Peyton Moore predicts his response to a runner-up finish at the State Wrestling Championships will include being even more determined to bring home a gold medal over the next three seasons.
Nixa’s Peyton Moore lost by majority decision 10-0 Saturday at the State Wrestling Championships, as he made history by becoming the first Eagle freshman to ever compete for a state championship.
Nixa’s Peyton Moore will become the first Eagle to wrestle for a state championship since Christian Lance won the Class 4 220-pound title in 2015. With a semifinal win Friday, Moore earned a berth in the 106-pound final at the Class 4 State Tournament.
Nixa freshman Peyton Moore was the only boys wrestler from Nixa or Ozark to emerge with a win in the first round of the Class 4 State Tournament on Thursday.
Kolyn Eli will be among the Nixa and Ozark wrestlers competing at State for the first time this weekend. But it won’t be Eli’s first trip to State.
Peyton Moore had to wait what he said, “seemed like forever,” in between his Class 4 District 3 semifinal and championship matches Saturday. But he was able to enjoy a championship feeling even before his final at 106 pounds was over.
Ashlyn Eli is pleasantly surprised to be carrying an 18-1 W-L record into the post-season, while emerging as the headliner for Nixa’s inaugural girls season on the mat.
Deagan Fugitt and Kolyn Eli will likely treat themselves to a bag or two of Skittles this week while taking advantage of a rare idle weekend.
There hasn’t been a lot of good news for Ozark in regard to the Tigers’ health and injuries. So, the return of 126-pounder Clayton Moison on Tuesday from a bout with bronchitis was very much welcomed by coach Tod Sundlie.
Nixa’s Deagan Fugitt enjoyed an especially fulfilling 1-0 victory over Ozark’s Wyatt Snyder on Tuesday and just because their 113-pound match was the main event of the night.
Marek Davis and his Nixa teammates couldn’t help but wish they were wresting in a triangular two weeks ago when both Nixa and Ozark traveled to Jefferson City.