Tag: Jonathan O’Connell

The Spring Seniors: Jonathan O’Connell

“I haven’t had a lot of time to work with Jon, since this was his first year on the team. After being around him for a short time, it’s evident that he has an infectious work ethic and personality. All our athletes and coaches enjoy being around him, and it

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Tiger Duo Makes a Mark in Class 4

Republic’s all-time leader in match wins brought home a third state medal to cap off the team’s season in Columbia. Jonathan O’Connell finished fourth at 145 after earning medals in Class 3 in 2018 and 2019. Wyatt George fell just short of earning a medal at 106, losing by one

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State Wrestling: O’Connell Still Alive in Wrestlebacks

Republic’s wrestling medal hopes are down to Jonathan O’Connell after day two of the state tournament in Columbia. O’Connell won two matches in wrestlebacks after suffering his first loss of the season in the quarterfinals, ending his hope of a state championship. Wyatt George also rebounded for one win after

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Tiger Wrestlers Open State with Wins

Both Wyatt George and Jonathan O’Connell opened the state tournament with a win, moving into the quarterfinals of their respective brackets on the first day of action in Columbia. George (47-4) won a major decision over Keegan Emrick of Fort Osage (34-11), 16-4. George will face Colton King of DeSmet

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Wrestlers O’Connell, George Advance to State

Two Tiger wrestlers kept their seasons alive at Saturday’s district tournament in Jefferson City. Two more fell one win short, losing in the so-called “bubble match” – the win-or-go-home consolation semifinal round. Jonathan O’Connell (49-0) captured his second straight district championship and kept his undefeated season alive by sweeping the

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Tiger Wrestlers Claim Three COC Medals

Three Republic wrestlers won medals at the Central Ozark Conference meet Saturday. Two of them are COC champs. Jonathan O’Connell stayed unbeaten for the season with a championship at 145 pounds. He beat Ryder Heimbach of Willard by tech fall in the championship match. Freshman Connor Sandridge won a championship

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Five Tigers Capture Top-Four Finishes at Fort Zumwalt South

Jonathan O’Connell brought home another tournament championship to keep his perfect senior season alive. O’Connell improved to 36-0 with a win over Hayden Trezek of Francis Howell in the championship match of the Fort Zumwalt South Invitational. He won a 5-1 decision to take the 145-pound title. Wyatt George lost

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Tigers Honor Seniors, Earn Three Medals at Home Tournament

Republic brought home three medals, including two first-place finishes, at the Republic Invitational Tournament. Wyatt George and Jonathan O’Connell each won their weight classes, and Dominick Famiano finished second. The Tigers also honored their four seniors Saturday: O’Connell, Gabe Hesington, John Hickman, and Jace McClelland. George pinned all six of

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Webb City Wrestlers Top Triangular in Republic

Webb City won both its matches to come out on top in a triangular meet with Republic and Springfield Glendale. Republic and Glendale tied 39-39 in their dual. Republic and Glendale each won seven matches – six by pin and one by decision. For Republic, Wyatt George, Dominick Famiano, Gabe

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