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Falcons believe eight is enough for state championship bid

Falcons believe eight is enough for state championship bid

February 16th, 2012 in News

Logan Mudd of Blair Oaks works Jose Herrera of Missouri Military Academy on to his back during a match earlier this season in Wardsville. Mudd, who won the match by fall, is one of eight Falcons who have qualified for the Class 1 MSHSAA State Championships starting this morning at Mizzou Arena.

Photo by Kelley McCall

WARDSVILLE - If the Blair Oaks wrestlers are going to win a state team title, they're going to need to focus on that word in the middle - team.

That's because it's going to take an all-around effort for the Falcons to come out on top of the Class 1 Missouri State High School Activities Association Wrestling Championships that start today at Mizzou Arena.

"Whitfield's got a jump on us - they've got 12 wrestlers who qualified," said Blair Oaks coach Tim Karsten, whose team has eight qualifiers. "Brookfield (the defending champion) has nine and Lathrop has eight, so with us, I would think those are the top four teams.

"Then you've got to throw in some other teams to look out for like Trenton, Lawson and Centralia."