COLUMBIA — Rock Bridge freshman Josiah Kline, Fr. Tolton junior Jaydin Clayton and Tolton sophomore Will Tindal all won wrestling state championships Saturday. Kline won the 106-pound Class 4 championship, Clayton won the Class 1 138-pound title, and Tindal won the Class 1 182-pound championship.
Kline defeated Zack Enloe of Timberland in the quarterfinals, Jesse Jeffries of Fort Osage in the semifinals, and Alec Hagan of Eureka in the first-place match, finishing the year undefeated.
Tindal beat Holden's Mason Hunt in the quarterfinals, Lone Jack's Zack Black in the semifinals and Brookfield's J.J. Abongo in the first-place match.
Clayton defeated Andrew Edgar (Marceline) in the quarterfinals, Jacob Brock (Lathrop) in the semifinals, and Albany's Logan Coleman (Albany) in the championship.
Rock Bridge had five other wrestlers place. Quinn Smith took third in the 132 pound weight class, Jason Kiehne placed second in 138 pounds, Sam Crane placed second in 145 pounds, Graham Ratermann placed fifth in 152 pounds, and Cody Maly placed second in 182 pounds.
Rock Bridge finished second in the Class 4 team competition, Tolton placed 13th in Class 1, and Battle finished 32nd in Class 3.