Posted: Feb 19, 2013 3:21 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2013 8:36 PM
MARSHALL, MO — The No. 7 Missouri Valley College wrestling team will send 11 members to the NAIA National Championships March 1 - 2 at the Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.
"I am really excited for next week," said Head Coach Mike Machholz in a press release. "We are preparing this group of two seniors, two juniors, two sophomores and five freshman to battle for the title! I expect this team to be ready, and it is our staff's job to make sure of it."
The following wrestlers qualified for the National championship: Freshman Ryan Stearns at 125 pounds, Sophomore Logan Welch at 133 pounds, Freshman Todd Brackett at 141 pounds, Freshman Jake Ekster at 149 pounds, Freshman Dylan King at 157 pounds, Senior Gian Traverso at 165 pounds, Freshman Brett Bader at 189 pounds, Junior Josh Manu at 197 pounds, Junior Carl Lawrence at 197 pounds, Senior James Alter at 285 pounds, and Junior Dan Mueller at 285 pounds.
The Vikings have won three National championships under Machholz, winning titles in 1996, 1997 and 2003. In 2012, the Vikings finished sixth in the team standings.
Posted 7:52 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producers
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department released new details Tuesday regarding a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
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Posted 8:06 AM 12/1/2015 by Louie Kaczmarek, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Fulton said lawmakers will be focusing bills on infrastructure, ethics reform and school funding.(More)
Posted 5:44 AM 12/1/2015 by Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
PHELPS COUNTY - A woman was hit and killed by a passing vehicle Monday night near I-44 in Phelps County.
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Posted 4:36 AM 12/1/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 11:05 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a woman on several charges after she hit multiple vehicles, sending two people to the hospital.
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Posted 1:08 PM 11/30/2015 by Derek Brizendine, KOMU 8 Reporter
CENTRALIA - The City of Centralia hopes expanding its electrical system will help bring growth to more parts of town.
Boring for the first of three new underground electrical conduits began Monday. The conduits will run under the two rail lines in the city and widen (More)
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Posted 5:36 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press and Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia.
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Posted 4:38 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
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Supporters of the "Missouri Promise" initiative announced their decision (More)