LHS wrestling teams get back to work after break


The Lebanon High School boys’ and girls’ wrestling team continued right where they left off after the holidays break by respectively placing first, second and third at tournaments over the past weekend.

The girls’ wrestling team is currently ranked No. 1 in the state, according to MissouriWrestling.com and have seven wrestlers ranked in the state rankings.

With a couple tournament wins under their belts already this winter, the team competed in their toughest tournament yet, taking home first-place at the Lafayette Invitational.

The tournament consisted of 19 teams with Lebanon taking first with 183 points, outlasting second-place Lafayette by 42 points and third-place McCluer North by 68 points.

Below are the individual results from the tournament:

103 LBS, Makenzie Gormley, 3rd Place

110 LBS, Emily Young, 3rd Place

116 LBS, Ashlynn Leochner, 1st Place

121 LBS, Rae White, 4th Place

126 LBS, Kaylynn Rogers, 1st Place

131 LBS, Serena Record, 7th Place

136 LBS, Dream Cunningham, 1st Place

143 LBS, Josie Denton, 3rd Place

152 LBS, Darby Neely, 4th Place

152 LBS, Ashley Young, 5th Place

167 LBS, Talora Frisbee, 4th Place

187 LBS, Bailey Shockley, 7th Place

235 LBS, Carolyn Sterner, 3rd Place

The boys’ varsity team, ranked No. 5 in Missouri Class 3, according to MissouriWrestling.com, placed second out of 20 teams at the Lafayette Invitational after a long break off from the mat. The ‘Jackets finished the tournament with a team score of 210.5, losing by just three points to first-place Seckman High School.

Standout junior Trevor Christian was presented the Lafayette Invitational Outstanding Wrestler Award after his first-place finish that included a win over two-time state champion, Sam Frankowski from Summit High school. Also winning their respective weight classes were seniors Ty Glendenning (182) and Race Cottongim (285).

Below are the individual results from the tournament:

106 LBS, Andrew Dent, 10th Place 

113 LBS, Hogan Fisher, 7th Place

120 LBS, Cole Patten, 4th Place

126 LBS, Cael Schmitz, 6th Place
132 LBS, Cole Roark, 4th Place 

138 LBS, Reagan Mowery, 2nd Place

145 LBS, Elijah Arl, 7th Place

152 LBS, Trevor Christian, 1st Place

160 LBS, Colt Adkins, 2nd Place
170 LBS, Jaden Ivey, 8th Place

182 LBS, Ty Glendenning, 1st Place

195 LBS, Landen Smith, 3rd Place

220 LBS, Jon Berry, 5th Place  

285 LBS, Race Cottongim, 1st Place

The junior varsity wrestling team competed at the Marshall Varsity Invitational over the weekend, placing third out of 15 varsity teams. The ‘Jackets finished with a team score of 137.5, 21 points behind first-place team Mexico High School.

In this tournament, Lebanon had two second-place finishers in Terrell Mebruer (132-pounds) and Robert Garner (145-pounds). Other notable results were Bo Rosen (3rd place, 120-pounds), Hayden Dearborn (6th place, 138-pounds), Connor Thom (3rd place, 160-pounds), Jake Henson (3rd place, 170-pounds), Gabriel Schiller (6th place, 182-pounds),  Caden Brown (5th place, 195-pounds), Logan Berry (3rd place, 220-pounds), Taylor Kaffenberger (5th place, 285-pounds).

On Tuesday, the 'Jackets dualed against Sedalia Smith-Cotton, defeating the Tigers 76-4 at Dr. Tom Luth y Fieldhouse.

Winners for the boys included, Dent, Fisher, Patten, Roark, Mowery, Arl, Christian, Adkins, Ivey, Glendenning, Smith, Berry and Cottongim.

The girls' winners were Young and Cunnigham, who won via pin.

The JV defeated Smith-Cotton, 57-24. Winners were Rosen, Garner, Thom, Henson, Presley Cottongim, Austin Johnson, Dearborn, and Colton Heisz.


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