Carthage Wrestling qualifies 4 to State Tournament in Columbia

Junior Grey Petticrew, Seniors Eli Sneed and Braxdon Tate and Junior Davion King have all punched their ticket to the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO. They will be competing in the 145, 138, 152 and 160 lb. weight classes, respectively. Crystal Brown / CNO

This year’s Class Four District Three District Tournament took place in Nixa, Missouri on Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12. After a fifth-place finish at the Central Ozark Conference Tournament in Neosho a couple of weeks ago, the Tigers were ready for a good showing at the State prequel.

The Carthage lineup consisted of Tanner Putt at 106 lbs., Dylan Huntley, 113 lbs., Christian Brown, 120 lbs., Bradyn Tate, 126 lbs., Kip Castor, 132 lbs., Eli Sneed, 138 lbs., Grey Petticrew, 145 lbs., Braxdon Tate 152 lbs., Davion King, 160 lbs., Brett Rockers, 170 lbs., and David Recinos at 285 lbs. Sneed, Petticrew, Tate and King finished second, third, third and first, respectively, earning themselves a State berth at this week’s MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Columbia, MO on February 17, 18 and 19.

In true fashion, the district tournament was nothing less than what the team expected in terms of competition. Five Carthage grapplers made it the bubble round, only to be handed their second losses in the double elimination tournament. Tanner Putt, Dylan Huntley, Bradyn Tate, Kip Castor and David Recinos were close to a state bid, but also have at least two years to make it there.

“Tanner and David are my freshman bookends at the lowest and highest weight classes, and they both stepped in for us when both Ayden Nye and Malachi Housh suffered season ending injuries during and before the season started. They have both filled huge spots for us and were not intimidated by the positions they were thrust into. We’re all still riding the high from David’s pin during the last match of the night in the Neosho dual that clinched the win for us. I expect Tanner to get stronger as he matures, which will only improve his ability to win matches,” said Head Coach Kenny Brown.


Sophomores Huntley, Tate and Castor all fought hard and are expected to be contenders next year.

“Bradyn (Tate) was definitely in the toughest weight class in our district,” said Brown. “We knew going in that he was going to have a tough road, but he wrestled hard and we know what we need to work on for next year.  It’s just tough when he qualified for State as a freshman. The great thing about Bradyn is that he has a tenacity and work ethic that ensures he will be the first kid in the room lifting, doing yoga, learning new technique, and soaking in everything he can get his hands on.”

Carthage News Online will have daily coverage of the MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, starting Thursday, February 17 at 5 p.m.  Fans not able to attend can watch live broadcasts on for a $10 fee.

Here are the Carthage Wrestling results from the Class 4 District 4 Wrestling Tournament on 02/11-12/22 in Nixa.  Carthage next wrestles in the State Wrestling Tournament on 02/17-19/22 in Columbia at Mizzou Arena.


Team Scores





5—Lee’s Summit North—110.5


7—Lee’s Summit—85.5


9—Lee’s Summit West—66








Individual Results

Weight-Name—Grade—Tournament Record—Season Record—Placement

106—Tanner Putt—9—(2-2)—(6-4)—DNP

Won by fall in 2:22 over Zac Scherer—Lee’s Summit North

Won by major decision 13-2 over Micah Perryman—Lebanon

Lost by fall in 0:28 to Phillip George—Republic

Lost by decision 0-2 to Kallen Koelzer—Lee’s Summit West


113—Dylan Huntley—10—(2-2)—(17-6)—DNP

Lost by overtime decision 5-7 to Caden Harrington—Ozark

Won by technical fall 15-0 over Sam Mayes—Nixa

Won by fall in 0:49 over Beau Benton—Kickapoo

Lost by decision 4-8 to Rylan Lashley—Springfield Central


120—Christian Brown—12—(0-2)—(18-14)—DNP

Lost by major decision 1-12 to Lucas Gideon—Springfield Central

Lost by fall in 4:38 to Connor Gatlin—Ray-Pec


126—Bradyn Tate—10—(3-2)—(31-12)—DNP

Won by decision 8-2 over Dustin Green—Waynesville

Lost by decision 3-8 to Lane Cross—Belton

Won by fall in 3:40 over Chase Haase—Kickapoo

Won by major decision 11-0 over Alex Short—Joplin

Lost by decision 7-12 to Nathan Wishne—Lee’s Summit


132—Kip Castor—11—(3-2)—(23-13)—DNP

Won by major decision 10-1 over Jacob Simpson—Republic

Lost by decision 6-7 to Ryan McNeel—Lee’s Summit North

Won by fall in 3:55 over Orion Norris—Joplin

Won by fall in 4:52 over Tyler Manfredi—Lee’s Summit West

Lost by fall in 4:12 to Levi Maskrod—Ozark


138—Eli Sneed—12—(3-1)—(34-5)—2nd

Won by fall in 1:55 over Carl Gervacio—Waynesville

Won by fall in 2:15 over Dylan Webster—Nixa

Won by decision 7-4 over Nolan Moeller—Ozark

Lost by decision 7-14 to Brady Littleton—Belton


145—Grey Petticrew—11—(4-1)—(25-8)—3rd

Won by fall in 2:43 over Weston Jones—Springfield Central

Won by decision 5-3 over Noah Miller—Lee’s Summit

Lost by decision 5-12 to Eli Van Trump—Ray-Pec

Won by fall in 2:05 over Chase Hicks—Republic

Won by fall in 4:18 over Nate Brower—Nixa


152—Braxdon Tate—12—(3-1)—(28-6)—3rd

Won by fall in 1:42 over Maddox Wilkins—Republic

Lost by decision 1-2 to Trey Robinson—Lee’s Summit North

Won by decision 1-0 over Gavin Birkett—Ray-Pec

Won by fall in 3:52 over Maddox Wilkins—Republic


160—Davion King—11—(4-0)—(35-4)—1st

Won by fall in 1:21 over Noah White—Lee’s Summit North

Won by fall in 0:53 over Quinton Papa—Kickapoo

Won by decision 5-2 over Brock Sundlie—Ozark

Won by decision 3-2 over Jackson Jones—Lee’s Summit


170—Brett Rockers—12—(2-2)—(15-10)—DNP

Won by fall in 5:44 over Joseph Juitt—Belton

Lost by fall in 1:32 to Zander Dombrowski—Ray-Pec

Won by fall in 2:14 over Aiden Stearns—Waynesville

Lost by fall in 3:35 to Eric Shephard—Ozark








285—David Recinos—9—(2-2)—(11-6)—DNP

Lost by decision 1-3 to Gunner Price—Joplin

Won by fall in 2:41 over Justin Sheppard—Waynesville

Won by decision 5-1 over Jaxon Glenn—Kickapoo

Lost by fall in 0:21 to Trevor Taylor—Lee’s Summit North