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Examiner
  • Bears chop down Oak Park

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  • Eight William Chrisman wrestlers recorded pins Tuesday in the Bears’ 64-15 Suburban Middle Seven dual win at Oak Park.
    Brandon Butler (138 pounds), Will Fisher (160), Deontay Lapsley (170), Josh Wallace (182), Hunter Soule (220), Tumasi Tuione (285), Adam Olsen and Derek Williams (126) all won by fall, while Zack Soule (195) notched a 13-1 major decision over his Northmen foe.
    Larry Danforth (113) and Anthony Wheeler (120) gained forfeit wins.
    “Will Fisher, he’s our JV 152-pounder and we bumped him up for this match. He had a nice victory that got the ball rolling for us,” said Chrisman coach Mick Cronk, whose team improved to 7-2 in duals (4-1 Middle Seven). "Brandon Butler did a nice job. He worked several moves and was very sharp. Hunter Soule has done some nice things, and I’m excited about his future.”
    PLEASANT HILL 39, GRAIN VALLEY 22: Grain Valley opened with a 14-0 lead but managed just two more wins in a Missouri River Valley Conference West loss on the road.
    Harrison Bamman (120) started the match with a 15-0 technical fall (5:26) for the Eagles, Dylan Hamblin (126) got a pin in 1:37 and Mavrick Alexander (132) recorded a 5-1 decision.
    But the Roosters won nine of the last 11 bouts. The Eagles’ other victories came from Parker McBride (170) and Wolfgang Clapper (113). McBride recorded an overtime takedown for a 3-1 win, while Clapper recorded a 15-0 technical fall in 5:47.
    YELLOW JACKET INVITATIONAL: Six Chrisman wrestlers won their weight class pools in Saturday’s unscored meet at Center High School. Wrestlers were divided into two pools for round-robin bouts, with the top-six rated athletes going into blue pools.
    Josh Wallace (182 pounds) and Tumasi Tuione (285) won blue pools, while Louis West (138) and Brandon Butler (132) were second. Anthony Wheeler (120), Andy Bennett (132), Deontay Lapsley (170) and Hunter Soule (220) topped their respective gold pools.
    Wallace (29-2) pinned all five of his opponents. Chrisman coach Mick Cronk said his wrestlers had a combined record of 47-14 at the tournament.
    Last Tuesday the Bears dropped a 49-18 Suburban Middle Seven dual at state powerhouse Staley. Derek Williams (126) and Zack Soule (195) won decisions for Chrisman, and the Bears also gained a pair forfeits.
    “We didn’t match up well,” Cronk said. “Not many people match up very well with them.”
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