Dexter's Pemberton, Waldner win weight classes at Owensville Invitational wrestling tournament

Official Josh Crowell (right) holds up the left hand of Dexter's Bryston Pemberton after the latter won the 120-pound contest by forfeit in a dual wrestling match with Kennett on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Dexter High School. Pemberton won his weight class at the Owensville Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.
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Two Dexter wrestlers won their weight divisions Saturday at the Owensville Invitational.

Bryston Pemberton (19-5) won the 120-pound class, and Travis Waldner (29-0) won his 170-pound division.

The tournament uses a different format with some divisions using a scramble format and others using a round robin format. The round robin format features A and B divisions.

No team scores were kept in this event.

Here’s how Dexter’s wrestlers fared:

Diego McCormick (106)

Round 1: defeated Dillon Freeman, of Sullivan, by decision 3-2. Round 2: defeated Brayden Gamel, of Boonville, by fall in 5:02. Round 3: Sterling Wheatley, of Capital City, by fall in 24 seconds. Finals: Michael Martin, of Owensville, won by fall in 1:30. Third place: defeated Aiden Bollinger, of Blair Oaks in 3:11.

Eric Harmon (113)

Round 1: Quinten Denny, Blair Oaks, won by fall in 3:37. Round 2: defeated Aries Nicholas, of Owensville, by fall in 58 seconds. Round 3: Bye. Round 4: defeated John Johnson, of Sullivan, by fall in 22 seconds. Round 5: defeated Abdiel Kempker, of Capital City, by fall in 47 seconds.

Bryston Pemberton (120)

Round 1: defeated Caleb Martin, of Boonville, by fall in 2:35. Round 2: defeated Aine Callahan, of St. Francis Borgia, by fall in 58 seconds. Round 3: defeated Joseph Lewis, of Sullivan, by fall in 1:08. Round 4: Bye. Round 5: defeated Kobe Bolin, Park Hills Central, by fall in 3:43. Championship: defeated Alex Even, of Fatima, by fall in 39 seconds.

Cutter Cornett (126)

Round 1: Bye. Round 3: defeated Elijah Wilcox, of St. James, in 4:53. Round 3: defeated Austin Baumhoer, of Blair Oaks, by major decision 18-7. Round 4: Dillon Witt, of Sullivan, won by technical fall 15-0. Round 5: defeated Morgan Eggleston, of Fatima) by fall in 40 seconds.

Drew Soule (138)

Round 1: defeated Eric Bundy, Boonville, by major decision 11-2. Round 2: defeated Sam Frisbie, of Blair Oaks, by fall in 51 seconds. Round 3: Eli Froning, of Fatima, won 7-5 in overtime. Round 4: Bye. Round 5: Eric Westbrook, of Osage, won by decision 5-2. Seventh place: defeated Holden Smart, Missouri Military Academy by fall in 4:39.

Mason Keena (145)

Round 1: defeated Mason Dulle, of Osage, by major decision 11-0. Round 2: Bye. Round 3: defeated Braden McFarland, of Boonville, by fall in 2:38. Round 4: Blake Wiles, of Fatima, won by major decision 11-1. Round 5: Bye.

Jacob Medler (152)

Round 1: Blake Bolin, of Park Hills Central, won by fall in 5:49. Round 2: Luke Schroeder, of Fatima, won by fall in 1:58. Round 3: Ransom Dudley, of Sullivan, won by fall in 36 seconds. Finals: Oliver Mace, of St. Francis Borgia, won by major decision 10-1. Seventh place: Dylan Peate, of Blair Oaks, won by fall in 5:54.

Alex Townsend (160)

Round 1: defeated William Mayberry, of Park Hills Central, by major decision 13-2. Round 2: Chase Cordia, of Osage, won by fall in 4:28. Round 3: defeated Alan Kopp, of Owensville, by technical fall 17-1. Finals: Kobie Blankenship, of Sullivan, won by fall in 35 seconds. Third place: Levi Haney won by fall in 3:59.

Travis Waldner (170)

Round 1: defeated Kyler Griep, of Blair Oaks, by decision 7-3. Round 2: defeated Chandler Tinsley, of St. James, by technical fall 17-2. Round 3: defeated Brynner Frankenberg, of St. Francis Borgia, by fall in 1:03. Round 4: defeated Travis Dell, of Boonville, by fall in 1:26. Round 5: defeated Trey Eplin, of Sullivan, by fall in 2:45.

Parker VanSlyke (182)

Round 1: Rudy Escobar, of Osage, won by fall in 2:52. Dakota Rapp, of Boonville, won by fall in 1:49, Round 3: defeated Joshua Whaley, of Park Hills Central, by fall in 3:10. Finals: Bye. Fifth place: Whaley won by decision 7-2.

Shawn Robards (195)

Round 1: DeVonte Sanders, of Blair Oaks, pinned him in 35 seconds. Round 2: defeated Thaddeus Isgrigg, of St. Francis Borgia, by fall in 1:59. Round 3: Bye. Round 4: Dakota Martin, of Owensville, pinned him in 2 minutes. Round 5: Daniel Knight, of Missouri Military Academy, pinned him in 1:32.

Owen Bewley (220)

Round 1: Peyton Hahn, of Boonville, won by fall in 1:25. Round 2: defeated Adam Alonzo, of Capital City, by fall in 2:20. Round 3: Connor Arrowood, of Osage won by fall in 2:01. Round 4: Bye. Round 5: Bye. Fifth place: Michael Stockton, of Owensville, won by fall in 29 seconds.

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