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Palmyra finishes second at Vianney Tournament

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Jan. 5, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Jan. 5, 2019 11:45 pm

ST. LOUIS -- Palmyra sophomore wrestler Peyton Timbrook's determination to finish the 52nd annual Vianney Tournament with a championship helped the Panthers walk away with a second-place team finish Saturday.

Wrestling at 152 pounds, Timbrook dominated his first two matches, scoring a 20-3 technical fall over Herculaneum's Tristan Watson and a 15-2 major decision over McCluer's Sean Scott. He then outlasted Brentwood's Cody Hughes 11-10 in the championship match to give the Panthers five individual champions.

Palmyra finished second with 99.5 points, while Brentwood won the team title with 103 points.

At 106, Palmyra sophomore Kaden Crane went 4-0 to earn the championship. Crane won three matches by pin, including sticking Brentwood's Owen Brotherton in 4:47. Crane won his other match with a 16-1 technical fall. At 113, Panthers freshman Brayden Stevens won three matches. He pinned Brentwood's Jason Manestar in 1:10 and Westminster Christian's Caleb Little in 1:22 in the round-robin event.

At 126, Palmyra junior Boyd Triplett pinned his way to the title. He won his first two matches in 44 seconds and 1:40 before pinning Parkway North's Demetrius Smith in 3:40 in the title match. At 145, Palmyra sophomore Ross Arch remained undefeated with a pair of pins. Arch, now 25-0, stuck Parkway North's Matthew Hayes in 1:33 and pinned Oakville's Ibragim Makhmudov in 5:18.

At 182, Palmyra freshman Luke Triplett finished second. He won a 7-2 decision and scored a pin in 3:24 before getting pinned in 2:29 in the title match by Herculaneum's Justin Montgomery. Palmyra's Connor Roberts took fourth at 170.