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The Winfield High School Wrestling team was represented by three individuals at the Missouri State Wrestling
Championships on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia. And they were represented well.
Eric Nevels, a sophomore, that finished with a record of 26-20 for the season went 0-2 on the weekend. Losing to the eventual state runner-up from Ste. Genevieve, in the 126 pound weight class in his first match and then lost to a returning state runner-up in his second match of the tournament.
Trevor Wilsey, senior, in his second trip to the state tournament, went 2-2 on the tournament and finished in the top eight in the state for the 106 pound weight class in Class 2. Trevor lost his first match to the eventual fourth place finisher from Nevada. He then rebounded by pinning his opponents from Excelsior Springs and Monett in the wrestlebacks. Before losing to the eventual fifth place finisher from Oak Grove in the state’s bubble match. Trevor finished the season with a 23-9 record for the Warriors.
Kyle Lippmann, a senior in the 152 pound weight class, concluded his season with a fourth place finish for Winfield. Kyle pinned his opponent from Logan Rogersville in the first round. Then won a hard fought 10-8 decision over Marshall Colson from Cameron in the quarterfinals. He then lost to the eventual state runner-up from Odessa in the semifinals. Kyle rebounded with an exciting overtime 9-7 victory over his opponent from Marshall. In the third place match, Lippmann lost the rematch with Colson from Cameron by pin. Kyle finished the season with a 45-8 record. In winning 45 matches Kyle set a new single season record of most matches won in a single season. Kyle also set a new school record for pins in a season with 29 for the year. Kyle completed his career with 131 wins and is Winfield’s first four time state qualifier for wrestling.
The Winfield wrestling team finished in 27th place as they scored 20 team points. Oak Grove High School won the Miss