Lebanon wrestling team takes fourth at Owasso dual tournament

Photo courtesy Nicholas Mebruer
Lebanon junior Race Cottongim has done a nice job filling in for senior Rylan Hoard (injured) at the heavyweight spot for the Lebanon wrestling team this winter. Cottongim went 4-2 over the weekend at the dual tournamnet in Owasso, Okla.


OWASSO, OKLA. — Over the weekend, the Lebanon High School varsity wrestling team competed at the Owassa Ram dual tournament in Oklahoma.

Out of 17 teams, the ‘Jackets finished 4th place with a 4-2 record. Lebanon won their first four matches on the weekend defeating Owasso (Okla.) 42-22 and Bentonville (Ark.) 56-18 on Friday night. Bentonville won the Class 5 state championship a year ago in the state of Arkansas.

On Saturday, Lebanon defeated the Class 6 Oklahoma state champions from a year ago in Sand Springs, 34-31, and then beat Camanche (Okla.) 38-29 to advance to the semifinal round of the tournament.

The ‘Jackets would drop their next two matches to Perry (Okla.) 15-48 and Mustang (Okla.) 21-47 in the third-place match.

LHS was led by their two sophomore standouts in Cole Roark and Trevor Christian who both put on solid performances this weekend. Roark finished the weekend with a 5-1 record at 126 pounds, and Christian went 6-0 at 152 pounds.

Also performing well this weekend was Cade Schmitz (132) who went 5-2, Reagan Mowery (138) went 3-3, Caleb Shields (145) went 3-2, Caleb Brown (195) finished the weekend at 3-3, Landen Smith (220) went 4-2, and Race Cottongim (285) also went 4-2.

The team will be back in action tonight as they travel to Waynesville for a dual match starting at 6 p.m. at Waynesville High School.

Lebanon JV finishes third at Parsons varsity tournament

The Lebanon junior varsity stayed busy over the weekend, traveling to Parsons (KS) for a varsity tournament.

The ‘Jackets performed well, finishing third out of 11 teams in the tournament. Lebanon finished with 129 points, just 41 points behind the champion of the tournament in Louisburg.

Junior Ben Arl finished in first place in the 160-pound weight division, and Hayden Dearborn finished second at 138 pounds.

The ‘Jackets had four third-place finishers in Cael Schmitz (113), Colt Adkins (145), Connor Thom (152), Jake Henson (170) and Taylor Kaffenberger (285).


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