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Palmyra's Arch, Roberts advance to second day of state wrestling tournament

Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 3:45 pm

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- More history was made in the Palmyra wrestling program Thursday afternoon.

Palmyra freshman Ross Arch and sophomore Connor Roberts became the first Panthers to win matches in the Class 1 state tournament at Mizzou Arena, and both advanced to wrestle Friday.

Arch won his opening round match in the 138-pound bracket by pinning Lone Jack's Hunter Hoelscher in 1 minute, 5 seconds. Arch (33-1) advances to wrestle Layafette County's Ethan Skinner (40-7) in the quarterfinals Friday morning.

Roberts lost his opening match in the 160-pound bracket when he fell to North Callaway's Chad Maupin in 3:01. Roberts won his wrestleback match against Lathrop's Brendon Arthur in a 5-3 decision to avoid elimination and advance to Friday.

Roberts (23-16) will face the loser of the match between Father Tolton's Jarrett Jacques (46-0) and Marceline's Rylan Chrisman (34-3).

Palmyra freshmen Kaden Crane and Peyton Timbrook suffered two losses on the day.

At 106 pounds, Crane opened with a 12-2 major decision setback to Rockport's Ethan Wood. In the wrestlebacks, Crane fell to Lafayette County's Quentin Reickard in 4:01.

Crane ends his season at 32-13.

At 152 pounds, Timbrook fell to Carrollton's Tyson Thomas in 53 seconds in the first round. In wrestlebacks, he fell to Mid-Buchanan's Jake Williams in 48 seconds.

Timbrook finishes his season at 9-10.