MHS wrestling: Owls win two medals at Plattsburg
PLATTSBURG -- Freshmen Marc Plummer claimed a gold medal and freshman Jacob Ringlen grabbed a silver Saturday for the Marshall wrestling team at the Plattsburg Invitational.
Due to the addition of teams which lost a meet the previous week with the cancellation of the Marshall Tournament, the event was split into two pools per weight class based on seeding. Only three Owls were in the A pool, both medals coming in the B division.
Plummer won all three of his 135-pound bouts, including a 12-1 major decision over Chillicothe sophomore Caleb Coleman and a first-period pin of Polo sophomore Dylan Flowers.
The lone loss for Ringlen (130 pounds) was a second-set fall at the hands of Maysville sophomore Blaine Steiner. However, Ringlen pinned both Rock Port senior Curtis Elam and Trenton freshman Kaleb Elam, the latter in 69 seconds.
The Owls' remaining five entries each went 1-3. Sophomore Brandon Standley (119) may have had the toughest road. In his A pool were the defending Class 1 103-pound state champion -- Trenton sophomore Karson Hill, ranked third at 119 by MissouriWrestling.com -- and top-10 Brookfield freshman Micah Blakely.
Hill won by major decision and Blakely got a pin, but Standley salvaged a 6-2 victory over Rock Port junior Hayden Wood.
Also in the A pool were senior Jacob Teague (125), whose victory was a first-period stoppage of Gallatin junior Sterling Steele, and junior Mike Marburger (145) -- with a win by fall over Van Horn freshman Eugene Wallace in the first frame.
Freshman Berry Benedick (171) downed Brookfield freshman Johne Allen Moore, 9-7, and freshman Raven White (215) recorded a 9-1 major decision over Brookfield freshman Keith Lain.
Marshall will be at home today against NCMC rival Kirksville, the defending Class 3 state champion. The Owls will hold their postponed Matwarming ceremonies prior to the match at 6 p.m.