Missouri Military Academy junior Jacob Priester ’14, of Maumelle, Ark., offered a fantastic showing at this year’s Missouri Class 2 District 2 Wrestling Championship at St. Charles West High School. Competing in the 195-pound weight class and seeded third, Jacob got off to a rough start Friday, losing by pin in the first round. After receiving a bye in the first round of the consolation bracket, he went on to win his all three following matches by pin, earning third place overall in the tournament. Priester’s next match is Thursday at Mizzou Arena in the MSHSAA Class 2 Wrestling Championships, where he will square off against Devon Overall of Monett High School in his first match.
Congratulations to those Missouri Military Academy middle school wrestlers who recently posted fantastic results! The Junior Fighting Colonels traveled to Centralia to take on other area squads in a tournament over the weekend. Top MMA finishers included Charlie Norman ’17 (2nd place) and Carlos Ramos ’17, Clayton Ebert ’17 and Pablo Garza ’19 (3rd place). Norman finished the day with three pins and Ramos recorded two pins. Ebert and newcomer Garza each had one pin on the day. Head coaches MAJ Richards Boyce and LT Edsel Baker added that the team represented MMA very well on the road. Way to go, middle school grapplers!
Clayton Workman ’12 is our Athlete of the Month for March. He just completed a stellar senior season as a varsity wrestler, which resulted in an appearance in the Missouri State Wrestling Championships. A number of alumni and friends of the school logged on and caught Workman in action through a live stream by Fox Sports Midwest. Workman posted a near-perfect 23-2 record for the Colonels this season, and finished his MMA career with 102 wins and just 27 losses. He’ll take part in the strength and conditioning program this spring. Congratulations, Clayton!
Tristan Workman ’14 is our Athlete of the Month for January. Tristan had an outstanding December as a varsity wrestler. He stifled all five of his December opponents, posting an impressive 5-0 record. Tristan also contributed on the soccer field this fall. Tristan is also a solid performer in the classroom. Hats off to Tristan for his contributions on and off the field!