The 2013 Brookfield Wrestling Invitational took place Saturday at the BHS gym through the course of the day. With 10 of the top teams in the State of Missouri in attendance, the competition level at the 34th Annual event was as stiff as ever.
A number of local wrestlers competed in the pools at the Invitational, and each of the results for these wrestlers is included below. The Invitational is seen as a final tune-up before District Wrestling, and the wrestlers at the event took the serious nature of the event to mean as much.
“The Brookfield Tournament has traditionally been one of the toughest Class One tournaments each year,” said Brookfield Head Coach Ben Jackson. “Plus, you throw in several other quality wrestlers from the remaining seven teams, and you have a very competitive field.”
“The guys wrestled well today,” said Marceline Head Coach Josh Moore. “We’ve got some guys that are really coming along and striving to reach their potential, but we don’t want to peak until districts so we’ve got a ways to go.”
At 106 pounds in Pool A, Dalton Fisher of Marceline took first place. Fisher scored 17 of 20 possible points, with three pinfalls on the day with a 5-0 record. Travis McGowan of Marceline took second in Pool B with 12 points, one point back of the winner. McGowan had three pinfalls on the day with a 3-1 record.
At 113 pounds in Pool A, Matt Jackman of Brookfield did not place, but went 1-4 on the day. Jackman had an injury and defaulted three of these matches. Eric Thurman of Marceline did not place, going 0-4 and defaulting the final bout.
At 120 pounds in Pool A, Brookfield’s Garrett Zahner took first place with 11 points. Zahner went 3-0 with a pinfall and a technical fall. Lane White of Marceline took first place in Pool B with 10 points. White went 3-0 with two pinfalls.
At 126 pounds in Pool A, Cody Niemeier of Brookfield took second place with 14 points. Niemeier went 4-1 with three pinfalls. Blaine Sportsman of Brookfield took third place in Pool B with eight points. Sportsman went 2-2 at the event with two pinfalls.
At 132 pounds in Pool A, Marceline’s Austin Moudy took second with 10 points. Moudy went 4-1 with a pinfall at the event. In Pool B, Gage Maxwell of Brookfield did not place. Maxwell went 2-2 with two pinfalls.
At 138 pounds in Pool A, Anthony Cupp of Brookfield took second and Nate Florine of Marceline took third. Cupp had 12 points, and went 4-1 with two pinfalls. Florine had 10 points, and went 3-2 with two pinfalls. In Pool B, Lucas Burns of Brookfield did not place, and scored four points. Burns went 1-4 with a pinfall.