with four falls while Carley Garvacio (130) and Hannah Allen each won third-place bouts to likewise finish 4-1 with four falls.

Addison Wells (115) capped a 3-2 tournament by winning her third-place match. Erine Stricklin (170) pinned three opponents while placing fourth

With programs allowed to enter two wrestlers in the same weight class, Allen picked up two victories over Central teammate Chloe Yount.

Pleasant Hill Invitational

PLEASANT HILL, Mo. — The Ste. Genevieve girls finished eight among 18 participating teams on Friday night at the Pleasant Hill Invitational.

Hollyn Zangaro (120) and Addison Geiler (135) became champions in their weight classes, and Maggie Price (130) reached her first varsity tournament final for the Dragons.

Nevada held on for the team title by a margin of 8 1/2 points over Grain Valley.

Zangaro posted a perfect score over four matches with four falls, and needed less than a minute to get through the first two rounds.

Geiler capped her 4-0 record on the night with her third pin at 4:36, and earned an 8-3 decision during the semifinals.

Price produced three straight falls and an 8-4 win over Ste. Genevieve teammate Ragan Picou before being pinned by Hailey Collins of Blair Oaks.

Picou recorded her fourth fall in the third-place match. Paityn Basler (110) finished 2-2 with two falls.


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