Columbus wrestling wins home tournament; Pittsburg takes 2nd

The Columbus Titans won the first "Columbus Dual Tournament" on Saturday.
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COLUMBUS, Kan. – The Columbus Titans won their home tournament on Saturday, taking first place at the “Columbus Dual Tournament” – in a field that included Pittsburg, Joplin, Field Kindley and Van Buren (AR).

Pittsburg finishes second, Joplin finishes 3rd, Van Buren 4th and Coffeyville 5th.

Columbus results: 

Round 1 – bye

Round 2 – defeats Joplin 44-30

Round 3 – defeats Field Kindley 48-24

Round 4 – defeats Van Buren (AR) 39-29

Championship – defeats Pittsburg 41-36

Pittsburg results:

Round 1 – defeats Field Kindley 60-18

Round 2 – bye

Round 3 – defeats Van Buren 54-27

Round 4 – defeats Joplin 45-31

Championship – falls to Columbus 41-36

“We weren’t happy with how we finished, but with the uncertain times we are facing, coming out of quarantine and wrestling the same day, is quite a feat,” says Pittsburg head coach LC Davis, “The good thing for us is that we open up the second semester with the team that just thumped us. That will be a great indicator of who put in the work in our time off.”

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES: Cruz Lopez (113 lb) goes 3-1 with 1 fall. Sophomore Gabe Beaman (120 lb) goes 4-0 with 2 falls. Christiane Stover (145 lb) goes 3-0. Caiden Barber goes 2-2 with a fall in his high school wrestling debut. Zane Decker goes 4-0 with 4 falls at 220 lb. Caleb Redd (285 lb) goes 3-1 with 2 falls.