OHS’ All-FRC wrestling dutchmen

Will Johnson

For all five Owensville Dutchmen wrestlers that qualified for the 2018 MSHSAA Wrestling Championships three weeks ago in Columbia, an additional postseason honor came their way last week.

After voting by the Four Rivers Conference (FRC) wrestling coaches, senior Dustin Jahnsen was an All-FRC 1st Team selection while the OHS quartet of Austin Angell (120), Blaine Schoenfeld (152), Tanner Rector (160) and Colton Moore (195) earned All-FRC Honorable Mention accolades at their respective weight classes.

Among Jahnsen’s 52 matches throughout his senior season, 17 of them were against state qualifiers or placers throughout Missouri.

Three of those losses were to either state runner-up or state champion.

Jahnsen was pinned in his season opener at 145 pounds by Rolla’s Coleman Brainard who went on to place second at 138 pounds in Class 3. During the Owensville Tournament, Jahnsen lost by technical fall to Boonville freshman Brant Whitaker who was second at 145 pounds in Class 2. In the Class 2 semifinals at 145 pounds, Jahnsen lost 11-9 to eventual state champion Lucas Campbell from Logan-Rogersville.

Finishing his junior season a win shy of the medal rounds, Schoenfeld also faced 17 state qualifiers out of his 53 matches.

Ending his third year of OHS wrestling with a 31-22 record, three of Schoenfeld’s losses came to the state runner up in Class 2 at 152 pounds.

Facing School of the Osage’s Austin Magnusson during the Owensville Invitational, the Marshfield Duals and the first round of the MSHSAA Wrestling Championships in Class 2 at 152 pounds, the Dutchmen wrestler senior-to-be went from being pinned by the Indian grappler their first meeting to dropping a tight 4-0 decision at Columbia’s Mizzou Arena.

Two additional losses came to a fellow Four Rivers Conference (FRC) wrestler.

Facing St. Clair’s Ryan Herman twice during the Ste. Genevieve Dual Tournament and in the MSHSAA Class 2, District 1 Tournament also in Ste. Genevieve, Schoenfeld saw the Bulldog wrestler go on to place third in Class 2 at 152 pounds.

Another familiar foe for Schoenfeld was Willard’s Jed Brandon.

Falling to the Tiger grappler at the Ft. Zumwalt South Invitational and in a regular-season dual at Willard, Schoenfeld suffered two losses to a wrestler that went on to place fifth in Class 3 at 152 pounds.

Ending his senior season at 32-15, Colton Moore also multiple losses to eventual state medalists.

Unable to defeat St. Clair’s Aaron Herman during a regular season dual, the Ste. Genevieve Duals Tournament, the district semifinals and the third round of wrestle backs at state, Moore saw the Bulldog wrestler go on to place fifth in Class 2 at 195 pounds.

Two weeks before state, Moore was also pinned by the eventual Class 2 State Champion at 195 pounds in Potosi’s Ben Turnbough.

Angell (19-24) and Rector (29-11) both saw their respective seasons end in the second round of wrestle backs at state.

For Angell, the Missouri Duals at Helias in Jefferson City saw the Dutchmen senior face state qualifiers from Ozark, Neosho, Grain Valley, Lebanon, Helias and Lee’s Summit West in all six of his matches. Angell also suffered two losses to St. Clair’s Dalton Thompson who also was eliminated in the second round of wrestle backs.

Both of Rector’s losses at state came to eventual placers at 160 pounds in Moberly’s Luke Slater (fourth) and St. Charles West’s Trevor Hachtel (third).