Jays, Crusaders square off in wrestling dual tonight

Jefferson City’s Ty Archer checks the clock while holding his advantage over Eureka’s Justin Slattery in the 138-pound match during first round Gold Division action in Friday night’s Missouri Duals at Helias.

Jefferson City’s Ty Archer checks the clock while holding his advantage over Eureka’s Justin Slattery in the 138-pound match during first round Gold Division action in Friday night’s Missouri Duals at Helias. Photo by Kris Wilson.

For anyone looking forward to a tight battle, last year’s wrestling crosstown showdown was a crosstown letdown.

The Jefferson City Jays made sure of that, winning all 10 contested matches, including five times by fall, in a 67-6 victory against the Helias Crusaders.

It should be closer this time when the Jays and Crusaders renew their rivalry tonight at Fleming Fieldhouse, if experience plays any factor.

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