The Seneca Indians, coming off a tournament title at Carl Junction, head to Harrison today and Saturday for the Harrisonville Christmas Tournament.
Teams include Belton, Belton JV, Camdenton, Cameron, Carthage, Grain Valley, Harrisonville, Harrisonville JV, Helias Catholic, Helias Catholic JV, Marshall, Mexico, Monett, Monett JV, North Kansas City, Pleasant Hill, Raymore-Peculiar, Rockwood Summit, Rockwood Summit JV, Seneca, St. Charles West, St. Charles West JV, St. Joseph Benton, Ste Genevieve, Van Horn, Warrensburg, Warrenton, Webb City, Willard, and William Chrisman, a sampling of some of the best teams and wrestlers in the state.
Seneca comes in ranked No. 2 in Class 1, behind only Whitfield, and eight Seneca wrestlers are state-ranked: Levi Connelly (113 pounds), Dawson Stephens (132), Max Roark (138), Dalton Hembree (145), Dayton Fields (160), Cole Hatfield (170), Skyleer Commons (195), and Kale Schrader (220).
Hembree and Fields are 10-0 on the season, Schrader 9-0, and the trio of Connelly, Hatfield, and Commons 9-1, with Roark 8-1.
— Diamond travels Friday and Saturday to compete in the Battle at Valley hosted by Missouri Valley College in Marshall.
The 59-team field includes Adrian, Adrian JV, Albany, Blair Oaks, Brookfield, Brookfield JV, Buffalo, Buffalo JV, Butler, Bulter JV, Carrolton, Carrolton JV, Central Academy of Excellence, Centralia, Diamond, East (Kansas City), Father Tolton, Gallatin, Holden, Holden JV, Knob Noster, Lafayette (St. Joseph), Lafayette County, Lafayette County JV, Lathrop, Lawson, Lawson JV, Lexington, Lone Jack, Macon, Marceline, Marshall JV, Maysville, Maysville JV, Mid-Buchanan, Mid-Buchanan JV, Nevada, North Andrew, North Callaway, Pembroke Hill, Pembroke Hill JV, Penny, Penny JV, Plattsburg, Polo, Richmond, Rock Port, Sherwood, Sherwood JV, South Harrison, St. Michael, St. Paul Lutheran, Summit Christian, Summit Christian, Trenton, Trenton JV, Versailles, Warsaw, and West Platte.
Owen Gray (195) and Colbin Brown (152) lead the Wildcats with 14-4 and 13-4 records, respectively, with Justin McGough (285) 11-5, Jayce Taylor (145) 11-7, Cameron Addington (138) 10-8, Mason Dardenne (170) and Austin Behler (126) both 6-11, John Odom (132) 5-3, and Triston Kralicek (113) 4-7.
— McDonald County hosts a JV tournament Saturday with Branson, Carthage, Cassville, Fayetteville, Glendale, Grove, Joplin, Monett, Ozark, Reeds Spring, Rogers, Rogers Heritage, Seneca, Springdale Har-Ber, Springfield Catholic, Webb City, and Willard.
— Neosho Youth Wrestling hosts the Battle for the Belt on Sunday featuring Adrian, Belton, Carl Junction, Carthage, Diamond, Fulton, Glenpool Warriors, Joplin, Lebanon Stingers, McDonald County, Monett, Nixa, Ozark, Pittsburg (Kansas), Pleasant Hill, Quest, Rare Breed, Reeds Spring, Renegade Wrestling, Rogue Wrestling of Joplin, Southwest Twisters, St. Louis Warriosrs, Team Mayhem, Terminator Wrestling, Webb City, and Wildcat Takedown.