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Pirate wrestling team
rolls past Cameron 61-18

by Ted Brewer
Landmark reporter

The Platte County Pirate wrestling team knocked off its conference rival Cameron Dragons last Tuesday.

The Pirates won the dual at Cameron by a score of 61-18.

The Pirates started the night out winning their first match, setting the pace for the rest of the night. Senior Brett Rolofson won the 103-pound match by a pin fall that came 1:30 into the match.

In the 112-pound match, junior Jason Callaway gave the Pirates their second win of the night by defeating his opponent by an 8-4 decision.

The Pirates suffered their first loss of the night when sophomore Caleb Dixon lost the 119-pound match by a pin fall that came at 5:42 into the match.

Sophomore Steve Fisher won the 125-pound match with a pin fall that came just 3:24 into the match.

The Pirates lost their second match of the night when sophomore Joe Hobbs was pinned at 2:10 into the 130-pound match.

Freshman Tommy Grutzmacher was able to fight out a win by pin fall that came 4:03 into the 135-pound match.

The final loss of the night for the Pirates came in the 140-pound match when sophomore Jake Riner lost by a pin fall 2:16 into the match.

The Pirates got back on the winning side when junior Brock Wittmeyer won the 145-pound match by a pin fall.

Senior Jake Fisher knocked off his 152-pound competition with an overwhelming 17-2 technical fall.

Senior Robbie Campbell continued the winning streak when he won the 160-pound match with a pin fall that came at just 1:18 into the match.

In the 171-pound match, junior Nick Jaros pulled off a victory with a pin fall that came at 3:59 into the match.

Senior Zach Sherman won the 189-pound match with a quick and decisive pin fall that came after only 0:55 seconds.

Junior Nick Butrous was able to win the 215-pound match by a pin fall at 1:58 into the match.

Senior Charles Grutzmacher concluded the action for the Pirates that night when he won the 275-pound or heavyweight match by a pin fall.

The Pirates have a busy weekend of upcoming action, as they will host Maryville at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, for Senior/Parent’s Night.

Then the Pirates will host the Platte County Invitational beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 18, and it will be continued at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.