Even with no individual champions, Raymore-Peculiar still made its presense felt during the Harrisonville Christmas Tournament.
The Panthers had five medalists, enough to earn the squad a fourth-place finish during the 24-team tournament Dec. 15-16 at Harrisonville High School.
Ray-Pec’s top finisher was Clint Harrick, who finished second at 182 pounds. Harrick lost to Harrisonville’s Sam East 5-0 in the championship match, his first loss of the season.
Two more Panthers placed third, Mason Pratt at 160 pounds and Shane Martin at 220 pounds.
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Pratt (15-4) pinned Seneca’s Cole Hatfield in the consolation final, while Martin outlasted Belton’s Keegan Bradley 2-0 in overtime during his third-place bout.
Joey Stalone lost 2-1 against St. Joseph-Benton’s Curtis Weston in his consolation final and wound up fourth for Ray-Pec at 195 pounds.
Finally, Garrett LaBelle was sixth at 132 pounds for the Panthers.
Ray-Pec finished with 644.5 team points, behind only by Seneca (717.5), Mexico (Mo.) (691) and Carthage (680.5).
Belton, which placed ninth with 550 team points, had two champions in Joe Biondo and Andrew Gamble.
Biondo (19-0) pinned Seneca’s Dayton Fields during the 152-pound title match and Gamble (19-0) won the 160-pound championship with a 9-3 decision against Warrenton’s Jerrett Villinger.
Brayden Bradley placed second at 113 pounds for Belton. Bradley (16-3) dropped a 6-2 decision against Monett’s Matthew Bahl in the final.
Robert Weber also placed second at 170 pounds for the Pirates.
Weber (17-1) suffered his first loss of the season, 3-2 against Mexico’s Kellen Ekern during a battle of unbeatens in the final.
Meanwhile, Jack Goin of Belton’s JV finished fifth at 170 and also medaled.
The host Wildcats, who finished 12th overall with 516.5 points, had two medalists aside from 182-pound champion East.
Nick Kruse (20-1) finished second at 220 pounds, losing a 6-3 decision against Mexico’s Wyatt Turner in the final, and Braden Danner (19-1) was third at 170 pounds, pinning North Kansas City’s Xavier Doolan in the consolation final.
Pleasant Hill’s Chance Sullivan placed second at 138 pounds. Sullivan (17-3) lost to Rockwood Summit’s Sam Frankowski 7-1 in the final for the Roosters, who placed 20th with 386.5 points.
A champion for SCA
Summit Christian Academy senior Brett Campbell won the 195-pound championship during the Battle of the Valley Christmas Tournament at Missouri Valley College in Marshall.
Campbell, an undefeated Class 1 state champion at 182 pounds last season, went 6-0 during the tournament. He finished off the title with a 10-5 decision against Knob Noster’s Kodie Bellury in the final.
Campbell and Bellury are ranked first and second in Class 1.
Additionally, Braeden Campbell place fifth at 145 pounds and Max Park was sixth at 285 pounds for the Eagles, who finished 18th overall in the 44-team field with 191.5 points.