The Monett Middle School wrestling team took on the Branson Pirates on last Thursday night at Monett High School.
The two teams paired off into 38 matches with the Cubs winning 28. The night was highlighted by Jason Kurima, who went 3-0.
Winning matches for the Cubs by pin were: Ben Morris, Dalton Dunn, Dillon Welch, Eric Welch, Erik Renteria (2), Jaron Beason, Kurima, Kedric Brink, Sean Jastal, Wyatt Rook, Zach Hammond, Dominiok Witherow, Wyatt Rook and Erwin Perez (2).
Winning by way of technical fall was Kedric Brink.
Wrestlers winning by decision were: Jairo Rueda, Jason Kurima (2), Dalton Dunn, Dominiok Witherow, George Fulton, Jason Kurima (2), Jordan Hall, Keanu Reed, Michael Renfro and Wesley Ambramovitz.
* Most takedowns: Keanu Reed (4).
* Fastest pins: Wyatt Rook (18 seconds).
* Most exciting matches: Wesley Ambramovitz.
* Eighth grade wrestler of the night: 8th Grade Jason Kurima and Dominiok Witherow.
* Seventh grade wrestler of the night: Erik Renteria.
The Cubs will travel to Seneca for the Seneca Junior High Tournament and then travel to Ozark for a three-way dual.
Monett JV wrestling
The Monett junior varsity wrestling team faced of against the Branson Pirates last Thursday night at Monett High School.
Monett winners included:
* 145 pounds: Devon Overall, won by pin in 3:03.
* 152 pounds: James Ross, won by pin in 1:21.
* 171 pounds: Matthew Wentz won by disqualfication.