Led by pins from Anthony Barker (103 pounds), Taylor Brinegar (135), Caleb Titus (140), Dylan Stiegemeyer (145), Chase Wrisinger (152) and Cameron Cahill (171), the Oak Grove Panthers dominated Rockhurst 57-17 in a non-conference dual Tuesday at home.
The Oak Grove wrestling team is peaking at the right time.
Led by pins from Anthony Barker (103 pounds), Taylor Brinegar (135), Caleb Titus (140), Dylan Stiegemeyer (145), Chase Wrisinger (152) and Cameron Cahill (171), the Panthers dominated Rockhurst 57-17 in a non-conference dual Tuesday at home.
“We were pretty good tonight,” Panthers head coach Bobbe Lowe said after his Class 2 team’s win over the Class 4 Hawklets. “Everyone wrestled pretty well. It was a really smooth match for us.”
Oak Grove’s Cole Harris (119), Taylor Danner (189) and Austin Rodgers (285) all won by decisions.
“Everyone kind of contributed and did their jobs,” Lowe said. “It was a solid night.”
PARK HILL SOUTH 41, TRUMAN 26: The Patriots wrestled well, but Park Hill South was too much in the end.
The Patriots’ Darring White (103) and Jerry Holmes (285) both won by pin and Nick Pulfer (112), A.J. Jones (125), Garrett Garmon (160) and Blaine Scott (189) won decisions.
“I thought we wrestled pretty good,” Patriots head coach Steve McGee said after his team dropped to 5-5 in duals overall and 1-3 in the Suburban Big Six. “We were a little shorthanded with injuries and sickness, but the kids that were there competed well.”
Park Hill South won the junior varsity match 51-24.
PARK HILL 64, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 9: William Chrisman was no match for nationally ranked Park Hill, but still managed to finish third in the Suburban Big Six with a 2-3 mark despite the loss.
“The kids wrestled hard and gave a maximum effort, and that’s all you can ask for,” Bears coach Mick Cronk said. “It’s just that Park Hill is very good.”
Alex Keith (103) improved to 23-4 with 18 pins with a 45-second pin of Jake Roepe.
“We were hoping he would wrestle (Paxton) DiBlasi, but they bumped him up to 112,” Cronk said. “We wanted Alex to get some experience against him before district.”
Fabian Camacho (171) won a 7-2 to decision for the Bears (3-5).