Central wreslter Jawuan Howard claws way to fourth place at state meet

Sunday, February 20, 2011
Jawaun Howard

Central senior Jawuan Howard wasn't ready for this state wrestling meet to end.

The 145-pounder dropped his first match at the meet but rallied to win the next four matches to reach the third-place match.

Howard's run finally ended with a 7-5 loss to Ladue Horton's Owen Blyth in the third-place match.

Howard opened a 2-1 lead during the second period, but Blyth scored four straight points to pull out the match.

Howard's fourth-place finish in Class 3 was the best for a local wrestler.

Jackson senior Ryan Marble, who will wrestle at the U.S. Military Academy next year, advanced to the 171-pound semifinals, but he dropped a 7-1 decision to Ozark's Cody Lindsey.

Marble jumped out to an early 4-1 lead after the first period in the fifth-place match against Rockhurst's Luke Tripp. Marble kept pulling away and posted the 8-3 win to end his season.

Jackson senior Levi Rayburn also earned a shot at a fifth-place finish. The 112-pounder dropped a 1-0 decision to Jefferson City's Hunter Neighbors in the Class 4 quarterfinals. He responded with a win before dropping his next two matches. Rayburn was pinned in 2 minutes by Timberland's Devan Richter in the fifth-place match.


Class 4

103 -- Daniel Lewis, Blue Springs, p. Kodi Byrd, J, in 4:17

112 -- Hunter Neighbors, Jefferson City, def. Levi Rayburn, J, 1-0

119 -- Ben Henson, Francis Howell Central, def. Jordan Reisenbichler, J, 8-2

140 -- Keenan Hagerty, Blue Springs, p. Levi Hobeck, J, in 2:44

171 -- Ryan Marble, J, def. Danny Klick, William Chrisman, 14-11

Class 3

140 -- Michael Cuthbertson, Branson, def. Austin Martin, C, 10-5

189 -- Conor Vortherms, Ft. Zumwalt East, p. Kevin Flesher, C, in 2:44


Class 4

171 -- Cody Lindsey, Ozark, def. Marble, J, 7-1

Second-round wrestleback

Class 4

103 -- Byrd, J, def. Cartland Allen, Lee's Summit, 9-5

112 -- Rayburn, J, def. Angel Martinez-Arroyo, Raymore-Peculiar, 11-3

119 -- Daniel Wrocklage, Lafayette Wildwood, def. Reisenbichler, J, 5-3

140 -- Brett Beckmann, Holt, def. Hobeck, J, 6-3

189 -- Steven Kingsolver, Lee Summit, def. Michael Riney, J, 1-0

HWT -- Brian Paur, Francis Howell Central, def. Luke Slinkard, J, 3-2

Class 3

140 -- Austin Martin, C, def. Cody Zeik, Ft. Zumwalt South, 9-6

145 -- Jawuan Howard, C, p. Trenton Landes, Carl Junction, in 3:37

189 -- Kevin Flesher, C, def. Akintunde Odunleye, Hazelwood, 5-0

Third-round wrestleback

Class 4

103 -- Guillermo Diaz, Raymore-Peculiar def. Byrd, J, 1-0

112 -- Rayburn, J, def. Nick Lepper, Lee Summit, 9-7

Class 3

140 -- Cody Friebe, McDonald County, def. Martin, C, 15-0

145 -- Howard, C, def. Darian Jones, Ft. Zumwalt North, 6-1

189 -- Jacob Didier, Parkway Central, def. Flesher, C, 7-5

Fourth-round wrestleback

Class 4

112 -- James Krischke, Ft. Zumwalt West def. Rayburn, J, 7-2

171 -- Matt Greene, Francis Howell Central, def. Marble, J, 5-4

Class 3

145 -- Howard, C, def. Dakota Stanart, Raytown South, 7-3

Fifth-place match

Class 4

112 -- Devan Richter, Timberland, p. Rayburn, J, in 2:00

171 -- Marble, J, def. Luke Tripp, Rockhurst, 8-3

Third-place match

Class 3

145 -- Owen Blyth, Ladue, def. Howard, C, 8-7

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