Pirates give up 24 points on forfeits in a 51-27 loss.

What was scheduled as a quad with Eldon, Osage and Versailles turned out to be a dual instead for the Boonville Pirates wrestling team Tuesday night at Eldon.
Boonville Pirates wrestling coach Christian Stock said  it didn’t make since to wrestle Eldon since they will have them twice in nine days and will see Osage at two tournaments and another dual after the first of the year.
As it turns out, Stock said opens hurt in the dual against Versailles as the Tigers recorded forfeits in four weight classes for a 51-27 victory.
The loss dropped Boonville to 6-7 overall and 2-2 in the Tri-County Conference.
“We had two weight classes that we can’t fill and two opens from injuries,” Stock said. “Given that, I thought we wrestled well in spots. Lance Marshall had a solid three period match to get a win by decision. Brant Whitaker, Charlie Pumel, Travis Dell and Dalton Williams all recorded falls in their matches. Peyton Hahn dropped a heartbreaking decision at 195 in sudden death on a questionable call. I am sure that Peyton is looking for a rematch at the Marshall Tournament. I think we can be successful against him. We are off over the break and start back up at the Marshall Tournament on January 5th.”
Although Boonville wound up losing by 24 points, which all came on forfeits, they matched Versailles with five wins on the night at 145, 152, 160, 170 and 285. The Tigers won matches at 106, 120, 132, 182 and 195.
Versailles also led Boonville from the opening match by reeling off six straight wins-three by falls and three by forfeits to go up 36-0. At 106, freshman Hayden Mendez lost by fall against Sean Dusky in 18 seconds. Meanwhile, after a forfeit at 113, Zane Watring lost by fall in 56 seconds against Logan Rand in the 120 pound weight class. Then, after another forfeit at 126, Eric Bundy lost by fall in 5:07 against Brycen Reynolds in the 132 pound weight class.
Boonville finally got on the board in the 145 pound weight class, with Lance Marshall winning by a 9-7 decision against Kyle Fileger. The win by Marshall also started a string of three straight wins by the Pirates, as sophomore Brant Whitaker improved to 18-1 on the season by recording a second period pin against Connor Lehman in 2:42 in the 152-pound weight class. Then, at 160, senior Charlie Pumel improved to 16-2 on the season by recording a first period pin against Lucas Schrock in 1:28. Meanwhile, at 170, Travis Dell raised his season record to 8-4 by picking up a second period pin against Caiden Coontz in 2:24.
Unfortunately for Boonville, they would win only one more match on the night at 285 as Dalton Williams recorded a second period pin against Damian Murray in 2:16 to improve to 11-8 overall.
In the other matches, Gavin Vollmer lost by fall against Michael Trotter in 1:43 in the 182 pound weight class. Then, at 195, Peyton Hahn fell in sudden death against Riley Rademann 3-2. The loss was only Hahn’s fourth of the season, dropping him to 14-4 overall.
In JV matches, Gaige Offineer won by fall in the 285 pound weight class in 1:06. Also at 285, Kyle Platt lose by fall in 2:13. Meanwhile, at 145, Nash McKenzie lost by fall in 47 seconds.
The Boonville Pirates wrestling team will compete next on Saturday, January 5th in the Marshall Tournament. The Boonville JV wrestling team will also take part in the Sedalia Smith-Cotton Rookie Roundup on January 5th.