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Monett Cubs wrestling drops pair at Republic double dual

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Monett Cubs wrestling team dropped a pair of dual matches at Republic Thursday night.

"This was a good opportunity to see how far we have progressed from the start of the season, especially some of our younger and inexperienced wrestlers," said Monett Head Coach Daryl Bradley. "Overall I was pleased with the individual results," Bradley added. "Of course, I want to win every dual, but at this point in the season I am concerned with getting our varsity and junior varsity teams quality mat time and improving every match. I am starting to see our kids compete in every match, especially facing adversity."

Against McDonald County, the Cubs won six of the 10 varsity matches and six of the eight JV matches.

Winning individual matches against McDonald County for the Cubs were:

JV

* 119 pounds: Tyler Liggett

* 145 pounds: Christian Alveraldo

* 145 pounds: Devon Overall

* 145 pounds: James Ross

* 171 pounds: Matthew Wentz

* 285 pounds: Shawn Beeson

Participating for the Cubs:

* 160 pounds: Hunter Myers

Varsity individual winners

* 103 pounds: Chase Brennan

* 112 pounds: Levi Neely

* 135 pounds: Chris Renteria

* 145 pounds: Ethan Davis

* 152 pounds: Carter Huffmaster

* 160 pounds: Clayton Patton

* 171 pounds: Zack Irwin

Participating for the Cubs:

* 119 pounds: Bryan Beckwith

* 125 pounds: Brice Watson

* 130 pounds: Kyler Eden

* 140 pounds: Juan Renteria

"I knew coming in that we matched up well with McDonald County. We just didn't get it done," said Bradley. "The bottom line is that we need to take advantage of the opportunities that are given to us. When we start to do this, we will see more duel victories."

Republic

Against Republic, the Cubs fell 45-33, winning six of the nine varsity matches and two of the six JV matches.

JV winners

* 145 pounds: Ross

* 145 pounds: Overall

Participating for the Cubs:

* 112 pounds: Liggett

* 145 pounds: Alveraldo

* 160 pounds: Myers

* 171 pounds: Wentz

Varsity winners

* 103 pounds: Brennan

* 112 pounds: Neely

* 135 pounds: Chris Renteria

* 140 pounds: Juan Renteria

* 145 pounds: Davis

* 152 pounds: Huffmaster

Participating for the Cubs:

* 119 pounds: Beckwith

* 125 pounds: Watson

* 130 pounds: Eden

* 160 pounds: Patton

"Against Republic, we had too many forfeits," said Bradley. "That really hurt us."

The Cubs will be in action this Saturday as they host the 39th annual Monett Invitational Tournament.

"It would mean a lot to the young men to have a large crowd," said Bradley.



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