Prep wrestling: Knob Noster’s Morgan to wrestle for state title

February 16, 2013

Derek Morgan, of Knob Noster, will compete for a state championship on Saturday at the Class 1 Missouri state wrestling championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

In the 220-pound weight class, Morgan beat Trevor White, of Brookfield, 6-4 in the semifinals.

Morgan will face Josh Riggs, of Maysville, for the championship.

Morganís teammate, Nick Vansell, lost in the† semifinals of the 182-pound weight class. Dylan McCain, of Plattsburg, won 8-1.

Marshall Wilson, of Warsaw, fell a win short of making the title bout at 113 pounds. Jake Gipson, of Plattsburg, beat Wilson 6-4.

The Class 1 championship bouts are set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.