Mules wrestling places three at Midwest Classic

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(Indianapolis, Ind.) The Central Missouri Mules had three placewinners at the Midwest Classic in Indianapolis, Ind., on Sunday, and placed 11th out of 29 teams.

Frank Cagnina won his second title of the season, while Malacai Collins and Josh Thomson both placed seventh in the tournament.
Cagnina won his first match with a 20-5 technical fall, followed by two major decisions, 15-4 and 11-0. In the semifinals, he recorded a 4-2 win over sixth-ranked Edwin Cooper of Upper Iowa. In the finals, Cagnina beat No. 4-ranked Cameryn Brady of Indianapolis with a 8-0 major decision.
Collins won his first match by decision, but then was pinned 4:07 into his second match by top seeded Alex Johns of Indianapolis. Collins split his next two matches, before winning the seventh-place match with a pin at 3:54 over Dalton Howard of Ashland.
Thomson lost his first match of the tournament, but won the following three with two decisions and a pin at 2:10. Thomson fell to Dalton Westerland of Upper Iowa in the consolation quarterfinals, but rebounded to win his final match, 10-3 over Jake Piatt of Ashland.
The Mules are back in action at the UCM Duals on Jan. 5 in Warrensburg, Mo.