Dustin Jahnsen joins century club

By: 
Will Johnson

Hoping to go for his 100th career wrestling win at Owensville High School Thursday night, Dustin Jahnsen had to settle for one match as sickness kept Missouri Military Academy from joining the host Dutchmen and Blair Oaks’ Falcons for a scheduled tri-meet.

Leading off the dual, Jahnsen faced Falcon grappler Ben Thomas at 145 pounds.

Taking a 4-1 after one period on a pair of takedowns, the Dutchmen senior scored a pair of second-period escapes to hang take a 6-4 decision for his 99th career win.

Jahnsen went on to pick up his 100th victory in his first match Saturday at the Fort Zumwalt South wrestling tournament over Collinsville’s Stephenson Simmons by fall in 2:26. Dustin went on to place fourth in the tournament.

Next on the mats Thursday night against Blair Oaks was junior Blaine Schoenfeld at 152 pounds.

Falling behind 12-2 after one period, Schoenfeld was pinned in 3:57 by Falcon grappler Kyler Griep.

Blaine advanced to the championship match at Fort Zumwalt South (FZS) settling for second place at 152 pounds to Willard’s Jed Brandon.

Trailing 5-4 after one period against Falcon wrestler Eddie Wells, senior Tanner Rector came back to win his home match Thursday by fall in 5:07.

At FZS, Rector also reached the championship match at 160 pounds before falling to Chase Mercer (FZS).

Caleb Gray picked up two takedowns on his way to a win by fall in 1:16 against Blair Oaks’ Adam Jurgensmeyer.

In Bulldog country Saturday, Gray pinned Hazelwood East’s Romale Dawson in 1:08 to take fifth place at 170 pounds.

Moving up to the varsity ranks, sophomore Cody Linders competed for the Dutchmen against Blair Oaks and at FZS at 182 pounds.

Trailing 3-2 after one period, Linders was pinned by Falcon grappler Shane Gilmore in 3:25.

Colton Moore (195), Joe Bauer (220) and Bryce Mistler (285) all wrestled unopposed against Blair Oaks earning walkover victories.

Winning all four of his matches in Bulldog land Saturday, Moore captured a tournament title at 195 pounds winning a 4-3 decision over Pattonville’s Brock Beins.

Unable to find the win column at Fort Zumwalt South, Bauer settled for 11th place at 220 pounds.

Suffering an injury at FZS, Mistler took sixth place at 285 pounds.

Thursday night, both Owensville and Blair Oaks were open at 106 and 113 pounds.

Going into Austin Angell’s match with Falcon wrestler Jace Griggs, OHS had a 33-12 lead in the team scoring.

Quickly taken down in the first period, Angell was pinned in 1:07 by Griggs trimming the Dutchmen lead to 33-18.

Angell won a 4-3 decision over Christop Johnson from Fort Zumwalt South in pool wrestling before he made Austin settle for eighth place pinning the Dutchmen senior in :35 during the seventh-place match.

Caden Moss hit the mats for Owensville against Blair Oaks and at FZS in the 126-pound weight class.

Like Angell, Moss was also taken down early before suffering a loss by fall in :48 to Falcon wrestler Dalton Bridges.

Even though he was unable to win a match in Bulldog land over the weekend, Moss placed eighth in the tournament at 126 pounds.

Now nursing a 33-24 lead in their Thursday dual with Blair Oaks, OHS sophomore Tighe Bombach took on Falcon grappler Sam Frisbie at 132 pounds.

Taking a 4-2 lead after one period, Tighe surrendered an escape and a takedown to go into the third period trailing 5-4.

In a back-and-forth third period, both wrestlers gave all the fans in attendance more than their monies worth.

A couple of late takedowns helped Bombach get the victory by fall in 5:45.

Tighe’s win gave the Dutchmen a 39-24 lead going into the final match of the dual between OHS’ Boston Belk and Blair Oaks’ Levi Haney.

Even though Belk was pinned in 1:07, Owensville held on to defeat the Falcons by a final team score of 39-30.

Before the varsity portion of the dual, three junior varsity matches were held at OHS.

Edward Delong and Cooper Bombach both won their respective JV matches by fall while Owen Holtzer was pinned in :57.

Owensville returns to action in a Four Rivers Conference (FRC) tri-meet at Pacific against the host Indians and St. James’ Tigers starting at 5:30 p.m.

OHS will host Fatima and Southern Boone on Tuesday, Jan. 30 for senior night starting at 5 p.m.

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