Warrensburg wrestlers head to state competition

By JAMIE EMBREY

 Five members of the Warrensburg Tigers wrestling team qualified to compete in the state tournament following the district tournament Saturday.

 Collin Braun advanced to state with a record of 44-1 this season.

“We worked very hard for this opportunity,” Braun said. “And we are going to try to do big things.”

JD Culp returns to the state competition with a record of 38-4 and after getting third last year.

“I want to win with style and class,” Culp said. “No showing off, I just want to be the one to get my hand raised.”

Ben Richner has been preparing for this moment for three years and has a season record of 28-12.

“I have been going to every practice I can get to since freshman year,” Richner said. “This is a great achievement and now that I am here it is really satisfying.”

Taylor Brown advanced to state with a record of 34-4, being the only freshman to make it from the Warrensburg team.

“I’m a little nervous,” Brown said. “But mostly just excited for my hard work to pay off.”

The final member, Cole Hunter, moved on to state with a record of 19-17.

“I feel good making it to state this year since I am only a sophomore and wasn’t expected to make it this far,” Hunter said.

 Jamie Embrey is a Warrensburg High School student.

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