Over the weekend, Owensville Dutchmen and Dutchgirl wrestlers were along Highway 63 either competing in the Missouri Duals Tournament at Helias High School in Jefferson City or in junior varsity and …
Over the weekend, Owensville Dutchmen and Dutchgirl wrestlers were along Highway 63 either competing in the Missouri Duals Tournament at Helias High School in Jefferson City or in junior varsity and girl’s tournaments at Rolla High School.
Placed in the gold division at the Missouri Duals, Rod Barndollar’s Dutchmen competed against Blue Springs, Eureka, Father Tolton, Lee’s Summit West, Jefferson City and Waynesville.
Facing Eureka and Waynesville to open the tournament Friday night in Jefferson City, Owensville had seven open weight classes making it difficult to score high as a team.
In their 51-12 loss to Eureka, OHS got wins from Joe Bauer by fall in 3:31 at 285 pounds along with Michael Martin winning by forfeit at 106 pounds.
Taking on Waynesville, a win by fall in 5:46 by Martin over Jonathon McDaniel denied the Tigers a shutout, 69-6.
Saturday wrestling in Jefferson City began with Owensville going up against Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School out of Columbia.
Falling 40-24, Owensville got wins from Martin, Zach Adams at 170 pounds, Michael Stockton at 195 pounds and Bauer.
Against Blue Springs, the Dutchmen fell 61-12 getting victories from Martin by forfeit and Alan Kopp by fall in 1:08 over Kieran Gilpan at 160 pounds.
In their final two duals, Barndollar’s Dutchmen took on Lee’s Summit West (LSW) and Jefferson City.
Falling 58-12 to LSW, Martin and Stockton both won their respective matches.
Dropping a 78-6 team decision to Jefferson City, Martin spoiled the shutout hopes of the Jays winning his sixth match of the tournament at 106 pounds.
Down Highway 63 in Rolla, Owensville had a total of seven wrestlers competing in JV boys and varsity girls tournament action.
Jazz Marquez went 2-2 placing third in her weight class while Haven Sanders had a tough bracket facing returning state medalists.
Gabe Soest won three matches while Brent Helmig and Chance Clevenger also posted wins Saturday in Phelps County.