The Holden boys wrestling team placed eighth among 14 teams competing at the Ray Stockdale Tournament held at Knob Noster High School on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Eagle 126-pound wrestler Daylen Greene placed first on the day to lead the team.
Greene recorded a win by pin the the championship quarterfinals, and followed that with a win by major decision in the semifinals.
In the first-place match, Greene recorded a win by decision over Marshall wrestler Trevor Bellamy.
“Overall, I thought it was not only a good team day, but I had a good day, too,” said Greene. “I felt like I improved on a lot of things I needed to. I wasn’t really familiar with any of the kids I wrestled today. I just wrestled every match the same, and never worried who I was going against.
“More importantly, we improved as a team on things we’ve kind of been struggling on these first few weeks. The coaches have done a great job getting us ready for it.”
Holden wrestler Carson Moreno placed third in the 120-pound weight class.
Following a quarterfinal round win by pin, and a loss in the semifinals, Moreno defeated Knob Noster wrestler Levi Wilhelm in the third-place match.
Eagle wrestler Kale Tryon placed fourth in the 132-pound weight class.
Graysen Thieman at 113 pounds, and Andrew Johnston at 285 pounds each placed fifth.
Kody Conard at 114 pounds, Conner Carver at 157 pounds, Trent Stout at 165 pounds, and Tyler Stewart at 190 pounds each finished in sixth place.
Competing for the Holden JV team, Joseph Powell placed fifth in the 190-pound weight class as he and Stewart faced off in the fifth-place match.
Also competing for Holden on the day, Isaac Bell at 215 pounds suffered two losses.
Holden Boys Wrestling Dual Meet Results
The Holden boys team picked up team wins over California, South Callaway, and Tipton in a quadrangular meet at California High School on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
The Eagles recorded a team win over Lone Jack, and fell to Oak Grove in a triangular meet at Oak Grove High School on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Holden 39 California 36
Versus California, Eagle wrestlers Daylen Greene, Kale Tryon, Kody Conard, Conner Carver, and Aiden Christian recorded wins by pin. CJ Reifsteck recorded a win by decision for Holden.
Holden 46 South Callaway 18
Versus South Callaway, Eagle wrestler Aiden Christian recorded a win by fall. Conner Carver recorded a win by major decision.
Holden 48 Tipton 23
Versus their Tipton opponents, Kody Conard, Conner Carver, Joseph Powell, CJ Reifsteck, Isaac Bell, and Aiden Christian recorded wins by pin.
Holden 42 Lone Jack 33
Eagle wrestlers taking wins by pin over their Lone Jack oppenents included Graysen Thieman, Kody Conard, and Aiden Christian. Conner Carver and Sethan Wright each recorded a win by decision for Holden.
Holden 24 Oak Grove 52
Eagle wrestlers taking wins by pin against their Oak Grove opponents included Carson Moreno, Daylen Greene, and Aiden Christian. In an extra match, Jase Kinnaman won by fall for Holden.
This Thursday, Dec. 8, the Holden boys wrestling team hosts Sherwood for a dual meet. The Holden girls wrestling team also faces off against Sherwood that evening. Start time is 5 p.m.