Holes in lineup continue to plague Carthage Wrestling versus Bolivar

Grey Petticrew wins the battle of the seniors in a fall against Bolivar’s Toby Bunn. Petticrew is 16-4 on the season. Crystal Brown / CNO

Thursday night the Tiger Wrestling Team chalked its second loss on the year to a full Bolivar team.

“I hate to sound like a broken record, but we’re like the walking wounded this year,” said head coach Kenny Brown.  “About the time I get one kid back, two go down with illness or injury and skin conditions.  It’s obviously discouraging to give up six points with an open weight class, but it can’t be helped.  I was very pleased to see that my varsity lineup did exactly what they needed to do to keep their matches close.”

With varsity starters Ayden Nye (126 lbs.) and Kip Castor (144 lbs.) being two of the team’s missing wrestlers, sophomores Israel Perez and Joe Pantoja stepped in to fill their spots.  Bolivar’s strong group of seniors led the team to victory, though, even after Carthage posted three pins in the first three matches.


Here are the results from the Carthage Wrestling dual with Bolivar on 01/12/23.  Carthage was still without several wrestlers due to several factors (i.e. injuries, skin conditions, illness, etc.)  Carthage is now 4-2 on the dual season.




Individual Results

Weight—Name—Grade—Season Record

106—Tanner Putt—9—(16-9)

Won by fall in 1:31 over Madden Ross


113—Alberto Sales—11—(13-7)

Won by fall in 0:22 over Isaiah Ortega


120—Grady Huntley—9—(14-8)

Won by fall in 1:56 over Koven Parks


126—Israel Perez—10—(0-1)

Lost by fall in 0:37 to Maddux NeSmith


132—Bradyn Tate—11—(24-3)

Won by fall in 3:28 over Chance Hensley

Sophomore Bradyn Tate wins by fall against Bolivar’s Chance Hensley. Tate is 24-3 on the year. Crystal Brown / CNO

138—Blayne Benefiel—9—(0-1)

Lost by fall in 0:34 to Cooper Moore


144—Joe Pantoja—10—(1-1)

Lost by fall in 0:41 to Cale McCurry


150—Grey Petticrew—12—(16-4)

Won by fall in 2:44 over Toby Bunn


157—Trey Nye—12—(15-6)

Lost by technical fall 2-17 to Riley Beckman


165—Davion King—12—(19-0)

Won by fall in 0:44 over Donovin Watkins


175—Gabe Lambeth—12—(13-7)

Lost by major decision 5-16 to Trey Brewer








Junior Varsity Results

120—Douglas Ball—9—(4-2)

Won by forfeit


132—Noah Norbury—9—(8-0)

Won by fall in 0:46 over Aiden Durrett


132—Mason Pugh—9—(4-6)

Won by fall in 0:57 over Aiden Durrett


144—Jared Portillo—9—(3-7)

Lost by fall in 0:42 to Logan Bunn


144—Cole Tournear—10—(3-2)

Lost by fall in 4:47 to Ira Cron


150—Corey Breese—11—(4-5)

Lost by major decision 5-13 to Peyton Campbell


150—David Gramajo Paz—9—(0-10)

Lost by fall in 1:02 to Korben Parmalee


157—Joshua Hill—9—(2-10)

Lost by decision 0-6 to Grant Bayless

Lost by fall in 4:50 to Malachi Reedy


165—Lenny Teo—9—(9-1)

Won by fall in 1:01 over Carter Ryan


165—Kenneth Pickering-Cornett—9—(3-4)

Lost by fall in 3:00 to Carter Ryan


175—Steve Serious—9—(1-9)

Lost by fall in 2:49 to Tristan Oliveira


175—Hector Escobar—9—(1-8)

Lost by decision 0-5 to Tristan Oliveira