Carthage Wrestlers celebrate Senior Night with victory over Joplin

Senior wrestlers reveal their vintage navy singlets as a throwback to Coach Brown’s first years of coaching at Carthage High School. Crystal Brown / Carthage News Online

In a season plagued by uncertainty, Carthage wrestlers took to the mats to honor their senior teammates and claim the “W” against Joplin at their second home dual.  Introductions of wrestlers and their parents started the evening, and the seniors surprised Coach Kenny Brown by bringing back the old navy blue singlets that he was so fond of. 

“The navy singlets hold a special place in my heart, since that was worn when I started out here as the head coach in 2002.  Our administration has always made sure we have the best equipment and facilities; it’s just hard to beat the atmosphere of the old, cramped auxiliary gym and those navy uniforms.  It means a lot to me that the boys understood that and were willing to get approval from Dr. Baker, Mr. Huntley and Mr. Holderbaum to do something that holds a lot of memories,” Brown said. 

This year’s seniors included Carlos Reyes – 120 lbs., Dagan Sappington – 132 lbs., Brayden Benefiel – 145 lbs., DJ Witt – 152 lbs., Creed Lambeth – 160 lbs., James Chuta – 182 lbs., Obed Gonzalez – 195 lbs., Alexis Vasquez – 220 lbs., and Chastin Utter and Hiram Schuur at 285 lbs.

Senior wrestlers and managers are recognized on this year’s Senior Night. Crystal Brown / Carthage News Online

Here are the Carthage Wrestling results from our dual with Joplin on 12/15/20.  Carthage is now 4-0 on the season. 




Individual Results

Weight—Name—Grade—Season Record

106—Joshua Griffith—9—(7-1)

Lost by decision 6-12 to Sam Melton


113—Bradyn Tate—9—(7-1)

Won by forfeit


120—Carlos Reyes—12—(7-1)

Won by technical fall 18-2 over Trace Sargent


126—Kip Castor—10—(3-3)

Won by decision 5-3 over Rocky Walker


132—Dagan Sappington—12—(7-1)

Won by technical fall 18-3 over Josiah Vaughn


138—Eli Sneed—11—(7-1)

Won by fall in 2:58 over Johnathaon Burke


145—Davion King—10—(7-1)

Won by fall in 1:20 over Reese Macios


152—Gabe Lambeth—10—(3-2)

Won by major decision 13-3 over Jack Stanley


160—Grey Petticrew—10—(5-2)

Lost by fall in 1:05 to Brenden Mynatt


170—Lucas Lund—10—(0-1)

Lost by decision 5-9 to Drew VanGilder


182—Luke Gall—10—(7-1)

Won by fall in 2:44 over Draven VanGilder


195—Obed Gonzalez—12—(2-2)

Won by forfeit


220—Kanen Vogt—11—(6-2)

Won by decision 4-0 over Scott Lowe


285—Alexis Vasquez—12—(3-1)

Lost by decision 2-3 to Gunner Price


Junior Varsity Results

113—Alberto Sales—9—(3-1)

Lost by fall in 1:00 to Orion Norris


113—Christofer Gonzalez—9—(2-3)

Won by fall in 5:25 over Orion Norris


120—Christian Brown—11—(4-1)

Won by decision 5-2 over Freddy Cerrato-Martinez


120—Walter Reyes-Mojica—11—(0-3)

Lost by decision 4-9 to Freddy Cerrato-Martinez


126—Mason Rustad—10—(4-1)

Won by fall in 4:38 over Landyn Midcap


138—Byron Lopez-11—(6-1)

Won by fall in 0:44 over Joel Blake


145—Lucas Jones—10—(2-0)

Won by technical fall 16-0 over Hadley Dixon


145—Mark Hernandez—10—(1-3)

Lost by fall in 3:56 to Hadley Dixon


152—D.J. Witt—12—(4-0)

Won by fall in 1:28 over Ty Bebee


152—Grant Lasley—11—(3-1)

Won by fall in 1:19 over Ty Bebee


160—Ben Rogers—9—(1-2)

Lost by fall in 0:43 to Johnny Williams


160—Elvis Vasquez—9—(0-3)

Lost by fall in 3:02 to Johnny Williams


182—James Chuta—12—(3-1)

Won by fall in 3:08 over Jacob Britton


182—Adolfo Ordoñez—9—(0-1)

Lost by fall in 3:02 to Jacob Britton


195—Brian Zuniga—10—(2-1)

Lost by fall in 3:05 to Landon Brockman


220—Cristian Salas—11—(5-0)

Won by fall in 3:39 over Luke Gunn


220—Anthony Salas—10—(5-0)

Won by fall in 0;51 over Luke Gunn


285—Malachi Housh—9—(2-2)

Won by decision 3-1 over Stone Karcher


285—Chastin Utter—12—(1-3)

Lost by fall in 2:15 to Stone Karcher