After picking up his 100th win of his career last week against Moberly, Boonville wrestler Kyle Cook took it a step further over the weekend while competing in the Wildcat Classic in Warsaw.
While competing in the 220-pound weight class, Cook recorded pins in four out of five matches while capturing the only first-place finish for the Pirates.
Of course Cook wasn’t the only place finisher for Boonville. Junior Andrew Broyhill also picked up a medal by finishing third in the 152-pound weight class.
Boonville Pirates wrestling coach Christian Stock said overall the team wrestled alright. “I would have like to have seen more wins out of some of my veteran wrestlers,” Stock said. “The format for this tournament really is different and that is the reason there is such a variance in the number of matches that each wrestler wrestled.”
As for Cook, who is currently 27-2 on the season, the senior grappler opened the tournament with a pin over Draper of Marshfield in 36 seconds. Then, in the second round, Cook, won by a fall over Campbell of Lone Jack in 3:35. Of course the wins didn’t stop there Cook. After picking up another fall against Crum of Diamond in 2:14, Cook came back with another pin against Bigler of Versailles in 1:42. Meanwhile, in the championship, Cook won by a major decision over Logan Nold of Clinton 12-3.
Stock said by beating Nold in the championship, who is a district opponent, Cook should get a good seeding criteria for districts.
As for Broyhill, the junior grappler opened the tournament with back-to-back wins by pinning Price of Tipton in 23 seconds and Vogt of Versailles in 5:33. Meanwhile, after losing to Karr of Warsaw in the semifinal round in a close match by a score of 11-9, Broyhill came back and won by a fall in the third-place match against Barlow of Blair Oaks in 1:22.
As for other wrestlers for Boonville, junior Kenan Johnson finished 3-2 in the 126-pound weight class while Austin Hulbert sported a record of 2-1 at 138, Halden Toomsen 1-1 at 195, Andrew Garrison 1-2 at 160, Brandon Ashpaugh 1-3 at 120, Rory Concannon 0-2 at 132 and Dylan Snapp 0-2 at 145.
The Boonville Pirates wrestling team will host the Marceline Tigers in a dual match on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Windsor gymnasium starting at 6 p.m.