Falcons win Seneca wrestling crown

Jefferson City JV places ninth

SENECA, Mo. — The Blair Oaks Falcons won the Seneca Wrestling Tournament by the slimmest of margins.

How slim? Try half a point.

The Falcons racked up 296 points to sneak past Bentonville, Ark., which ended up with 295.5 in the 13-team event. It was part of a logjam at the top, as third-place Nevada ended up with 282 and fourth-place Seneca had 280.5.

Leading the way for the Falcons was Logan Mudd, who went 6-0 while claiming the title at 145 pounds and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the event.

Also winning a title was John Karsten at 285 pounds, as he posted a record of 5-0.

Frankie Falotico was the lone second-place finisher for the Falcons, as he went 5-1 at 126 pounds.

Blair Oaks had three third-place finishers — Alex Gaydos went 5-2 at 138, Brad Thomas was 4-3 at 152 and Levi Dial was 5-1 at 220.

The Falcons will return to action when they travel to St. Louis to take on Whitfield in a dual.

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The Jefferson City JV team also competed in the Seneca Tournament and placed ninth with a total of 192.5 points.

Zach Hurley was the best individual finisher for the Jays, as he was second at 138 pounds.

Also for Jefferson City, Jacob Labella was third at 106, Ryan Mohlman was fourth at 285, Jacob Tanner placed fifth at 113 and Rashaun Woods came in sixth at 170.

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