Giving up four forfeits against the Moberly Spartans wasn’t exactly the way the Boonville Pirates wrestling team wanted to start last night on Senior-Parents Night at the Windsor gymnasium.
Trailing 24-0 before the match even started, the Pirate wrestlers took another major hit in the match while recording only two wins in a 67-6 setback.
While the loss dropped Boonville to 3-8 overall and 0-4 in the NCMC, head coach Christian Stock said he knew Moberly was tough and that they had to wrestle extremely well to match them.
“Tonight was senior night for us and that always changes the flow of a normal match and brings emotion as well,” Stock said. “The team is losing four seniors this season who have worked hard for four years and led the team this season. We had two more opens than we usually do because of health issues. We hope to get those guys back and healthy for the end of the week. Moberly is solid from top to bottom in their lineup. However, I thought the two winners wrestled very well. Kurt Danner wrestled well in his match and I thought Remington Hammers could have stretched the lead a little more in his match but he struggled getting the kid turned for a nearfall. We have the Warsaw tournament and Mobely JV Tournament this weekend. This is another opportunity to get more mat time for both our varsity and JV guys and build on the fundamentals they are learning.”
Although Moberly won 11 straight matches at one point, the Pirate wrestlers actually kept the match close for a brief spell after freshman Kurt Danner won by a 5-1 decision against Andre Sorm in the 126-pound weight class to cut the lead to 6-3.
Then, after senior Rory Concannon lost by a major decision against John Heimann 11-2 in the 132-pound weight class, freshman Remington Hammers came back and picked up a 4-1 decision against Austin Ward 4-1 at 138. Hammers’ win also cut the lead to four at 10-6.
Unfortunately for Boonville, the wins were few and far between after that as Moberly came back to win the next 11 matches for the lop-sided victory.
At 145, freshman Wyatt Grizzle lost by fall against Dominick Guthrie in 45 seconds. At 152, Andrew Garrison lost by fall against Travis Gittemeier in 44 seconds. At 160, Dylan Snapp lost by fall against Latimer Slater in 2:47. At 170, Andrew Broyhill dropped a two-point decision against Blake Joiner for the second time in four days 5-3. At 182, Lucas Gerke lost by fall against Jake Flood in 1:54. At 195, Keandre Anderson lost by fall against Trevin Guthrie in 5:33. Meanwhile, after opens at 220 and 285, the Pirate wrestlers dropped the next-two matches as well as Allan Wilkinson lost by fall to Travis Tran in 47 seconds in the 106-pound weight class. Then, to closeout the match, Moberly recorded a forfeit at 113.
The Spartans also dominated the JV match by recording wins in fiveout of seven matches.
Brandon Ashpaugh and Dylan Kaiser were the only winner for Boonville. Ashpaugh won by a second-period pin against Lane Kirkpatrick in 2:27 while Kaiser edged Leland Clark 6-5.
In other matches, Morgan Browning lost by a 10-4 decision against Christian Fugate; Joel Concannon lost by a 9-4 decision against Dylan Smith; Brett Murray lost by a fall against Jace Palmer; Devin Bush lost by a fall against Jamie Aleshire in 2:36; and Tim Price lost by a fall against Christin Fugate in 3:29.