(File photo) Connor Sandridge’s 3rd-place finish is the best-ever for a Republic wrestler in Class 4.

Sandridge Finishes Strong, Taking Third at State

Connor Sandridge finished his season with four consecutive victories, storming through the consolation bracket at 170 to take third place at the Class 4 state wrestling tournament in Columbia.

In his third-place match, Sandridge trailed 2-0 to Cole Harrell of Columbia Hickman as the third period began. But he got a takedown to tie the score 2-2, then won it on another takedown in overtime to get the win.

Sandridge’s only loss was in the quarterfinals to Hayden Trezek, a senior from Francis Howell who is still unbeaten going into the championship match.

Sandridge’s third-place finish is the best ever for a Republic wrestler in Class 4. Jonathan O’Connell finished fourth in Class 4 in 2020 and Wyatt George finished fifth last year.

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