The Trenton High School wrestling team had five entries in the Class 1 state tournament, held Thursday, February 18th through Saturday, February 20th at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Just one of the five Bulldogs at state earned a medal, with Drew Rorebeck placing fifth in the 145 pound weight class with a 4-2 record.
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Brenden Johnson, Ty Sayre, and Jadan Whitney had 1 win and 2 losses in the tournament, while Wynne Devorss lost both of his matches at the tournament.
South Harrison's Austin Ward won by pin to capture the 182 pound weight class in Class 1. It was the second year in a row that Ward capped an unbeaten season with a state title. He won the 170 pound weight class last year as a junior, finished third at state at 160 pounds in 2014, and fifth at state as a freshman at 138 pounds (2013). Ward's record this season finishes at 45-0.
The other Class 1 state champion this year from the listening area was Brookfield's Brooks Baker at heavyweight. Baker won his title match 1-0.
Three Marceline wrestlers were second in the Class 1 state tournament —- Dylan Wheeler at 120 pounds, Clayton Stallo at 126, and Dalton Fisher at 138 pounds.
Seneca won the Class 1 tournament with 160 points, Whitfield was a distant second with 154.5, and Marceline third at 109.5. Lawson was fifth at 78, Brookfield tied for sixth with 62 points, Carrollton tied for 9th with 56, South Harrison tied for 12th with 50.5 points, Maysville was 17th, Gallatin 21st, Polo 27th, and Trenton was 33rd with 15 points.
Gallatin had two state medalists, with Michael McLey finishing in sixth place at heavyweight, while Rian Critten was fifth at 126 pounds.
In the Class 2 tournament, Justin Gans of Cameron was second at 126 pounds, Aaron Baker of Chillicothe was second at 132 pounds, and Levi Marlay of Cameron was second at heavyweight.
Smithville won the Class 2 state tournament with 198 points, Oak Grove was a distant second at 164, and Fulton edged Cameron by two points for third place (124.5 to 122.5). Chillicothe was 17th with 35 points.
Neosho won the Class 3 tournament with 167.5 points. Platte County, coached by forrmer Trenton Bulldog Reggie Burress, was second with 151.5 points.
Park Hill captured the Class 4 tournament with 127 points. Jefferson City was the runner-up with 99.