The Falcon grapplers headed to state with four first-time contestants. It can be difficult for wrestlers new to the state championships to navigate the heady atmosphere of Mizzou Arena and the eight mats full of the state’s best wrestlers. However, our grapplers got out of the gate with immediate success. It all started with our Freshman, Ethan Moses, pinning his #1-ranked opponent in under a minute. Seniors, Preston Murphy and Kenny Maluia, lost their first match, but won convincingly in their first round of wrestlebacks. Sophomore, Aaron Maluia, lost both of his matches, finishing his incredible season.
The Falcons will wrestle again today at Mizzou Arena, at 1:30pm.
BY PERRY GREEN