Prep wrestling: 2 Panthers claim conference titles

January 18, 2013

A pair of Knob Noster wrestlers took first place at the Missouri River Valley Conference meet on Saturday.

Nick Vansell took the conference title at 182 pounds with a 7-0 record. He beat Cole Bartow of Odessa in a 7-6 decision in the final.

At 220 pounds, Derek Morgan scored a second period pinfall over Grain Valley’s Dylan Wolfe to claim the conference championship.

Troy Kyser took second place at 138 pounds with a 6-1 record. He also scored his 96th career pinfall, breaking the previous school record of 92. He lost to Oak Grove’s Anthony Barker in the final on an 18-8 decision.