◽️ 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.
COACH PHILLIPS WORDS
“We were able to take our motto which was ‘back to our roots’ and bring this back home
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NEOSHO WILDCATS — TEAM OVERALL
2019 Class 3 STATE CHAMPS
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