Nine Team Owls Wrestling Club members advance to state championship

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
After competing and placing at the district tournament on Saturday, March 17, in Odessa, and at the regional level tournament Saturday, March 24, nine members of the Team Owls Wrestling Club have qualified to compete in the 2017-2018 Missouri USA Folkstyle State Championship. (Top row, from left) Coach Justin Smith, Tytus Bellamy, Jack Chamberlin and Garrett Vogel. (Bottom row, from left) Isaac Lent, Logan Lane, Trustin Bellamy, Brandon Watts, Marco Alejo and Kenny Bellamy.
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A group of young wrestlers in Marshall have set out to prove that hard work really does pay off. After practicing diligently since December, nine members of the Team Owls Wrestling Club have qualified to compete in the 2017-2018 Missouri USA Folkstyle State Championship.

After competing and placing at the district tournament on Saturday, March 17, in Odessa, and at the regional level tournament Saturday, March 24, Marco Alejo, Kenny Bellamy, Trustin Bellamy, Tytus Bellamy, Jack Chamberlin, Logan Lane, Isaac Lent, Brandon Watts and Garrett Vogl will all continue their journey to the state championship in St. Louis.

The 2017-2018 Missouri USA Folkstyle State Championship will begin Thursday, March 29, with weigh-ins, and will end on Saturday, March 31, with championship matches.

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