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Except for a couple of matches, Richmond Coach Ken Simmons was not pleased with how his Spartans performed in Thursday night’s 60-18 home loss to Odessa. The Bulldogs also benefited from picking up 24 points from forfeits as the Spartans slipped to 2-3 in duals.
“I was very disappointed with our overall effort tonight,” Simmons said. “We made several fundamental mistakes and we are giving up way too many falls. We have to wrestle smarter against good competition.”
Colby Bowles at 189, and 215-pounder Tyre Winfrey picked up the lone Richmond victories.
“Colby continues to wrestle well, and Tyre showed his true potential,” Simmons added.
Bowles won by fall over Evan Johnson in 2:51, and Winfrey also won by fall in 4:30 over Logan Sullivan. The other Spartan points came from Alex Luman at 285, when he won by forfeit.
Odessa won five matches by falls as Aaron Lemon defeated Savanna Nobile in 3:28 at 103; Blake Peek defeated Preston Maples in 5:31 at 125; Steven Cowan stopped Jake Vandiver in 1:12 in the 135-pound match; Austin Windsor recorded a fall at 145 over Kane Southwick at 145; and T.C. Shippy downed Eric Wilson in 1:20 at 152.
Reny Reis lost his 140-pound match to Odessa’s Nick Smith, 8-3, and Josh Thomson was an 11-5 winner over Chris McFall of the Spartans.
Richmond split four junior varsity matches, with both victories coming by falls. Cody Ball won by fall over Dutch Deatly at 125 in 3:01, and Colby Bowers won by fall in :57 over Cody Jensen at 215. Cody Bryant lost by fall for the Spartans at 145 in 1:09 to Odessa’s Chris Swearingin, and Zach Smith also lost by fall in 1:28 to Ian Carlyle at 189.
The Spartans will be at the Excelsior Springs Tournament Saturday, while the JV will be wrestling at the Fort Osage Tournament.
PHOTO: Richmond sophomore Chris McFall gains the upper hand early in his 119-pound match with Odessa’s Josh Thomson, but the Bulldog came back to win by fall as the visitors rolled to a 60-18 victory. (Photo by Russ Green/The Daily News.)