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  • Hawk wrestlers come out on top once again in five-team meet

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  • The LSE Hawk wrestlers had another successful meet last week at the LSE gymnasium by recording wins in 24 out of 35 matches against a field that consisted of Carrollton, Knob Noster, Marshall and Versailles.
    But better yet, the Hawks also had half of the wrestlers finish the meet unbeaten.
    Versailles closed out the meet at 21-17 overall, followed by Marshall at 17-29, Carrollton at 14-15 and Knob Noster at 12-16.
    LSE wrestling coach Jeff Francis said the Hawks continue to pound their opponents by winning their third straight tournament.
    “We have a very talented core of wrestlers and their experience is rubbing off on the other wrestlers,” Francis said. “This year’s team is very aggressive and physical. Backing that up with some experience makes them tough against anybody.”
    Klayton Anderson finished the evening with a record of 3-0 for the Hawks while Michael Flint, Blake Barnes, Gabe Kaiser, Remington Hammers, KeAndre Anderson, Christian Kosnopfal and Landon Bail all sported records of 2-0. Joel Concannon finished 2-1 while Thomas Grathwohl, Wyatt Grizzle, Lucas Gerke and Alan Swires were each 1-1, Chad Northern 1-2 and Jeffrey Davidson and Gabe Rumbaoa each at 0-2.
    In the opening round, Grathwohl won by fall over Pyles of Carrollton in 45 seconds; Klayton Anderson won by fall over Chavez of Carrollton in 1:27; Flint won by fall over Fancher of Knob Noster in 42 seconds; Northern won by fall over McGoldrick of Knob Noster in 1:08; Hammers won by fall over Staton of Carrollton in 2:43; Grizzle won 11-2 over Seth Thomas of Marshall; Gerke won by fall over White of Marshall in 1:36; Kosnopfal won by fall over Scarbrough of Knob Noster in 21 seconds; Kaiser won by fall over Coleman of Versailles in 1:59; and Bail won by fall over Harlin of Marshall in 35 seconds.
    In other matches in the first round, Davidson lost by fall against Silva of Carrollton in 14 seconds; Concannon lost by fall over Hogland of Knob Noster in 1:43; Rumbaoa lost 13-2 over Schotte of Versailles; and Swires lost by fall over Ethan Staton of Carrollton in 1:59.
    The Hawks also had a successful second round by finishing with a record of 9-2.
    Posting wins for LSE were Klayton Anderson by fall over Kelly of Carrollton in 28 seconds; Barnes by fall over Drew Piercy of Versailles in 2:24; Kaiser by fall over Kyle Morgan of Knob Noster in 1:33; Hammers by a 16-4 decision over Cameron Wheeler of Carrollton; Concannon by fall over Seth Thomas of Marshall in 1:32; KeAndre Anderson by fall over Scarbrough of Knob Noster in 2:46; Kosnopfal by fall over Stimmel of Marshall in 1:12; Bail by fall over Staton of Carrollton in 2:40; and Swires by fall over Harlin of Marshall in 33 seconds.
    In other matches, Davidson lost by fall against Coleman of Versailles in 15 seconds and Northern lost by fall against Calob Harris of Marshall in 2:17.
    Page 2 of 2 - In the third round, which was LSE’s worst round in the meet, the Hawks finished with a record of 4-5.
    Recording wins for the Hawks were Klayton Anderson by fall over Shewmaker of Versailles in 55 seconds; Flint by fall over Becker of Carrollton in 1:59; Barnes by fall over Dillon of Marshall in 1:29; and Concannon by fall over Trick of Marshall in 24 seconds.
    In other matches, Grathwohl lost by fall against Landreth of Marshall in 2:21; Northern lost by fall against Bellury of Knob Noster in 56 seconds; Grizzle lost by fall against Staton of Carrollton in 37 seconds; Gerke lost by fall against Wilson of Carrollton in 1:02; and Rumbaoa lost by a 13-3 decision against Snyder of Knob Noster.
    The LSE Hawks wrestling team will compete next on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Moberly starting at 5 p.m.
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