Witt, Brown Take First At Liberty Invitational

Dillon Witt (126) and Tristan Brown (285) won first place December 14 at the Liberty Invitational in Wentzville, the team’s first tournament of the season.

As a team, the Eagles were third among 21 teams. They totaled 195 points.

Centralia took first with 246 points and Hillsboro was second with 204.5 points.

Ty Shetley (138) and Evan Shetley (195) were second. Kobie Blankenship (170) took third. Trey Eplin (180) finished fourth. Ransom Dudley (160) took sixth.


Witt scored falls over Fort Madison’s Gage Roberts and Festus’ Braden Kellogg, won a 10-1 decision against Kirksville’s Donovan Gaines and pinned Mexico’s Dylan Mosley with 53 seconds left in the championship match.

Brown had pins in all five matches. In the first three rounds, he took down Dexter’s Bradyn Crockett, Hillsboro’s Jordan Jarvis and Ritenour’s Marion Anderson. He pinned Crockett in 13 seconds and Anderson in 21 seconds.

Against St. Charles’ Jayden Wilson, he won in 38 seconds. Facing off against Jarvis for the title, he pinned him in 45 seconds.

Both Witt and Brown are undefeated this season.

Both Ty Shetley and Evan Shetley advanced to the title matches before losing by decision.

Ty Shetley pinned Liberty’s Christopher Hammock, St. Charles’ Sullivan Ruiz and Fort Madison’s Will Larson. Against Fulton’s Eston Dews, he won by a 6-3 decision. Hillsboro’s Dalton Litzsinger defeated Shetley via 7-0 decision in the championship match.

Evan Shetley decisively won his first four matches. He pinned Liberty’s Cole Wolfe in one minute. Agains Dexter’s Caleb Coons he won by fall in 1 minute, 8 seconds. He needed 55 seconds and 44 seconds respectively to defeat Fort Madison’s Levi Lowney and Kirksville’s Colton Hannah. Facing Centralia’s Trevor Bodine in the first place match, he lost by a 6-3 decision.

Blankenship took third. He had a bye in the first round and pinned Fulton’s David Gibson and Pattonville’s Noah Rosebaugh. Festus’ Luke Shaver pinned him in the semifinal. Against Ft. Zumwalt East’s Luke Eaton, Blankenship won by fall in 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

Eplin won his first two matches, pinning Ritenour’s Jonmell Johnson in 50 seconds and Festus’ Jordan Banks by a 7-3 decision.

St. Charles’ Treyvon Ward pinned Eplin in the semifinal and Hillsboro’s Zach McNees in the third place match.

Dudley won a pair of matches, pinned Fulton’s James Badger in the second round and Dexter’s Alex Townsend in the consolation round. He was pinned by Fort Madison’s Mason Schau in the fifth place match.

Ethan Hurt (145) took seventh, pinning Zumwalt East’s Leo Arnold in 5 minutes, 9 seconds.

Luke Landwehr (220) was 10th and John Johnson (106) finished 11th. Chase Walker (120) competed in two matches.

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