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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Johnson takes second at Kansas City Stampede

  • The Waynesville High School wrestling team saw top-notch competition over the weekend in the Kansas City Stampede, held Friday and Saturday. The Tigers’ Isaiah Johnson, in the 120-pound weight class, placed second, losing to Sean Russell of Collins Hill, Ga, who is ranked third in the nation. Ironically, Russell attended the alma mater of Waynesville head coach Cory Ace (Edinboro).
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  • The Waynesville High School wrestling team saw top-notch competition over the weekend in the Kansas City Stampede, held Friday and Saturday.
    The Stampede hosted 40 teams from 13 states. There were 17 state championship teams, more than 100 individual state champions, more than 30 All-Americas and more than 30 wrestlers ranked in the top-20 in the nation.
    The Tigers’ Isaiah Johnson, in the 120-pound weight class, placed second, losing to Sean Russell of Collins Hill, Ga, who is ranked third in the nation. Ironically, Russell  attended the alma mater of Waynesville head coach Cory Ace (Edinboro).
    Also, Waynesville’s Jacob Semple, Missouri top-ranked Class 4 heavyweight, placed third after dropping an overtime match in the semifinals to M.J. Couzan from Archer, Ga.
    Also for Waynesville, Charles McNeal, David Hawk and Teyler Bruch all made the championship bracket and scored points.
    “This weekend was a tremendous improvement from the last couple of weeks,” Ace said. “The boys came out and fought very hard in the tournament that is twice as hard as the state championship tournament in February. We still have a lot of work to do and a long way to go before we are where we want to be, but this weekend showed myself and my coaching staff the potential for what we can accomplish in February.
    “We still have some adjusting to do within the lineup and we have a lot of technical stuff we need to correct, but that is al fixable. What isn’t is fight. If we continue to take the fight to our opponent and be the aggressor we will surprise a lot of people in the end.”
     
    Here are Waynesville results:
    106 - Teyler Bruch (3-4) placed 14th and scored 14.50 team points.
    113 - Charles McNeal (4-4) placed 10th and scored 24.00 team points.
    120 - Isaiah Johnson (6-1) placed 2nd and scored 72.00 team points; 1st Place Match - Lost to Sean Russell (Collins Hill) technical fall, 23-8
    126 - Peter Lucitt (1-4) placed 28th and scored 2.00 team points.
    132 - Zachary Martinez (1-4) placed 28th and scored 2.00 team points.
    138 - Dylan Reynolds (0-5) placed 32nd and scored 2.00 team points.
    145 - Derrick Sax (3-3) placed 28th and scored 7.00 team points.
    152 - Aseante Taylor (3-3) placed 28th and scored 6.00 team points.
    160 - David Hawk (5-4) placed 11th and scored 25.00 team points.
    170 - Todd Angel (4-3) placed 19th and scored 6.00 team points.
    182 - Hunter Sadler (2-3) placed 28th and scored 8.00 team points.
    195 - Brandon Fancher (2-4) placed 32nd and scored 6.00 team points.
    220 - Corey Duncan (5-2) placed 17th and scored 8.00 team points.
    Page 2 of 2 - 285 - Jacob Semple (6-1) placed 3rd and scored 63.00 team points; Semifinal - MJ Couzan (Archer) 10-1 won by decision over Jacob Semple (Waynesville) 6-1 (Dec 6-4); 3rd Place Match - Jacob Semple (Waynesville) 6-1 won by fall over TJ Rayam (Thompson) 5-2 (Fall 1:10).
     
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