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Grapplers earn first league dual victory

Richmond Coach Ken Simmons was pleased with his team’s performance after the Spartans took both ends of a double dual Tuesday night at Carrollton.
The Spartans picked up their first MRVC East victory with a 57-23 win over the host Trojans, and also got past Cameron 40-36.
“I saw a lot better effort tonight from the team,” Simmons said. “Some younger kids didn’t give up falls and saved us valuable points enabling us to win the dual. We were more aggressive as well.”
Simmons added he had to juggle his lineup due to a couple of injuries.
The Spartans began the evening with a 4-point win over Cameron. There were three forfeits in the dual, with Richmond winning two of those. Three Spartan victories came on falls. Chris McFall stopped Kyle Staiger in 1:53 at 119, Preston Maples won his 130-pound match in 54 seconds over Tanner Johnson, and Colby Bowles won at 189 in 3:31 over Sawyer Marlay. Two Richmond wins came on technical falls with Jake Vandiver defeating Cameron Buckman 20-3 in 6:00 at 135, and Kane Southwick winning 18-3 in 4:00 in the 145-pound match.
Richmond picked up forfeit victories with Alex Luman at 285, and T.J. Kirkham at 160.
Cameron picked up three technical fall victories with Adam McClain winning 15-0 over Savanna Nobile in 4:00 at 103; Landon Ocker stopping Dalton Daily in 5:50 at 112; and Garrett Uthe defeating Tyler Bates 18-3 at 125. Lucas Tunks won by 6-5 decision over Richmond’s Colby Bowers at 215.
Tyler Daniel picked up the lone Cameron fall as he stopped Eric Wilson in 3:12 in the 152-pound match. The Dragons won by forfeit at 171, and Kemper Kellerstross won by injury default over Richmond’s Reny Reis at 140.
The Spartans picked up three forfeits in their win over Carrollton with Daily, Bates and Maples. Richmond also lost three by forfeits to Blake Coyazo, Jacob Mercer and Cody Renzelman.
Richmond won six matches by falls and one other by decision.
McFall won by fall at 119 over Jacob Davis in 52 seconds; Southwick won in 50 seconds over Logan Frank at 145; Eric Wilson won in 1:27 at 152 over Jacob Landi; Bowles stopped Jake Staton in 3:09 at 189; Bowers defeated Bill Grohs in 1:47 at 215; and Luman took 33 seconds to win his 285-pound match over Cody Mohn.
Vandiver took an 8-7 decision over Blake Chavez at 135, with the lone Carrollton victory coming at 103 where Lucas Lani took an 18-2 technical fall over Nobile.

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