“Back to our roots”, Coach Phillips early morning reminder to Neosho Wrestling State Champions

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◽️ We’ve edited our original live! video to focus on the inspiring words of Coach Phillips and to savor the moment of bringing the trophy home, as he states, “where it belongs.” 
◽️ 0250 HRS Sunday morning dedicated family, friends and fans welcomed the boys home and #joplinnewsfirst was there to capture the moment.
◽️ 8 of the last 10 years this team has returned home with the 3A state champion trophy.
◽️ In our live! video see two bleary-eyed state champion winners, Cayden Auch [126 lb] and Braxton Barnes [145 lbs] (others below).

(64850) — Neosho Police Department, Neosho Fire Department and others escorted the Missouri State Champions from the city limits to #WILDCATNATION central to a dedicated crowd of family, friends and fans.

“We were able to take our motto which was ‘back to our roots’ and bring this back home where it belongs.

I promised you these guys were gonna fight and they did that, they did bring this back. Thank you.

This is special and you guys are special young men. You guys are going to continue to do great things. I couldn’t be more proud. All that hard work, all that extra stuff that we did? I told you it might not be fun…but it’d be worth it.”

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2019 Class 3 STATE CHAMPS
Neosho 141.5
Kearney 137.5
Smithville 114
Pacific 91.0

106: Landon Kivett 4th
126: Cayden Auch***CHAMPION
132: Kolton Sanders 6th
145: Braxton Barnes***CHAMPION
152: Alex Rothman 5th
182: Drayke Perry Runner-up
220: Zane Persinger Runner-up


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