February 16, 2013
Derek Morgan, of Knob Noster, will compete for a state championship on Saturday at the Class 1 Missouri state wrestling championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
In the 220-pound weight class, Morgan beat Trevor White, of Brookfield, 6-4 in the semifinals.
Morgan will face Josh Riggs, of Maysville, for the championship.
Morganís teammate, Nick Vansell, lost in the† semifinals of the 182-pound weight class. Dylan McCain, of Plattsburg, won 8-1.
Marshall Wilson, of Warsaw, fell a win short of making the title bout at 113 pounds. Jake Gipson, of Plattsburg, beat Wilson 6-4.
The Class 1 championship bouts are set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.