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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Monett split duals with Cassville, Neosho

A little bit of brutal honesty from Daryl Bradley, Monett wrestling coach, summed up his thoughts after a split of a dual with Cassville and Neosho on Thursday night.

The Cubs topped rival Cassville, 42-30, before falling 58-13 to perennial state champion Neosho.

“We had some forfeits that made the scores look closer and more lopsided than they were,” Bradley said. “The fact is, we had the opportunity to get some major decisions against Cassville and didn’t get it done. Giving up 30 points to a second-year program is something that we shouldn’t do. Cassville is well-coached and getting better, but I felt we left points on the mat.”

Against Neosho, Bradley said they are just tough up and down the lineup.

“We’re banged up a bit right now, but that is no excuse,” Bradley said. “I hope some guys are realizing that they are going to have to elevate their level of competition for us to hit our team goals.”

Results from the dual follow. Monett wrestlers are listed first.

Against Cassville:

106: Joseph Semerad pinned Gavin Moore in 29 seconds

113: Matthew Bahl won by forfeit

120: Karter Brink pinned Gabe Hunter in 4:40   

126: Joel Barrientos won by forfeit   

132: Elias Barrientosn defeated Jaden Davis, 7-1   
138: Gunnar Bradley defeated Keaton Artherton, 9-2   
145: Jorden Withnell lost to Logan Carlin, 2-0   
152: Josh Bahl was pinned by Jose Melchor in 2:19   

160: Dru Guinn pinned Jacob Houskeeper in 32 seconds

170: Monett forfeit    
182: Brandon Castillo fell to Colton Moore, 5-4   
195: Monett forfeit   
220: Monett forfeit   

285: Raymond Villalta pinned Mason Hendrix in 5:21

Against Neosho:

106: Joseph Semerad fell to Cayden Auch, 9-0   
113: Matthew Bahl defeated Kolton Sanders, 3-2   
120: Karter Brink defeated Brady Franklin, 17-5   

126: Joel Barrientos pinned Bret Camerer in 1:26  

132: Elias Barrientos fell to Trenton Young, 3-0   

138: Gunnar Bradley was pinned by Braxton Barnes in 3:14

145: Jordan Withnell lost to Alec Rothman, 13-2   152: Josh Bahl was pinned by Jeremiah Larson in 4:11
160: Dru Guinn was pinned by Jacob Fry in 4:38    
170: Monett forfeit   
182: Brandon Castillo lost to Joey Williams, 22-7 195: Monett forfeit   
220: Monett forfeit   

285: Raymond Villaltal was pinned by Adrian Hitchcock in 1:45 

Exhibition   

152: Cye Bouchard was pinned by Keaton Sanders, in  4:22

The Cubs travel to Joplin on Feb. 1. Matches begin at 5:30 p.m.

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