Category: Wrestling

Tiger Wrestlers Bring Home Lessons (and Medals) from State

Less than a week ago, Republic’s three state-qualifying wrestlers returned home from Columbia. In addition to the two medals they brought home, they also returned with lessons they learned from their experience. (See photo gallery of individual matches below. Photos by Jared Lankford.) For Jonathan O’Connell, his second-place state medal

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Tigers in Training: Republic Recognizes Middle School Teams

Republic held its first-ever Tigers in Training night Wednesday to recognize and encourage members of Republic Middle School’s athletic teams. It was part of an effort by Activities Director Trevyor Fisher to increase the ties between middle school and high school extracurricular activities. And he hopes to see the night

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Repmo Wrestlers Still Alive at State

All three Republic wrestlers are still alive at the state tournament after the first day of competition. Two of them are in the winner’s bracket. Jonathan O’Connell and Wyatt George both won their opening matches in Columbia Thursday to advance to the second day. O’Connell (39-1) defeated Gavin Morawitz (29-14)

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Photos: Wrestling Districts

Three Tigers advanced to state wrestling at the district meet at Union Saturday. Here’s the photo gallery from the day. See the full album and order prints here.

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Tiger Trio Advances to State: O’Connell Wins District Title

Three Republic wrestlers punched their tickets to the state tournament Saturday with medal-winning performances at the district tournament in Union. Jonathan O’Connell captured his first district championship, defeating Caden Lorenz of Branson in the title match of the 138-pound division. Jonathan O’Connell, 1st (138) O’Connell had finished second in the

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Snyder, Taylor Sign College Commitments

Two Republic athletes committed to continue their careers in college. Kaitlyn Snyder will play tennis for Eastern Illinois University, and Michael Taylor will wrestle at Hannibal LaGrange University. Snyder to Become a Panther Snyder becomes the first Republic tennis player to sign with a Division I program. She finished with

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O’Connell Takes COC Title; Taylor Runner-Up

Republic brought home two medals at the Central Ozark Conference championships Saturday in Ozark. Jonathan O’Connell won the conference championship at 138 pounds, while Michael Taylor finished second at 132. O’Connell opened the tournament with a pin against Phillip Leithauser of Carl Junction, then pinned Jackson Taylor of Webb City

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JV Wrestlers Compete at Seneca

Republic had seven wrestlers finish in the top two spots of their division at the Seneca JV tournament. Isaiah Madson (138C) and Dominick Famiano (120C) both finished first in their brackets. Full results are below. JV 120C Dominick Famiano’s place is 1st and has scored 0.0 team points. Round 1

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