Saturday, February 19, 2011
Saturday's match runs live 4pm online http://www.mshsaa.tv/events/15869
Saturday, February 19, 2011
COLUMBIA, MO --Lindbergh High School's top-ranked Michael Slyman has an opportunity to grab a state championship today, Saturday, at the 2011 Missouri Wrestling State Championships. Watch it live online 4pm from Mizzou at this link. Class 4. Slyman will face Timberland’s Jesse Freise in the 152-pound weight class. This is Day Three of the competition. Only 112 of the 896 wrestlers that survived Day One still have a shot to win a state title. Lindbergh is tied for 14th place with 34.5 points. Timberland is in 10th place with 48.5 points. Eureka still has a shot at the top. Mehlville and Oakville have no wrestlers remaining in the tournament. The group is in Class 4 at the state tourney.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The MSHSAA State Wrestling Championships will be Feb. 17-19 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.
If the Lindbergh Flyers are to bring home any individual 2011 state wrestling championships, it most likely will come from superstar grappler Michael Slyman. Qualification matches were completed at district tournaments across the St. Louis region last weekend, and the Flyers enjoyed a strong Class 4 District 1 tourney at Northwest High School. Lindbergh junior Michael Slyman placed first at 152 pounds, and four additional Flyers advanced to state. Lindbergh finished sixth overall at districts. Slyman, who has a 32-1 mark at 152 pounds this season, has been pegged by many as the man to beat in his weight class. He's been among the top-five at his weight class in the missouriwrestling.com rankings all season. The 81st MSHSAA State Wrestling …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Lindbergh senior Derek Massey (30-9) and junior Michael Slyman (29-1) have the two best records on the team.
In what may be the state's most difficult district wrestling tournament, Lindbergh High School is just hoping to prove it is still making progress. The District 1 Class 4 Tournament is at Northwest High School on Friday night and Saturday (10 a.m.). Ultimately, the Flyers hope several of their wrestlers are rewarded with a memorable trip to Columbia, Mo. for the state finals. Lindbergh High School has posted a 12-6 record in dual meets and coach Josh Hansel has clearly defined goals for districts. “We only want to wrestle well,” Hansel said. “If we qualify eight or nine guys then that’s great, or if we qualify two or three guys that’s fine, too. We only want to wrestle well. I want for our postseason to be about showing the progress we’ve…
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Lindbergh High School wrestling defeats Mehlville, 60-12, as it takes advantage of several forfeits on the last regular home meet of the season.
Lindbergh wrestling coach Josh Hansel knew his team needed just one win on Wednesday night to beat Mehlville in their duel on Senior Night at Lindbergh High School. Just 32 seconds into the first round, they got it. With Mehlville having to forfeit five matches because they didn’t have wrestlers to fill each weight class, all Lindbergh needed to do was win one match to clinch the duel win. That happened just 32 seconds into the first round of the first match, when Lindbergh’s Tom Korenak pinned the Panthers’ Jarrath Foster in the 125-pound match. “That was probably the quickest we’ve won a duel,” Hansel joked. “We were just trying to get better in a lot of positions and I thought we did a pretty good job tonight. A lot of chain wrestling …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Lindbergh junior wrestler Michael Slyman is hoping to surpass the impressive records of his father, Mike, who is a former Lindbergh state champion wrestler.
After losing his first match of the season two weeks ago in overtime during a tournament in Lee Summit, Lindbergh High School junior wrestler Michael Slyman used the long car ride back to St. Louis to tell his dad he had all the motivation he needed for the stretch run. His main goal? To beat dad, of course. Also named Mike, Slyman’s father is a former state champion wrestler from Lindbergh, where he now serves as the Flyers' athletic director. The elder Slyman dominated the high school wrestling scene in the 1970s, just as his son is doing now. He took second place in his junior year, and won the state championship his senior season after going 27-3-1. Now he’s a proud parent, watching as his son attempts to join him on the banners …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
With three of its top wrestlers sick, Lindbergh used three JV wrestlers to win at Fox, 55-15.
With three of his top wrestlers sick and unavailable against Fox, Lindbergh coach Josh Hansel inserted a trio of JV wrestlers into his lineup that hadn’t seen any varsity action all year. Those in the stands Wednesday night who weren’t aware of the changes would have had no idea. All three JV wrestlers made the most of their varsity debuts, pinning their opponents to help Lindbergh defeat Fox 55-15 in a lopsided duel at Fox High School. “I thought we looked pretty good,” Hansel said. “Three guys that haven’t been in the lineup the entire year and all three of them won. We looked pretty good doing it. That’s good. It shows that our JV has been working hard and I can take guys out of the lineup and plug them in ours and expect wins and it …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Lindbergh loses to Eureka after it drops five straight pins to finish the match in a 47-23 loss at Eureka High School on Wednesday night.
Getting into an early hole is nothing new for Eureka wrestling coach Tim Yancey. With a lineup that features most of his experienced and talented wrestlers in the upper weight classes, Yancey has already seen his Eureka squad fall behind several times only to come back for resoundingvictories. So with his team down 23-11 to Lindbergh after eight matches Wednesday night at Eureka High School, Yancey sat back and let his big boys go to work. And right on cue, Eureka rolled off five straight pins to finish the match for a dominating 47-23 win. "We knew in our upper weights, that's where we have most of our experience," Yancey said. "Our upper weights usually come through for us in the duels. Usually from around 152 to heavyweight, we're …