Perfect weekend for CM’s Bechtold, Tyus and Tyus in Arkansas

Article Source Written By: Greg Shashack,

Three Civic Memorial wrestlers went unbeaten in a grueling weekend at the Diamond State Duals in Springdale, Arkansas.

Juniors Peyton Bechtold, Caleb Tyus and Caine Tyus all got through the two-day event including 10 dual matches without a loss. CM went 7-3 to place fourth in the 12-team tourney with schools from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Louisiana and Illinois.

Bechtold finished 10-0 with six pins, including five in the first period. Three of his matches came at 170 pounds with the other seven at 160. Bechtold is 18-2.

Caleb Tyus kept his perfect record intact with nine victories to push his season mark to 22-0. Tyus finished with seven wins by fall and two by technical fall. Six of those pins, including one wrestling up at 138, came in the first period.

Caine Tyus went to 22-1 while matching his twin with a 9-0 weekend with seven wins by fall and two by tech fall. Tyus had one pin at 145 pounds with his other victories coming at 138.

Freshman Abe Wojcikiewicz finished 9-1 with seven pins. Wojcikiewicz went 7-1 at 145 and 2-0 at 152 to get to 24-3 for the season. Sophomore Colton Carlisle also got to 20 wins by going 8-2 with two wins at 160 and a 6-2 finish at 152. He is 20-4.

Sophomore Ben Skaggs went 8-2, including 6-1 at 113 and 2-1 at 106 to improve to 16-7. Sophomore Dominic Tannler went 6-4 in his season debut, swapping out with Skaggs at 106 and 113. Soph Evan Zobrist went 5-3 at 126 to move his record to 10-8. Alex Miranda (12-5), another sophomore, went 3-1 while splitting time at 170 and 182. Senior Shug Walker finished 6-4 at 195 and is 12-11.

CM won its six-team pool with dual victories over Shiloh Christian (51-24), Springdale (39-24), Sulphur (45-21), Excelsior Springs (47-26) and Nixa (53-24). In the Navy Bracket, the Eagles beat Cass (47-29) and Excelsior Springs (53-30) before losing to North Desota 45-33. In the finals, CM lost to eventual champion Seneca (48-32) in the semis and to Nixa (46-34) to place fourth.