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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


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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