REPUBLIC — The Neosho Wildcats dominated the host Republic Tigers in a dual on Tuesday night.
Neosho won in every weight class but one en route to a 69-6 rout of their Central Ozark Conference rival. The Wildcats picked up 24 points from Republic forfeits at 113, 120, 152, and 195 pounds.
Gabriel Selby (126) won a 4-2 decision against Gabe Hesington, Kolton Sanders (132) took a 7-4 decision against Michael Taylor, Braxton Barnes (145) pinned Isaiah Madson in 33 seconds, Keaton Sanders (160) pinned Trevor Tippie in 1;01, Jeremiah Larson (170) took down David Honeycutt in 39 seconds, Drayke Perry (182) pinned John Hickman in 1:15, Caleb Elliot (220) pinned Isaac Gyles in 1:49, Zane Persinger (285) pinned Ethan Piles in less time than it took to type out this sentence (8 seconds), and Landon Kivett (106) won a 4-1 decision against Wyatt George.
Jonathan O'Connell (138), who lost to former Neosho wrestler Trenton Young in conference, district, and state title matches, earned Republic's only points with a pin of Bret Camerer late in the first period at 1:54.
In their other dual Tuesday, Neosho took down Camdenton 55-20.
Kivett (106) pinned Kaiden Stivers in 3:18 and then Kolton Sanders (132) began a run of 49 straight Neosho points with a 12-4 major decision against Ryan Rothove.
The points kept rolling as Camerer (138) pinned Jacob Ziegler in 45 seconds, Barnes (155) took down Garrett Stark in 1:44, Alec Rothman (152) pinned Sam Gray in 1:04, Keaton Sanders (160) pinned Dakota Boller in 3:18, Larson (170) pinned Kaiden Davis in 1:40, Perry (182) pinned Travis Ferguson in 1:40, Elliot (195) won a 4-1 decision against Dakota Davis, and Persinger (220) pinned Cort Petty in 1:25.
Camdenton won by forfeit at 285, but Neosho had long erased an early 14-6 deficit.
Neosho remained unbeaten in duals this season and the Wildcats returned to action Thursday night at McDonald County against rivals Webb City and McDonald County.
The Wildcats also have a tournament Saturday in Branson with Bentonville (Arkansas), Bolivar, Branson, Camdenton, Carl Junction, Cassville, Fayetteville (Arkansas), Lee's Summit, Marshfield, McDonald County, Monett, Neosho, Ozark, Seneca, Smithville, Ste. Genevieve, Union, and Vian making up the field.