4 of 6 BHS Wrestlers Eliminated Thursday

The state wrestling championships are being held at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. This photo is from last year's meet. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
The state wrestling championships are being held at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. This photo is from last year’s meet. (All photos by Steve Bowman)

Patton, Silerio only survivors after opening rounds at state

 
By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net

The first day of the state wrestling championships were not kind to Brentwood High School. Of the six BHS wrestlers who qualified for the meet, held at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, four were eliminated from competition on Thursday, Feb. 19. The only two who survived to wrestle on Friday are senior Alex Patton and junior Gary Silerio.

Chase Lynch picks up Jordan Lee of Cleveland NJROTC at the district meet last Saturday. Lynch took fourth place to qualify for state.
Chase Lynch picks up Jordan Lee of Cleveland NJROTC at the district meet last Saturday. Lynch won the match and went on to take fourth place, qualifying for state as a freshman.

Patton won his first-round match with a pin to advance to the quarterfinals. Silerio lost his first match 21-3, a technical fall, but stayed alive by pinning his opponent in 54 seconds in Round 1 wrestlebacks. Both Patton and Silerio will compete again on Friday morning. Two losses eliminate a wrestler.

The four Eagles who were eliminated by each going 0-2 were senior Kyle Pudlowski, juniors Deshaun Johnson and Joe Dreyer, and freshman Chase Lynch. Facing elimination after losing his first match, Pudlowski almost advanced to the next round but lost a 6-5 decision to end his high school wrestling career.

If Patton wins on Friday morning he will be in the semifinals starting at 6 p.m. Friday. A win there would put him in the finals on Saturday. Silerio will also wrestle again on Friday if he wins on Friday morning.

The six BHS wrestlers qualified for state by placing in the top four of their respective weight classes last Saturday at the Class 1 District 1 meet. See Brentwood Spirit coverage of that event here.

Brentwood results from Class 1 state meet, Thursday, Feb. 19

Alex Patton, senior, record 36-6, 220 pounds:
Pinned Austin Tripp, Lawson, 27-11, in 5:28.

Alex Patton (left) on the way to beating Ryan Eisenauer of Principia at the district meet last Saturday.
Alex Patton (left) on the way to beating Ryan Eisenauer of Principia at the district meet last Saturday. He won his first match at state and is in the quarterfinals.

Gary Silerio, junior, record 43-11, 132 pounds:
Lost by technical fall, 6:00, 21-3, to Remington Renfro, Diamond, 33-15; pinned Cayden Dunbar, Maryville, 35-17, in 0:54.

Gary Silerio tries to tip over Noah Ostler of Principia at the district meet, where he took second place.
Gary Silerio tries to upend Noah Ostler of Principia at the district meet, where he took second place and qualified for state for the second year in a row.

Chase Lynch, freshman, final record 25-31, 113 pounds:
Pinned in 3:17 by Dawson Stephens, Seneca, 26-17; pinned in 2:10 by Kade Kennedy, Plattsburg, 29-21.

Chase Lynch nearly pins Principia's Hunter Hummell at the district meet. Hummell ended up winning the close match to win third place.
Chase Lynch nearly pins Principia’s Hunter Hummell at the district championships last Saturday at Whitfield. Hummell ended up winning the close match to win third place.

Deshaun Johnson, junior, final record 24-29, 152 pounds:
Pinned in 2:23 by Hunter Tessman, Hallsville, 34-6; pinned in 2:08 by Jarek Brown, Wentworth Military Academy, 39-12.

Deshaun Johnson tries to bring down Cole White of Herculaneum at the district meet. White won to take third place but Johnson still qualified for his first state meet with a fourth place.
Deshaun Johnson tries to bring down Cole White of Herculaneum at the district meet. White won to take third place but Johnson still qualified for his first state meet with a fourth place.

Kyle Pudlowski, senior, final record 39-7, 170 pounds:
Pinned in 1:29 by Mason Rosier, Stanberry, 32-8; lost 6-5 decision to Cole Chisler, Holden, 29-18.

Kyle Pudlowski controls Greg Lovegren of Principia at the district meet on the way to winning second place. Though Pudlowski was eliminated from the state meet on Thursday, he compiled a two-year record of 34-5.
Kyle Pudlowski controls Greg Lovegren of Principia at the district meet on the way to winning second place. Though Pudlowski was eliminated from the state meet on Thursday, he compiled a two-year record of 73-12.

Joe Dreyer, junior, final record 17-26, 182 pounds:
Pinned in 0:33 by Will Tindal, Father Tolton Reg. Catholic, 38-0; pinned in 1:29 by Mason Hunt, Holden, 36-12.

Joe Dreyer tries to tip Brian Mickle of Central New Madrid at the district championships. Dreyer lost the match but took fourth overall to qualify for his first state meet.
Joe Dreyer tries to turn over Brian Mickle of Central New Madrid at the district championships. Dreyer lost the match but took fourth overall to qualify for his first state meet.

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