Bryce Newham places first in the Hallsville Tournament
Four members of the Boonslick YMCA Wrestling Team traveled to Sedalia to participate in the state tournament for 6 years and under as well as Rookies.
Rookies are defined as first year members of the USA Wrestling.
Participating in the tournament from Boonville were Xavier Cantrell at 6-under, 50 pounds, Henry Brownfield at 6-and-under, 65 pounds, Clayton Schuster at 10-and-under, 85 pounds and Will Stock at 12-and-under, 80 pounds.
Cantrell went 2-2 and fell just short of the medal round. He was so close and is ready to get back on the mat for the Hallsville tournament, said Boonville coach Eric McNeal.
As for Brownfield, he went 0-2 in his first big tournament but had fun and is ready to get going again.
Schuster went 3-1 on the day and received a bye in the first round and then recorded a fall in the quarterfinals. McNeal said Schuster then lost by fall in the semifinals but bounced back with a 13-5 major decision in the consolation semis and a quick fall for third place.
Stock finished sixth overall by picking up a win by fall to advance to the semifinals. He dropped his next three bouts but wrestled well for this only being his second tournament. All of these kids have the potential to have excellent careers if they stick with it, McNeal said.
Sunday, Jan. 29
The Boonville YMCA Wrestling team also took part in the Hallsville Tournament on Sunday.
With both a morning and afternoon session, head coach Eric McNeal said four wrestlers participated in the morning session while three took part in the afternoon session.
Bryce Newham finished the tournament in first place with a record of 3-0 in the 8-and-under, 70-pound weight class.
Xavier Cantrell placed second in the 6-and-under, 50 pound weight class with a record of 2-1 while Carson Renfrow finished second in the 8-and-under, 55 pound weight class with a record of 1-1. Cash Stock took fourth in the 10-and-under, 85-pound weight class.
In the afternoon session, Brayden McFarland finished third with a record of 1-2 in the 14-and-under, 105 pound weight class while Jayson Bundy placed third as well with a record of 1-2 in the 14-and-under, 165 pound weight class. Dustyn Taylor, meanwhile, finished fourth in the 14-and-under, 175-pound weight class.