BY MIKE MARZOLF
Special to the Tribune
WARRENSBURG, Mo. – The first duals of the season were contested Wednesday for the Barton wrestling team. The Cougars traveled to Missouri for a double dual with Wentworth Military Academy and the University of Central Missouri.
The Cougars defeated Wentworth Academy by an impressive 56-0 final but lost to Central Missouri by a 32-12 count.
In the win over Wentworth, the Cougars won seven of the matches by fall, another by technical fall, and one by forfeit. The only close match was a 5-3 win by Howard Johnson at 149.
Earning pins were Caysen Smith (133), Derek Gentry (157), Lucas McMichael (165), David Kelly (174), Trent Miles (184), Ethan Dean (197), and Brix Brickey (285).
Cody Liles won 17-1 over Isaiah Banks for a technical fall at 141. Skylar Johnson won by forfeit at 125.
Against the Mules, Barton was only able to win three of the matches.
Johnson again picked up a forfeit win at 125 for half of the Cougars’ points. Johnson made it a 2-0 day with an 11-9 win over Zachary Schridde and Kelly defeated Allan Pearson, 7-3.
Forrestt Lalaguna narrowly lost his match at 285, losing 7-6 to Robert Schneider. Smith lost a 1-point battle as well, 6-5 to Stephen Tajague. Gentry lost a high scoring close match to Staffon Fassett, 16-14.
The Cougars will travel to Northwest Oklahoma A&M Tuesday for another dual.
Central Missouri 32, Barton 12
Barton 56, Wentworth Academy 0
125 – Skylar Johnson
Central Missouri – Johnson (Barton) won by forfeit
Wentworth – Johnson (Barton) won by forfeit
133 - Caysen Smith
Central Missouri – Stephen Tajague (UCM) def Smith, 6-5
Wentworth – Smith (Barton) won by fall over Ipolito, 5:35
141 – Cody Liles
Central Missouri – Bradley Irwin (UCM) won by fall over Liles, 3:42
Wentworth – Liles (Barton) won by technical fall over Isaiah Banks, 17-1
149 – Howard Johnson
Central Missouri – Johnson (Barton) won by decision over Zachary Schridde, 11-9
Wentworth – Johnson (Barton) won by decision over Nicholas Davis, 5-3
157 – Derek Gentry
Central Missouri – Steffon Fassett (UCM) won by decision over Gentry, 16-14
Wentworth – Gentry (Barton) won by fall over Bradley Loveland, 1:47
165 – Lucas McMichael
Central Missouri – Josh Thompson (UCM) won by fall over McMichael, 4:01
Wentworth – McMichael (Barton) won by fall over Hunter Goring, 2:52
174 – David Kelly
Central Missouri – Kelly (Barton) won by decision over Allan Person, 7-3
Wentworth – Kelly (Barton) won by fall over Iafeta Vou, 4:36
184 – Trent Miles
Central Missouri – Cody Carson (UCM) won by decision over Miles, 9-3
Wentworth – Miles (Barton) won by fall over Schey McMoore, 1:32
197 – Ethan Dean
Central Missouri – Grant Sparks (UCM) won by fall over Dean, 2:33
Wentworth – Dean (Barton) won by fall over Nathaniel Taumoheloa, 3:12
285 – Forrest Lalaguna
Central Missouri – Robert Schneider (UCM) won by decision over Lalaguna, 7-6
285 – Brix Brickey
Wentworth – Brickey (Barton) won by fall over Onosai Pule, 3:32