LHS boys’ state wrestling recap

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Lebanon senior Jayden Ivey wrestles Brett Mordecai of Kearney during the State wrestling tournament on Thursday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Ivey won 5th place and earned All-State honors.


COLUMBIA — After sending nine total wrestlers to the Missouri State High School wrestling championships this past weekend in Columbia, the Lebanon High School wrestling team had four wrestlers earn All-State honors.

Lebanon junior Trevor Christian won third-place at the 152-pound weight class and is just the second wrestler in the programs rich history to be a three-time medalist.

Christian defeated Garrett Ruby of Hannibal in the third-place match via Major Decision, 10-0. In the semifinals, Christian fell to No. 2 state-ranked wrestler Sam Frankowski in Sudden Victory, 8-3.

“He (Christian) was disappointed that he wasn’t in the finals, but came back through that backside and ended up getting third,” head coach Randy Roark said. “He wrestled tough all the matches, and his semifinal match should have been the finals matchup.

“It is just random where the kids get put on the bracket. It is what it is, and hopefully, it keeps him hungry for next year.”

In the 138-pound bracket, Lebanon senior Reagan Mowery ended his outstanding career on a high note, winning his 5th place match over Eric Pettibone via fall in the second period.

Mowery came through the backside of there bracket after falling in the quarterfinals to finish the state tournament with a record of 4-2.

“He (Mowery) had a good tournament and probably should’ve been wrestling for third and fourth, but had one bad match on the backside,” Roark said. “He got to finish the season and his career on a win just as every one of our wrestlers got to do in the last round, so that is kind of nice.”

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