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Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 7:00 pm

Pacific made it back-to-back Four Rivers Conference wrestling titles with a dual meet victory Thursday over Union.

The Indians completed an unbeaten run through the league with a 43-22 win over the Wildcats at Pacific High School.

“We’re happy to be conference champions, but just like I told the kids, we can’t be satisfied. We can’t be satisfied for being good. We have to work to be great,” said Pacific Head Coach Rob Schimsa. “Some of our kids take that to heart and put in the extra work and some of them are just skating by, and we have to fix that. It’s getting toward the end of the year and some of our kids will move on, and some of them won’t.”

Owensville finished with one conference loss and Union suffered two league losses to place third.

“We gave ourselves a chance with the guys that we got. Our guys are working hard and getting better. I think we’re getting ready to peak for districts,” said Union Head Coach Justin Cranmer. “We’re ready for districts. Our lineup has shrunk over the last month. The nine or 10 guys we have are ready.”

Pacific won five of the eight contested matches and nine of the 14 overall.

The best matchup of the night was the 182-pound bout between Pacific’s Austin Repp and Union’s Dalton Kuenzel.

Repp, who moved up a weight class for the meet, is the defending Class 3 state champion at 170 pounds and unbeaten on the season. Kuenzel entered the match with just one loss, which came against Repp.

Repp (50-0) pinned Kuenzel (35-2) in 4:38 to remain unbeaten.

“Austin had another really good match. Kuenzel is ranked No. 1 in the state at 182 and Austin is No. 1 at 170. Austin handled him pretty well. He’s on another level,” Schimsa said. “The only person I think can beat Austin is Austin. He’s a smart wrestler and doesn’t make mistakes very often. He’s trying to get to 58 wins, which would be a perfect season in the state of Missouri, 58-0. He owns a lot of our single-season and career records. Hopefully he can get on top of the podium at state for the second time. He’s a great asset to any program. We’re lucky we have him.”

Cranmer reflected on the match.

“Repp is hard to beat. He’s a heck of a wrestler. He’s hard to even score on,” Cranmer said. “When Dalton gets down, he gets down. It’s harder for him to wrestle. He gets pretty emotional. It stinks that he got cradled and pinned. That’s Repp’s move. He’s going to cradle you and pin you.

“Repp will be at 170 for the district tournament. Dalton has a good shot at winning the state title. He’s going to have to get through (Kyle) Summers (Washington) again. We didn’t get to wrestle the kid from Neosho at Branson. We’ll probably run into him at state.”

Pacific’s other winners in contested matches were:

• Lane Smith (138) won in sudden death overtime over Dalton Fennessey, 4-2;

• Danny Nickelson (145) won by decision over Shane Foster, 14-9;

• James Spencer (152) won by decision over Devin Mainard, 2-1; and

• Dalton Voyles (170) won by major decision over Dylan Ahern, 13-3.

Josh Franek (120), Zain Mathena (126), Tyler Greer (160) and Jarrett Harrison (195) each won by forfeit.

“It was a total team effort,” Schimsa said. “We had to move some people around to get better matchups and make it a better dual.”

Union’s winners in contested matches were:

• Chandler Adkins (106) won by major decision over Jai Lewis, 18-8;

• Tyler Pace (132) pinned Brandon Turner in 3:05; and

• Joe Lasky (220) pinned over Jamie Myers in 1:11.

Josh Clark (113) won by forfeit. Both teams were open at 285.

“If we win the overtime match at 138, that’s a six-point swing. And we had him on his back at 145 and ended up with a loss. Those were two big matches,” Cranmer said. “I was proud of Chandler for winning at 106. That was big. Dylan had a good match at 170 against Voyles. That’s going to help him for seeding at the district tournament. Tyler Pace is coming on. He won’t be seeded in the top four at districts, but he’s going to upset some kids and qualify for state. Joe Lasky is an animal. He’s very physical. He wrestled well.”


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

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.


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