In the case of the Truman Patriots wrestling team, Steve McGee’s collection came away with two dual wins on the road Friday night at Winnetonka, first handling Polar Bluff 57-22 and then the host Griffins 49-27.

Two is always better than one.

In the case of the Truman Patriots wrestling team, Steve McGee’s collection came away with two dual wins on the road Friday night at Winnetonka, first handling Polar Bluff 57-22 and then the host Griffins 49-27.

Against Poplar Bluff, the Patriots recorded seven pins by Darring White (103 pounds), Jordan Fears (135), Garrett Garmon (160), Garrett Williams (171), Blaine Scott (189), Rudy Hernandez (215) and Jerry Holmes (285).

Holmes pinned Poplar Bluff’s Anthony Bezequ in 41 seconds, Scott handled Austin Boner in 45 seconds and Fears got past Matt Dobbs in 45 seconds.

White, A.J. Jones (119), Fears (140), Hernandez and Holmes recorded pins against Suburban Big Six Conference foe Winnetonka with Turner Madick (135) and Scott (189) winning decisions over their opponents.

Holmes had little trouble with the Griffins’ Joe Crump, setting Crump back in a mere 11 seconds.

Scott’s 4-2 decision came against Winnetonka’s Dan Capp, a state qualifier from a year ago.

“It’s always good to twice in one night,” McGee said. “Our guys did a good job. Blaine had a good match with Capp and it helped us for Blaine to beat him.”

The Patriots’ victories enabled them to improve to 7-4 overall in duals this season and 2-3 in the Big Six.

In junior varsity action, Truman defeated Winnetonka 61-18.

FINAL RESULTS

TRUMAN 57, POPLAR BLUFF 22
103: Darring White, T, pin Colby Blatz, 1:39.
112: Jeff Bacus, T, won by forfeit.
119: Cory Pleacher, T, won by forfeit.
125: A.J. Jones, T, dec. Ethan Swirgle, 9-4.
130: Kaleb Barton, PB, pin Nate Brown, 1:35.
135: Jordan Fears, T, Matt Dobbs, 0:45.
140: Storm McClure, PB, major dec. Kyle White 13-2.
145: Josh Townsend, PB, pin Marlon Manning, 5:30.
152: Darby Smothers, PB, pin Neil Young, 1:52.
160: Garrett Garmon, T, pin Eric Ramos, 3:45.
171: Garrett Williams, T, pin Chance Berry, 5:59.
189: Blaine Scott, T, pin Austin Boner, 0:45.
215: Rudy Hernandez, T, pin Benji Montgomery, 5:12.
285: Jerry Holmes, T, pin Anthony Bezegu, 0:41.

TRUMAN 49, WINNETONKA 27
103: Darring White, T, pin Jeremy Krout, 4:30.
112: Cam Coquit, W, pin Jeff Bacus, 4:36.
119: A.J. Jones, T, pin Alex Darls, 3:23.
125: Marlo Partridge, W, won by forfeit.
130: Cody Rice, W, dec. Nate Brown, 9-8.
135: Turner Madick, T, major dec. Jesse West, 17-5.
140: Jordan Fears, T, pin Jayden Williamson, 3:01.
145: Marlon Manning, T, won by forfeit.
152: Jerry Gheen, W, pin Neil Young, 2:42.
160: Garrett Garmon, T, won by forfeit.
171: Austin Colston, W, pin Garrett Williams, 0:49.
189: Blaine Scott, T, dec. Dan Capp, 4-2.
215: Rudy Hernandez, T, pin August Sobbing, 4:58.
285: Jerry Holmes, T, pin Joe Crump, 0:11.
Junior varsity: Truman 61, Winnetonka 18.