Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team started North Central Missouri Conference competition with a 42-33 victory over Boonville in Wednesday night’s home opener at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Fulton — notching wins by pinfall in four weight classes — improved its dual record to 2-0. The Hornets were coming off a third-place finish at the Fort Zumwalt North Tournament last Saturday in O’Fallon.
“I’m pretty happy with our young guys — our freshmen and the other kids who haven’t been with the program before,” Fulton head coach Eric Hudson said of Wednesday night’s win. “Some of the things that they need to work on, we’re talking about it with them and then they’re going back and fixing them.”
Here are Wednesday night’s individual results, by weight class:
•106 pounds: open; 113: sophomore Jared Keiser (F) pinned Jeff Ruffalo (B) in 1 minute, 31 seconds; 120: Tanner Hulbert (B) won by forfeit; 126: Josiah Searfoss (B) won by forfeit; 132: junior Cody Pae (F) pinned Rory Concannon (B) in 2:13;
•138: Ben Rumbaoa (B) won by forfeit; 145: senior Zack McClure (F) won by forfeit; 152: junior Kelcey Nunley (F) pinned Josh Webb (B) in :21; 160: junior Brian Dennison (F) won by forfeit; 170: Kelsey Callaway (B) won by forfeit;
•182: sophomore John Kingsley (F) pinned Justin Swope (B) in 1:47; 195: sophomore Paul Books (F) won by forfeit; 220: Kyle Cook (B) won by forfeit; 285: Brennan Hammers (B) won a 1-0 decision over sophomore Derick Coffelt (F).
In a match at 145 pounds, Fulton freshman Taylor Gillooly pinned New Bloomfield sophomore Tyler Askum in 4:00.
The Hornets travel to Marshall for an NCMC dual at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14.