How Dexter wrestlers fared at SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament

Dexter's Drew Soule is named the winner of a match against NMCC's Troquan Mays (not pictured) during the SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Jackson High School in Jackson.
Tyler Graef ~ Southeast Missourian

Travis Waldner won his third straight conference title, and the Dexter Bearcats placed fifth in the SEMO Conference Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Jackson.

The Bearcats accumulated 428 points. Jackson won the team championship with 692. Farmington was second with 564.5, Poplar Bluff was third with 550.5 and Hillsboro was fourth with 547.5.

Waldner, who won conference titles at 126 pounds as a sophomore and 138 as a junior, captured the 170-pound title Saturday. He pinned Jacob Wicker, of New Madrid County Central, in 54 seconds to improve to 35-0 this season.

Here’s how Dexter’s wrestlers fared.

Diego McCormick (106)

Round 1: won by forfeit. Round 2: defeated Kayden Gegg, of Valle Catholic, by fall in 44 seconds. Round 3: Jacob Leavitt, of Sikeston, won by fall inn 54 seconds. Quarterfinals: Nate Schnur, of Farmington, won by fall in 1:11. Consolation quarterfinals: defeated Gavin Patterson, of Kennett, by fall in 1:26. Consolation Semifinals: Leavitt won by fall in 1:08. Fifth-place match: Trenton Bollinger, of Jackson, won by fall in 4:32.

Eric Harmon (113)

Round 1: defeated Eddie Foster, of Sikeston, by fall in 1:24. Round 2: Dayton Boyd, of Farmington, won by fall in 1:37. Round 3: won by forfeit. Quarterfinals: Gavin Gross, of Ste. Genevieve, won by fall in 3:19. Consolation quarterfinals: Ryan Criddle, of Cape Central, won by fall in 3:30. Seventh-place match: Austin Hassell, of Park Hills Central, won by decision 8-1.

Bryston Pemberton (120)

Round 1: won by forfeit. Round 2: defeated Ethan Davis, of Kennett, by fall in 1 minute: Round 3: Rhett Wiseman, of Jackson, won by decision 9-3. Quarterfinals: def. Evan Morris, of Hillsboro, by fall in 1:25. Semifinals: Dalton McNeal, of Ste. Genevieve, won by fall in 1:31. Consolation semifinals: defeated Kobe Bolin, of Park Hills Central, by fall in 38 seconds. Third-place match: Rhett Wiseman, of Jackson, won by major decision 10-2.

Cutter Cornett (126)

Round 1: Connor Meynell, of Windsor, won by decision 13-12. Round 2: won by forfeit. Round 3: Kyle Crawford, of Farmington, won by fall in 1:56. Quarterfinals: defeated Joseph Flieg, of Valle Catholic, by fall in 3:50. Semifinals: Owen Dowdy, of Notre Name, won by major decision 17-6. Consolation semifinals: received a bye. 11th-place match: defeated Alex Nickelson, of Ste. Genevieve, by decision 17-10.

Drew Soule (138)

Round 1: won by forfeit. Round 2: defeated Troquan Mays, of NMCC, by decision 5-2. Round 3: Griffin Ray, of Hillsboro, won by fall in 5:35. Quarterfinals: Jacob Dickens, of Ste. Genevieve, by major decision 12-1. Consolation quarterfinals: Drew Felker, of Farmington, won by decision 3-1. Seventh-place match: defeated Hunter Settles, of Park Hills Central, 2-1 in a tiebreaker.

Mason Keena (145)

Round 1: defeated Seth Winkelmann, of Windsor, by fall in 2:51. Round 2: won by forfeit. Round 3: defeated Colten Bess, of Park Hills Central, by fall in 2:31. Quarterfinals: defeated Cannon Gaddis, of Sikeston, by major decision 13-1. Semifinals: Schmuke Branch, Farmington, won by decision 11-5. Consolation Semifinals: defeated Jacob Wilcox, of NMCC, by fall in 11 seconds. Third-place match: defeated Cannon Gaddis, of Sikeston, by decision 6-1.

Jacob Medler (152)

Round 1: won by forfeit. Round 2: defeated Ty Blakey, of NMCC, by fall in 1:25. Round 3: Garner Homan, of Jackson, won by fall in 15 seconds. Quarterfinals: Luke Longtin, of Windsor, won by fall in 40 seconds. Consolation quarterfinals: Seth Barris, of Poplar Bluff, won by fall in 2:30. Seventh-place match: defeated Kaleb Myracle, of Ste. Genevieve, by fall in 3:28.

Alex Townsend (160)

Round 1: defeated Nicholas Green, of Hillsboro, by fall in 2:26. Round 2: defeated Levi Courtney, fo Potosi, by fall in 3:08. Round 3: Noah Uhrhan, of Jackson, won by fall in 36 seconds. Quarterfinals: Trey Huck, of Valle Catholic, won by decision 5-4. Consolation quarterfinals: defeated Dominic Pona, of Windsor, by fall in 1:51. Consolation semifinals: defeated Cameren Walley, of Cape Central, by fall in 1:25. Third-place match: defeated William Mayberry, of Park Hills Central, by major decision 11-1.

Travis Waldner (170)

Round 1: won by forfeit. Round 2: defeated Mason Diamond, of Cape Central, by technical fall 27-10 (5:13). Round 3: defeated John Bennett II, of Hillsboro, by technical fall 32-17 (3:57). Quarterfinals: defeated Tyler Beyatte, of Jackson, by fall in 2:26. Semifinals: defeated Anthony Wilson, of North County, by fall in 2:54. Championship match: defeated Jacob Wicker, of NMCC, by fall in 54 seconds.

Parker VanSlyke (182)

Round 1: Chris Butts, of Windsor, won by fall in 1:20. Round 2: Riley Sater, of Poplar Bluff, won by fall in 4:46. Round 3: won by forfeit. Quarterfinals: received a bye. Semifinals: defeated Tim Okenfuss, of Valle Catholic, by fall in 40 seconds. Ninth-place match: defeated Mark Fisher, of Sikeston, by fall in 2:51.

Shawn Robards (195)

Round 1: Troy Harris, of Park Hills Central, won by fall in 3:02. Round 2: Blake Hearst, of Hillsboro, won by fall in 49 seconds. Round 3: Jamian Golden, of NMCC, won by fall in 3:29. Quarterfinals: Ethan Jackson, of Notre Dame, won by major decision 11-3. Consolation quarterfinals: defeated Adrian Lipp, of Valle Catholic, by fall in 1:14. Consolation semifinals: Jamian Golden, of NMCC, won by decision 5-3. 13th-place match: received a bye.

Owen Bewley (220)

Round 1: won by forfeit. Round 2: Quazavion Jackson, of NMCC, won by fall in 1:12. Round 3: won by forfeit. Quarterfinals: David Ekstam, of Jackson, won by fall in 2:50. Consolation quarterfinals: Austin Carver, of Park Hills Central, won by fall in 2:15. Seventh-place match: Jacob Calbreath, of Valle Catholic, won by fall in 40 seconds.

Bradyn Crockett (285)

Round 1: Luis Ortiz, of Potosi, won by fall in 31 seconds. Round 2: Michael Weinhold, of Park Hills Central, won by fall in 3:04. Round 3: won by forfeit. Quarterfinals: received a bye. Semifinals: defeated Mason Cookson, of Cape Central, by fall in 2:10. Ninth-place match: Dante Reigle, of Windsor, won by fall in 2:16.

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