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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

Football

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

Softball

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.

Volleyball

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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