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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:45 pm

Austin Repp had a 56-2 record this season on his way to becoming the MSHSAA Class 3 state wrestling champion at 170 pounds.

The junior from Pacific High School has even higher goals for himself in the future.

“I’m hoping to go 58-0 next year,” Repp said after winning the state title Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

And what about after high school?

“I’m planning on wrestling in college,” Repp said. “Hopefully I’ll be able to come here to Mizzou. That’s my goal.”

Repp completed his dominating season by defeating Winnetonka’s Casey Bryan (47-5) in the championship match, 1-0.

“It feels good to get where I finally am and where I’ve always wanted to be,” Repp said. “I’ve worked hard to get here. I’ve pretty much been wrestling year-round since fourth grade.”

Repp pinned each of his first three state opponents to reach the finals; Chaminade’s Alec Chrismer in the first round in 1:21, Warrensburg’s Brett Marr in the quarterfinals in 1:31, and Farmington’s Garrison Jones in the semifinals in 2:25.

In the championship match, Repp scored the lone point on a second-period escape.

“It wasn’t any tougher than I thought it would be. I just planned to go out there and wrestle and do what I had to do to win,” Repp said of the title match. “I didn’t want to risk anything. I didn’t try to score too big. I just felt like once I got the lead in the second period, I could ride him out in the third period. That’s what I did to win it.”

Once Repp got the lead, it was pretty much lights out for Bryan.

“I definitely liked Austin’s chances when we took the lead,” said Pacific Head Coach Rob Schimsa. “It was a low-scoring match. I never felt like Austin was in trouble. The other kid really didn’t even come close to scoring. Austin was the aggressor. Once he got away in the second period, he just rode him out the rest of the way. He never had to use his cradle, which is his best move.”

Schimsa said the pressure of a state championship match didn’t get to Repp.

“That’s what makes Austin so tough. He’s never going to get all worked up about anything,” Schimsa said. “He wrestled his four matches at state just like they were any other matches.”

Repp controlled all four of his state matches, just like he did in most of his other matches this season.

Repp’s two losses this season came to wrestlers who also won state championships Saturday, Casey Bartee (45-1) of St. Charles West (Class 2 170) and John Oss (51-0) of Ozark (Class 4 170).

“Austin really took his wrestling up a notch this season. He worked harder in the room. He’s just very solid. He has one of the best cross-face cradles I’ve ever seen from a high school wrestler,” Schimsa said. “His freshman year, his weakness was on his feet, but he’s gotten better at that. He doesn’t get taken down very much. He’s always been tough on top. The big thing we worked on with him this season was not giving up points when he was on bottom.”

Repp, a three-time state qualifier, won his second state medal after placing third at 145 pounds last season.

“The move up to 170 felt good for me. I’ve been eating what I want all season. I didn’t have to cut any weight. I wrestled where I weighed and it just feels good for it to pay off,” Repp said. “This is what I was planning on doing the whole year. I kept working hard the whole season.”

Schimsa was cautiously optimistic about Repp’s chances of winning a state title heading into the season.

“It’s always nerve-racking because there are so many things that can go wrong. You have to stay healthy and you have to work hard at it,” Schimsa said. “Austin really was a 160-pounder. He ate anything we wanted and always weighed in between 166-169. He never had to cut weight.”

Pacific now has won seven individual state wrestling championships by five different wrestlers.

The Indians’ state champions are Roger Toben (1976), Scott Fiedler (three times from 1983-85), Kent Sutterer (1990), Jesse Knott (2007) and Repp (2013).

“Austin now has a chance to be a two-time state champion,” Schimsa said. “A lot of the bigger college programs look for wrestlers who are consistently successful, not just for one season. Austin has done that and has a chance to keep that going next year.”

Repp said he was looking forward to returning to school Tuesday and start focusing on next year’s wrestling season.

“It’s going to be nice going back to school and seeing the reception I’ll get,” he said. “I’m excited about next year’s season. I’m not sure what weight I’ll wrestle. I don’t feel like cutting any weight, unless I have to.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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