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Richmond wrestling coach Ken Simmons was not happy with his team’s performance at Lathrop in a double dual with the Mules and North Platte. The Spartans earned a split in the two matches with a 36-31 win over North Platte, and a 34-33 loss to the host school.
“It was not a good performance overall,” Simmons said. “I was expecting more after the way we wrestled at the MRVC Tournament. We took a step back tonight.”
Richmond won three matches by forfeits, and lost two others due to opens against North Platte.
Chris McFall won his 125-pound match for Richmond by injury default over Nathaniel Conant. Richmond lost at 130 with Derrick Davis getting pinned in 27 seconds by Dee Newton; Matt Stafford lost by an 8-2 decision at 135 to Frasier Johnson, followed by Caleb Scarborough losing by fall in 2:41 at 140 to Jay Day.
Kane Southwick lost his match at 152 by a 17-4 decision to Taylor Green. Reny Reis got the Spartans back in the victory column with a win by fall in 1:49 over John Edmonds at 171, and Colby Bowers also winning by fall in 3:58 at 215.
Richmond was open in two matches against Lathrop, and lost four of the eight contested matches – three by falls. The Spartans also won a pair of forfeits, and recorded three falls.
Savanna Nobile lost by fall in 1:16 to Tyler Mann at 103. McFall won by a 10-8 decision over Tyler Rader at 125, and Davis followed at 130 by losing by fall in 45 seconds to Jake Glidewell.
After Stafford and Scarborough won by forfeits, Southwick lost by fall in 116 to Caleb Hartzell in the 152-pound match.
Reis won by fall for the second time in the night when he stuck Brandon Maddick in 1:06 at 160. T.J. Kirkham was on the short end of a 16-5 loss to Tyler Berg at 189, but Richmond picked up two wins in the last two weight classes. Bowers won by fall in 3:13 over Cole Hicks at 215, and Halterman won by fall in 1:01 over McKennon Cordes at 285.
The Spartan wrestlers, now 3-5 in duals, will be at the Brookfield Tournament Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m.