Prep Wrestling

Six Panthers still alive after day one of state

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Feb. 21, 2020 1:20 am

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Collin Arch started his first state tournament off with a quick victory. Ross Arch one-upped him.

The Palmyra wrestling brothers both picked up victories by pinfall in their first match of the Missouri Class 1 state wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena on Thursday.

Collin Arch was the first Panther to wrestle and he pinned Kiaro Herdlick from Brentwood in 33 seconds at 120 pounds. Collin took Herdlick down in five seconds before picking up the early fall.

Ross Arch followed at 152 and outdid his brother, pinning Zachary Radefeld from Versailles in just 23 seconds.

The Arch brothers move on to the quarterfinals. Collin (42-0) will take on Holden's Logan Yoder (27-17), while Ross (38-2) faces Lawson's Braden Carpenter (36-3).

Two other Panthers were victorious in their first matches as well.

Conner Roberts picked up an 8-1 decision victory over Butler's Jade Warmbrodt at 170. Roberts reversed Warmbrodt in the second period and turned that into a two-point near-fall to lead 4-0 heading to the third period. Warmbrodt chose the bottom position in the third and escaped to make it 4-1, but Roberts got a takedown and another near-fall to put the match away.

Weston King moved into the heavyweight quarterfinals with a pin of Lathrop's Drake Chisam in 3:03. King led 2-0 after the first period before picking up the fall in the second.

Roberts (27-13) will face Mid-Buchanan's Wade Stanton (35-12) in the quarterfinals and King will tilt with New Madrid County Central's Herman Jackson (41-1).

Brayden Stevens at 126 and Luke Triplett at 195 both lost in the first round but bounced back for victories on the consolation side.

Stevens lost to two-time defending champion Logan Ferrero from Whitfield by a first-period pin, but he took out Wyatt Moran from Plattsburg in the first consolation round with a pin in 4:08.

Triplett went into overtime with Maysville's Trent Strong in the opening match, but Strong took Triplett down with 15 seconds remaining in the first overtime period for a 3-1 victory. Triplett took out his frustrations on Hancock's Benjamin Dixon in the first consolation round with a 15-0 technical fall.

Hayes Miller at 145 and Nolyn Richards at 182 both lost their first round and their wrestleback matches and were eliminated.